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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.

Residential & commercial title insurance: they’re the same, right?

Feb 16th, 2018 | FCT

Wrong! Residential and commercial real estate transactions differ by the purpose and nature of the property involved. Based on the type of transaction, the underwriting and search requirements vary as well. It’s…

6 terms every first-time homebuyer should know

Feb 8th, 2018 | FCT

Homeownership is a significant leap from renting or living with family. When you’re ready to buy your first home, there’s a lot of research involved and you could soon get overwhelmed. Don’t…

The true cost of buying a house

Feb 1st, 2018 | FCT

Buying a house is a costly endeavour, but it’s not just the price of the home to consider.  According to Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine, closing costs (mandatory costs related to the…

How to rebuild credibility with your customers

Jan 25th, 2018 | FCT

Companies around the world are struggling with customer service. In fact, a 2017 global Accenture report found that 61% of customers switched companies due to poor service. No matter how many t’s…

What to watch out for when you’re house hunting

Jan 17th, 2018 | FCT

Buying a home can be a very exciting and emotional time. It’s easy to get carried away and fall in love when you see what looks like the ideal house—a perfectly landscaped…

4 tips to stand out on social media

Jan 11th, 2018 | FCT

You’ve attended a dozen conferences and heard all the buzz words: content, engagement, organic, impressions. But what do these words mean to your business and how will using social media help you…

How to get your finances on track after the holidays

Jan 3rd, 2018 | FCT

The holidays are over and the bills are rolling in. While you were buying thoughtful gifts for family, friends and yourself, of course, you may have gone further over budget than you…

Are your clients protected from the Vancouver Empty Homes Tax?

Dec 20th, 2017 | FCT

The Risk for Vancouver Home Buyers Like most taxes, the Empty Homes Tax is attached to the land. As the bylaw requires a “registered owner” to provide information at any time and…

Here’s to new beginnings!

Dec 14th, 2017 | Michael LeBlanc

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The twinkling lights and crackling fires remind us to slow down and appreciate our family, friends, and all that we have accomplished. This was…

Watch Out For Fraud This Holiday Season!

Dec 6th, 2017 | FCT

At the height of the holiday rush, FCT’s commercial division received a request for title insurance for a blanket mortgage in the amount of $2.6 million, spanning five vacant properties, all with…

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