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Title Insurance

What is Title Insurance and Other Questions Answered

Jul 22nd, 2021 | By FCT

Title insurance can easily seem like another unnecessary add-on to the already complicated and costly process of buying a house, but nothing could be further from the truth. It can help speed…

Legal Professionals

Duty to defend: Another tool to help care for your clients

Jul 15th, 2021 | By FCT

What is duty to defend? In title insurance, duty to defend means if anyone challenges or raises an issue that is covered under a title insurance policy, the insurer pays all the…

Legal Professionals

Helping your clients manage risk in Calgary’s new housing market

Jun 24th, 2021 | By FCT

After six years of a buyer’s market, Calgary has seen a stampede of real estate action in 2021. Helping your clients adjust to what, for many of them, are totally new market…

Title Insurance

Why Western Protocol is not enough for your clients

May 20th, 2021 | By FCT

Sam Jones* had been living in his home for a few years before he decided to apply for a permit to renovate his house. In reviewing his application, the city discovered that…

Title Insurance

Title insurance: What every new homeowner needs to know

Apr 29th, 2021 | By FCT

You combed through websites, apps, newspapers and seen dozens of places until you finally found the perfect house!

Fraud

Tips to spot power of attorney fraud in a real estate transaction

Mar 25th, 2021 | By FCT

Powers of attorney are very powerful documents which can be easily downloaded from the internet and forged by individuals claiming to be registered property owners. It’s often abused by people who may…

Title Insurance

Why title insurance is important to condo owners

Jan 22nd, 2021 | By FCT

There seems to be a persistent misconception among some condominium owners that title insurance is an unnecessary expense. They couldn’t be more wrong. What happens if the condominium corporation, in violation of…

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…

Title Insurance

Haunted by liens, encroachments, violations and title fraud?

Oct 30th, 2020 | By FCT

Are you ready for some scary, real-life, real estate horror stories to kick off Halloween? Check out our latest video and find out how not to get trapped by the ghosts of…

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