Another Recording-Setting Month for Canadian Housing Markets

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) proudly equips REALTORS® with exclusive tools and the latest industry information to help serve their clients. Keep reading for updates on CREA resources made to help support your business.

Watch: CREA’s August Housing Market Report
http://view.comms.crea.ca/?qs=c1f42473556a72cf4730ce075ab7c8f098e526d4fffdfe7b261973824bbd863a2dc3bb87e18e2d78d1793395110f9fb49c8ecf18ce0c96637b840ebb1d5ff7cb9195beae30b6787f

EMBARGO – August 2020 CREA statistics

September 15, 2020 – As providers of the most accurate and timely housing data and statistics, CREA believes the outlook to still be too uncertain to release a forecast at this time.

August 2020 another record-setting month for many Canadian housing markets

Ottawa, ON, September 15, 2020 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales and new listings continued to climb in August 2020.

Summary:

  • National home sales rose 6.2% on a month-over-month (m-o-m) basis in August.
  • Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 33.5% year-over-year (y-o-y).
  • The number of newly listed properties climbed 10.6% from July to August.
  • The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) rose 1.7% m-o-m and was up 9.4% y-o-y.
  • The actual (not seasonally adjusted) national average sale price posted an 18.5% y-o-y gain in August.

Home sales recorded over Canadian MLS® Systems increased a further 6.2% in August 2020, raising them to another new all-time monthly record. 

Access the August 2020 stats PDF.


For more information, please contact:
Pierre Leduc
Media Relations
pleduc@crea.ca
The Canadian Real Estate Association
200 Catherine Street, 6th Floor, Ottawa, ON K2P 2K9
Tel: +1 (613) 237-7111

What’s on this September at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives

What’s on this September at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives

BRAMPTON, ON (Tuesday, Sept.15, 2020) As we head into September, the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is working behind-the-scenes to re-open in late Fall. In the meantime, we have an exciting donation to highlight and upcoming events happening this month!

Pride Donation

This summer PAMA received a significant donation from The Pride Committee of Peel consisting of textual records, photographs and artifacts.

The records offer invaluable documentation of the activities of the Pride Committee of Peel, in particular its annual “Peel Pride” picnic. Researchers interested in 2SLGTBQ+ community programs and events designed for residents of Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon will be well served by this material. It is important to stress that we do not, unfortunately, have very much material in the collection documenting Peel’s LGTBQ+ community. So, this donation offers us a fantastic opportunity to begin to rectify this deficiency.

“The Archives is delighted to accept these important records from the Pride Committee of Peel.  In recent years we have been building our collection to better reflect Peel’s modern history. We recognize that many communities in Peel are still underrepresented.  This donation helps us to close that gap.”  Jim Leonard, PAMA’s Supervisor of Archival Services / Regional Archivist

“We are thrilled to announce the finalization of a generous donation of artifacts from Peel Pride. These documents, photographs, t-shirts, banners, flags and other objects speak to local histories of queerness and help to tell stories about the region’s 2SLBGTQ+ communities. The addition of these items to the PAMA’s collections allows us to reflect on the moments, spaces and people that have contributed to the historical record of queer life in the region. Your stories matter and we are grateful to be entrusted with the care and conservation of these objects.”  Michelle Gewurtz, PAMA’s Supervisor of Arts and Culture

September Events

Connections Art and Book Club

In partnership with the Brampton Library

September 24, 2020 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Literature and visual art connect, intersect, and reflect in this distinctive book club. Enjoy a virtual tour of PAMA’s Simon Hughes exhibit, exploring the artist’s Canadian-themed narrative paintings, then join us to discuss Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper at our online meeting. A PAMA staff member will be on hand to talk about the exhibit. Registration is required through Eventbrite. After registration, library staff will contact participants to schedule curbside pickup for the book and participants will receive a link to join the program via email.

Digital Doors Open Brampton

Saturday, September 25 – Oct. 31

Doors Open Ontario has gone digital province wide. Stay tuned on-line for opportunities to explore in Brampton including many behind-the-scenes features from PAMA!

Culture Days

Online with PAMA: Sept. 25 – Oct. 25

Unexpected Intersections is this year’s theme, inspiring creative collaborations and discovery.

  • Art Voice Showcase

Saturday, Sept. 26 @visitpama on Facebook from 2 – 3 pm

Join some of the artists featured in the virtual exhibit as they showcase their different forms of art and chat with them in a live Q & A.

  • Your Voice through Self-Portraits

Saturdays Sept. 26 – Oct. 25

Our self-portrait series is inspired by Art Voice: Expressions from Youth in Peel, an online exhibition featuring extraordinary works created by youth artists expressing their voices through art. In Art Voice you will see many different modes of expression through art. Reflect on the different ways to express yourself through art. In the exhibition, experience a variety of portraits and self-portraits.

Reminders

  • PAMA @ Home page for over 100+ family fun activities. This Fall we will feature one activity each weekend for download!

