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.

Mortgage Rate Forecast (September 2016)

The Canadian five-year qualifying mortgage rate briefly moved higher in the third quarter, rising by ten basis points to 4.74 per cent before swiftly falling back to its historical low of 4.64 per cent . . . more >>   

Housing Market Update Video Podcast (September 2016) 

Watch BCREA Chief Economist Cameron Muir discuss the August 2016 statistics:

BC Housing Demand Remains Strong Despite Fewer Vancouver Home Sales

BCREA reports that 8,945 residential unit sales were recorded by the MLS® in August, up 1.5 per cent from the same month last year. . . more >>

Commercial Leading Indicator (August 2016)

The BCREA CLI increased 1.7 index points in the second quarter of 2016, propelled higher by strong growth in the BC economy. . . more >>   

The Bulletin (August 2016)

The Bulletin is BCREA's quarterly newsletter, featuring real estate news from a provincial perspective. In this issue:
  • Time of Change for BC Real Estate
  • President's Report: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Updates to Your Standard Forms
  • REALTORS® of BC: Six Boards Move Forward
  • New Online Manufactured Homes Course
  • What Will Happen Next In BC Real Estate Market?

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Legally Speaking (August 2016)

Legally Speaking is an essential newsletter, published eight times a year, for all professionals involved in real estate transactions. In this issue:
Features: Brian Taylor - Recent Regulation Regarding Assignments

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2016 Third Quarter Housing Forecast Update

In its 2016 Third Quarter Housing Forecast Update, BCREA reported that MLS® residential sales in the province are forecast to climb 10.4 per cent to a record 113,000 units this year, eclipsing the previous record of 106,310 units in 2005. . . more >>