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#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

#21 – It Depends…

This episode will save you money (and a tax audit). A must listen if you own property, especially rental property. This week I’m back with Chris Thompson – my friend, husband of Keith Roy and Associate’s team manager, Anna and former tax lawyer. Stephanie and I went over to Chris and Anna’s for ice-cream last […]

Duration: 00:47:31

#20 – UnReal Estate of Chile

From 66° N IN ICELAND to 36° S, our international series of The Vancouver UnReal Estate Show continues this week in Santiago, Chile. I’m here for the RE/MAX of Chile convention and sitting down with Gustavo Caricote, director of global development for RE/MAX International, specializing in real estate in Latin America and the Caribbean. We’re […]

Duration: 00:31:12

#19 – UnReal Estate of Iceland (Conclusion)

This month, The Vancouver UnReal Estate Show is on the road, speaking with agents and brokers from all over the world. We’ll talk about what is unique about their marketplaces and what lessons Vancouver can learn from them. Last week, we heard from my good friends Binni and Sylvia who a real estate brokerage in […]

Duration: 00:24:59

#18 – UnReal Estate of Iceland

This month The Vancouver UnReal Estate Show is on the road, speaking with agents and brokers from all over the world. We’ll talk about what is unique about their marketplaces and what lessons Vancouver can learn from them. This week and next, we’re in Reykjavik, Iceland where I’m visiting my good friends Binni and Sylvia. […]

Duration: 00:45:28

#17 – Richard Robbins Defends Realtors

Realtors get a bad rep. To be fair, some of it probably justified. I’ve even spoken out about Realtor ethics in the past before and how I believe there should be more barriers to entry. But all that to say, most of us a good people, just trying to eke out a humble living. The average […]

Duration: 00:29:12

#16 – Keith Interviews His Grandma (Part 2)

Thanks for tuning in to part 2 of our 2 part Mother’s Day special. Last week we heard from my grandmother, Deinie Epp with the first half of her life story. A courageous woman, she left my grandfather in 1970 and as she says in this interview, her life started all over again when she […]

Duration: 00:32:56

#15 – Keith Interviews His Grandma (Part 1)

Happy Mother’s Day! Last week I flew up to Vernon to interview my 89 year old grandmother, Deinie Epp. She has such an unique story to tell about all of the places she’s lived in her almost 90 years. When I first asked her if she wanted to be on the podcast (after telling her what […]

Duration: 00:32:54

#14 – Anne McMullin – Wait…Developers Aren’t Evil?

Developer is a bad word in Vancouver. It’s right up there with Realtor for the most hated profession in the city, and I would know. I’m a Realtor. But if we want more affordable housing in the city, somebody has to build it. Here on the show this week to talk about developers and how […]

Duration: 00:31:34

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