Standard Forms BCREA Client Identification Form Retired as of May 31
by Marianne Brimmell
April 28, 2021
Practice Tips Your Anti-Money Laundering Obligations Are Changing as of June 1, 2021
by Marianne Brimmell March 25, 2021
Standard Forms BCREA Creates Form to Address Risk of Subject-Free Offers
by Marianne Brimmell April 28, 2021
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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • UPDATED: COVID-19: REALTORS® and Consumers Can Travel for Real Estate Transactions
    REALTORS® and their clients can still travel for business purposes, like viewing a home, but should be prepared for possible road checks and continue to follow public health orders and safety guidelines. 
    Posted Apr 23, 2021
    by Mackenzie Smith
  • UPDATED: As COVID-19 Case Counts Rise, REALTORS® Should Continue to Prioritize Health and Safety
    As COVID-19 cases in BC continue to surge, restrictions from the Provincial Health Officer on social gatherings, non-essential travel, indoor dining and more have been updated as of March 29, 2021. 
    Posted May 05, 2021
    by Mackenzie Smith
  • UPDATED: Selling Tenant-Occupied Properties During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Selling a home can be a stressful experience, and it can be even more complicated when selling a tenant-occupied property, especially in the midst of a global pandemic… 
    Posted May 05, 2021
    by Marianne Brimmell
  • BCREA 2021 Second Quarter Housing Forecast: Provincial Housing Market on a Record-Setting Pace
    In its 2021 Second Quarter Housing Forecast, BCREA reports that MLS® residential sales in theprovince are forecast to rise 33.6 per cent to 125,600 units this year, after recording 94,013 sales in 2020.  
    Posted May 05, 2021
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • BCREA Nowcast
    The BCREA Nowcast estimate of provincial economic growth (expressed as year-over-year growth in real GDP) for February 2021 is 1.6 per cent. 
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    Posted Apr 30, 2021
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • PODCAST: What Does the Public Really Think About the Hot Market? (April 2021)
    Featuring a conversation with Research Co. president Mario Canseco about his public opinion survey on BC’s hot housing market. 
    Posted Apr 29, 2021
    by Shaheed Devji
  • Interest Rates Main Cause for Hot Market According to Recent Survey of BC Public
    From the causes of the historically busy market to Realtor practice, and potential measures to cool the market, the public weighed in on a range of topics in a recent survey conducted by Research Co. 
    Posted Apr 29, 2021
    by Shaheed Devji
  • Getting Ready for the June 1 FINTRAC Changes: Beneficial Ownership
    As of June 1, 2021, real estate brokerages will be required to obtain and verify beneficial ownership information of their entity clients.  
    Posted Apr 29, 2021
  • Sustainable Homes: Understanding What Homebuyers Want
    Students from BCIT’s Sustainable Business Leadership Program are hoping REALTORS® will help them answer questions on sustainable homes by participating in a short online survey. 
    Posted Apr 29, 2021
    by April van Ert
  • UPDATE: COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard
    The BCREA Economics team has created the COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard to help REALTORS® monitor BC’s economic recovery. 
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    Posted Apr 28, 2021
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • BCREA Individual Identification Information Record to be Retired Ahead of June 1 FINTRAC Changes
    BCREA’s Individual Identification Information Record will become obsolete as of June 1, 2021, when FINTRAC’s latest regulatory amendments come into effect. 
    Posted Apr 28, 2021
    by Marianne Brimmell
  • Hot Markets: Risks and Tips to Avoid Getting Burned #537
    In this hot market, REALTORS® must keep their cool and remember that some of the oft-repeated, time-tested and best advice to protect themselves and consumers still applies. 
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    Posted Apr 28, 2021
    by Chris Johnston
  • New Video Explains Seller’s Disclosure of Material Latent Defects Form to Clients
    BCREA has created a new video for REALTORS® to share with their clients to help explain the Seller’s Disclosure of Material Latent Defects form. 
    Posted Apr 28, 2021
    by Marianne Brimmell
  • Federal Budget Recap: Foreign Buyers Tax Concerning, Other Measures Welcomed
    On April 19, Canada’s Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland introduced the Liberal government’s first budget since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  
  • BCREA Releases New Form to Address Risk of Subject-Free Offers
    BCREA has created the Buyer’s Acknowledgement of Information – Recommended Conditions form to help REALTORS® document that they have advised buyers of the risks of not including recommended conditions in an offer. 
    Posted Apr 28, 2021
    by Marianne Brimmell
  • What to Know About BCREA’s Government Liaison Days Happening in May
    This year’s Government Liaison Days will be taking place virtually at the beginning of May, when REALTORS® will meet with MLAs across the province. 
    Posted Apr 22, 2021
    by Matt Mayers
  • BCREA Supports Housing Funding for Middle-Income Families, Encourages Additional Supply-Side Action
    BCREA welcomes the province’s recent announcement that $2 billion in development financing will be committed to the HousingHub program to help create affordable housing choices for middle-income families. 
    Posted Apr 19, 2021
    by April van Ert
  • BCREA Named One of Canada’s 50 Best Workplaces™
    BCREA is among one of Canada’s 50 Best Workplaces™ of 2021. 
    Posted Apr 16, 2021
    by Mackenzie Smith
  • Real Estate Sector Stresses Consumer Education and Due Diligence
    In a competitive market it’s important that consumers continue to focus on the due diligence associated with a real estate transaction, including home inspection, insurability, and strata documents (if applicable), etc. 
    Posted Apr 16, 2021
    by April van Ert
  • Land Owner Transparency Registry Publicly Searchable as of April 30, 2021
    The Land Owner Transparency Registry becomes publicly searchable on April 30 and guidance from the Real Estate Council of BC on how to use LOTR in real estate practice is coming soon. 
    Posted Apr 15, 2021
    by Marianne Brimmell

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