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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.

What’s new with EasyFund™

Sep 26th, 2019 | FCT

At FCT, we’re consistently looking for ways to improve your experience wherever we can. We launched EasyFund to help legal professionals safely manage the transfer of real estate closing funds online, effectively…

Do your clients really need title insurance for a condo?

Sep 19th, 2019 | FCT

Among condo owners, we’ve noticed a general misconception that survey coverage isn’t relevant for condos so title insurance isn’t relevant. While title insurance does include survey coverage, that isn’t the only reason…

How to avoid surprises or delays in closing

Sep 12th, 2019 | FCT

You finally found your dream home and your offer was accepted. Congratulations! While this is a huge achievement, it’s not time to start celebrating yet. During the closing process, there are a…

Coffee break with Jon Castellano

Sep 5th, 2019 | FCT

You may have heard about our commitment to technology and data to enhance the real estate transaction experience for all the parties involved. This week we’re chatting with Jon Castellano, the director…

Opportunities and challenges for commercial properties producing cannabis

Aug 29th, 2019 | FCT

It’s known as the green rush and several are making comparisons with the Wild West. On October 17, 2018, the Cannabis Act came into force making recreational cannabis legal in Canada. This…

How can you be a successful mortgage broker?

Aug 22nd, 2019 | FCT

The mortgage industry is, and always has been, competitive. It’s an exciting career choice, but it’s not easy. There’s a lot to learn about different lenders, regulations, forms, etc. and occasionally it…

Who’s responsible if a previous homeowner didn’t close a building permit?

Aug 15th, 2019 | FCT

The short answer is: the new homeowner. But if the new homeowner has title insurance, they can get the cost of work required to close the permit covered, if the municipality forces…

What to expect from a home inspection

Aug 8th, 2019 | FCT

A home inspection is a common condition on the sale of a property. It gives new homeowners peace of mind to know that a professional has checked the house from top to…

Four things to consider when buying a commercial property

Aug 1st, 2019 | FCT

Buying a commercial property can be a great investment as these properties tend to yield better financial returns compared to residential properties. But there’s also more risk for the investors. A location…

What to look out for when viewing a potential home

Jul 25th, 2019 | FCT

When you’re shopping for your dream home, it’s an exciting, but challenging time. Between a fresh coat of paint and luxurious washrooms, it’s easy to get distracted by the aesthetics. But beware…