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Connections: Advocacy News from the British Columbia Real Estate Association (November 2018)

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:

  • Headway on Housing Affordability
  • Real Estate Transparency to Build Public Confidence
  • Supporting Efficiency and Confidence in Real Estate

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

Balanced Conditions Prevail in BC Housing Market

BCREA reports reports that a total of 6,405 residential unit sales were recorded by the MLS® across the province in October, down 26.2 per cent from the same month last year.. . . more >>

BCREA 2018 Fourth Quarter Housing Forecast

In its 2018 Fourth Quarter Housing Forecast, BCREA reported that MLS® residential sales in the province are forecast to decline 23 per cent to 80,000 units this year, after recording 103,768 residential sales in 2017. . . more >>

Legally Speaking (October 2018)

Legally Speaking is an essential newsletter, published 12 times a year, for all professionals involved in real estate transactions. In this issue:
Features: Mike Mangan - The Section 9 Trap

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BCREA Welcomes Exemptions to Bill 45

BCREA welcomes the Government of British Columbia’s inclusion of exemptions from the speculation and vacancy tax proposed as Bill 45 today, Tuesday, October 16, 2018. more >>

Housing Market Update Video Webcast (October 2018) 

Watch BCREA Chief Economist Cameron Muir discuss the September 2018 statistics:

BCREA Supports Government's Reviews of BC Real Estate

BCREA welcomes the provincial government’s launch of an inquiry into money laundering in sectors including real estate. . .more >>

Mortgage Rate Forecast (September 2018)

The Canadian mortgage market is undergoing significant tightening with the availability of credit falling and interest rates rising. . . more >>