Ontario’s REALTORS® Gather for Annual Political Affairs Conference

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) kicked off its 2014 Political Affairs Conference (PAC) on Sunday at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Toronto. The three day event, featuring prominent politicians, journalists and commentators offers Ontario REALTORS® a unique opportunity to connect with their MPPs, enhance their understanding of provincial issues, exchange ideas and create dialogue … Continued

Municipal Land Transfer Tax costs Toronto billions

  Today OREA released research that shows a massive loss of economic activity in the City of Toronto and a corresponding loss of thousands of jobs due to the Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT), imposed in Toronto in 2008. The report, Economic Implications of the Municipal Land Transfer Tax in Toronto, conducted by Altus Group … Continued

London’s Costa Poulopoulos assumes role as President

Costa Poulopoulos assumed the role of president of OREA  as of the association’s annual conference on March 4-6, 2014. Costa will represent the association’s members on the board of directors and the senior level executive committees of OREA. Active in the profession for 26 years, Costa is a broker of record with Realty Executives Elite Ltd., … Continued

Ontarians Optimistic About 2014 Real Estate Market and Economy

Ontarians seem hopeful about the provincial real estate market, according to new research conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). A third of Ontarians say the market will strengthen rather than weaken (21%) in 2014. Looking even further ahead – ten-year’s time – significantly more Ontarians believe the Ontario … Continued