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The Vancouver Presale Condos Podcast features developers and new condo projects across the Lower Mainland. It's your direct channel to our city's best developers, where you will hear from the source about what makes each project unique and how upcoming neigbourhoods are transforming. Join Adam and Matt Scalena, hosts of the Vancouver Real Estate Podcast, while they seek out new projects across Greater Vancouver for both investors and end-users at all price points.
 
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Did you know much of Vancouver used to be swamp land? Perhaps that accounts for a couple of things: first, our city's brutal rat problem which rivals New York City on a per capita basis and, second, the uneven streets, sidewalks and even homes that form part of our neighbourhoods. This week, expert builder and co-owner of JDL Homes Vancouver, Jeff …
 
Does the global pandemic signal the death knell for global cities like Vancouver? The short answer is that may be the wrong question. The CEO of Remix, Tiffany Chu, sits down with Adam & Matt to discuss why the death of the city has been greatly exaggerated and instead outlines a decidedly positive take on the impact of Covid-19: the rise of the ne…
 
We’re so sick of post-covid terms like ‘new normal’, mostly because our current pandemic living no longer feels new or, for that matter, normal. So, is it surprising then that buyers seem to be making long term, major financial and lifestyle decisions based on the past six months alone? Maybe not. Today, Adam & Matt discuss current buying trends th…
 
Back in May of this year, CMHC surprised many by predicting home prices would fall 9-18% and warned that Canadians were teetering on a debt-deferral cliff. Since then, amidst uncertainty, we have seen quite the opposite: home prices are up and debt-deferral, for many analysts, appears to be less of a concern. But despite the surprising activity in …
 
We hope this interview inspires you; it definitely inspired us. On this episode, Jason Turcotte, VP of Development at Cressey, and Craig Stanghetta, Principal and Founder of Ste. Marie and celebrated restauranteur, join Adam & Matt to unpack the market, the up-and-coming areas, and Cressey’s latest and entirely unique offering: “Format.” For severa…
 
In this VREP ‘exclusive’ episode, Adam & Matt sit down with developer, Derek DiMartile, & Project Marketer, Ehsan Sharenejad (Propel Project Marketing Group), to talk about their exciting new 6-storey, 81-unit project Popolo! Located steps from Commercial Drive & the Commercial-Broadway Skytrain Station, Popolo is one of the first new developments …
 
You asked for him and we got him! The one and only Eric Carlson, Founder & CEO of Anthem Properties Group, joins Adam and Matt to talk all things real estate and the Vancouver housing market. With a growing portfolio that includes 15,000 homes in various stages of development, 8 million square feet of commercial space, and 6,100 acres of land acros…
 
Problem tenant? 10-4! We've got you covered. This week, former police officer and President of Canadian Tenant Inspections Services, Jim Garnett, joins Adam & Matt to talk stake-outs, best landlord practices, and sure-fire ways to avoid conflict. As a former RCMP (drug enforcement) and landlord himself, Jim shares his ground-breaking pro-tips for i…
 
Mark Hentemann ain’t your average family guy. Sure, he has a family (with slightly more than 2.4 kids) and, yes, he does in fact write and executive produce the tv show Family Guy. But that is absolutely where the similarities end. Is there anything average about owning 90 million dollars in Investment real estate in Los Angeles? Mark sits down wit…
 
Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads! It turns out Doc Brown got the future right when it came to one thing: cities. This week Adam & Matt sit down with the visionary planner & architect Vishaan Chakrabarti who cut his teeth in New York real estate as Director of City Planning in Manhattan and recently called for the banning of private cars…
 
Where is the Vancouver real estate market heading for the balance of 2020 and beyond? The answer might surprise you! Professor of Finance & Vancouver real estate thought-leader, Andrey Pavlov, is back and just in time for the last quarter of 2020. In contrast to dire CMHC predictions, Andrey outlines a very different vision of the next few years in…
 
We get it: finding cash flow positive properties in Vancouver is tough. No one knows that better than today’s guest, Shane Doyle, Founder & CEO at NationWide Self Storage. Shane went looking for the impossible in Vancouver and found it in self storage and car washes. But with our city’s steep land prices, neither could justify the investment on the…
 
Incredible show alert! Back by popular demand, Rochelle Laflamme & Alisa Thompson, co-founders of Epic Alliance and creators of the Hassle-Free Landlord / Fund a Flip programs, join Adam & Matt to chart their explosive growth (and we mean explosive!) from electricians to top-tier real estate investors well on their way to $1 billion. Learn what mak…
 
Are you hearing conflicting reports? Perhaps you just heard the CMHC call for 9-18% price drops in the Vancouver market, but then your neighbour Todd's home sold in multiple offers. And Todd's place was a dump. And Todd's got bad taste. And, come to think of it, you don't actually even like Todd...no one does. And he got over asking during Covid?!?…
 
