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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. Intstead, it represents the collective voice and experience of FCT’s dedicated niche experts.

Terrifying Tales of Owning a Home Without Title Insurance

Oct 31st, 2017 | FCT

Did you know that some claims to FCT are denied because homeowners don’t actually have a title insurance policy? Homeowners often assume that the lender’s title insurance policy bought during their closing…

How Title Insurance Helps Small Business Owners

Oct 11th, 2017 | FCT

Starting a business can be risky, and small business owners may not always have enough money on hand to deal with unexpected real estate issues. When Andrea* purchased a two-story building, she was…

How do I Know if I Have Title Insurance?

Sep 27th, 2017 | FCT

It seems like an odd question – but some people who have title insurance don’t know that they have a homeowner’s title insurance policy, while many who have a lender policy believe…

EasyFund is Now Available Directly Through The Conveyancer®

Aug 16th, 2017 | FCT

At FCT, we’re always looking for ways to make real estate transactions more efficient for everyone involved. To do this, it’s important to ensure that any new innovation is integrated easily and…

Is Your Cottage or Investment Property Vulnerable to Fraud?

Aug 1st, 2017 | FCT

While people may see the value of getting title insurance for their homes, it is equally important to title insure any property you own – a cottage, summer home or even an…

What We Can Learn From Toronto-Dominion Bank v. Currie

Jul 21st, 2017 | FCT

To what extent will a private lender be bound by the actions of a mortgage broker working on its behalf?  Will Canadian courts deem the broker to be an agent of the…

Title Insurance: What every homeowner needs to know

Jun 16th, 2017 | FCT

You combed through websites, apps, newspapers and seen dozens of places until you finally found the perfect house!

What Can Buyers do to Avoid Surprises and Delays in Closing?

Jun 9th, 2017 | FCT

With rising prices and stricter controls on mortgages, housing affordability is getting more challenging. And once you finally obtain funding (after squeezing out every last drop of your savings for a down…

Does your client really need title insurance?

May 31st, 2017 | FCT

The topic of title insurance may come up when clients are purchasing a new property, and a common question is, “do I really need it?” Well, title insurance in Canada has come…

How can you mitigate real estate fraud?

Apr 19th, 2017 | FCT

Mortgage fraud has quickly become the fastest growing crime in North America, most often affecting the institutions that lend money to individuals purchasing property. The most common form of mortgage fraud involves…

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