The BCREA is the professional association for more than 18,500 REALTORS® in BC, focusing on provincial issues that impact real estate. Working with the province’s 11 real estate boards, BCREA provides continuing professional education, advocacy, economic research and standard forms to help REALTORS® provide value for their clients.

Connections: Advocacy News from the British Columbia Real Estate Association (March 2015)

Connections: Advocacy News from the British Columbia Real Estate Association is BCREA's quarterly newsletter, featuring advocacy news, focusing on BCREA's government relations activities. In this issue:
  • Disclosure and Remediation Needed
  • Spotlight on Floodplain Maps
  • Opinions About the PTT
  • Changes for Buildings and Builders

Read the issue here. For an email subscription to Connections: Advocacy News from the British Columbia Real Estate Association, here.

The Bulletin (March 2015)

The Bulletin is BCREA's quarterly newsletter, featuring real estate news from a provincial perspective. In this issue:
  • First Nations Lands
  • President's Report: The Next Five Years
  • Clarification About Hazardous Materials
  • Launch of the New Residential Trading Services Applied Practice Course
  • Winners and Losers of Cheap Crude
  • Drug Operations in Focus
  • Another Successful Banff Western Connection!
  • Legal Update 2015: Online and Classroom Opportunities

Read the issue here. For an email subscription to The Bulletin, click here.

Legally Speaking (March 2015)

Legally Speaking is an essential newsletter, published eight times a year, for all professionals involved in real estate transactions. In this issue:
Features: Jennifer Clee - Dealing With Heritage Sites

Read the issue here. For an email subscription to Legally Speaking, click here.

Mortgage Rate Forecast (March 2015)

Canadian bond yields were sent plummeting to new lows by a surprise rate cut by the Bank of Canada at its January meeting. . . more >>   

Housing Market Update Video Podcast (March 2015) 

Watch BCREA Chief Economist Cameron Muir discuss the February 2015 statistics:

Housing Demand Remained Elevated in February

BCREA reports that a total of 6,661 residential unit sales were recorded by the MLS® in February, up 19.4 per cent from the same month last year. . . more >>

Journey of Discovery: Informing BCREA’s Planning for the Future

BCREA recently launched a research initiative called the Journey of Discovery to help inform the Association’s 2014 Joint Strategic Planning Session with member boards. To learn more about the project including how to participate in the research, engage in the Facebook campaign, review the research findings or attend a virtual or in-person event, click here.

New Guidebook Helps Local Governments Find Floodplain Map Funding Sources (May 2014)

Local governments need innovation and creativity to find funding to update or create floodplain maps, according to the Floodplain Mapping Funding Guidebook for BC Local Governments, published today BCREA . . . more >>