LATEST NEWS

Dec 06, 2020

A test of resilience for long-standing B.C. Markets

Buckle up in your bubble, as we head into the last month of 2020 and down the rabbit hole of stagnating provincial health policies. The B.C. Health Authority has again enacted the “essential only travel policy”... 

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A-H Observer

Nov 30, 2020

BC's recreational region property prices climb during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic helped to drive up recreational region property prices during the first nine months of the year.... 

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Castanet

Nov 20, 2020

Canadian Real Estate Prices To Fall Up To 26%: Bay Street Firm Institutions

Canadian real estate prices may take a big tumble, Bay Street researchers warn. Veritas Investment Research, a prominent Canadian firm, sent institutional clients a real estate forecast. The firm warned real estate price declines are unlikely

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Better Dwelling

Nov 12, 2020

BCREA would like to remind REALTORS® to continue to use virtual tools when possible to market, show and view properties, to limit face-to-face interactions, and to follow the safer showings guidelines released 

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BCREA

Nov 05, 2020

The regulatory agencies overseeing real estate professionals in BC and the provincial association representing REALTORS® are calling on real estate professionals across the province to protect public health... 

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BCREA

Oct 15, 2020

Canada’s housing market has come racing out of the pandemic lockdowns this spring, setting a third consecutive monthly record for home sales in September.

The association says September home sales were up 45.6 per cent

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HuffPost

Sep 15, 2020

Today, the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (OSRE) and the Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) are opening a consultation on proposed changes to administrative penalties. 

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RECBC

Sep 11, 2020

BCREA works with BC’s 11 real estate boards, lawyers and other industry experts to draft and update the standard forms that are the backbone of real estate transactions. Standard Forms are for REALTOR® use only.

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BCREA

Sep 07, 2020

These protocols are for those providing services related to real estate, including real estate professionals and home inspectors. These employers may also benefit from reviewing protocols related 

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WorkSafe BC

Aug 27, 2020

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its 2020 Third Quarter Housing Forecast Update today. Multiple Listing Service (MLS) residential sales in the province are forecast to rise 6.5 per cent to 82,380 

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BCREA

Aug 10, 2020

A strong surge in the price of Canada's most desirable houses seems to fly in the face of an economy facing a record wave of bankruptcies and a sharp loss in jobs. But as we try to disentangle the complexities

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CBC Canada

Aug 07, 2020

Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the federal government’s upcoming plans for two of the financial support programs currently available to Canadians and Canadian businesses. 

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CREA

July 14, 2020

BC Home sales surge back to pre-COVID levels


What happened: B.C. home sales for the month of June rose 17% year-over-year, according to a new report from the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA).

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BIV

July 09, 2020

It's not business as usual, it's not a return to normal, the real estate industry says, but open houses are coming back to B.C.'s real estate sector.

The British Columbia Real Estate Association, the Real Estate Council of British Columbia, the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate and WorkSafeBC
 

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CBC Canada

July 08, 2020

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA), the Real Estate Council of British Columbia, and the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate, with support from WorkSafeBC,

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BCREA

June 30, 2020

The dashboard was last updated on July 2, 2020. The BCREA Economics team has created the COVID-19 Reopening Dashboard to help REALTORS® monitor the evolution of the BC economy as the province gradually reopens.

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BCREA

May 20, 2020

The second phase of the province’s economic restart will look and feel a lot like the first for the real estate market according to the experts. While the province starts getting back to work...

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Times Columnist

May 14, 2020

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, real estate sales were identified as an essential service. However, many prospective home buyers and sellers became hesitant.

Two months later, it’s a different story.

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BC Gov. News

May 07, 2020

Canadians are spending more time looking at properties on REALTOR.ca. During the week of March 9, visits to REALTOR.ca dropped by 30%; however, since April 12 traffic has crept back up by 14%.... 

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CREA News

April 27, 2020

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA), in collaboration with the provincial Standard Forms Committee, BC's 11 real estate boards and other stakeholders, has updated the Property Disclosure Statement...