Alligator properties are looming in the bog-lands of Vancouver and you may not even know they exist! This week, Michael Zuber - real estate investor, author, and young retiree - joins Adam & Matt to provide a blueprint from how he went from ZERO to 187 doors in less than 15 years. Retired in his 40s, Michael tells us how to stay on top of markets, …
 
CMHC made headlines this Spring predicting big drops for Canadian Real Estate and now we have the Vancouver edition. CMHC Economist & Market Analyst, Eric Bond, sits down with Adam & Matt to interpret the data, discuss methodology and provide some startling predictions. What will be the long-term effects of Covid-19? Will Vancouver real estate pric…
 
Everyone knows someone who has made a fortune in Vancouver's presale (new condo) market. But what are the costly mistakes you never hear about? Today, Litigator Layne Hellrung sits down with Adam and Matt to talk about the tribulations and actual trials that he deals with day in and day out. Jam-packed with useful information and case studies, this…
 
Let's face it: real estate hasn't changed all that much in decades. Sure, we lost the golden jackets, some of us the bus bench ads, and MLS is no longer an index in your trunk, but overall the process has largely remained the same. Enter Avesdo. This week, Avesdo and OffPlan's CEO, Tyler Proud joins Adam & Matt to explain how technology is finally …
 
Two major home-ownership events happened out of quarantine: first, businesses learned that their employees could work from home; and second, homeowners learned that their homes were not where they wanted to work! So, what does this mean for real estate buying habits moving forward? This week, Senior Vice President of Mosaic Homes, Geoff Duyker, joi…
 
The City of Vancouver is a notoriously difficult place to build homes, with crippling debates occurring at any attempt to add housing. So, it may surprise you to hear that ground is being broken soon for 11 towers - with the tallest being 57 stories! – at the base of the west side of the Burrard Bridge. Wait…in Vancouver? Not exactly. Squamish Nati…
 
Thinking of selling? This episode is for you! After weeks of fielding the same questions from anxious homeowners, Adam & Matt sit down to weigh the pros and cons of listing in this unchartered Covid-era! Should I upsize? Should I downsize? Is now the time to cash-in? This episode covers all these burning questions and reveals 3 PRO-TIPS for selling…
 
The Great Reopening has begun, but what does that mean for Canadian real estate and the Canadian economy at large. Welcome back Prof. Murtaza Haider who joins Adam & Matt to talk economic recovery, Canadian debt levels, and CMHC's projected 18% decline in real estate prices. Is it time to buy or sell? Tune in to find out!…
 
Vancouver’s thriving downtown has been the envy of many North American cities but what happens when all the hustle and bustle stops… for two months!?! Now couple that with the demise of the international tourist, the collapse of the cruise ship industry, and the office tower crowd working from home and…Vancouver, we have a problem! President & CEO …
 
When was the last time you visited Kelowna? Chances are it's changed since then and the end is nowhere in sight. In fact, with luxury waterfront towers under construction, some of the country's lowest vacancy rates, an aggressive play for tech, and a push towards urbanization, Kelowna could very well be one of the best places in Canada to invest. T…
 
Ever wonder what it’s like to put together some of the biggest real estate transactions in Vancouver? Mark Goodman, Principal of Goodman Commercial Inc. and coauthor of the popular Goodman Report, was behind a quarter of those transactions in 2019. Perhaps you read about Beach Towers selling recently for a modest 305 million dollars? Yeah, that was…
 
Everyone has an opinion about where real estate in Vancouver is heading, but what does the guy advising some of the city's largest developers think? This week, Executive Director and Founding Partner of MLA Canada, Cameron McNeill, joins Adam and Matt for a deep-dive on the current state of the market and what's to come. Where were we before the CO…
 
Covid-19 may be a dress rehearsal for the rolling catastrophic events that cities like Vancouver face in the coming years. But is Vancouver and the real estate market ready for ongoing economic shocks? Founding Principal of Resilient Cities Catalyst Jeb Brugmann joins Adam & Matt to talk about the COVID-19 crisis, the idea of the resilient city, an…
 
Is Vancouver broken or just potentially broke? First off, Property Manager, Klaus Rode, joins us a month into the COVID-19 crisis to discuss the rental market. How many people are actually deferring their rent? Are rent prices in free fall? And how does an eviction moratorium impact our real estate market? And then, Adrian Crook and Rob McDowell jo…
 
The City has been shut down and many people are out of work. What does this mean for your rent? This week, CEO of LandlordBC, David Hutniak, joins Adam & Matt to discuss the unique challenges facing the rental market in Metro Vancouver. What are the options for both landlords and tenants in these unprecedented times? And is there a solution that wo…
 
