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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.

Title Insurance

Title insurance on farm land: a growing industry

Sep 29th, 2021 | By FCT

Farms, ranches and other agricultural businesses form a keystone of Alberta’s economy and culture. These properties may have a simple, pastoral image, but Alberta’s commercial lawyers understand the unique needs and challenges…

Real Estate

The return of foreign buyers and the Pacific market

Sep 23rd, 2021 | By FCT

Foreign buyers dominated headlines—and if those headlines are to be believed, the market, back in the early to mid-2010s. Two successive provincial governments in B.C. set up foreign buyers’ taxes in order…

Home Owners

How do I know if I have homeowner’s title insurance?

Aug 5th, 2021 | By FCT

Title insurance can cover potentially massive losses and completely turn around what would otherwise have been an awful situation. When unexpected issues come up, it’s important to make sure you’re protected—you might…

Commercial Solutions

Land assembly: Vancouver’s answer to the question of supply

Jul 5th, 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

The evolution of the Canadian real estate landscape

May 13th, 2021 | By FCT

Over the last several decades, Canadian cities have grown both outward and upward, reflecting housing trends and preferences which ebb and flow over time. While some Canadians are going further afield in…

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…

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