Industry News

Feb

12

2024

OREB Applauds New Housing Initiative and Zoning

The Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) endorses today’s substantial federal and municipal housing announcement, committing $176 million through the Housing Accelerator Fund to expedite the creation of 4,400 new housing units over three years and stimulate the construction of 32,600 homes in the next decade.    OREB is encouraged by these efforts, which parallel our advocacy

Mar

30

2023

Ottawa Real Estate Board Statement on the 2023 Federal Budget

Housing, and the challenges faced by Canadians with respect to housing, has been a major theme in headlines across the country for a number of years. REALTORS® of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) and throughout Canada have long been advocating for measures to alleviate what was a growing concern — the housing supply shortage.

Jan

17

2023

Ottawa Real Estate Board’s 2023 President and Board of Directors

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) are welcoming a new Board of Directors slate who have been elected to represent more than 3,900 REALTORS® for 2023. The new board will be comprised of 2023 President Ken Dekker, Past President Penny Torontow, President-Elect Curtis Fillier, and Vice-President Paul Czan. Joining them are directors Fred Crouch, Tami Eades, Laura Finlay, Eric Kalbfleisch, Michael Lewicki, Tony McDermott, Jake Prescott, Matt Richling and Ralph Shaw.

Dec

22

2022

Ottawa REALTORS® Give $113,377 to 18 Shelter-Related Charities

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) raised over $113,000 for the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation (ORCF) in 2022 and provided grants to 18 shelter-related charities in Ottawa and the surrounding areas.

Oct

17

2022

A Message from Penny Torontow, President, Ottawa Real Estate Board

People place a significant amount of trust in REALTORS® during the homebuying process. It’s the largest purchase a person will make and an essential need: a home. I, along with all my colleagues at the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB), am angered and disheartened by the behaviour portrayed on CBC Marketplace of real estate agents engaging in mortgage fraud. Without question, this behaviour is unacceptable.

Dec

15

2021

Ottawa REALTORS® Give $106,952 to Shelter-Related Charities

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) raised nearly $107,000 for the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation (ORCF) in 2021 and provided grants to 21 shelter-related charities in Ottawa and the surrounding areas.

Dec

14

2021

Ottawa Real Estate Board’s 2022 President and Board of Directors

On December 2, 2021, Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board elected a new Board of Directors for the upcoming year. The new Board will be comprised of 2022 President Penny Torontow, Past President Debra Wright, President-Elect Ken Dekker, and Vice-President Curtis Fillier. Joining them are Directors Chris A. Brown, Paul Czan, Tami Eades, Eric Kalbfleisch, Michael Lewicki, Tony McDermott, Jake Prescott, Brandon Reay, and Ralph Shaw.

Jun

30

2021

Ottawa REALTORS® Urge Municipal Leaders to Address Senior Housing Issues

The findings in newly released surveys of Ottawa residents and REALTORS® affirm the urgent need for municipal policies to address the increasing demand for a range of affordable and attainable housing options for the elderly residents of our City within the next five years. The Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) recently collaborated with the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) and Nanos Research to conduct this public research. In addition to views on the current housing market’s challenges, the surveys also sought to assess the necessity of creating additional housing options for seniors.

Jun

22

2021

Ottawa Real Estate Board provides $19,837 to support four local Charities.

As the third wave of the pandemic continues to put pressure on the province’s already stretched shelter system, the Ottawa Real Estate Board is supporting four charities in our local community by providing each $4959 in funding to assist with service continuity.

Dec

18

2020

Ottawa REALTORS® Give $77,359 to Shelter-Related Charities

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) raised $77,359 for the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation in 2020 and provided grants to 22 shelter-related charities in Ottawa and the surrounding areas.