With November 22, 2017 formally recognized as National Housing Day, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) is proud to be doing its part to raise awareness of important housing issues.Original Post: http://www.trebhome.com/market_news/release_market_updates/news2017/nr_nhd2017_112217.htm Post Imported Time: 1511379194 Original Author: Original Author Link:
With the City of Toronto’s Planning and Growth Management Committee holding public hearings, today, on proposals to regulate short-term rental housing accommodations, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has submitted formal comments on this issue to City Councillors.Original Post: http://www.trebhome.com/market_news/release_market_updates/news2017/nr_short-term-rental_111417.htm Post Imported Time: 1510711200 Original Author: Original Author Link:
Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that TREB Commercial Network Members reported 263,420 square feet of combined industrial, commercial/retail and office space leased through TREB’s MLS® System in October 2017.Original Post: http://www.trebhome.com/market_news/release_market_updates/news2017/nr_comm_watch_1017.htm Post Imported Time: 1510603063 Original Author: Original Author Link:
Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that year-over-year increases in average rents for condominium apartments were up very strongly in the third quarter, based on rental transactions reported by Greater Toronto REALTORS® through TREB’s MLS® System.Original Post: http://www.trebhome.com/market_news/release_market_updates/news2017/nr_rental_report_Q3-2017.htm Post Imported Time: 1508776901 Original Author: Original Author Link:
Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos reported continued average price growth on a year-over-year basis for condominium apartments listed and sold through TREB’s MLS® System by Greater Toronto Area REALTORS®.Original Post: http://www.trebhome.com/market_news/release_market_updates/news2017/nr_condo_report_Q3-2017.htm Post Imported Time: 1508776901 Original Author: Original Author Link:
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) welcomes the provincial announcement on proposed changes to the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA) pertaining to conflict of interest issues that arise in multiple representation situations in real estate transactions.Original Post: http://www.trebhome.com/market_news/release_market_updates/news2017/nr_multiple_representation_100617.htm Post Imported Time: 1507310864 Original Author: Original Author Link:
Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced commercial sales and leasing statistics reported through TREB’s MLS® System for the third quarter of 2017.Original Post: http://www.trebhome.com/market_news/release_market_updates/news2017/nr_comm_watch_0917.htm Post Imported Time: 1507129797 Original Author: Original Author Link:
Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,379 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in September 2017. This result was down by 35 per cent compared to September 2016.Original Post: http://www.trebhome.com/market_news/release_market_updates/news2017/nr_market_watch_0917.htm Post Imported Time: 1507129797 Original Author: Original Author Link:
The Toronto Real Estate Board is urging caution on the issue of a possible vacant home tax in the City of Toronto. A measured approach to the issue can help to avoid any unintended consequences on the housing market and property owners.Original Post: http://www.trebhome.com/market_news/release_market_updates/news2017/nr_vacancy_tax_092617.htm Post Imported Time: 1506441842 Original Author: Original Author Link:
For over sixty years, OREA, and the OREA Real Estate College have been the provider of real estate education in Ontario. In March of 2016, RECO issued an RFP for the selection of an organization to deliver its new Registration Education Program. However, following an extensive RFP process, RECO has informed us that OREA has not been chosen as the designated organization to deliver the required educational courses for real estate professionals in Ontario. This means that the OREA Real Estate College will only continue to provide quality real estate education under the current agreement, which runs until December 31, 2020. RECO’s decision did not come without significant disappointment. OREA is indeed synonymous with registration education, but we are so much more. RECO’s decision will no doubt have many unfortunate consequences, however, it also presents an important opportunity for OREA to refocus and strengthen its core member services.
As the current designated provider of Salesperson Registration Education and Broker Registration Education, the College has made education accessible province-wide through multiple delivery channels, while ensuring that a consistent standard of education is delivered to all students. In the last five years, more than 75,000 students have enrolled in the programs offered by the College and, as OREA has been the sole provider, 100 per cent of Ontario REALTORS® have completed our programs. Over the years, the College has garnered many awards, including the Education Excellence Award from the Association of Real Estate Licensing Law Officials, the 2015 LERN International Award for Excellence in Programming, and the 2015 Education Program of the Year Award from the Real Estate Educators Association.
What does this mean for you, our members? It means that our mission to help REALTORS® succeed grows ever stronger. Our association continues to forge ahead with renewed energy and focus and a reinvigorated outlook on an exciting future for OREA. In short, we are committed to building a ‘new’ OREA with increased effort and focus directed towards our key member services and we are working hard to become the most effective professional association in the province delivering high impact advocacy on behalf of REALTORS® and quality services that our members need and want.
OREA’s role in real estate education may be changing, but know for certain that our efforts to consistently raise and uphold the high standards of education we helped set will remain unchanged.
President, Ontario Real Estate Association