The BCREA is the professional association for more than 20,000 REALTORS® in BC, focusing on provincial issues that impact real estate. Working with the province’s 11 real estate boards, BCREA provides continuing professional education, advocacy, economic research and standard forms to help REALTORS® provide value for their clients.

The Bulletin (February 2017)

The Bulletin is BCREA's quarterly newsletter, featuring real estate news from a provincial perspective. In this issue:
  • BC Election: Housing Affordability on the Table
  • President's Report: Moving Forward
  • How BC Housing Market Could Get Trumped
  • Updated FINTRAC Requirements: Less Burden on Brokerages
  • Compensation Fund Assessments
  • Education Update: Hitting the Ground Running
  • 2017 Banff Western Connection
  • New Smart Leads Feature on REALTOR.ca

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Legally Speaking (February 2017)

Legally Speaking is an essential newsletter, published eight times a year, for all professionals involved in real estate transactions. In this issue:
Features: Mike Mangan - Effective Cause

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Budget 2017—BCREA News Release

On the heels of multiple government announcements in 2016 and early 2017, the BCREA welcomes the latest: an increase in the Property Transfer Tax exemption threshold for first-time buyers, announced in Budget 2017.  more >>

2017 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update

In its 2017 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update, BCREA reported that MLS® residential sales in the province are forecast to decline 14.1 per cent to 96,345 units this year, after reaching a record 112,209 units in 2016. . . more >>

Housing Market Update Video Podcast (February 2017) 

Watch BCREA Chief Economist Cameron Muir discuss the January 2017 statistics:

BC Home Sales Return to Historic Average

BCREA reports that a total of 4,487 residential unit sales were recorded by the MLS® in January, down 23 per cent from the same period last year. . . more >>

Connections: Advocacy News from the British Columbia Real Estate Association (January 2017)

Connections: Advocacy News from the British Columbia Real Estate Association is BCREA's quarterly newsletter, featuring advocacy news, focusing on BCREA's government relations activities. In this issue:

  • Continued Focus on Housing Affordability
  • Forecast 2017 with BCREA Resources
  • Finding Solutions: A Forum on Properties Used in Drug Operations

Read the issue here. For an email subscription to Connections: Advocacy News from the British Columbia Real Estate Association, here.