Ontario’s NEW 26th Premier and his Cabinet

  Earlier today Premier Doug Ford was sworn in as Ontario’s 26th Premier and announced his Cabinet. With just 21 Ministers, this government’s Cabinet is smaller than previous governments. Below is a summary of some key Ministers that will oversee issues that are important to OREA and our members. For a complete list of the Cabinet, … Continued


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


“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