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New City of Hamilton Sign By-Law Fines

May 9, 2019

Recently, Hamilton City Council approved the addition of the Sign By-Law (10-197) to the Administrative Penalty System By-Law (17-225). As a result, real estate signs (open house, for sale lawn signs) that do not adhere to the City of Hamilton Sign By-Law will receive fines ranging from approximately $50 to $100 per infraction. Also, infractions are now under an Administrative Penalty System instead of a Provincial Offence.

National Do Not Call List—Are You Compliant?

May 1, 2019

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) continues to enforce compliance with the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules or the National Do Not Call List (DNCL). It’s important for brokerages to understand their responsibilities and ensure full compliance. Failure to do so may result in significant financial penalties administered by the CRTC. We encourage you to review the steps below and update your internal policies accordingly.

2019 Federal Budget improves housing affordability for first-time homebuyers

April 3, 2019

There are two important measures included in this year’s federal budget that will reduce barriers to home ownership for first-time homebuyers. These measures would build on the government’s previous investments to enhance housing affordability for those who need it most through the National Housing Strategy.

Use Drones in your Real Estate Photography? New regulations are coming

March 22, 2019

Transport Canada has announced new rules and regulations for drones, which will take effect on June 1, 2019. REALTORS® using drone photography for their business may be impacted. The new regulations no longer differentiate between recreational and commercial drone operations and will require drone pilots to register and mark their drones, as well as pass an exam for their pilot certificate.

Town of Oakville Open House directional sign regulations

March 12, 2019

OMDREB's Government Relations Committee has been working closely with The Town of Oakville to participate in the consultation process related to revisions to the Sign By-Law, specifically REALTOR® Open House signage and increasing the amount of allowed signs from three (3) to five (5). The *NEW* Sign By-Law pertaining to real estate directional signs came into effect on January 1, 2019. Please adhere to the Town of Oakville Open House Sign Regulations that are currently in place, and be aware of the enforcement measures that the Town will take for contravening the By-Law:

2019 OMDREB Scholarship Package

January 21, 2019

We would like you to help get the word out to your graduating students. Winners will receive a bursary and be recognized at an Awards Ceremony in June! OMDREB will be accepting applications until May 7, 2019. If you or your students should have any questions - or are ready to submit an essay - please send an email to John Rich, Communications Specialist - communications@omdreb.on.ca

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