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.

2015 Brings Growing Demand for Power Smart New Homes

A hot topic nowadays amongst architects, builders and real estate buyers is home energy savings and approximately 20 per cent of electrically heated new homes built in BC are now Power Smart. . . more >>  

Housing Market Update Video Podcast (Decmeber 2014) 

Watch BCREA Chief Economist Cameron Muir discuss the November 2014 statistics:

Housing Market Ends Year in Balanced Conditions

BCREA reports that a total of 5,972 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November, up 8.8 per cent from November 2013. . . more >>

Mortgage Rate Forecast (December 2014)

Long-term interest rates have remained near their lowest levels of the year for most the second half of 2014, even in the face of an improved outlook for economic growth and higher inflation. . . more >>   

Connections: Advocacy News from the British Columbia Real Estate Association (December 2014)

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:

  • Good News for Stratas: Civil Resolution Tribunal Update
  • Floodplain Maps Progress
  • A Nod to the Property Transfer Tax

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

Commercial Leading Indicator (December 2014)

The BCREA Commercial Leading Indicator rose 1.4 index points to a new record high of 118.4, surpassing the previous high of 117.1 set in the second quarter of 2014. . . more >>   

Journey of Discovery: Informing BCREA’s Planning for the Future

BCREA recently launched a research initiative called the Journey of Discovery to help inform the Association’s 2014 Joint Strategic Planning Session with member boards. To learn more about the project including how to participate in the research, engage in the Facebook campaign, review the research findings or attend a virtual or in-person event, click here.

New Guidebook Helps Local Governments Find Floodplain Map Funding Sources (May 2014)

Local governments need innovation and creativity to find funding to update or create floodplain maps, according to the Floodplain Mapping Funding Guidebook for BC Local Governments, published today BCREA . . . more >>