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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.

Commercial Solutions

Land assembly and the importance of title insurance

Feb 18th, 2021 | By FCT

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

Real Estate

Thoughts and predictions for resilience and recovery in Canada’s real estate industry

Feb 11th, 2021 | By FCT

The year 2020 will forever be remembered as a year overwhelmed by uncertainty and disruption. The real estate industry, like most industries, was significantly impacted by the pandemic, with federal and provincial…

Home Owners

OneClose and what it means for you

Jan 14th, 2021 | By FCT

New condo buyers are often unpleasantly surprised by Interim Occupancy Fees. But with our recent investment in OneClose, FCT has got your back.  Buyers no longer have to worry about the interest…

FCT

What we know about Canada’s real estate industry as we enter 2021

Jan 6th, 2021 | By FCT

From the surge in e-commerce and its impact on commercial spaces to the rise of the remote workforce impacting vacancy rates and investment in home offices, this year has quickly taught us…

Title Insurance

Don’t get caught high and dry

Nov 12th, 2020 | By FCT

Buying a home is both exciting and nerve-wracking.  But it can become downright terrifying when an unexpected expense suddenly appears. A title insurance policy is an important investment that can save you…

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…

Home Owners

The tale of a leaky roof and a defunct air conditioner

Sep 24th, 2020 | By FCT

Picture this, a stately house nestled on a beautiful lot, on a street lined with majestic trees. Seems idyllic, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, sometimes those stately homes offer unwelcome surprises. Seniha Ceylan found…

Home Owners

5 things to know before refinancing your home

Jan 23rd, 2020 | By FCT

There are many reasons to refinance your home. One of the most common reasons is to get a lower interest rate than the one you initially agreed to, and pay significantly less…

Real Estate

How to save for a down payment faster

Nov 21st, 2019 | By FCT

In Canada, you need a minimum of 5% as a down payment when you purchase a home under $500,000. That means that on a home costing $500,000, you’d need at least $25,000…

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