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HOMEOWNERS PINCHED BY EDUCATION PROPERTY TAXES

Polling confirms public opinion strong on removing education from property tax bill. June 27, 2014 – WINNIPEG – As Monday’s deadline to pay school and municipal property taxes looms large for homeowners, more than half of Manitobans believe they should not be paying for public education on their local property tax bills.

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MREA and Manitoba Government Work on Drug Production Site Solutions

June 9, 2014 – WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Real Estate Association met today with consumer protection minister Ron Lemieux and senior staff in the finance department to discuss concerns about the lack of an up-to-date and accurate public registry of drug production sites and the need for standards for remediation of affected properties.

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NEW WORKING GROUP TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON DRUG PRODUCTION SITES

June 9, 2014 – WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Real Estate Association met today with consumer protection minister Ron Lemieux and senior staff in the finance department to discuss concerns about the lack of an up-to-date and accurate public registry of drug production sites and the need for standards for remediation of affected properties.

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PUBLIC REGISTRY OF DRUG PRODUCTION SITES ON NDP AGENDA

Manitoba consumer protection minister Ron Lemieux to meet with REALTOR® group June 2, 2014 – WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Real Estate Association (MREA) is meeting with a senior elected official in the Manitoba government to discuss concerns about the lack of an accurate, up-to-date public registry of drug production sites which exist in unknown and […]

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REALTORS® Become Permanent Residents at CMHR

May 23, 2014 – WINNIPEG – When the Canadian Museum for Human Rights opens its doors to the nation in September 2014, REALTORS® will receive named recognition near the main entrance. “The right to own property and live safely in our communities is at the heart of so many human rights conversations among us. The […]

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Real Estate Professionals Welcome Proposed Consumer Protection Legislation

May 21, 2014, WINNIPEG – A proposed new Real Estate Services Act will help protect consumers, improve professionalism and accountability throughout the real estate profession, and make for a stronger Manitoba, says Brian M. Collie, CEO of the Manitoba Real Estate Association (MREA). The proposed legislation was tabled yesterday by the provincial minister for consumer […]

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REALTORS® Serve Easter Dinner To More Than 850 People In Winnipeg’s Inner City

What does it take for more than 50 REALTOR® volunteers to serve Easter dinner in Winnipeg to over 850 hungry folks on a chilly Good Friday? How about 125 roasted turkeys, 120 litres of gravy, 450 pounds of mashed potatoes, 150 litres of creamy coleslaw, 1000 buns and loads of lattice-top apple pie? “Easter can […]

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Brand New Pre-Licensing Program To Launch In January 2014

January 2014 – Streamlined, simplified and shortened: aspiring real estate agents will be able to register for a new and improved educational program starting in 2014. The pre-licensing educational requirement for prospective registrants under The Real Estate Brokers Act in Manitoba has been updated and reformatted to improve the process. “Education, like other things, constantly […]

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CREA President and MREA Link Up to Raise Funds for Alberta Flood Relief 


July 10, 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canadian Real Estate Association president Laura Leyser’s recent visit to Winnipeg helped raise more than two thousand dollars for Albertans affected by recent flood devastation. Leyser sponsored the 10th hole at the Manitoba Real Estate Association’s President’s Charity Golf Classic on June 25. After learning of the devastating floods […]

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Becoming a “First Time Home Buyer” the Second Time Around

May 16, 2013, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Manitobans dealing with special life circumstances should be able to borrow against their RRSPs to purchase a home – as if they were a first time home buyer, again – and take advantage of the federal Home Buyers’ Plan, say REALTORS® in Manitoba. Right now, the Home Buyers’ Plan […]

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