Useful Links



Professional Organizations

Appraisal Institute of Canada:

British Columbia Association
(Appraisal Institute of Canada):
- provincial appraisal firms/newsletter

Building Owners Management Association:
- commercial real estate industry info

The Real Estate Institute of British Columbia:

The Real Estate Institute of Canada:
- educating and certifying professionals since 1955.

Urban Development Institute:
- promotes good planning/development

Western Association of Property Inspectors:

Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC.:

Lower Mainland Appraisals is a proud member of CFIB (Canadian Federation of Independent Business) and committed to promoting the success of entepeneurs across Canada.

CFIB is Canada's largest association of SMEs representing over 100,000 firms. CFIB promotes and protects a system of free competitive enterprise, strengthens the entrepreneurial culture in Canada, and gives independent business a greater voice in determining the laws that govern business and the nation. A non-profit organization, whose members work in all sectors, CFIB is non-partisan and is financed solely by membership dues. As a matter of policy, CFIB does not endorse or promote the products and services of its members.




Other Industry Related Links

BC Condominium:

BC Housing:

Cove Mortgage Ltd.: private mortgages/investment -

Home Doctor:

MLS Realty Link: the comprehensive source for MLS
real estate property, information and listings -

Mortgage Line: mortgage brokerage services -

Mortgage Brokers Association of BC -


RealNet Canada:

The Canadian Home Builders Association:
resources for home buyers and rennovators -

The Canadian Real Estate Association:

The Canadian Real Estate Law Centre:
plain-language real estate law -

The Mortgage Source: mortgage brokerage services -

Theresa Christensen and Doug Allen (The Mortgage Source):
mortgage consultants

Vancouver Home Builders:

Westcoast Mortgage and Loan: mortgage broker services -

MCI Mortgage Consultants Inc. -

Realtors Dave Reiter and Jeff Gemby ReMax-Vancouver/Tri-cities -


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Government Links

BC Assessment Authority: how/general info on market value classification and assessment

BC Government: links to all provincial programs and services; e.g. the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

The Financial Institutions Commission: real estate/mortgage brokers branch

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Educational Programs

UBC - Bachelor of Commerce, Urban Land Economics
Urban Land Economics applies analytical and quantitative methods from Economics and Finance to the study of urban land, housing, and commercial property markets. This site provides info on UBC's B.Comm. program, which fulfills the educational requirements for the RI(BC) designation.

UBC - Urban Land Economics Diploma Programme
Visit UBC Real Estate Division's web site for details on all their real estate courses, particularely the Urban Land Economics Diploma Programme, which is also one of the qualifying programs for the RI(BC) designation. This programme examines the economic, legal and financial principles which affect real estate markets.

Langara College - Real Estate Appraisal Diploma
This site provides info on Langara's Diploma in Real Estate Appraisal. The REIBC accepts applicants who have successfully completed this diploma and the AACI comprehensive exam and possess the CRA (Canadian Residential Appraiser) designation.

BC Institute of Technology - Marketing Management Diploma, Real Estate Option
This link takes you to BCIT's Marketing Management Diploma web page. The two year program with the real estate option is transferable towards UBC's Urban Land Economics program and second year students are eligible for student membership in the REIBC.

The Land Centre
Wanting to continue your real estate education, but don't know where to start? The Land Centre's web site provides a complete list of all real estate-related education programs offered throughout BC.

The Lincoln Institute

CMHC - Canada Mortgage & Housing

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Area Municipalities

Greater Vancouver Reg. Dist.:
Maple Ridge:
New Westminister:
North Vancouver:
Port Coquitlam:
Port Moody:

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Real Estate Boards & Associations

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
Phone: (604) 730-3000 / Fax: (604) 730-3101

BC Real Estate Association:

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Developers: Pacific Region

Adera Group -
Bentall Corporation -
Bosa Development -
Greystone Prop. -

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Other Helpful or Interesting Links

The American Property Tax Council:

The Conference Board of Canada:

Canada Post Postal Code Lookup:


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