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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 you ready to buy your first home? Here’s what you need to know

Mar 1st, 2019 | FCT

If you’re about to buy your first home, congratulations! It’s a huge milestone and likely one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your life. Between your realtor, lender or mortgage broker,…

Tips to protect yourself from real estate fraud

Mar 21st, 2019 | FCT

We don’t often think much of giving out our basic personal information, but sometimes the simplest information can be enough for fraudsters to use. Information such as your full name, address, postal code or…

Are you a home owner? Take this quiz to find out how much you know about fraud!

Mar 7th, 2019 | FCT

Fraud takes on many different forms. You’ve likely heard of the most common ways people are targeted by fraudsters through email, phone, and online. One way people are targeted by fraud is…

To have and to hold… your property

Feb 14th, 2019 | FCT

Maybe you and your significant other just hit the milestone of buying your own place, or maybe you’ve owned your joint home together for years and are considering passing it down to…

How can you build a home if you don’t have access to the land?

Jan 31st, 2019 | FCT

Monica and John* purchased a vacant triangular-shaped lot to build a new home on. The only access to the lot was from one corner fronting onto the road. Attached to the offer…

How to stick to your financial goals in 2019

Jan 3rd, 2019 | FCT

Ringing in a new year always comes with the promise of change. Many of us set goals, create New Year’s resolutions, and make plans for what is to come. One of the…

How to winterize your home

Dec 6th, 2018 | FCT

Although the official first day of winter has not yet arrived, it’s undisputable, the cold weather is here. So we thought we’d share our tips to help you stay warm and save…

How newcomers can build their credit history in Canada

Nov 22nd, 2018 | FCT

As a newcomer to Canada, one of the biggest challenges you face is settling down in a new country. This can be especially difficult when the tools you need are not easily…

Teach your kids how to save money with these simple tips

Nov 8th, 2018 | FCT

When your kids start college or university, every lending institution wants to give them a credit card. If they haven’t developed good spending and saving habits by then, they may get into…

Six things that will kill your credit score

Nov 1st, 2018 | FCT

November is financial literacy month and what better way to start it off than by talking credit scores! It affects your ability to get a credit card, finance a car and even…