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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.

Real Estate

How are real estate professionals meeting the needs of the new market?

Nov 25th, 2021 | By FCT

The real estate market has seen seismic shifts in the past two years. The pandemic changed market trends and consumer expectations, but also accelerated existing plans. Five professionals across the country and…

Title Insurance

Navigating Alberta’s registration gap

Nov 11th, 2021 | By FCT

Over the last 18 months, the registration gap in Alberta has trended upwards, currently sitting at eight to ten weeks. What is the registration gap? The term “registration gap” refers to the…

Title Insurance

Title insurance on farm land: a growing industry

Sep 29th, 2021 | By FCT

Farms, ranches and other agricultural businesses form a keystone of Alberta’s economy and culture. These properties may have a simple, pastoral image, but Alberta’s commercial lawyers understand the unique needs and challenges…

Commercial Solutions

Opinion or insurance? The future of B.C.’s commercial sector

Sep 16th, 2021 | By FCT

Despite the media’s focus on B.C.’s hot residential market, the province’s commercial sector continues to represent massive opportunities, from the lower mainland to the mountains. For many lawyers in B.C., writing an…

Legal Professionals

Three essential things to look for in a title insurance provider

Sep 9th, 2021 | By FCT

Since coming to Canada in the early 90s, title insurance has become a reliable source of security for more and more homeowners. As a legal professional, you have more options than ever…

Legal Professionals

How to protect your clients and prevent losses from tax liens

Aug 12th, 2021 | By FCT

When a recycling and scrap shipping company in Redwater, Alberta applied for a loan from a major bank to make improvements to its property, everything seemed fine. The loan officer did their…

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…

FCT

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…

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