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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…

Legal Professionals

Land assembly: an answer to the question of housing supply?

Jul 7th, 2022 | By FCT

What is land assembly? Land assembly is the joining of multiple adjacent parcels of land to form a single site that can be used to construct a larger property. Because vacant land…

Property Owners

Title insurance and home insurance–protect what matters most

Jun 9th, 2022 | By FCT

When something goes wrong with your home and you suffer a loss, you need to be able to rely on your insurance coverage. Knowing which of your insurance policies to turn to…

Title Insurance

What’s not covered by title insurance?

Apr 14th, 2022 | By FCT

Jen and Henry* saved up for years and finally bought a house, but it needed a little work. To save money, they decided to do the renovations themselves. While demolishing walls, they…

Title Insurance

How a sealed basement entrance almost sank a Quebec couple

Oct 14th, 2021 | By FCT

When Emma and Charles Roy* first noticed the water pooling in the basement of their home in Repentigny, just north of Montreal, they thought it was a leaky pipe. Then the couple…

Title Insurance

Title insurance: What every new homeowner needs to know

Apr 29th, 2021 | By FCT

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

Property Owners

5 things to consider before buying an investment property

Nov 19th, 2020 | By FCT

Are you thinking about investing in your first rental property? It’s a big step. But with careful research and some time and effort, it can be a great way to generate a…

Home Owners

Title insurance vs home insurance – Do you know the difference?

Oct 9th, 2020 | By FCT

Many homeowners are uncertain about the differences between home insurance vs title insurance. Unfortunately, if you don’t understand the differences you can leave yourself vulnerable to unpleasant surprises down the road. Take…

Property Owners

The importance of commercial title insurance in the current climate

Aug 25th, 2020 | By FCT

Commercial property owners are facing great challenges right now. Since the start of the pandemic and the government-mandated lockdown, they’ve had to come up with new and innovative solutions to continue operating…