WHERE DO THE PARTIES STAND ON HOME OWNERSHIP ISSUES?

With the election only two days away, we want to share the positions taken by the different political parties on home ownership with you. OREA and our local real estate boards distributed surveys to provincial candidates at the beginning of the campaign asking them about their ideas to keep the Canadian dream of home ownership … Continued

Three Way Agreement – STRONGER TOGETHER

At the Canadian Real Estate Association’s AGM on Monday, April 16th, 310 voting delegates voted in favour of a motion that provides local real estate boards and associations with the option to become direct members of CREA. The motion was brought forward by five local real estate boards – Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Vancouver. … Continued

EMERGE – Call For Speakers

EMERGE “Technology for a New REALiTY” is a one-day professional development hosted by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). EMERGE offers our members the opportunity to learn about the latest strategies, tools and emerging technologies that may disrupt our industry. EMERGE will also help REALTORS® excel at their business.  With five consecutive successfulruns and an … Continued

2018 Ontario Budget

Yesterday, the Ontario Government announced their Budget for 2018. The Budget did not propose any new housing policies and personal real estate corporations (PRECs) were not addressed. OREA was not expecting any major housing announcements in the budget, given our recent success in securing a stop on the Home Energy Rating and Disclosure (HER&D) program. … Continued

Sean Morrison to lead Ontario REALTOR® lobby at Queen’s Park

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) is excited to announce the appointment of Sean Morrison as Chair of the association’s 2018 Government Relations Committee. Mr. Morrison will be leading some of OREA’s most important files and promoting the Canadian dream of home ownership at Queen’s Park. A priority for Mr. Morrison will be advocating for … Continued

2018 ONTARIO BUDGET IS A MISSED OPPORTUNITY: OREA

“When it comes to the budgets of Ontario families, housing is the biggest line item. In today’s market, young people in particular are struggling to afford the Canadian dream of home ownership. Unfortunately, when it comes to making housing more affordable for young families, the 2018 Ontario Budget is a missed opportunity. Young people looking … Continued

Commercial Trading with Assistance using OREA Forms

Commercial transactions are complex and require REALTORS® to ensure they complete their due diligence. The upcoming Commercial Trading with Assistance using OREA Forms webinar is designed to give REALTORS® an overview of useful specific Commercial Forms and forms that are for all real estate including commercial that assist in a commercial transaction.   In this … Continued

Province puts the brakes on punishing HER&D program

For nine years, Ontario REALTORS® have been fighting to stop attempts by the province to implement the Home Energy Rating & Disclosure Program (HER&D), also known as mandatory home energy audits. For those who are not familiar, it’s a two-step program. First, HER&D would require a home seller to conduct an energy audit before they … Continued

MEET YOUR 2018 OREA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Top: L-R: Bradley Mayer-Harman, Mike Stahls, Johnmark Roberts, Mike Douglas, David Oikle, Steve Kotan, Mark McLean, Sean Morrison, Costa Poulopoulos Bottom L-R: John Meehan, Tim Syrianos, Ettore Cardarelli, David Reid, Karen Cox, John Lusink, John Oddi   On Feb 28th at OREA’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto, the association thanked 2017 OREA President Ettore Cardarelli … Continued

Doug Ford becomes new Leader of the PC Party

OREA would like to congratulate Doug Ford on becoming the new leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. We would also like to thank all four candidates for the efforts and dedication to Ontario. Doug was born and raised in Etobicoke Ontario. Before entering politics, Doug managed Deco Labels and Tags, a label manufacturing company, … Continued