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.

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June 15 Rule Changes

Connections: Advocacy News from the British Columbia Real Estate Association (April 2018)

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:

  • BC Real Estate Regulatory Design
  • Consumer Rights and Real Estate Practice
  • Impact of the Proposed Speculation Tax

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

Legally Speaking (April 2018)

Legally Speaking is an essential newsletter, published eight times a year, for all professionals involved in real estate transactions. In this issue:
Features: Brian Taylor - Timing is Everything

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

Real Estate Regulatory Redesign

On April 18, the BC Government announced a review of BC’s real estate regulatory system, with recommendations to Minister of Finance Carole James by June 15, 2018. BCREA supports this review. Read our position here. 2016-10_article-1

Current Regulatory System

Here’s a description of BC’s current real estate regulatory system. Click on the thumbnail for a larger image.



Housing Market Update Video Webcast (April 2018) 

Watch BCREA Chief Economist Cameron Muir discuss the March 2018 statistics:

Policy Induced Demand Slide Does Little to Impact Supply

BCREA reports that a total of 7,409 residential unit sales were recorded by the MLS® across the province in March, a 24.6 per cent decrease from the same month last year. . . more >>

BCREA Market Intelligence Report: Careful What You Wish For: The Economic Fallout of Housing Price Shocks (April 2018)

Highlights of the report include the desire of some well-meaning British Columbians for government to drive down the price of homes through demand-side policy may sound practical at first blush.

Read the full report here