Real Estate in B.C.
Learn about Real Estate in B.C.: buying and selling property, real estate consultations, and regulations for real estate services, real estate development marketing and pre-sale strata.
Buying or selling a home is probably one of the largest financial transactions you’ll ever make. Asking the right questions and getting the information you need helps to protect you as a consumer and achieve a good result for you and your family.
Citizens can enlist the help of a real estate professional to help them buy, sell, lease or manage their home. Providers of real estate services in B.C. must be licensed unless otherwise exempted from licensing requirements.
Multi-unit development properties, such as condos and townhouses, are a popular option when buying a home in B.C. Real estate developers are responsible for providing full information and deposit protection to consumers when marketing their developments.
The Condo and Strata Assignment Integrity Register (CSAIR) is a database for assignments of purchase agreements of all residential condo and strata lots in B.C., including both pre-sale lots and completed lots.
Money laundering is an issue in British Columbia as well as throughout Canada. The Combatting Money Laundering in B.C. Real Estate (PDF) report outlines steps government can take to stop illegal money from negatively affecting market prices and housing affordability in B.C.