Unfortunately it’s nothing new to hear about young people leaving Vancouver. In recent times, one of the most memorable farewells to the city has come from journalist Jessica Barrett. Jessica wrote an opinion piece for the Tyee back in October 2017 titled, “I Left Vancouver Because Vancouver Left Me“. With the article being shared online […]
This week on the show we’re opening up the proverbial mail bag and answering your questions. Updates on: Our Hawaii house shopping journey The end of dual agency in BC The BC provincial budget (was our speculation speculation correct??) The Federal “budget” The upcoming municipal election Aaaaand, my predictions for the Spring market. Our guest […]
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The BC NDP will be releasing their 2018 budget in just a few days. Since we know almost nothing about what that budget will include, in this episode we speculate on all of the housing policies we might see, including a possible speculation tax. It’s speculating about speculation (hence the episode title). Our guest this […]
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As of March 15th an agent will no longer be able to represent both buyer and seller in a transaction. As an advocate for greater real estate ethics, I think this is a step in the right direction for consumers. As for how the rules are actually implemented…it’s a mess and consumers are about to […]
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How much does it cost to build in Vancouver? How does Vancouver differ from other municipalities when it comes to building? How does the building process affect affordability in Vancouver? These questions answered, and more, in this episode of The Vancouver UnReal Estate Show. My guest this week is the guy who built my house – […]
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Happy New Year! I’m starting the year off right on the big island of Hawaii where Stephanie and I are shopping for a vacation home in Kona. On this first episode of 2018, we’re talking to our Hawaii agent Kevin Walmsley of Elite Pacific Properties. We talk about how the market works here in Hawaii […]
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In our last episode of the year, friend of the show Chris Thompson and I review the top real estate news stories of 2017. We talk about our highlights of the year and follow up on some of our past debates. Some stuff we mention in this episode: Sam Sullivan’s Youtube channel Dual agency changes […]
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This week I’m in the centre of the universe – Toronto, Canada. My guest is week is local expert and real estate rock star, Tom Storey. If you’re a fan of Keith Roy, you’ll be a fan of Tom Storey. Tom is like the young version of me. We’re both scrawny looking, stats driven, Guelf […]
This has to be one of the best conversations on the topic of affordable housing we’ve ever had on the show. Our guest this week is UBC Professor of Geography, David Ley, a long-time teacher, student and advocate of affordable housing in Vancouver. In fact, David has been studying affordability here for the past 45 years! […]
Someone we talk about a lot on The Vancouver UnReal Estate Show is Sam Sullivan. Past mayor of Vancouver and current False Creek MLA, Sam’s proposed housing policies are referenced by guests who are both left leaning and right leaning on the political spectrum. He was a guest on the 2nd episode of our show, […]
All three levels of government have enacted policies in recent weeks to help “fix the housing crisis”. This week on the show we talk about those policies, the obvious loopholes in them and what we believe the consequences of those policies will be. Our guest this week is my soulmate/show producer, Stephanie Arnold. Stuff we […]
Many of our previous guests on the show have argued that the solution to Vancouver’s housing affordability crisis is to increase supply. Our guest on the show this week believes supply alone is not enough to solve this issue and that the real solution lies in curbing demand. At the core of it, curbing demand is […]
*Released 1 week early in preparation for the upcoming election! Vancouver is having a by-election this Saturday, October 14th, 2017. We will be electing one new city councillor and nine school board trustees. This election has been primarily about housing. Since this is a housing and real estate podcast, it seems only fair to talk […]
Vancouver is having a by-election this Saturday, October 14th, 2017. We will be electing one new city councillor and nine school board trustees. This election has been primarily about housing. Since this is a housing and real estate podcast, it seems only fair to talk to our council candidates and ask them how they plan […]
DING, DING, DING! The battle is ON between former tax lawyer Chris Thompson and current Realtor and corporation owner Keith Roy. Chris supports with the proposed federal corporate tax changes while Keith is vehemently opposed. Whatever side of the fence you’re on, you’re sure to learn a thing or two about a thing or two […]
Will I still have a job in the future? With all of the big tech disruptors in the industry right now, what will the role of an agent look like in the future? That’s what I wanted to talk to VP and General Manager of REW.ca – Canada’s premier real estate search website, often referred to […]
Got real estate woes? Vancouver’s real estate therapist, Joannah Connolly is here to help. In our conversation this week, she tells us some of the best advice she’s heard from guests on her Roundhouse radio show, The Real Estate Therapist, including advice for those hoping to buy in this crazy market In addition to hosting […]
How is Seattle tackling the growing demand for real estate on the West Coast and what lessons could we learn from them? On the show this week to talk about that is Margaret Morales, a senior research associate at the Sightline Institute in Seattle. I first caught wind of Margaret when I read an article […]
It’s the last weekend of summer and this week I want to go through a quick recap of the summer real estate market in Vancouver and give a few predictions for the fall market. NOTE: These are real market stats, not just stories, not press releases, not news headlines, but what is actually happening in […]
This episode is all about home building and the role builders and developers play in Vancouver housing affordability. My guest is the CEO of The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association, Bob De Wit. Among other things, in this episode we discuss: The role municipal government plays in the housing crisis Resources for those looking to […]