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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.

How to get more protection from the risks you face

Sep 20th, 2018 | FCT

After losing a property through power of sale, a borrower sued both the lender’s lawyer and the lender, seeking both general and punitive damages. The borrower alleged that there were improprieties in…

Legal professionals—how fraud savvy are you?

Sep 15th, 2018 | FCT

Since it’s back to school time, we decided to do a pop quiz to find out how comfortable you are spotting and protecting yourself and your clients from fraud. Good luck! 1….

When a young couple’s dream turns into a nightmare

Aug 31st, 2018 | FCT

Buying a first home is often a very exciting and joyful milestone. Unfortunately, there’s an all too common scenario—a young couple spends almost all their savings on the purchase of a new…

Want to help drive change at FCT? Join Exchange today

Aug 23rd, 2018 | FCT

Earlier this year, we launched Exchange—an online platform that allows you to share your opinions on industry topics as well as our products and services with us. It also offers you the…

Why you can count on FCT’s underwriting team

Jul 12th, 2018 | FCT

Did you know that across the country, real estate is consistently one of the riskiest areas of law to practice? From the beginning of a real estate transaction to long after the…

Why Western Protocol is not enough for your clients

Jul 5th, 2018 | 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…

What happens when you get the wrong information about your property?

Jun 28th, 2018 | FCT

Jason Bates*, a seasoned investor in commercial real estate was selling his property, and there was a new building search done as part of the process. Unfortunately for Jason, the new search…

Why is it important to offer customers choice?

May 25th, 2018 | FCT

Customers’ expectations are changing with respect to how they interact with organizations. According to Accenture Strategy, 73 percent of customers get frustrated when providers fail to offer convenient interaction methods. And 59…

How to protect your clients from Vancouver’s Empty Homes Tax

Apr 5th, 2018 | FCT

As you know, the Empty Homes Tax or Vacancy Tax is applied to homes in Vancouver that are vacant or underutilized. As the bylaw requires a ‘registered owner’ to provide information for…

How to spot ‘power of attorney’ fraud

Mar 1st, 2018 | Marie Taylor

Years ago, powers of attorney were commonly used in real estate transactions when an individual was incapacitated or a spouse was in the military. Now, it is not uncommon for an individual…

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