Archives: 2013 News

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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Calling for Change to Rules for Owners of Small Commercial Properties


May 16, 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba – MREA and CREA are calling for federal changes to allow small business owners who buy commercial property to defer their recaptured depreciation when they sell their property. The two organizations believe that will encourage the “mom and pop” owners to buy more property – leading to a reinvestment in […]

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PST Increase Deters Young “Up And Comers” From 
Buying a Home


April 16, 2013, Winnipeg, Manitoba – For Immediate Release – The Manitoba government’s decision to increase the Retail Sales Tax by one percent is a blow to all home owners, especially first time home buyers and young families, according to REALTORS® in Manitoba. “This government has not demonstrated a great deal of responsibility in terms […]

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Prepping for PAC Days


March 25, 2013, Winnipeg, MB – The countdown is on to PAC Days in Ottawa, which will see a handful of Political Action Committee, MREA directors and association members head to Parliament Hill on April 29 and 30. Our members will join about 350 REALTORS® from across Canada to “blanket the Hill” and share CREA […]

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The Myth of the One Taxpayer


March 19, 2013, Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba government likes to remind us that when it comes to taxes, there is only “one taxpayer.” Actually, when it comes to education, that “one taxpayer” can often feel like he was born a triplet. The Manitoba government’s “one taxpayer” pays for education through income tax. If he […]

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