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.

Legal Professionals

Why working with a great underwriting team matters

Sep 22nd, 2022 | By FCT

Pictured: members of FCT’s residential, commercial and corporate underwriting teams   Your client’s new home or business means much more to them than a place to work or a source of income….

Legal Professionals

Three ways continuing education helps real estate professionals

Aug 25th, 2022 | By FCT

How do you complete your continuing professional development (CPD) credits? Thanks to remote learning methods, there are more options than ever before. Attending a CPD session can sometimes feel like just fulfilling…

Legal Professionals

Coffee Break with Brendan Fagan

Jul 28th, 2022 | By FCT

Even the simplest real estate deals present risks and complications. Navigating them takes skill, experience and judgement. Brendan Fagan brings all three to the industry-leading underwriting team at FCT. In this edition…

Home Owners

Do you need title insurance for a new-build home?

Jul 21st, 2022 | By FCT

The housing supply shortage is one of the top issues in Canada’s real estate market. To address it, cities like Calgary are seeing a massive boom in new-build housing. New construction offers…

Legal Professionals

How much can a single conveyancing error cost?

Jul 12th, 2022 | By FCT

Real estate is a risky area of law. Conveyancing even a simple deal has so many parts that even with strict attention and due diligence, details can fall through the cracks. Unfortunately,…

Legal Professionals

Land assembly: an answer to the question of housing supply?

Jul 7th, 2022 | By FCT

What is land assembly? Land assembly is the joining of multiple adjacent parcels of land to form a single site that can be used to construct a larger property. Because vacant land…

Legal Professionals

Can open work permits keep you from selling your home?

Jun 16th, 2022 | By FCT

Simon Orlov* was trying to sell his house in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and things were going smoothly. He’d found buyers who were excited about the property, they’d made a good offer, and…

Property Owners

Title insurance and home insurance–protect what matters most

Jun 9th, 2022 | By FCT

When something goes wrong with your home and you suffer a loss, you need to be able to rely on your insurance coverage. Knowing which of your insurance policies to turn to…

Legal Professionals

Why is real estate practice the riskiest area of law?

Jun 2nd, 2022 | By FCT

Real estate is once again the riskiest area of law to practice for the third year in a row, according to errors and omissions claims statistics. To look only at the last…