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Will you face the risk of mortgage fraud without title insurance?

Nov 14th, 2013 | By John Tracy

Recently I read an answer column in @TheProvince suggesting to a BC homeowner that they work with a bank and a lawyer to remove a fraudulent mortgage from their property. My…

Real Estate

Mortgage lenders need title insurance too!

Nov 12th, 2013 | By Daniela DeTommaso

Why would that be? In earlier posts, we discussed the significant risks that title insurance covers for homeowners.  But why would mortgage lenders care about title insurance?  They just provide the money,…


Remembrance Day- A salute to armed forces families

Nov 7th, 2013 | By Michael LeBlanc

I would like to take a moment to salute our armed forces and their families.  Remembrance Day is a date of remembrance for the men and women who have served and continue…

Real Estate

Financial literacy month – Test your title insurance knowledge

Nov 5th, 2013 | By FCT

In Michael’s last blog he spoke about the need to create informed consumers knowledgeable about title insurance. So in the spirit of being an “informed consumers” its time to test your knowledge…

Real Estate

Financial Literacy Month – The need for informed consumers

Nov 1st, 2013 | By Michael LeBlanc

November is financial literacy month and since the financial crisis there has been a great effort on the part of governments, financial institutions and financial services professionals to increase the financial knowledge…

Real Estate

Did the title insurance industry drop 10% in 2012?

Oct 29th, 2013 | By Michael LeBlanc

I always read with great interest any stats on the financial information of the overall title insurance sector. Reports and magazines are generally issued mid year after the companies make their year-end…

Real Estate

Local Improvement Charge – When does title insurance apply?

Oct 26th, 2013 | By John Tracy

We have recently heard of a situation in Ottawa where there was a delay of almost ten years between the time work was completed and the time the municipality levied a local…


Title insurance & Murphy’s law (things that can go wrong, do go wrong)

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By Lori Sartor

In an earlier post, we discussed the title insurance landscape in Canada and the coverage for the residential homeowner.  If you are like most people, you may believe that  the actual situations…

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Running for The Cure

Oct 21st, 2013 | By Michael LeBlanc

This October I did something that I have never done before: I participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure held in Burlington, Ontario in support of breast cancer research. Until now,…

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