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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.

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…

What’s not covered by title insurance?

Apr 27th, 2018 | FCT

Jen and Henry* saved up for years and finally bought a house, even though it needed a little work. They considered themselves pretty handy and to save a few bucks, they decided…

How much do you really know about your house?

Apr 19th, 2018 | FCT

Trent Dawson* applied for a permit to extend the deck off the back of his house. When the city reviewed his application, they discovered that the previous homeowner had built the existing…

How to spot ‘power of attorney’ fraud

Mar 1st, 2018 | Marie Taylor

Years ago, powers of attorney were commonly used in real estate transactions when an individual was incapacitated or a spouse was in the military. Now, it is not uncommon for an individual…

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