Log in as a…


Login

NEW!

We’ve partnered with CREA to help improve your member experience and give your information the best security possible.

You will be returned to OREA once you have successfully logged in.

Login as a Member

We can help

articleimage

April 20, 2017

Statement from Tim Hudak on Ontario Fair Housing Plan

“Our goal as Realtors is to keep the dream of home ownership within reach for millennials, first-time home buyers and young families. We had over a dozen meetings with Premier Wynne, Finance Minister Sousa, the Honourable Tracy MacCharles, Housing Minister Chris Ballard and other senior staff to bring our ideas on home affordability forward. We’re pleased to see that the government has listened. For one, increasing the supply of homes is the best way to give buyers a better shot at home ownership and the government has committed to working with municipalities to remove the barriers to getting more new homes and listings on the market faster. 

Secondly, since I became CEO of the Ontario Real Estate Association, I’ve worked with my board and Ontario Realtors to call for an overhaul of REBBA, the legislation that sets the rules for Realtors, to raise the bar on professional standards. Since the Act was first implemented in 2002, the real estate world has changed tremendously, therefore the legislation must be updated to catch up with the times. We look forward to working with the government to modernize the rules governing the profession, to help strengthen the sector and make Ontario a leader in real estate transactions and standards. 

Education standards for Realtors must also be improved to ensure that Ontarians are working with highly skilled professionals when buying and selling their home, the biggest financial move most people will make in their lives.”


For more information contact:

Katarina Markovinovic-Praljak

Head of Communications & Media Relations

katarinam@orea.com


More News & Press Releases

articleimage

Statement From OREA President Sean Morrison: Open Houses Banned in Toronto, Ottawa, Peel And York Region

Today, the Ontario Government announced that open houses will be prohibited in Ottawa, Peel, Toronto and York Region

Read More
articleimage

Statement From OREA President Sean Morrison: OREA Urges Ontario Realtors® To Stop Open Houses Amid Rise In Covid-19 Cases

With cases in Ontario rising, we must continue to limit face-to-face interactions as much as possible and use virtual tools first and to the greatest extent possible.

Read More
articleimage

Ontario REALTORS® Win Big with Personal Real Estate Corporations

A decade of hard work pays off with new PREC Regulation

Read More
Back to News & Press Releases
To MP Survey
OREA Contract