The Homebuyers’ Road Map is a public information toolkit to help homebuyers make informed decisions and planning when choosing a home. This project is a collaboration between The Canadian Real Estate Association and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.
The Home Buyers' Plan (HBP) makes it easier for first-time homebuyers to purchase a home. REALTORS® are asking for the HBP to be indexed so it never loses its buying power.
Property owners face a disincentive to sell because they must pay back previously claimed depreciation (Capital Cost Allowance recapture) upon sale. In order to encourage community reinvestment, CREA proposes to allow for a deferral of the CCA recapture.
Job relocation, the death of a spouse or a marital breakdown often triggers a move, and can impact an individual’s ability to purchase another home that accommodates their circumstance. REALTORS® are asking that Canadians experiencing these significant life changes have the ability to access their savings through the HBP.
REALTOR® recommendations address the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance’s focus on economic recovery and growth, job creation and Canadians particularly in need of assistance. Crafted with Canada’s current economic climate in mind and the need to operate with fiscal restraint, REALTORS’® proposals benefit home buyers, property owners, our economy and communities. They play a significant role in helping to build and maintain Canada’s long term prosperity.
A special report, focusing on the Species at Risk Act and violations of individual property rights under the Act when land use is restricted to protect wildlife species that are extirpated, endangered, or threatened without compensation. REALTORS® advocate for a well-crafted compensation framework that ensures when compensation is due, it is timely, fair and transparent.
The rapid increase in the number of grow operations across Canada has raised questions about the disclosure responsibilities and potential liabilities of real estate practitioners in dealing with these properties. This document provides some guidance for REALTORS® dealing with properties that have been used to manufacture marijuana.
CREA proudly supports programs to help First Nations families become homeowners. Over the last 40 years, First Nations communities have established and maintained successful homeownership programs. Stories from some of these innovative communities are in this booklet.
For a number of years, the Canadian Real Estate Association has been one of the voices calling on all levels of government to assist the private sector in rehabilitating brownfield properties. This can be done by removing regulatory impediments, and by providing tax incentives and mortgage guarantees to developers who take a chance on brownfields. This report lays out challenges, opportunities and solutions to browfield rehabilitation in Canada.
Radon, a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas formed by the natural breakdown of uranium in the earth, can seep from the ground, posing health risks in homes. Radon is radioactive, and potentially carcinogenic if enough of the gas builds up. This report outlines the possible health risks of radon and what you can do to alleviate risks posed by exposure.