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BCREA

April 23, 2020

Temporary relief is on the way for British Columbians whose ability to work has been affected by COVID-19, with applications for the $1,000 B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers (BCEBW) opening on May 1, 2020...

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BC Gov. News

April 22, 2020

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) has created a new Standard Form, the Notice & Acknowledgement form, for use by REALTORS® during the COVID-19 pandemic... 

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BCREA

April 20, 2020

A report from the B.C. Real Estate Association says the 2020 COVID-driven recession will be deep, although it could be shorter than other Canadian economic downturns...

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Castanet

April 16, 2020

On April 15, the Government of Canada broadened the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) criteria by allowing applicants to earn up to $1,000 in each four-week eligibility period...

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BCREA

April 15, 2020

Live Tours allow buyers to continue to view active real estate listings — and sellers to continue to have their homes seen — without anyone leaving the comfort of their own home...

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Kamloops This Week

April 09, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to impact the way REALTORS® conduct business, virtual showings and living-streaming of open houses have become useful tools for Realtors looking to ...

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BCREA

April 09, 2020

(This post was updated on April 14 with new information on how REALTORS® qualify for CERB.)

Accessing CEWS & CREB...

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BCREA

April 07, 2020

While airlines and event venues were the first to be infected, many are anxious about how the virus will affect other parts of the economy, including the real estate market...

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Western Investor

April 03, 2020

New data released by Google shows just how much British Columbians have stopped going to work, shops and transit stations, replacing those trips with staying home...

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CTV News

April 03, 2020

In anticipation of the issues REALTORS® would be facing, CREA began speaking to government departments and agencies early on about the protections needed to...

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CREA

April 02, 2020

Metro Vancouver's housing market saw steady demand from people buying homes in March, but the small spike in sales was quickly flattened by COVID-19 concerns...

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CBC

Updated: March 31, 2020

BC's Residential Tenancy Order (RTO), announced on March 25, is in effect as of March 30. This follows a week of intensive lobbying by BCREA and other stakeholders ...

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BCREA

March 30, 2020

COVID-19: More Support Coming for Canadian Businesses 

To help negate some of the impacts Canadians and our economy will face resulting from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government unveiled additional... 

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RECBC

March 27, 2020

Conducting your business as an essential non-health service

The Province of BC announced its updated list of essential non-health services in British Columbia during COVID-19 pandemic and included property management and ...

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FVREB

March 27, 2020

New measures introduced to support businesses

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, all the various real estate boards have been working closely with CREA to engage in discussions with government to ensure the voices... 

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FVREB

March 27, 2020

RECBC Statement on Real Estate as Essential Service

Real estate services have been identified as essential services by the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General in a list published yesterday. As services that...  

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RECBC

March 26, 2020

Canada Emergency Response Benefit – What it means for REALTORS®

With the announcement of the newly created Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and associated eligibility criteria, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) continues to work... 

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BCREA

March 26, 2020

B.C. real estate market frozen over COVID-19 uncertainty

The local real estate market is mostly frozen as fears about the spread of COVID-19 have halted most home showings and there is uncertainty in the market for buyers and sellers. 

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Vancouver Sun

March 26, 2020

Government Announcement on Renters and Landlords – REALTORS®

On March 25, BC Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson announced a temporary freeze on evictions except in "exceptional circumstances"...

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BCREA

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Action Plan: BC's first steps to support people, businesses

British Columbians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will benefit from $5 billion in income supports, tax relief and direct funding for people, businesses and services.

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BC Gov. News

March 25, 2020

Supporting renters, landlords during COVID-19

To support people and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Province is introducing a new temporary rental supplement, halting evictions and freezing rents, among other actions.  

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BC Gov. News

March 17, 2020

COVID-19 FAQ: Dealing with Contracts and Disclosure Requirements

As the spread of COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on people's lives, REALTORS® may also be left with questions about how to deal with certain areas of their practice.

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