FVREB Launches Digital Magazine: LOCUS

Last week, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board launched the inaugural issue of its new digital magazine, LOCUS. From Latin, “locus” refers to a place, a spot; a specific location – from which we derive the present-day mantra of a REALTOR®. LOCUS is the Board’s flagship publication, giving public voice to its perspective on housing and real estate matters.

The housing crisis is the province’s number one issue, and as BC Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon says in the magazine’s feature interview, “Who is going to solve the housing affordability crisis? Is it the not-for-profits? The private sector? Government? My answer is: everyone!” That includes REALTORS®. By the very nature of the work we do, we bring a unique piece of insight and knowledge to the table that can help inform deliberations and decisions. LOCUS gives voice to our contributions.

FVREB Chair, Narinder Bains sums it up in his editorial: As “boots-on-the-ground” we speak to buyers, sellers, renters every single day. We hear about the challenges they are facing…the rise in frustration, worry and concern. We carry this critical human element to the table with us as we work with government, the private sector, non-profits and others. Because at the end of the day, whether we call them ‘clients’ or ‘voters’ is irrelevant—they are our shared constituency and they deserve a path forward to a basic right.”

Inside LOCUS #1 you’ll find plenty of useful insight and information that you can use in your business or share with clients. In addition to an exclusive interview with Ravi Kahlon, there’s a look ahead to what 2024 holds in store for the real estate market; an article about how FVRCF is helping the region’s youth; an analysis by Brendon Ogmundson on negative amortizations; thoughts on a future path for ORE; stats, analysis and more…

The magazine will be published three times a year, with issue #2 planning already in the works for spring 2024. In the meantime, visit our – and please don’t hesitate to pass along your, feedback, comments or suggestions!

FVREB Communications