Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington

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The REALTORS Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) is the 3rd largest real estate board in Ontario and the 8th largest in Canada, representing over 2900 members[1] in Hamilton, Burlington and surrounding areas.

In the community, RAHB is the largest fundraiser to the CHML/Y108 Children's Fund,[2] a founding member of the Home Ownership Affordability Partnership (in conjunction with the City of Hamilton and the Threshold School of Building),[3] and administrator of the Karan Barker Memorial Scholarship.[4] In November 2006, RAHB grabbed national headlines for its pledge to send Tim Hortons gift certificates to Canadian troops stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan.[5]

Officially founded in 1921,[6] the REALTORS Association of Hamilton-Burlington was previously:

  • the Hamilton Real Estate Board
  • the Metropolitan Hamilton Real Estate Board
  • the Hamilton-Burlington District Real Estate Board

The Association's landmark building on York Boulevard, was acquired in 1990 for $3.8M.[7]


  • 1874 - Hamilton Real Estate Association formed - a precursor to organized real estate in Hamilton[8]
  • 1921 - Hamilton Real Estate Board founded
  • 1949 - first real estate group in Ontario to introduce the Multiple Listing Service
  • 1951 - first Photo Co-op System (predecessor to modern day MLS) in Canada

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  1. ^ "About RAHB". Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  2. ^ "AM 900 - CHMLAM". Corus Radio. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  3. ^ McGuinness, Eric (2005-03-10). "City will sell aging social housing units to buy more economical townhouses". Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Realtors mourn loss of E.O. Karan Barker". Real Estate Marketing. 2001-03-01. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  5. ^ "Hamilton-area Realtors to donate Tim Hortons gift certificates to troops: And they're easy to ship". National Post. 2006-11-04. 
  6. ^ Board records date back to 1918. "Hamilton Real Estate Board collection - 1918-1934". McMaster University. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  7. ^ "Sales History Report". Teranet. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  8. ^ Doucet, Michael J., Weaver, John C. (1991). Housing the North American City. McGill Queen's Press. ISBN 0-7735-0825-2.