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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…

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…

Do you know what issues to look for when viewing a home?

Feb 7th, 2019 | FCT

You took your time and finally made the huge decision to buy a home. Then you engage a realtor and the speed dating begins—you have so many homes to view in so…

How realtors can set themselves apart from the competition

Jan 17th, 2019 | FCT

As a realtor, you’re living the dream of working for yourself. But dreams don’t come easy. Competition is stiff—for clients and listings—and it’s important to stand out from the crowd. Here are…

Why is FCT in the valuations space?

Sep 28th, 2018 | FCT

The answer is simple: we recognized a gap in the industry that we are uniquely positioned to help fix. As the only Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) regulated company…