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The BCREA Blog is a platform for sharing the latest education news, economics statistics, issues relating to the profession and links to valuable resources for REALTORS®, stakeholders and the public.

    • Economics

    Northern BC Could Use A Little More Exposure

    Published Aug 29, 2012
    With most of the media attention focused on the Vancouver and Toronto real estate markets, it is easy to miss some of the truly good news stories like the surging real estate markets of Northern BC. So far in 2012, sales through the BC Northern Real Estate Board have risen 14 per cent while average prices are up over 5 per cent.
    • Practical Points

    HPO Resources for Homebuyers

    Published Aug 16, 2012
    Looking for resources to assist you, as a homebuyer, or to assist your clients, as a REALTOR®, in the process of buying a new home? Check out the numerous resources available from the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO).
    • Economics

    Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement Tomorrow

    Published Jul 16, 2012
    When the Bank of Canada announces its interest rate decision tomorrow morning, it will no doubt choose to keep its target overnight interest rate at 1 per cent where it has been held for the past 23 months.
    • Education

    BCREA-BC Northern R & D Partnership - A learning innovation!

    Published Jul 13, 2012
    On June 15, BCREA and the BC Northern Real Estate Board offered the first real time (synchronous) in-person and online presentation of a cpe course.
    • Economics

    Tracking the BC Economy

    Published Jul 10, 2012
    Because data for provincial GDP growth is only released annually and at a significant time lag, BCREA's economics team has developed a tool to track economic growth on a monthly basis.
    • Economics

    Federal Government Changes to Mortgage Lending

    Published Jun 22, 2012
    For the fourth time in the past four years, the Federal Government has announced further action to restrict mortgage credit. Learn more about the new measures.
    • Economics

    Canadian Consumer Price Inflation

    Published Jun 22, 2012
    Canadian retail sales declined 0.5 per cent in April, offsetting a similar increase in March. Weakness in the retail sector was broad-based with 8 out of 11 retail sectors recording declines. Click here to learn more about Canadian consumer price inflation.
    • Education

    Newly Hired Instructor: Cam McLeod!

    Published Jun 19, 2012
    Cam McLeod recently joined BCREA’s instructor community as a Unit 10 instructor within the Residential Trading Services Applied Practice Course offered in Prince George.
    • Education

    Leaving Us… Ed Rektor

    Published Jun 15, 2012
    • Economics

    One of These Things is Not Like the Other

    Published May 28, 2012
    • Economics

    April BC Labour Market Check-Up

    Published May 11, 2012
    • Economics

    Tracking the BC Economy

    Published May 03, 2012
    • Economics

    What a difference a day makes

    Published Apr 19, 2012
    • Education

    Updates – The Virtual Real Estate College Project

    Published Apr 17, 2012
    • Economics

    What to Expect from the Bank of Canada This Week

    Published Apr 16, 2012
    • Economics

    BC Labour Market Check-up

    Published Apr 11, 2012
    • Government Relations

    BCREA's HST/PST Resources

    Published Apr 05, 2012
    • Education

    Instructor Profile: BCREA Welcomes Wes McMillan as a PDP Instructor

    Published Apr 05, 2012
    • Economics

    BCREA Economist Nominated to Survey of Professional Forecasters

    Published Apr 05, 2012