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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.

Aboriginal Title and Commercial Development on Native Lands

Jul 15th, 2014 | Paul Miron

With recent court decisions, the scope of lands covered by aboriginal title land is poised to become greater. The recent rulings indicate that the courts are not taking a restrictive interpretation on…

“Title insurance. What’s that?”

Jun 17th, 2014 | FCT

My name is Sharon Milne and I have been interning at FCT for the last four weeks. I went back to school this year as a mature student to study Corporate Communications…

Reaching beyond our walls…

Jun 10th, 2014 | FCT

Historians have described the YMCA as one of the great social movements of the last two centuries. “An unstoppable, unifying force for good. A rallying point for everyone who is dedicated to…

Duty to defend. Another customer care tool for your clients

Jun 4th, 2014 | Paul Miron

In my last blog posting I touched on how title insurance brings coverage solutions and/or efficiencies to commercial transactions depending on how lawyers/notaries decide to use it. In this post I will…

E-signatures and two sides of the debate

May 23rd, 2014 | FCT

May 2nd marked the one-year anniversary of the Ontario 2013 budget proposal to permit electronic signatures on an agreement of purchase and sale (APS) for real property. Currently when you make an…

Commercial title insurance as a ‘safety net’ vs. title insurance as a ‘Band-Aid’

May 13th, 2014 | Paul Miron

In my last blog, The value of commercial title insurance, I highlighted the key areas of coverage offered by our commercial policies (e.g. title, off-title and transactional). What I stopped short of…

To Buy or Not to Buy – Is that the question?

Apr 22nd, 2014 | Daniela DeTommaso

The housing market just won’t go away.  It’s in the news, it’s in our daily conversations and it’s in our thoughts as we plan our futures.  Should I get in now or…

The Value of Commercial Title Insurance

Apr 16th, 2014 | Paul Miron

During my 11 years in the title insurance industry I’ve been often asked the question: “What is the value of title insurance?” This is invariably followed by a comment like: “We have…

Would you buy a property with a notorious past?

Apr 1st, 2014 | FCT

A house, like a person can have a checkered past. Unlike paint, wallpaper, tile or other cosmetic choices that a previous owner made – and if you don’t like can be changed…

Top Real Estate Fraud stories of 2013

Mar 25th, 2014 | FCT

1. Gill pleads not guilty to biggest mortgage fraud in Canadian history ($40 million) It is hard to believe that the biggest real estate fraud in Canadian history that occurred more than…