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by April van Ert July 16, 2021
BCREA BCFSA To Become Sole Regulator for Real Estate on Aug 1
by April van Ert July 12, 2021
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  • Five Insurance Tips for Wildfire Season
    BC’s wildfire season has gotten off to an early start and while there are some things homeowners can do to make their properties more wildfire-resilient, managing wildfire risk largely comes down to homeowner insurance. 
    Posted Jul 16, 2021
    by April van Ert
  • Housing Market Update – July 2021
    Watch BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson discuss the June 2021 statistics. 
    Posted Jul 15, 2021
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • Know Your Product: House Structures is Now Available Online
    Know Your Product: House Structures is a revamped version of the previously popular Know Your Product course, where REALTORS® will be provided a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of residential construction. 
    Posted Jul 14, 2021
    by Mackenzie Smith
  • New Toolkits Available for Limited Dual Agency Agreements
    BCREA has launched two new toolkits in the Standard Forms Resource Centre to help REALTORS® navigate dual agency scenarios. 
    Posted Jul 14, 2021
    by April van Ert
  • New Video Explains the Co-Listing Form – Separate Representation to Clients
    BCREA has created a new video to help REALTORS® explain the Co-Listing Form – Separate Representation to their clients.  
  • Legal Defence Reserve Offers Peace of Mind for REALTORS® Faced with Legal Challenges
    While professionalism is always top of mind for REALTORS®, your peace of mind is important, too.  
    Posted Jul 13, 2021
    by Shaheed Devji
  • Standard Forms Spotlight: REMINDER – The BCREA Individual Identification Information Record Has Been Retired
    Please use the FINTRAC forms provided by CREA or your brokerage to ensure you continue to meet your record keeping obligations.  
    Posted Jul 13, 2021
    by Syntyche Smith
  • BCREA Calls for Ongoing Collaboration with Launch of Sole Regulator
    BCREA welcomes the announcement that as of August 1, BCFSA becomes the sole regulator for BC’s financial services sector. 
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    Posted Jul 12, 2021
    by April van Ert
  • Housing Market Activity Normalizing After a Frenetic Year
    BCREA reports that a total of 11,070 residential unit sales were recorded by the MLS® in June 2021. 
    Posted Jul 12, 2021
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • Save the Date: Mastering Compliance 2.0 and Anti-Money Laundering Symposium Coming October 2021
    This October, BCREA will expand its anti-money laundering support for managing brokers and compliance officers with the launch of an updated online version of Mastering Compliance. 
    Posted Jul 07, 2021
    by Harveen Johal
  • RECBC, OSRE and BCREA Update Recommendations on Open Houses
    While open houses and in-person showings can resume as BC enters Step 3 of the Restart Plan, health and safety should continue to be a priority.  
    Posted Jun 30, 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. 
    Posted Jun 29, 2021
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • BCREA Agrees with Expert Panel’s Calls to Increase Housing Supply for Improved Affordability
    BCREA is encouraged by the final report from the Expert Panel on Housing Supply and Affordability and its specific recommendations around housing supply. 
    Posted Jun 29, 2021
    by Shaheed Devji
  • New BCREA Research Finds Funding is Key to Adequate Floodplain Mapping in BC
    BCREA has published new research in the 2021 BC Floodplain Maps Inventory Report, which identifies floodplain maps created or updated from 2015 to 2020, and updates research BCREA first undertook in 2015. 
    Posted Jun 28, 2021
    by Norma Miller
  • PODCAST: Five Questions for the Post-Pandemic Housing Market (June 2021)
    Featuring a conversation with BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson about his new Market Intelligence report exploring five questions for the post-pandemic housing market. 
    Posted Jun 24, 2021
    by Shaheed Devji
  • Expert Panel Recommends Meaningful Action to Increase Housing Supply
    The Expert Panel on Housing Supply and Affordability has published a report including 23 recommendations for all levels of government increase housing supply in BC.  
    Posted Jun 24, 2021
    by Matt Mayers
  • Online Course on BC Energy Step Code Helps REALTORS® With the Sale of New Energy-Efficient Homes
    The BC Energy Step Code: A Primer for Selling Energy-Efficient New Homes is a new self-paced online course worth three accredited PDP hours in which REALTORS® will improve their knowledge of the BC Energy Step Code. 
    Posted Jun 24, 2021
    by Mackenzie Smith
  • Co-Ownership Agreements: “Till Dispute Do Us Part” #539
    With the cost of properties continuing to rise in most parts of BC, many people are looking to invest or acquire properties with others. 
    Posted Jun 24, 2021
    by Lisa Niro
  • Mortgage Rate Forecast
    While there was little movement in mortgage rates over the past quarter, rising Canadian inflation – and the extent to which that inflation is a temporary phenomenon – is set to shape how rates evolve over the next year. 
    Posted Jun 24, 2021
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • Get to Know BCREA Economics: The Go-To Resource for Housing Trends in BC
    As a new REALTOR®, getting familiar with housing trends and learning about the market sets you up for a successful career in real estate. 
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    Posted Jun 24, 2021
    by Harveen Johal

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