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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.

How do you move a downtown?

Jan 28th, 2014 | FCT

In the wake of yet another tragic event in my home province of Quebec at L’isle Vert, it is poignant to remember that it was less than a year ago that the…

Title insurance and squatter’s rights (adverse possession) – a shield, not a sword

Jan 21st, 2014 | John Tracy

]In a recent Toronto Star article titled “You can still lose land through squatter’s rights” he deals with the legal concept of adverse possession.” , the author – Mark Weisleder clearly and…

Prospering in the face of reduced mortgage volumes

Jan 14th, 2014 | Daniela DeTommaso

The year 2013 wasn’t bad. The Canadian housing bubble did not burst, interest rates stayed in check and the economy seemed resilient and stable. But, we did watch mortgage volumes diminish. Some…

Top 5 Title Stories of 2013

Jan 7th, 2014 | FCT

2013 was a year of many significant developments in land titles across Canada Here are The FCT Blog’s picks as the Top 5 for 2013. Let us know if you agree or disagree?…

Embrace your passions this holiday season!

Dec 19th, 2013 | Michael LeBlanc

At this time of year, it is customary to wish people a “safe, happy and healthy holiday.” Now don’t get me wrong, these are all good wishes to extend, but they are…

Building a Habitat Home in Nicaragua

Dec 17th, 2013 | FCT

A blog post by Carolyn Morley, Business Development Manager, FCT. For the past 10 years I have volunteered locally in the London, Ontario area with Habitat for Humanity Canada taking part in…

The huge benefits of home ownership for low-income families

Dec 10th, 2013 | FCT

A Guest Blog by Kevin Marshman, President & CEO Habitat for Humanity Canada A home of your own is far more than a financial asset. For low-income families, ownership of a safe…

Congratulations to CAAMP and its 2013 Mortgage Hall of Fame Inductees!

Nov 26th, 2013 | Michael LeBlanc

Last year I remember sitting in the audience of the CAAMP Mortgage Hall of Fame Awards Night feeling very proud of FCT’s President, Pat Chetcuti for his induction into the Mortgage Hall…

Mortgage brokers & title insurance – what’s the connection?

Nov 22nd, 2013 | Daniela DeTommaso

In earlier posts to the FCT Blog, we outlined the important protection and benefits that title insurance brings to home-owners and lenders. But why should a mortgage broker care about title insurance?…

The right balance – A guest blog by Jim Murphy, President & CEO, Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP)

Nov 19th, 2013 | FCT

From time to time, the FCT blog will host leaders in the real estate and mortgage industry in Canada. We are honoured to host our first guest blogger Jim Murphy, AMP, the…

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