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March 21, 2020
Understandably we all have questions about the impacts this crisis will have on our industry, both short and long-term. While no one has definitive answers, we can provide an update on the actions our Board is taking. As our industry involves a significant amount of personal contact, particularly during showings, open houses, and in-person client communication, we all need to keep in mind the recommendations of our Health Authorities who are strongly encouraging social distancing in the current environment. CONTINUE
March 17, 2020
OMDREB has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and taking action to safeguard the well-being of our Members and staff. As noted in previous communications, this already includes cancelling all public events, seminars, training, in-person and Committee meetings. We will also be temporarily suspending all operations at our Milton office until further notice. Our Oakville office will be closed to guests, but operations will continue with a reduced on-site staff team until the end of this week. Effective at the end of day Friday, March 20, 2020, all Board staff will be working remotely and the Oakville office will be fully closed until further notice. CONTINUE
March 6, 2020
Oakville, ON, March 5, 2020 – According to figures released February 5 by The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board (OMDREB), the number of all property sales increased drastically in February compared to the same period in 2019. Monthly property sales went up by 154, totaling 639 compared to 485 in February 2019. The total number of new property listings also saw a significant increase this year: 925 new listings in February 2020 compared to 847 in 2019. CONTINUE

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