Summary of Recommendations from A Better Way Home for BC REALTORS®

On February 28, BCREA released a comprehensive white paper titled A Better Way Home: Strengthening Consumer Protection in Real Estate, which includes a set of recommendations for the BC Government on better-protecting consumers in real estate transactions and addressing the root causes of BC’s lack of housing affordability.  The white paper was developed in response

A Better Way Home: BCREA, Boards Publish Sweeping Recommendations for Government to Address Challenges in BC’s Housing Market

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA), with support from the province’s real estate boards, has published a white paper and series of sweeping recommendations for the BC Government aimed at addressing current concerns with the province’s housing market, the real estate transaction process and consumer protection. The white paper, called A Better Way Home:

BCREA to Make Sweeping Recommendations Addressing Challenges in BC’s Housing Market

Vancouver, BC – British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) Chief Executive Officer, Darlene K. Hyde, will be announcing a series of sweeping recommendations addressing current concerns with the province’s housing market, the real estate transaction process and consumer protection.  The recommendations are part of a comprehensive whitepaper, A Better Way Home: Strengthening Consumer Protection in

Assignment Terms – It’s All in the Contract #546

Licensees must ensure they read the terms of real estate contracts carefully and explain them to their clients. This is especially true when it comes to assignment clauses contained within contracts. Within the past number of years, the government has imposed laws and regulations around assignments in order to protect sellers, prevent ‘shadow flipping,’ and

Few New Promises to Increase Housing Supply in BC’s 2022 Budget

BC’s 2022 budget is very much a recovery budget. There are significant investments in continued recovery from this past year’s extreme wildfire and flooding events, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. The budget acknowledged that BC’s “record-low supply and strong demand for homes” led to large price gains in 2021, across all major regions and

Extremely Tight Conditions Persist in the BC Housing Market

For the complete news release, including detailed statistics, click here. Vancouver, BC – February 14, 2022. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 6,138 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in January 2022, a decrease of 14.7 per cent from January 2021. The average MLS® residential



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