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#41 – David Ley – A Brief History of Unaffordable Housing

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! […]

Duration: 00:45:23

#40 – Sam Sullivan on Solving the Housing Crisis (REPLAY)

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, […]

Duration: 00:34:32

#39 – Loopholes and Band-Aid Housing Policies

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 […]

Duration: 00:37:29

#38 – Foreign Money in Vancouver Real Estate with SFU’s Joshua Gordon

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 […]

Duration: 00:37:46

#37 – Vancouver By-Election With NPA Candidate Hector Bremner

*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 […]

Duration: 00:49:23

#36 – Vancouver By-Election With Green Candidate Pete Fry

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 […]

Duration: 01:01:19

#35 – Liberal Tax Debate with Chris Thompson

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 […]

Duration: 00:58:28

#34 – Will There Still Be Realtors in The Future?

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 – Canada’s premier real estate search website, often referred to […]

Duration: 00:31:55

#33 – Vancouver’s Real Estate Therapist, Joannah Connolly

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 […]

Duration: 00:48:14

#32 – What Vancouver Can Learn From Seattle Real Estate

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 […]

Duration: 00:37:23

#31 – Summer Market Recap and Predictions for The Fall

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 […]

Duration: 00:12:30

#30 – Bob De Wit on Home Builders and Housing Affordability

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 […]

Duration: 00:31:51

#29 – UnReal Estate of Whistler with Jeff Hume

Whistler, BC is one of my favourite places in the world. A number of years ago I purchased a condo up there, and it remains one of the best investments I’ve ever made. Here this week to talk a little more about the Whistler real estate market is my friend Jeff Hume of The […]

Duration: 00:35:20

#28 – UnReal Estate of Alberta

Our show is on the road again this week and I’m talking with my good friend Andrew Russell in Red Deer, Alberta. Andrew has been the #1 overall RE/MAX agent in Central Alberta for the past 3 years. He holds a multitude of real estate awards that he’s too modest to talk about, so […]

Duration: 00:21:19

#27 – Elton Ash – RE/MAX of Western Canada

This week my guest is the Regional Executive Vice President for RE/MAX of Western Canada – Elton Ash. RE/MAX is the industry leader in the world, and certainly in Western Canada. RE/MAX of Western Canada oversees: 6914 agents 276 offices Nearly 73 billion dollars in inventory sold in 2016 Nearly 140,000 transactions in 2016 With RE/MAX overseeing […]

Duration: 00:38:11

#26 – Vancouver Housing Reset – Will it Work?

Is the proposed Vancouver housing strategy going to work or is this just a ploy by the mayor to get reelected? This updated “housing reset” proposal, which will be brought to council in the coming months, is featured in a 71 page document available on the city website. This week, friend of the show Chris […]

Duration: 01:03:58

#25 – Vacant Homes, Rate Hikes and Robots – A Q&A with Keith

This week we open up the proverbial mailbag and answer some listener questions…and there’s a lot to talk about. Keith addresses the new vacancy tax, rate hikes and once again answers the question, “Is Vancouver in a bubble?” Here’s a full list of the questions we take on this week: How is the new interest […]

Duration: 00:43:53

#24 – How to Fix The Vancouver Housing Crisis

After 6 months of doing this show, looking at home ownership in Vancouver, have we managed to figure out how to make this city more affordable? Yes…and no. What I have discovered in doing this show is that the issues surrounding affordability in this city are much more complicated than many believe them to be. […]

Duration: 00:44:42

#23 – Tony Joe on Foreign Buyers and The Victoria Real Estate Market

With an average house price of $829,600, Victoria, BC is now the 3rd most expensive real estate market in Canada. An hour and a half ferry trip from Vancouver, this island town has seen similar growth to Vancouver in recent years. Here to talk more about the Victoria real estate market, and how it relates […]

Duration: 00:38:26

#22 – Is Now A Good Time to Buy in Vancouver?

Uncertainty, an NDP government and confusing market statistics… …is now really a good time to buy in Vancouver? If so, what’s the best way to make sure you don’t get taken advantage of? Here to talk about that is my best friend and Buyer’s Agent for Keith Roy and Associates – Greg Dent. Aside from […]

Duration: 00:40:56

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