June 13, 2019This year, OMDREB’s Scholarship focus was surrounding women and children being susceptible to violence, harassment, and various forms of abuse. This is in line with the President’s Charity that OMDREB is supporting in 2019, which is Radius Child and Youth Services. The students’ essays and video submissions were creative, thought provoking and well-researched. We are fortunate to be in the company of these bright young people.
June 10, 2019We’re thrilled to announce that this year we raised $11,500 for Radius Child & Youth Services, the OMDREB President's Charity for 2019. This donation will have a significant impact for children and families in the areas that we work and serve. A big thank-you to Piper's Heath Golf Club for being our gracious host again!
May 9, 2019Recently, 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.
May 1, 2019The 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.
April 3, 2019Starting on September 2, 2019, the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive will help middle class families take their first steps towards homeownership by reducing monthly mortgage payments required for first-time homebuyers without increasing the amount they need to save for a downpayment.
March 22, 2019Transport 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.
March 12, 2019OMDREB'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:
January 21, 2019We 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 - email@example.com
December 20, 2018
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