Blog

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.

Property Owners

How can homeowners protect themselves against title fraud?

Jan 25th, 2023 | By FCT

With news stories surrounding title fraud breaking weekly, more homeowners are asking what they can do to protect their homes before they become the next headline. Daniela DeTommaso, President of FCT, addressed…

Legal Professionals

Toronto title thefts show the importance of proper protection

Jan 12th, 2023 | By FCT

Toronto police recently issued a release detailing the theft of an Etobicoke home while the owners were away for business. While they were gone, two people allegedly impersonated them, listed the home,…

Legal Professionals

You’re at risk practicing real estate law. How are you protecting yourself?

Dec 9th, 2022 | By FCT

As a real estate legal professional, you deal with risk on your clients’ behalf every day. They count on you to help them navigate the real estate process and make sure their…

Legal Professionals

The one risk every property faces

Oct 21st, 2022 | By FCT

Your clients count on you to help them navigate the real estate process and manage their risk. That’s why you use title insurance to help them close confidently. You know it can…

Home Owners

What every B.C. and Alberta homeowner should know about title insurance

Oct 13th, 2022 | By FCT

You found your new home—congratulations! It’s your biggest asset and one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. How will you keep it safe? What risks does your property face? Your…

Legal Professionals

Alberta’s registration gap is widening. How are you bridging it?

Oct 3rd, 2022 | By FCT

The gap period for Alberta continues to trend longer, currently sitting at 14 weeks. Here’s how the registration gap is affecting deals, and what legal professionals and their industry partners are doing…

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. It’s…

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…