Avoid Commercial Form Minefields with OREA Webinar

At 1:00 P.M. on July 19th, OREA will hold its first webinar that takes a detailed look at commercial forms.  Commercial transactions are complex and require REALTORS® to ensure they complete their due diligence. In this webinar, OREA legal counsel guest, Louis Radomsky, joins Cassandra Agnew Walker to provide members with practical advice about how … Continued

Investment Ready: Ontario’s Certified Site Program

The Government of Ontario is working with property owners, municipalities and economic development organizations to attract foreign direct investment and/or encourage domestic expansion projects to Ontario’s industrial lands through its Investment Ready: Certified Site Program. The program is designed to attract investment to Ontario’s municipalities by reducing the number of unknowns associated with development. By … Continued

Check out the newest ICX.ca app

Source: reliablenetworks.co.uk via OREA on Pinterest   The Canadian Real Estate Association has released its newest ICX.ca app to facilitate searches for commercial property. Equipped with the smartphone’s GPS, the app allows finding nearby properties and new listings with one click on the icon. It also helps find a REALTOR®, easily contact an agent, search … Continued

SIOR launches new Candidate Membership

If you are looking to obtain a designation from the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR), here is what you need to know. SIOR is now offering a new Candidate Membership as a first step towards becoming a SIOR designee. You would qualify for a SIOR Candidate Membership if you are: An industrial and … Continued

Ontario redefines Significant Wildlife Habitat

  Ontario is imposing stricter rules around the definition of Significant Wildlife Habitat and how it should be protected. Many more species within a certain territory will now qualify under the new definition, which might put additional restrictions on development.  These measures are in addition to already protected significant wetlands and endangered species. Follow the … Continued

Canadian REALTORS® to benefit from .REALTOR Domain

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), the exclusive licensee of the REALTOR® trademark in Canada, has entered into a partnership with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), its American counterpart. As a result of this arrangement, REALTOR® members of CREA might soon be able to join their American colleagues in using the domain .REALTOR, making … Continued

Study highlights the benefits of brownfield redevelopment in Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MAH) together with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has released a study that reaffirms the positive effects of brownfield redevelopment on the economy, people’s quality of life and the environment. The research studied three brownfield redevelopment sites in Ontario: Kaufman Lofts in Kitchener, Lybster Mill in St. … Continued

OREA welcomes John Filipetti

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) is proud to welcome John Filipetti – its new Commercial Director on the OREA Board of Directors.  In his new role, Mr. Filipetti will represent interests of the commercial REALTORS®, communicate their specialized needs to the OREA board and voice their issues to the Ontario legislators. John is an … Continued

Ontario introduces new rent control law

The Government of Ontario has introduced legislation that, if passed, would cap the annual Rent Increase Guideline at 2.5 per cent. The legislation, called Bill 19, Residential Tenancies Amendment Act (Rent Increase Guideline), 2011, would also ensure that the annual rent increase never falls below one per cent. The province’s Rent Increase Guideline is a … Continued