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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 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…

My “too good to be true” deal by Tony Spagnuolo, B.A., J.D.

Mar 11th, 2014 | FCT

As a real estate lawyer based in Vaughan, Ontario I have a number of clients who are private lenders. Working for private lenders for many years, I have become accustomed to some…

Commercial title insurance landscape

Feb 25th, 2014 | Paul Miron

When I started private practice in the mid 1980s I learned the ins and outs of the commercial real estate market pre-title insurance. Back then we used to have to write away…

Mortgages – Where is tomorrow’s demand?

Feb 11th, 2014 | Daniela DeTommaso

In an earlier post, we touched on the importance of mortgage assets for lenders, but recognized the fact that demand for mortgages at the borrowing end could be constrained in future as…

Who wants a mortgage anyway?

Feb 4th, 2014 | Paul Miron

Well the answer seems to be everyone. Mortgages are an ideal creation for both borrowers and lenders. They are the vehicle that drives the dream of home ownership into a reality. They…

Title insurance — can someone please explain?

Oct 4th, 2013 | Michael LeBlanc

It’s been about 20 years and almost 11 million title policies since FCT (then First Canadian Title) opened its doors and created a title insurance industry in Canada. Lawyers use title insurance…

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