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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.

Strata Plan VS Title Insurance: Which One Do You Really Need?

Jun 28th, 2017 | Paul Miron

Darren* applied to change the use of his commercial condo unit to a medical one, but his request was denied. He was told by the municipality that the site plan agreement had…

What’s Happening in FinTech?

Jun 21st, 2017 | Ryan Lambert

The spring season brings a lot of activity to the financial services space in Canada. It’s one of the busiest times of the year for typical “money out” campaigns from our banks…

Title Insurance: What every homeowner needs to know

Jun 16th, 2017 | FCT

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

What Can Buyers do to Avoid Surprises and Delays in Closing?

Jun 9th, 2017 | FCT

With rising prices and stricter controls on mortgages, housing affordability is getting more challenging. And once you finally obtain funding (after squeezing out every last drop of your savings for a down…

Does your client really need title insurance?

May 31st, 2017 | FCT

The topic of title insurance may come up when clients are purchasing a new property, and a common question is, “do I really need it?” Well, title insurance in Canada has come…

8 tips for selling your home

May 24th, 2017 | FCT

Competition can be fierce in the real estate business, especially in these uncertain times. One day it’s a seller’s market and the next it’s not. So how do you make sure your home…

How to respond to the transitioning real estate industry

May 10th, 2017 | FCT

Death and taxes, according to Benjamin Franklin, were the only certainties in this world. For all his wit and wisdom, he missed one obvious thing – change. As pioneers of the title…

How can you mitigate real estate fraud?

Apr 19th, 2017 | FCT

Mortgage fraud has quickly become the fastest growing crime in North America, most often affecting the institutions that lend money to individuals purchasing property. The most common form of mortgage fraud involves…

Introducing a better way to sell homes

Apr 5th, 2017 | FCT

Certified Resale Home launches in Ontario Owning a home is the largest financial commitment most Canadians will make, so it’s understandable that both the buyer and the seller will approach a transaction…

Your feedback counts

Mar 20th, 2017 | FCT

See what improvements you’ve inspired at FCT Tell us what you love about working with FCT, and what you don’t.  Our online customer survey for legal professionals runs twice a year; the…