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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.

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…

Lending Professionals

How has technology changed real estate valuations?

Jun 23rd, 2022 | By FCT

The real estate industry has changed drastically in just a few years, driven by response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Far from the market crash many had feared, the industry saw home sales…

Lending Professionals

Video: What lies ahead for Canada’s mortgage industry? CMP TV panel

May 26th, 2022 | By FCT

Brokers have had to react to huge disruptions since the pandemic started, not just to their own lives and businesses, but to their clients’ as well. Many consumers have been leaving urban…

Lending Professionals

Q&A with Cathy Magoutis, Director, Valuation Solutions

May 19th, 2022 | By FCT

Cathy Magoutis is the Director of Valuation Solutions at FCT, driving some of the most cutting-edge solutions in the real estate appraisal space. In this Q&A, Cathy sits down with us to…

Fraud

Can you spot a fraudulent deal?

Mar 24th, 2022 | By FCT

Fraud is on the rise in Canada, especially in Ontario, with high-profile stories of real estate fraud in the millions breaking at the end of 2021 and the start of 2022. Catching…

Fraud

Video: Fighting Fraud with the Experts

Mar 10th, 2022 | By FCT

How can you tell the difference between a good deal and one too good to be true? Fraudsters’ tricks and tech are constantly changing, and they’re counting on us to stay still….

Lending Professionals

Five questions to ask before you refinance your mortgage

Feb 17th, 2022 | By FCT

Mortgage refinancing offers many homeowners a powerful tool to consolidate unsecured and secured debt, get a better interest rate, or even fund large projects and investments. There are great reasons to consider refinancing,…

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…