The BCREA is the professional association for more than 20,000 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.

Connections: Advocacy News from the British Columbia Real Estate Association (October 2017)

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:

  • Focusing on Housing Affordability
  • Consumer Rights and Real Estate Practice
  • Cannabis Legalization: Have Your Say

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

Housing Market Update Video Webcast (October 2017) 

Watch BCREA Chief Economist Cameron Muir discuss the September 2017 statistics:

BC Home Sales Ratchet Higher in September

BCREA reports that a total of 8,340 residential unit sales were recorded by the MLS® in September, an increase of 9.9 per cent from the same period last year. . . more >>

Mortgage Rate Forecast (September 2017)

Since our second quarter forecast, our projected rise in mortgage rates has occurred and accelerated, as the Bank of Canada—spurred by economic growth that far exceeded its outlook—turned suddenly hawkish. . . more >>

BC Government Limits Choices for Real Estate Consumers

The BC Government's announcement to ban the practice of limited dual agency means that consumers can no longer choose the REALTORS® they want. . .more >>

BC Real Estate Association Unveils Housing Affordability Plan: Five-pillar approach will build stronger communities

BCREA today announced a five-pillar approach to address housing affordability for renters, homebuyers and homeowners across BC. . . more >>