REALTOR® associations from Canada’s largest real estate markets are calling on all levels of government to take meaningful action to make home ownership more accessible to people across the country.
Sales activity in the Lower Mainland’s commercial real estate market declined in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019 compared to the more active market experienced in the region last year.
Home buyer activity increased to more typical levels in Metro Vancouver throughout the summer months. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,231 in August 2019, a 15.7 per cent increase from the 1,929 sales recorded in August 2018, and a 12.7 per cent decrease from the 2,557 homes sold in July 2019.
Ashley Smith became a REALTOR® in 2008, and four years later became one of the youngest people ever elected to REBGV’s Board of Directors. A self-described governance enthusiast, Ashley has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors Not-For-Profit Governance Essentials program, WATSON’s Governing with Intention and Chair with Intention programs, and BoardSource’s Leadership Certificate for Not-For-Profit Board Chairs. Leading up to her year as president, Ashley also served on REBGV’s Governance and Government Relations committees.