PODCAST: Episode 9 – Does Racism Exist in Real Estate?

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On Episode 9 of Open House by BCREA, we ask the question: does racism exist in real estate in Canada? Joining our discussion and to help explore solutions we welcome three guests: Bethany King, a Black Toronto-area Realtor who is advocating for change; Satnam Sidhu, a BC Realtor with 40 years of experience and time spent

Rent Repayment Plans and Other Residential Tenancy Updates

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With an announcement on July 20, the BC Government is giving landlords and tenants information to help them plan for the near future. The ban on residential evictions for non-payment of rent will be lifted before September 1, which means full rent will be due in September. Repayment plans The government has published a repayment

CEWS Now Allows for Accrual-based Accounting

The latest round of changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program broaden its reach by allowing entities that use the cash method of accounting to use accrual-based accounting to calculate their revenues. This is one of the changes that the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) had advocated for to make the program accessible to

COVID-19 and a Different Type of “Exposure” Risk

By Ellen Baragon, Guest Contributor Even when REALTORS® adapt strict COVID-19 safety protocols (you can review BCREA’s guidelines here), hosting open houses increases the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Hosting open houses also results in another type of exposure for Realtors: exposure to public scrutiny. With British Columbians anxiously watching the latest transmission numbers, neighbours