Blog

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.

What to look out for when viewing a potential home

Jul 25th, 2019 | FCT

When you’re shopping for your dream home, it’s an exciting, but challenging time. Between a fresh coat of paint and luxurious washrooms, it’s easy to get distracted by the aesthetics. But beware…

What you need to know before buying a home

Jul 4th, 2019 | FCT

According to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)’s annual Mortgage Consumer Survey, more than 1/3 of home buyers felt concerns or uncertainty about buying a home, such as unforeseen costs, finding the…

How the mortgage rules are impacting Canadians

Jun 27th, 2019 | FCT

In the past two years the federal government has made big policy changes to the mortgage rules. This marks the seventh time that Canada has tightened mortgage rules in a decade. These…

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…

Selling your home? Here’s what you should do

May 30th, 2019 | FCT

According to a recent RBC Home Ownership poll conducted by Ipsos, Canadians see the real-estate market as being balanced between buyers and sellers for the first time in five years. While the…

Do your clients really need title insurance?

May 23rd, 2019 | FCT

When your clients are purchasing a new property, they may be looking to save money wherever they can. One of the topics that may come up is title insurance. For instance, clients…

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…

Three signs your clients are not who they say they are

Mar 14th, 2019 | FCT

Fraud in all its forms has significant consequences for its victims. In a real estate transaction, fraud could cost lawyers a lot of money, in addition to destroying their reputation and credibility….

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,…

How our customers help define the way we do business

Feb 21st, 2019 | FCT

Customer experience is at the heart of everything we do at FCT. We started an online platform called FCT Exchange, so we could go straight to the source—our customers—to learn what we’re doing…