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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.

Are your clients protected from the Vancouver Empty Homes Tax?

Dec 20th, 2017 | FCT

The Risk for Vancouver Home Buyers Like most taxes, the Empty Homes Tax is attached to the land. As the bylaw requires a “registered owner” to provide information at any time and…

Watch Out For Fraud This Holiday Season!

Dec 6th, 2017 | FCT

At the height of the holiday rush, FCT’s commercial division received a request for title insurance for a blanket mortgage in the amount of $2.6 million, spanning five vacant properties, all with…

EasyFund is Now Available Directly Through The Conveyancer®

Aug 16th, 2017 | FCT

At FCT, we’re always looking for ways to make real estate transactions more efficient for everyone involved. To do this, it’s important to ensure that any new innovation is integrated easily and…

Why Jack Smith* was glad he had E&O Extra® with Protection+

Jul 14th, 2017 | FCT

When Jack’s clients were slapped with a $47,000 development charge, they were astounded. Jack made an honest mistake in failing to advise them about this charge and that there was no cap…

3 Tips to Stay Healthy When it Gets Busy

Jul 1st, 2017 | FCT

Whether you’re a lawyer, lender, mortgage broker or realtor – working in the real estate industry can be unpredictable. Before you know it, things get hectic and you can slip into bad…

Strata Plan VS Title Insurance: Which One Do You Really Need?

Jun 28th, 2017 | Paul Miron

Darren* applied to change the use of his commercial condo unit to a medical one, but his request was denied. He was told by the municipality that the site plan agreement had…

Does your client really need title insurance?

May 31st, 2017 | FCT

The topic of title insurance may come up when clients are purchasing a new property, and a common question is, “do I really need it?” Well, title insurance in Canada has come…

Your feedback counts

Mar 20th, 2017 | FCT

See what improvements you’ve inspired at FCT Tell us what you love about working with FCT, and what you don’t.  Our online customer survey for legal professionals runs twice a year; the…

Fraud is alive and well in B.C.

Jan 26th, 2017 | Marie Taylor

I am sure by now many of you have read the Fraud alert: Notices to the Profession published by the Law Society of B.C.  And for those of you who have not,…

We have your back

Jul 19th, 2016 | Michael LeBlanc

Integrity. It’s a loaded word. It’s also one of FCT’s core values that we don’t take lightly. To me, doing business with integrity demonstrates to customers that we say what we mean…

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