Podcast

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.

#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 […]


#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 […]


#13 – Mukhtar Latif – Housing For Everyone (Part 2)

Thanks for tuning in to part two of my two part interview with Mukhtar Latif. Mukhtar is the former chief housing officer for The City of Vancouver as well as the former CEO of the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency. In this 2nd part we’re going to finish talking about some of the housing initiatives he was […]


#13 – Mukhtar Latif – Housing For Everyone (Part 1)

How can we make housing more affordable for everyone? Not just the really poor or the really rich, but for everyone? Here to propose some solutions and talk about what the city of Vancouver has already done in an attempt to make housing more affordable is Mukhtar Latif. Mukhtar is the former chief housing officer […]


#12 – Keith and Chris – Real Estate and The BC Election

It’s election season in BC and this week we’re looking at what each party is promising in their platform, specifically about housing and real estate in BC. My guest on the show this week is my good friend Chris Thompson, huge nerd and former tax lawyer – on location from our vacation in Southern California. […]


#11 – Adrian Crook – 5 Kids, 1 Condo

Increase supply and adapt expectations. Although there have been many proposed solutions to the “housing crisis” in Vancouver, these are the two we hear most often on our show. Our guest this week is a strong believer in both of those things and he doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk. Adrian Crook is a […]


#10 – Keith Roy is a Skinny, Nerdy Know it All

For our 10th episode we’re doing something special. The editor and producer of this show (who also happens to be my soul mate) will be interviewing me for a change. Stephanie is going to ask me some of the questions our listeners have been asking including… Who are you going to vote for in the […]


#9 – Ben Wood Lives in My Backyard  

  While many young families seem to be leaving Vancouver, Ben Wood and his family of four are doing the opposite – they’re moving in. Ben is my guest on the show this week after making the long commute from the laneway house in my backyard to my home studio. (Listeners might recall that I […]


#8 – Jordan Bateman – Making Taxes Sexy

Why is housing in Vancouver so expensive? Is it because of foreign investments? Is it the fault of greedy landlords and developers? We’re quick to point fingers, but what if we’re looking at this all wrong. Why are foreign owners willing to pay so much for housing here? Why do landlords feel they can charge […]


#7 – Tom Davidoff – Socialism For The Rich

I’m back at UBC this week interviewing professor of urban economics at The Sauder School of Business, Tom Davidoff. Tom is often featured in the media with his take on the economics of Vancouver real estate. Tom is one of the more controversial real estate thought leaders in this city, but his policies are scientific and […]