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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.

6 terms every first-time homebuyer should know

Feb 8th, 2018 | FCT

Homeownership is a significant leap from renting or living with family. When you’re ready to buy your first home, there’s a lot of research involved and you could soon get overwhelmed. Don’t…

The true cost of buying a house

Feb 1st, 2018 | FCT

Buying a house is a costly endeavour, but it’s not just the price of the home to consider.  According to Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine, closing costs (mandatory costs related to the…

How to get your finances on track after the holidays

Jan 3rd, 2018 | FCT

The holidays are over and the bills are rolling in. While you were buying thoughtful gifts for family, friends and yourself, of course, you may have gone further over budget than you…

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…

Save For Your Goals Faster With These 5 Money-Saving Tips

Nov 22nd, 2017 | FCT

It can be intimidating to save for a down payment or large expense when you’re starting from scratch (or at least it feels like it). Even if you’re already putting aside part…

Terrifying Tales of Owning a Home Without Title Insurance

Oct 31st, 2017 | FCT

Did you know that some claims to FCT are denied because homeowners don’t actually have a title insurance policy? Homeowners often assume that the lender’s title insurance policy bought during their closing…

How do I Know if I Have Title Insurance?

Sep 27th, 2017 | FCT

It seems like an odd question – but some people who have title insurance don’t know that they have a homeowner’s title insurance policy, while many who have a lender policy believe…

5 Terms Every Property Owner Should Know When Refinancing

Sep 12th, 2017 | FCT

Whether you’re looking for more cash flow, want to lock in a good interest rate or just change the terms of your loan, you may be considering refinancing your home. One thing to…

Title Insurance: What every homeowner needs to know

Jun 16th, 2017 | FCT

You combed through websites, apps, newspapers and seen dozens of places until you finally found the perfect house!

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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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