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The unreal world of Vancouver real estate – Featuring interviews of Vancouver’s leading real estate thinkers and policy makers plus commentary from one of Vancouver’s top Realtors. Hosted by Keith Roy – Personal Real Estate Corporation, licensed with RE/MAX Select Realty.

#47 – Speculation Speculation with Chris Thompson

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 […]


#46 – The End of Dual Agency in BC

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 […]


#45 – Building in Vancouver

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 – […]


#44 – UnReal Estate of Hawaii

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 […]


43 – An UnReal Estate Christmas

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 […]


#42 – UnReal Estate of Toronto

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 […]


#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! […]


#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, […]


#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 […]


#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 […]