BCREA and Member Board Delegates Advocate for Improved Housing Attainability at 2023 Union of BC Municipalities Convention

Group photo taken at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention

Last week, BCREA and five BC real estate boards sent delegates to the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention in Vancouver to meet with local and provincial political leaders and staff. Throughout the event, BCREA’s delegates strongly advocated for greater housing attainability, and distributed a brief to elected officials containing two recommendations described below. Our

Auckland’s Housing Supply Experiment: What Does it Mean for British Columbia’s Homes for People Plan?

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Vancouver, BC – September 26, 2023. As British Columbia continues to grapple with an ongoing housing crisis, a new economic report reveals how the province’s Homes for People housing plan can expand housing supply and improve housing affordability by following the blueprint of New Zealand’s Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP). According to the latest Market Intelligence

Updated Professional Development Course — Economics for REALTORS®: Why You Should Incorporate Economics into Your Practice

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In today’s competitive market, staying ahead of the curve regarding economic trends is crucial, especially for REALTORS®. As real estate is so intertwined with the broader economy, REALTORS® who understand how to analyze and apply economic trends can incorporate this knowledge into their practice and help their clients make more informed decisions. With this in

Sales Trend Slightly Lower in August

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For the complete news release, including detailed statistics, click here. Vancouver, BC – September 13, 2023. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 6,608 residential unit sales were recorded in Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) systems in August 2023, an increase of 15.7 per cent from August 2022. The average MLS® residential

Beware of Heritage or Archaeological Issues #564

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When looking for a property to develop or redevelop, prudent buyers are well advised to investigate the suitability of the property for their plans prior to committing to purchase it. Depending on the property and the type of development, this may include researching or retaining the appropriate professionals to research and advise on any zoning