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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.

Home Owners

What to look out for when viewing a potential home

Jul 25th, 2019 | By 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…

Property Owners

What you need to know before buying a home

Jul 4th, 2019 | By FCT

According to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)’s annual Mortgage Consumer Survey, more than 1/3 of home buyers felt concerns or uncertainty about buying a home, such as unforeseen costs, finding the…

Real Estate

How the mortgage rules are impacting Canadians

Jun 27th, 2019 | By FCT

In the past two years the federal government has made big policy changes to the mortgage rules. This marks the seventh time that Canada has tightened mortgage rules in a decade. These…

Property Owners

Refinancing your home? Here are five things you should consider

Jun 13th, 2019 | By FCT

Refinancing is a way that many Canadians consolidate their debt to take advantage of lower interest rates and reduce the number of payments they make each month. Refinancing a mortgage allows homeowners…

Legal Professionals

Is title insurance really that important?

May 23rd, 2019 | By FCT

In recognition of National Insurance Awareness Day, let’s talk about the importance of title insurance. When your clients are purchasing a new property, they may be looking to save money wherever they…

Home Owners

Are you ready to buy your first home? Here’s what you need to know

Mar 1st, 2019 | By FCT

If you’re about to buy your first home, congratulations! It’s a huge milestone and likely one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your life. Between your realtor, lender or mortgage broker,…

Real Estate

How realtors can set themselves apart from the competition

Jan 17th, 2019 | By FCT

As a realtor, you’re living the dream of working for yourself. But dreams don’t come easy. Competition is stiff—for clients and listings—and it’s important to stand out from the crowd. Here are…

Lending Professionals

Why is FCT in the valuations space?

Sep 28th, 2018 | By FCT

The answer is simple: we recognized a gap in the industry that we are uniquely positioned to help fix. As the only Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) regulated company…

Real Estate

How to keep your customers engaged

Aug 16th, 2018 | By FCT

It’s important to connect and engage with your customers beyond the first sale, especially since there is a direct correlation between customer engagement and loyalty. In fact, a Forbes article cited that…

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