OREA recommends ways to end “bully” offers

In response to government consultations, the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) has proposed 28 recommendations for ending “bully offers” in real estate.
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OREA names Kim Clouthier new provincial director

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) has elected Kim Clouthier, a Sault Ste. Marie-based real estate broker, as provincial director.
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Ontario aims to make rental development easier

At a recent event, Ontario Premier Doug Ford stated that the government is committed to making it more appealing for developers to build rental housing.
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Don’t widen municipal land transfer tax: OREA, TREB

Last week, OREA and TREB jointly called on MPP candidates vying for seats in the York Region to reject requests to expand the municipal land transfer tax.
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Average price for a GTA condo climbs nine per cent: TREB

The average selling price for condominium apartments sold in Q1-2018 was up by nine per cent year-over-year to $533,447, according to the TREB.
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Province strengthens consumer protection with new rules: OREA

The government of Ontario has introduced legislation that, if passed, will implement North America-leading rules in the province around how real estate professionals can represent consumers.
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Province releases updated land use plans

The Ontario government has released updated land use plans aimed at balancing the environment and vibrant communities as the Greater Golden Horseshoe grows.
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Ontario passes home inspection legislation

Ontario passed home inspection legislation that will regulate one of few currently unregulated professionals that have a role in real estate transactions.
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Tax Fairness for Realtors Act passes second reading

Ontario realtors are one step closer to being able to form personal real estate corporations under Bill 104, the Tax Fairness for Realtors Act, 2017.
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Province should address affordability: OHBA, OREA

The OHBA and OREA are calling on the provincial government to provide ideas to ease the growing housing affordability challenges many Ontarians are facing.
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Demand grows for detached homes in Ontario: study

According to new research from the OREA, half of Ontarians looking to buy a home within the next two years say they are looking for a detached house.


Tim Hudak named incoming CEO of OREA

Tim Hudak has been named the next Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), effective later this year.