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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.

Refinancing your home? Here are five things you should consider

Jun 13th, 2019 | FCT

Refinancing is a way that many Canadians consolidate their debt to take advantage of lower interest rates and reduce the number of payments they make each month. Refinancing a mortgage allows homeowners…

Four tips to improve your credit score

May 16th, 2019 | FCT

You may be looking for a loan to buy anything from a car to a home, and only one thing stands in the way of you getting the best deal—your credit score….

What types of claims do we pay through Home Protection Solutions?

May 9th, 2019 | FCT

Could you imagine buying a home and not having to worry about replacing major features of your home for the next year or so? That’s the peace of mind Home Protection Solutions…

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…

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,…

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…