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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.

Property Owners

5 things to consider before buying an investment property

Nov 19th, 2020 | 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 | 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 | 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…

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Some like it hot…or cold

Aug 13th, 2020 | FCT

“To know that FCT was here to help us out made a huge difference.” Those words were spoken by Joelle Trudeau after her furnace and air conditioner both stopped working on the…

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FCT Home Protection Plan – Enjoy your home, we’ll take care of the rest

Jun 18th, 2020 | FCT

Buying a home is an exciting, life-changing event. For a first-time home-buyer, and even a more experienced one, the process can become overwhelming, especially when something goes wrong. Meet Rebecca Rose. She…

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EasyFund

Jan 16th, 2020 | FCT

EasyFundTM has been adopted by many legal professionals across Canada as the easiest method to manage the transfer of real estate closing funds online. It reduces the need for certified cheques, bank…

Home Owners

What resources can help Canadians improve their financial literacy?

Nov 1st, 2019 | FCT

In 2017, 60% of Canadians failed to pass a financial literary test consisting of true and false questions. Worse still, close to 80% of the participants rated themselves as financially literate. Clearly,…

Home Owners

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

Oct 10th, 2019 | FCT

Did you know that a new homeowner can be free from the worry of replacing major features of their home for a year or so after buying it? That’s the peace of…

Home Owners

Who’s responsible if a previous homeowner didn’t close a building permit?

Aug 15th, 2019 | FCT

The short answer is: the new homeowner. But if the new homeowner has title insurance, they can get the cost of work required to close the permit covered, if the municipality forces…