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PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street, East in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.

Media Contact:

Erin Fernandes

Marketing Coordinator, PAMA

M: 416-312-3425

Erin.fernandes@peelregion.ca

Update on Regional buildings reopening to the public

Brampton, ON (September 11, 2020) – On Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, the Region of Peel will be reopening a limited number of Access Peel counters and Human Services reception areas to the public.

Access Peel counters:

Three counters that will reopen Monday to Friday include:

  • 10 Peel Centre Dr. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 7120 Hurontario St. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • PAMA (Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives) at 7 Wellington St. from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Note: PAMA facilities will remain closed to the public.

No appointments are needed. A list of services provided at these counters can be found online. Both phone and online service options will continue to be available to residents.

Human Services reception areas and cheque windows:

  • 10 Peel Centre Drive:
    • Reception will be open for limited services and by appointment only.
    • Cheque window at 10 Peel Centre Drive will be open:
      • the first and last business day of each month – without an appointment
      • other days during the month – by appointment only

To make an appointment, please call 905-793-9200 if you live in Brampton or Mississauga; 1-800-327-5379 if you live in Caledon.

  • 7120 Hurontario Street:
    • Human Services reception and cheque window will remain closed. Ontario Works appointments are being completed over the phone.

Council Chambers

Starting with the Regional Council meeting on Sept. 24, Council Chambers will reopen to the public with limited capacity. Residents who would like to attend in-person will need to email regional.clerk@peelregion.ca to register. Council meetings are also streamed online at peelregion.ca/council/video/ on Council days.

Safety measures in Regional buildings

When visiting a Regional building, visitors must enter through the main doors and wear a non-medical mask or face covering. The following health and safety measures have been put into place to protect the health and safety of the public and employees:

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About the Region of Peel

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.

MPAC Webinars – September schedule – For Distribution

While many businesses and organizations have slowed during the pandemic to prevent the spread of COVID-19 our Business Development team has found new ways to support the more than 80,000 REALTORS® in Ontario. Your members are invited to join one of our webinars focused on educating REALTORS® on MPAC’s role, how we assess properties, and how our data can help attract new clients and support property sales transactions.

MPAC Assessment 101 and Working with Public Records Webinar MPAC Assessment 101 and Working with Public Records webinar has been customized for TRREB members. Training provides an overview of how MPAC collects data, measures properties, and instructions on calculating property taxes. Via a live demo, we show REALTORS® how to get the most out of Public Records, search for comparables, save money on reports, and how they can access Assessment, Site, Structural, and Sales Data, to enhance their business. We also provide an brief overview of our Automated Valuation Model (AVM) products customized for REALTORS®.

Upcoming Assessment 101 and Public Records webinars

Thursday September 17, 2020

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST

Register now

Tuesday September 22, 2020

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST Register now

MPAC Automated Valuation Models (AVM) Webinar

This webinar provides an overview of our real-time market value estimates, used for listing presentations, setting the listing price, supporting an offer, or simply as a second unbiased opinion of value.

Upcoming AVM webinars

Tuesday September 15, 2020

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST

Register now

Friday September 25, 2020

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST

Register now

Tuesday September 29, 2020

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST Register now

Examining APS Matters, Form 100

OREA Forms Team is committed to helping you maintain and enhance your knowledge about frequently used OREA Forms. We understand OREA Forms are integral to the success of your business.
Join us on September 30 at 1:00 p.m. to review the Agreements of Purchase and Sale. This packed 20-minute Webinar, titled ‘Examining APS Matters, Form 100’, will enhance your knowledge so you can explain the Agreement of Purchase and Sale to consumers technically and in day to day consumer language. Members are urged to establish a thorough understanding of OREA Form content, for their confidence and confident consumer communications, resulting in Member and mutual consumer expectations.
Topics include:
• Deposit details and Acceptance Clauses
• Notice Clause, what does it establish?
• CHATTELS/RENTALS/CONTRACTS, due diligence beyond the APS
• The closing process communications
• Time and Date, Assessment and other Clauses eliminating the need for Schedule clauses
You use Forms all the time, join in for these critical conversations. Cassandra Agnew Walker, OREA’s Head of Standard Forms, leads this Webinar.
Webinar Registration Link
https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1366229&tp_key=7fef2ab96b
Mark your Calendars for our upcoming Webinars:
➢ Our next Forms Webinar, Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 1:00 p.m., entitled,
‘Forms Associated with Agreements of Purchase and Sale’
➢ 2021, a New Year – New Forms Webinar, Wednesday December 16th 2020
You can check in on orea.com December 1st for all the 2021 Forms & Clauses
*All access to Forms Webinars must be made through your Member login only. This OREA resource is for Member participation.

