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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.

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…

Two common misconceptions when ordering title insurance policies

Apr 24th, 2019 | FCT

Not everyone is an expert on title insurance, and if you’re not a title insurer, you don’t have to be. Your clients are relying on you to protect them with as much…

Are you a home owner? Take this quiz to find out how much you know about fraud!

Mar 7th, 2019 | FCT

Fraud takes on many different forms. You’ve likely heard of the most common ways people are targeted by fraudsters through email, phone, and online. One way people are targeted by fraud is…

To have and to hold… your property

Feb 14th, 2019 | FCT

Maybe you and your significant other just hit the milestone of buying your own place, or maybe you’ve owned your joint home together for years and are considering passing it down to…

How can you build a home if you don’t have access to the land?

Jan 31st, 2019 | FCT

Monica and John* purchased a vacant triangular-shaped lot to build a new home on. The only access to the lot was from one corner fronting onto the road. Attached to the offer…

When a young couple’s dream turns into a nightmare

Aug 31st, 2018 | FCT

Buying a first home is often a very exciting and joyful milestone. Unfortunately, there’s an all too common scenario—a young couple spends almost all their savings on the purchase of a new…

Do you really need title insurance for a condo?

Aug 9th, 2018 | FCT

There’s a general misconception in some areas that the only reason you get title insurance is for survey coverage, and if you’re buying a condo, survey coverage isn’t relevant so title insurance…

Why Western Protocol is not enough for your clients

Jul 5th, 2018 | FCT

Sam Jones* had been living in his home for a few years before he decided to apply for a permit to renovate his house. In reviewing his application, the city discovered that…

What happens when you get the wrong information about your property?

Jun 28th, 2018 | FCT

Jason Bates*, a seasoned investor in commercial real estate was selling his property, and there was a new building search done as part of the process. Unfortunately for Jason, the new search…

Can you lien on your title insurance policy?

May 17th, 2018 | FCT

The answer is a resounding yes! When Janice* tried to refinance her house, she discovered that there was a lien of over $2,500 registered on it. This took her by surprise as…