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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.

The scary truth about title fraud

Oct 31st, 2014 | John Tracy

Forget about zombies, vampires and witches. This year there is an even more frightening disguise out there: “the fraudster.” When it comes to disguises, the fraudster is unfortunately very real. Although there…

Teambuilding: it’s an art, not a science

Oct 29th, 2014 | FCT

How jazz, dance and improvisation fuel ace customer service at IBM, Zappos and more If you’ve ever watched a small jazz ensemble play, you’ve seen four or five people, silent except for…

Winning Mortgage Brokers Think ‘Challenge’

Oct 22nd, 2014 | FCT

It’s all about leading the conversation…where it serves everyone best: a solid sale   What differentiates a highly successful broker—meaning: someone who retains and grows their network rather than ‘churning’ it—is brutally…

Why social banking changes the game (for mortgages and everything else)

Oct 15th, 2014 | FCT

How and why banking in the social era demands mortgage specialists focus on relationships, not transactions Here’s the big picture. Research by LA-based consumer insights firm Cultura (the brains behind the US’s…

Deposit protection for condominiums

Oct 14th, 2014 | FCT

As the administer of the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act, Tarion regulates new home builders and provides the warranty protection that new home purchasers are entitled to in Ontario. The warranty…

How to win recommendations and influence your networks (big-time)

Oct 8th, 2014 | FCT

Here’s the thing: clients are most likely to recommend a great service or a product that’s really working for them when they’re right in the middle of the experience of enjoying the…

Why I’ll never buy a house without title insurance again!

Aug 21st, 2014 | FCT

Buying a house without title insurance: I know the Title Insurance product so well that I’ll never buy a house without getting this type of insurance again. Not only am I familiar…

My Cottage is on Leased Native Lands

Aug 12th, 2014 | Paul Miron

With the high profile legal decisions about Aboriginal Title to Treaty Lands, one area that we are often asked about is protection for a cottager’s whose summer home resides on leased native…

Evidence of the overlooked “middle child” of the commercial real estate industry

Aug 5th, 2014 | Paul Miron

Last week we touched upon the role of the commercial tenants in a real estate transaction – the so-called “middle child” of the real estate industry – wedged between the mandated requirements…

Commercial tenants: The overlooked “middle child” of the real estate industry

Jul 30th, 2014 | Paul Miron

Wedged between the mandated requirements of the lender and the well-protected needs of property owners, lies a grey area — a middle child, if you will. This “middle child” of the title…

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