Correction to Labour Day Holiday service hours at the Region of Peel

Brampton, ON (Sept. 4, 2020) – Yesterday’s news release said that Access Peel services will resume on Sept. 8. This was incorrect. Access Peel counters will continue to remain closed to the public until further notice.

A full list of services and facilities temporarily affected in Peel due to COVID-19 can be found here: https://www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/affected-services.asp

About the Region of Peel

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Puneet Parhar

Communications Coordinator

Region of Peel
Tel: 647-289-2643

Email: puneet.parhar@peelregion.ca

Record-Breaking Month for Canadian Housing Markets

July was a record-breaking month for Canadian housing markets, with an unleashing of activity following strict COVID-19 lockdowns. As most businesses, services and public spaces continue to re-open, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) will continue to equip REALTORS® with exclusive tools and the latest industry information to help serve their clients. Stay in the know by visiting our online hub: What REALTORS® Should Know About COVID-19.

Housing Market Snapshot for July 2020: A Record-Breaking Month for Home Sales

With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted across Canada, home buyers and sellers have been busy!

New listings hit their highest level on record for the month of July, while home sales reached the highest level of any month in history. Get an overview and share the infographic with your clients as a resource to make educated home buying decisions.

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Government Extends CEBA, CERB, and Announces Replacement Benefits
At the end of August, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) was extended by four weeks to September 27, before it will transition people who are still claiming CERB to a revamped Employment Insurance (EI) program, or one of three new recovery benefits: the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB). Learn more about these programs.

More recently, the federal government has extended the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) until October 31, 2020. More information is expected in the coming days and we are optimistic that the program will be expanded to include businesses operating out of a personal bank account. Click here for more details.

Labour Day Holiday service hours at the Region of Peel

Brampton, ON (Sept 4, 2020) – As the Region of Peel continues to support efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, our regional offices and services will remain closed until further notice. Over the Labour Day Holiday, Peel Public Health encourages the residents of Peel to keep physical distance while outside, making sure to avoid crowds. Residents should stay close to home when exercising and continue to limit excursions to essential reasons.

While our main offices are closed, the Region is providing a limited number of services by telephone and on an emergency needs basis. These services will be affected by the Labour Day Holiday on Monday, Sept 7. Services are provided over the phone and by appointment only. If you have documents that you would like to drop off rather than mail or email, please use drop boxes located outside the entrances of our Regional buildings.

List of affected services:

Service areaServices not availableServices resume
Access PeelMonday, Sept 7       Tuesday, Sept 8
Early Years and Child Care ServicesMonday, Sept 7       Tuesday, Sept 8
Healthy Sexuality (Fairview)Monday, Sept 7       Tuesday, Sept 8
Peel Living Head OfficeMonday, Sept 7       Tuesday, Sept 8
Ontario Works in PeelMonday, Sept 7       Tuesday, Sept 8

Residents are advised that there will be no waste collection on Monday, Sept 7 due to the holiday. Waste collection will be one day later that week. Check your collection calendar to find your pickup day or sign up to receive free waste collection reminders.

All Community Recycling Centres will be closed on Monday, Sept 7 and will reopen on Tuesday, Sept 8.

The Peel Works Needle Exchange Program (PWNEP) Mobile Van will be closed on Monday, Sept 7 and reopen Tuesday, Sept 8. Normal van service will operate on Saturday, Sept 5. Please note that the Mobile Van does not operate on Sunday. Harm reduction supplies are also available during regular operating hours at the Fairview clinic.

Healthy Sexuality Fairview Clinic services (testing, treatments, doctor assessments, birth control) are by appointment only. For vaccine pick-up and harm reduction, no appointments are needed.

TransHelp – Specific trips for Monday, Sept 7 (Labour Day) and Tuesday, Sept 8 must be booked by 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept 6.

Flexible trips will not be accommodated after 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept 6 or any time of day on Monday, Sept 7.

On Monday, Sept 7 (Labour Day):

– TransHelp will operate from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.
– The TransHelp office will be closed, with regular hours resuming on Tuesday, Sept 8.

The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. However, families can participate virtually in over 100+ PAMA@Home online activities and tour four fantastic virtual exhibitions including the newest project Art Voice: Expressions of Youth in Peel.

Visit pama.peelregion.ca for more information.

Emergencies

For emergencies related to food, emergency shelter, medication or personal support, call the Region of Peel at 905-453-1300.

Maintenance Requests

For Peel Living maintenance requests, contact the 24-hour request line at 905-790-7335.

About the Region of Peel

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Puneet Parhar

Communications Coordinator

Region of Peel
Tel: 905-791-7800 ext. 5116

Email: puneet.parhar@peelregion.ca

CREA Office Closed for Labour Day

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The Canadian Real Estate Association’s (CREA) office will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labour Day and will reopen on Tuesday, September 8.

On Monday, September 7, members can call 1-888-237-7945 for CREA WEBForms® related issues between 8 a.m. to midnight (EDT).

Have a safe and happy long weekend.