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Words Matter: Why We’re Retiring an Outdated Term

Posted on Nov 13, 2020 in News & Announcements

The term “master bedroom” has been used for decades to describe the largest bedroom in a home. It’s usually the biggest and nicest bedroom, often including expansive closet space and an ensuite bathroom. The term “master” may seem innocuous in the context of a room; however, with its historical ties to slavery and patriarchal undertones, REALTORS a...

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Tighten Up: Mortgage Rules Get Stricter

Posted on Jul 09, 2020 in News & Announcements

As uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has rippled across the global economy, “business as usual” looks a lot different than even six months ago. BC may be in Phase 3 of our COVID-19 Restart Plan, but we’re far from out of the woods with no vaccine yet in sight. Even as we’ve adapted to the changes necessitated by physical distancing, exper...

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Strategy Shift: Vancouver Housing Policies

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in News & Announcements

By now, we’re three months into a global pandemic that has seen travel restricted, businesses closed, and drastic changes in the way we live, with no return to the Old Normal yet in sight. But has COVID-19 destroyed our once-thriving housing market?

By all accounts, that’s not likely—Vancouver is still one of the world’s most liveable cities, after...

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Make the Most of Summer 2020

Posted on Jun 18, 2020 in News & Announcements

At this point, we’re all well aware of the novel coronavirus‘s drastic impact on any plans we may have had for 2020.

Though BC is currently in Phase 2 of our COVID-19 Restart Plan, which means restaurants, cafes, libraries, museums, and office spaces can reopen for business, there are still plenty of restrictions in place. Phase 3, which allows for...

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Support Local Businesses

Posted on May 04, 2020 in News & Announcements

To say that small businesses are important to our local economy is a vast understatement. Companies with fewer than 50 employees make up 98% of all businesses in BC and are responsible for more than 33% of our gross domestic product, higher than any other province in Canada.

Beyond their economic impact, local businesses are also an integral part o...

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Help Yourself, Help Others:COVID-19 Resources

Posted on Apr 02, 2020 in News & Announcements

We hope you and your family and loved ones are staying safe in these uncertain times. In just a few short weeks, COVID-19 has affected the lives of all Canadians to varying degrees.

For some, it has been a personal upheaval—scrambling to adhere to Social Distancing protocols and getting basic necessities while figuring out what to do with their chi...

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