Podcast

The unreal world of Vancouver real estate. Featuring interviews with real estate thought leaders and decision makers in Vancouver. Hosted by frequent media commentator, professional speaker, trainer and one of Vancouver’s top Realtors – Keith Roy.

#32 – What Vancouver Can Learn From Seattle Real Estate

September 10, 2017

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 […]

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#31 – Summer Market Recap and Predictions for The Fall

September 03, 2017

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 […]

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

August 27, 2017

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 […]

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#29 – UnReal Estate of Whistler with Jeff Hume

August 20, 2017

  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 […]

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#28 – UnReal Estate of Alberta

August 13, 2017

  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 […]

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

August 06, 2017

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 […]

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#26 – Vancouver Housing Reset – Will it Work?

July 30, 2017

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 […]

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

July 23, 2017

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 […]

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#24 – How to Fix The Vancouver Housing Crisis

July 16, 2017

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. […]

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

July 09, 2017

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 […]

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