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.

Market Implications of Foreign Buyers

BCREA has released its research on housing affordability and the market implications of foreign buyers in Metro Vancouver. It reports data and analysis that shows fears of foreign investors driving housing prices as unfounded and offers alternative reasoning to what drives single-detached home values, such as, land scarcity, population growth and densification. It is an updated version of the research report that was shared with the provincial government in May 2015.

Journey of Discovery Research

If organized real estate is to effectively adapt to and proactively initiate change, which we believe is necessary now more than ever, we need to understand where the greatest contributions of products and services could be to increase the innovation of REALTORS® in service of their clients. The Journey of Discovery is a commitment by BCREA leadership to gather the research so that we may strategically address critical issues facing our industry over the next five years. Read more >>

Connections: Advocacy News from the British Columbia Real Estate Association (June 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:

  • Foreign Buyers in Metro Vancouver
  • Dealing with Drug Operations

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

Mortgage Rate Forecast (June 2015)

Canadian mortgage rates have, more or less, held steady in the second quarter after trending surprisingly downward to start the year. . . more >>   

Housing Market Update Video Podcast (June 2015) 

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

The Bulletin (June 2015)

The Bulletin is BCREA's quarterly newsletter, featuring real estate news from a provincial perspective. In this issue:
  • A Strategic Plan for BC REALTORS®
  • President's Report: Living in Interesting Times
  • The BC Employment Conundrum
  • Online Learning
  • Advocacy on Drug Operations and More

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