The BCREA is the professional association for about 23,000 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.

Policy-Induced Housing Slowdown Continues into 2019

BCREA reports that a total of 3,546 residential unit sales were recorded by the MLS® in January, a decline of 33.2 per cent from the same month last year. . . more >>

Help shape REALTOR® professional development in BC

Complete this brief survey by Tuesday, February 19 at 4 pm and help shape the future of REALTOR® professional development in BC! To thank REALTORS® for participating, every BC REALTOR® who completes the survey will be entered to win one of ten Amazon Echo Dots.

Learn more about the PDP review process so far and what the future PDP could look like here.

Legally Speaking (January 2019)

Legally Speaking is an essential newsletter, published 12 times a year, for all professionals involved in real estate transactions. In this issue:
Features: Oana Hyatt - Disclaimers Against Reliance: Not Always a Magical Cure

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

Money Laundering: Fact or Fiction?

There are a lot of myths out there about REALTORS®, real estate transactions and money laundering. That’s why BCREA has created an infographic for REALTORS® to share with their networks and help consumers understand what’s fact and what’s fiction. . . more >>

FactOrFiction

Download the infographic here, and feel free to share!

Mortgage Rate Forecast (December 2018)

Midway through 2018, everything seemed to be pointing to sharply higher mortgage rates. The Canadian economy was soaring, the Bank of Canada and its counterpart in the US were resoundingly hawkish and bond yields were testing multi-year highs.. . . more >>   

Commercial Leading Indicator Signals Modest Growth

The BCREA Commercial Leading Indicator was essentially unchanged from the second to the third quarter of 2018. Compared to this time one year ago, the index is 1.3 per cent higher. . .more >>