Consumer Resources

Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)

CREA is one of Canada’s largest single-industry trade Associations. Membership includes more than 125,000 real estate brokers, agents and salespeople, working through 90 real estate Boards and Associations across Canada. CREA’s REALTOR® Code, which sets out standards of professional conduct for members of CREA, helps protect the rights and interests of buyers and sellers.

CREA Consumer Information.

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Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA)

RECA is the independent governing authority that sets, regulates, and enforces standards for real estate brokerage, mortgage brokerage, property management and real estate appraisal professionals in Alberta.

Buying or selling a property is one of the most important financial decisions a consumer will make. The more you know and understand, the more likely you’ll be satisfied with the results.

RECA Consumer Information.


Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA)

As the professional provincial body, AREA represents the interests and concerns of more than 10,000 Alberta REALTORS®, from the 10 local real estate Board/Associations.

AREA Consumer Information.


Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)



Data & Research

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City of Red Deer Investment Opportunity Engine 

Your Local Knowledge, Your Business Success

Introducing the NEW Investment Opportunity Engine. Find local information to help your business make smarter, faster and better decisions. With this tool, investors and current or prospective businesses or first time buyers will be able to:

  • review local economic climate;
  • research customer base and competition;
  • examine local environment and identify land use;
  • identify critical transportation infrastructure; and MORE!!

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Alberta Real Estate Foundation (AREF)

The Alberta Real Estate Foundation (AREF) was established in 1991 to enhance the real estate industry and benefit the people of Alberta. Created under the Real Estate Act after years of discussion between industry leaders and officials in the provincial government, the Foundation started making an impact right away by funding initiatives to help educate and train real estate professionals.  The Foundation is funded by real estate transactions across the province. When a home buyer deposits money in trust through a real estate broker, the interest that’s earned on the deposit is accumulated and forwarded to the Foundation for reinvestment in Alberta’s communities.

Resource Library

AREF’s Projects


Spatial Information System (SPIN2) – Alberta Land Titles Online

SPIN2 is a free application available to anyone needing to view or purchase Government of Alberta land related information or data products. Search for land titles data products, registered survey plans, township images, survey control makers, soil capability information and other land services.


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