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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.

#49 – Updates, Updates, Updates!

March 04, 2018

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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#47 – Speculation Speculation with Chris Thompson

February 18, 2018

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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#46 – The End of Dual Agency in BC

February 04, 2018

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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#45 – Building in Vancouver

January 21, 2018

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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#44 – UnReal Estate of Hawaii

January 07, 2018

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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43 – An UnReal Estate Christmas

December 17, 2017

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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#42 – UnReal Estate of Toronto

December 03, 2017

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 stats driven, go-getter, Guelf graduates who […]

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

November 20, 2017

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! […]

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

November 05, 2017

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, […]

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#39 – Loopholes and Band-Aid Housing Policies

October 29, 2017

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 […]

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