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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.

Title Insurance

Don’t get caught high and dry

Nov 12th, 2020 | By FCT

Buying a home is both exciting and nerve-wracking.  But it can become downright terrifying when an unexpected expense suddenly appears. A title insurance policy is an important investment that can save you…

Home Owners

Title insurance vs home insurance – Do you know the difference?

Oct 9th, 2020 | By FCT

Many homeowners are uncertain about the differences between home insurance vs title insurance. Unfortunately, if you don’t understand the differences you can leave yourself vulnerable to unpleasant surprises down the road. Take…

Home Owners

The tale of a leaky roof and a defunct air conditioner

Sep 24th, 2020 | By FCT

Picture this, a stately house nestled on a beautiful lot, on a street lined with majestic trees. Seems idyllic, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, sometimes those stately homes offer unwelcome surprises. Seniha Ceylan found…

Home Owners

5 things to know before refinancing your home

Jan 23rd, 2020 | By FCT

There are many reasons to refinance your home. One of the most common reasons is to get a lower interest rate than the one you initially agreed to, and pay significantly less…

Real Estate

How to save for a down payment faster

Nov 21st, 2019 | By FCT

In Canada, you need a minimum of 5% as a down payment when you purchase a home under $500,000. That means that on a home costing $500,000, you’d need at least $25,000…

Lending Professionals

How credit unions benefit from a partnership with FCT

Oct 17th, 2019 | By FCT

Over 260 million members worldwide rely on credit unions for their financial services. At FCT, we understand the integral role that credit unions play in their communities. We serve over 95% of…

Home Owners

What types of claims do we pay through Home Protection Solutions?

Oct 10th, 2019 | By FCT

Did you know that a new homeowner can be free from the worry of replacing major features of their home for a year or so after buying it? That’s the peace of…

Real Estate

How to avoid surprises or delays in closing

Sep 12th, 2019 | By 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…

Real Estate

Coffee break with Jon Castellano

Sep 5th, 2019 | By 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…

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