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by April van Ert
December 9, 2020
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by Marianne Brimmell February 10, 2021
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by April van Ert January 20, 2021
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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • Updated Guidance for Real Estate Practice During COVID-19
    BCREA and our partners have issued updated guidance and new recommendations for real estate practice during COVID-19 as a result of Provincial Health Officer orders on December 7, 2020. 
  • BC Government Proposes Changes to Real Estate Services Act Paving Path for Single Regulator
    On March 2, a bill was introduced to clear the path for the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate and the Real Estate Council of British Columbia to become part of the BCFSA. 
  • Commercial Indicator Reaches High In Q4 2020
    The Commercial Leading Indicator rose from 139 to 144 in the fourth quarter of 2020, representing the second consecutive increase after four consecutive quarterly declines. 
    Posted Mar 02, 2021
    by Kellie Fong
  • BCREA Nowcast
    The BCREA Nowcast estimate of provincial economic growth (expressed as year-over-year growth in real GDP) for December 2020 is 0.3 per cent. 
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    Posted Mar 02, 2021
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • Learning from an RECBC Discipline Decision #535
    Starting in 2016, the real estate profession has seen numerous regulatory changes, including increased fines, new regulations, greater involvement from the Real Estate Council of BC. 
  • PODCAST: Challenges and Opportunities in a Hot Market During COVID-19
    Featuring a conversation with former REBGV President and Vancouver-area Realtor Phil Moore, and lawyer and Legally Speaking author Brian Taylor. 
    Posted Feb 25, 2021
    by Shaheed Devji
  • Three Brokerage Insurance Issues You May Be Overlooking
    If you own or manage a real estate brokerage, it’s important to regularly review your insurance policy to ensure it meets your needs and adequately protects you and your brokerage. 
    Posted Feb 25, 2021
    by Marianne Brimmell
  • BCREA Advances Anti-Money Laundering Recommendations
    BCREA advocates for smart policy to ensure integrity and transparency and supporting Realtors to help identify and combat money laundering in real estate transactions. 
    Posted Feb 24, 2021
    by Matt Mayers
  • 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 Feb 23, 2021
    by Kellie Fong
  • New Online Course Helps REALTORS® Better Understand What It Means to Live in a Healthy Home
    Healthy Indoor Environments is a new online, accredited, self-paced course, designed for REALTORS® to improve their knowledge of what it means to live in a healthy home. 
    Posted Feb 23, 2021
    by Mackenzie Smith
  • BCREA CEO and Chief Economist Participate in Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering
    BCREA CEO Darlene Hyde and Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson appeared before the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering on February 17. 
  • Housing Market Update – February 2021
    Watch BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson discuss the January 2021 statistics… 
    Posted Feb 16, 2021
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • OSRE Wants Your Input Into Real Estate Teams
    The Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate invites REALTORS® and others to give input into the regulation of real estate teams by participating in a survey open until Friday, April 2, 2021. 
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    Posted Feb 11, 2021
    by April van Ert
  • A Record-Setting Start to 2021
    BCREA reports that a total of 7,169 residential unit sales were recorded by the MLS® in January 2021, an increase of 63.3 per cent over January 2020. 
    Posted Feb 11, 2021
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • OSRE Announces Five Recommendations to Support Managing Brokers
    On February 9, the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate announced five preliminary recommendations to support managing brokers as part of a report into the role of managing brokers in real estate transactions. 
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    Posted Feb 10, 2021
    by April van Ert
  • New Toolkit Available for the Buyer Agency Remuneration Agreement
    BCREA has created a new toolkit on the Standard Forms Resource Centre to help enhance REALTOR® knowledge of the Buyer Agency Remuneration Agreement form.  
    Posted Feb 10, 2021
    by Marianne Brimmell
  • Preserving Public Trust During COVID-19: A Self-Directed PDP Opportunity for REALTORS®
    On February 18th, BCREA and the province’s ten real estate boards are offering a free two-hour interactive webinar on how REALTORS® can continue to safeguard public trust during BC’s COVID-19 pandemic. 
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    Posted Feb 09, 2021
    by Mackenzie Smith
  • BCREA Launches Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Course
    In this course, REALTORS® will learn about the characteristics of a sustainable, energy-efficient home and explore various sustainability programs that go beyond the minimum building code requirements in BC. 
    Posted Jan 28, 2021
    by Mackenzie Smith
  • PODCAST: Energy-Efficient Homes – Starting the Conversation (January 2021)
    Featuring a conversation with Zachary May, Director of Strategic Policy at the Building and Safety Standards Branch of the BC Government and Chair of the Energy Step Code Council. 
    Posted Jan 28, 2021
    by Shaheed Devji
  • Administrative Penalties Expanded
    The Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate and the Real Estate Council of British Columbia announced changes to the Real Estate Rules to expand the use of administrative penalties that take effect Feb 1, 2021… 
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    Posted Jan 27, 2021
    by Norma Miller

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