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The FCT blog aims to answer your industry questions, examine current market trends and provide key information on the value of our products and services.

The FCT blog does not represent a single author or opinion. Instead, it represents the collective voice and experience of FCT’s dedicated niche experts.

Title Insurance

How a Kelowna, B.C. homeowner saved thousands with one email

Jul 29th, 2021 | By FCT

When Sofia Jensen* bought a three-bedroom home in a sleepy neighborhood of Kelwona B.C, she thought she was about to settle in for peace and quiet. A few years later, the city…

Legal Professionals

Duty to defend: Another tool to help care for your clients

Jul 15th, 2021 | By FCT

What is duty to defend? In title insurance, duty to defend  means if anyone challenges or raises an issue that is covered under a title insurance policy, the insurer pays all the…

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When a lawyer’s assumption turned into an unforeseen expense

Jul 8th, 2021 | By FCT

In late 2019, Sue-Ann Smith*, a lawyer practicing in Nova Scotia acting on behalf of her client, made an assumption that resulted in a taxation error on the statement of adjustments. Using…

Legal Professionals

Helping your clients manage risk in Calgary’s new housing market

Jun 24th, 2021 | By FCT

After six years of a buyer’s market, Calgary has seen a stampede of real estate action in 2021. Helping your clients adjust to what, for many of them, are totally new market…

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How much does an error cost? Protect yourself from everyday risks

Jun 17th, 2021 | By FCT

When you have a law practice, even one misplaced word can cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars. These are some real examples of innocent mistakes—and their consequences—we’ve seen recently: A lawyer registered…

Title Insurance

Why Western Protocol is not enough for your clients

May 20th, 2021 | By FCT

Sam Jones* had been living in his home for a few years before he decided to apply for a permit to renovate his house. In reviewing his application, the city discovered that…

Fraud

Tips to spot power of attorney fraud in a real estate transaction

Mar 25th, 2021 | By FCT

Powers of attorney are very powerful documents which can be easily downloaded from the internet and forged by individuals claiming to be registered property owners. It’s often abused by people who may…

Fraud

What real estate lawyers and notaries need to know about fraud prevention

Mar 4th, 2021 | By FCT

Despite the pandemic, or perhaps because of it, real estate in Canada is booming. According to the Financial Post, “Canadians have been taking on more and more mortgage debt despite the ongoing…

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Did you know that FCT offers CE Credits?

Feb 4th, 2021 | By FCT

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin At FCT we’re invested in providing our customers with the tools and resources they need to better serve their clients. For…

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