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CREA Cafe - delivering the news you need

CREA Cafe - delivering the news you need

For many REALTORS®, it seems as though we're walking around with a 24-hour newsroom in our pockets, constantly bombarded with stories about the economy, the housing market and government initiatives.

The CREA Cafe, the official blog of the Canadian Real Estate Association, is a key way we better connect with members and provide information about the critical issues facing our profession, industry and clients.

Blog posts have covered topics as diverse as interest rates, mortgage premium increases, CREA's new trademark policy, new FINTRAC training materials, new media and technology, top help desk questions, lobbying 101, and my favourite - open mic - where members and others talk about issues they see as important.

We also provide data about how CREA is addressing policy problems with timely solutions based on members' ideas and recommendations. 

I know our blog posts inspire members to take an active role in decisions that affect their lives and futures and those of property buyers and sellers. 

Is our housing market at risk?

May 31st, 2017
Is our housing market at risk? Today, the International Monetary Fund reported that Canadian households are highly indebted and housing affordability, particularly in Vancouver and Toron...Click here to read more detail about 'Is our housing market at risk?'

Moving towards a National Housing Strategy

May 1st, 2017
Moving towards a National Housing Strategy The Canadian Real Estate Association and its member real estate boards and associations across Canada have long advocated for better access to ...Click here to read more detail about 'Moving towards a National Housing Strategy'

What are the key challenges we face as a profession?

February 18th, 2016
What are the key challenges we face as a profession? If someone were to ask me what one characteristic Realtors® share, I'd say - adaptability.  Take a minute and think about i...Click here to read more detail about 'What are the key challenges we face as a profession?'

Will a luxury or speculation tax create more affordable housing?

February 2nd, 2016
Will a luxury or speculation tax create more affordable housing? In the last month, both the Mayor of Vancouver and economists from the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser Un...Click here to read more detail about 'Will a luxury or speculation tax create more affordable housing?'