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 >>

Mortgage Rate Forecast (September 2015)

The current spread between fixed five-year mortgage rates and five-year government bond yields remains well above historical norms. . . more >>   

Training Course for New REALTORS® Wins International Award

BCREAis pleased to announce that the Residential Trading Services Applied Practice Course it developed and operates on behalf of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia has won an Education Award in the Post-Licensing / Continuing Education Course category from the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO®).. . . more >>

Housing Market Update Video Podcast (September 2015) 

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

The Bulletin (August 2015)

The Bulletin is BCREA's quarterly newsletter, featuring real estate news from a provincial perspective. In this issue:
  • WorkSafeBC "Independent Operator" Guidelines for REALTORS® - An Update
  • President's Report: Future Proofing
  • No Recession for the BC Economy
  • Tax Fairness for BC Homebuyers: BCREA's Pre-Budget Submission
  • Understanding the Recent Changes to Contract of Purchase and Sale

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

Vigorous Housing Demand Unabated in August

The BCREA reports that a total of 8,811 residential unit sales were recorded by the MLS® in August, up 20 per cent from the same month last year. . . more >>