Adapt and overcome. If you agree with that statement, you will likely agree with the overall mindset of today’s guest and with his thoughts on the commercial real estate market. This week, Cory Wright, Managing Broker at William Wright Commercial Real Estate Services, joins Adam & Matt to highlight the commercial market pain points and which indust…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic is unchartered territory. Or is it? New York Times’ Best-Selling Author and Historian, John M. Barry, sits down with Adam & Matt to discuss the last global pandemic’s terror on humanity and how the Spanish Flu can inform our battle with COVID-19. Are we doing all we can? How long will it last? And what will be the fallout? Tun…
 
Emergency rate cuts, bond yields plummeting, economies around the world screeching to a halt, yet mortgage rates are on the rise?! Top Mortgage Broker and Owner of The Mortgage Hub, Ray Macklem, joins Adam & Matt for an in-depth strategy session. It’s time to make sense of the current state of the mortgage market and where you can find the opportun…
 
Looking for an outsider’s perspective? Moody’s Analytics is an international company that helps the global financial elite make sound economic decisions. Past guest Brendan LaCerda, Associate Director and Chief Economist, joins Adam & Matt and discusses the rapid spread of COVID-19, the changing data, and projects real-time numbers as to where B.C’…
 
Canadians’ debt to income levels have soared since the economic crisis of 2008. But does that mean the Canadian economy is in deep trouble heading into the COVID-19 economic recession? Maybe not. Maclean's Peter Shawn Taylor sits down with Adam & Matt to discuss Canadian debt loads, high real estate prices, a potential recession, and why you should…
 
What happens to Vancouver Real Estate as the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic rages on? British Columbia has declared a state of emergency, restaurants and bars have closed and the streets are largely deserted. But will homes continue to sell? There may be no one better to comment than today’s guest, Dustan Woodhouse. As President of Mortgage Archit…
 
The new Coronavirus, which results in COVID-19, is causing major uncertainty in the global economy and has the potential to trigger a large-scale global recession. But should we be ringing alarm bells just yet? And what does this mean for our real estate market in Vancouver? This week, we catch-up with Central 1 Credit Union’s Chief Economist, Helm…
 
We’ve had SFU Profs, Journalists, Architects, Developers, and public intellectuals on our show, but never all at once! And we haven’t amassed a panel. Ladies & Gentleman: Michael Geller. This conversation is wide-ranging. Full stop. We discuss how top developers tackle tough times, how Michael’s ideas about real estate investing have shifted, and h…
 
On today's show: accelerated wealth-building through leverage, disciplined investing, and active risk management. Back by popular demand, CBC's Guide to Personal Finance and Partner at Foundation Wealth, Mark Ting, joins Adam & Matt to discuss COVID-19, skyrocketing strata insurance deductibles, and other risks to our rising real estate market. But…
 
The Spring has sprung but should buyers necessarily throw caution to the wind? Associate Professor and fan favourite, Tom Davidoff, is back and sits down with Adam and Matt to discuss market bottoms, 2020 market predictions, and potential storm clouds ahead. Grab your umbrella, but we wouldn’t open it just yet! Where’s the market heading in 2020? W…
 
Where can you buy cash flow properties around Vancouver? Cynthia Aasen from Investment Revenue Realty joins Adam and Matt to discuss an amazing new opportunity in the fastest growing municipality in British Columbia, Langford! These properties are starting at under $275,000 and they cash flow positive, but they won’t last. So, listen up and get in …
 
Not all of Vancouver's neighbourhoods were created equal when it comes to buying in 2020. This week, Adam & Matt skip the guest and sit down to analyze three key factors shaping our city and - in turn - creating HUGE opportunities. Looking to buy a new home this year? Considering an investment? Wondering whether you should sell or hold? This episod…
 
The City of Vancouver is at a crossroads after a turbulent decade of unparalleled growth coupled with deep social and political divisions. So, where do we go from here? Enter Vancouver's Chief Planner Gil Kelley: the man with the 'city-wide' plan. Gil sits down with Adam & Matt to lay the groundwork for his vision, from a global city on a warming p…
 
Your strata insurance probably just went up 50 to 300% and now a simple toilet leak could potentially bankrupt you. What happened? Reliance Insurance Specialist Douglas Chan sits down with Adam & Matt to detail the rapidly changing strata insurance market and the prognosis is not good. This will cost you money: in strata fees, in potential special …
 
Cut out the noise and listen up 'cause Andrew Ramlo and Ryan Berlin from Rennie Intelligence are finally here! And there's a lot riding on the data compiled and interpreted by two of the industry's guiding voices. In fact, this data drives the decisions of some of our region's biggest players including home-builders, realtors, project marketers, an…
 
This repurposed way of building will leaf you speechless! Do we have you stumped? Deputy Director and Chief Conservation Officer of the New England Forestry Foundation, Frank Lowenstein, takes Adam and Matt out on a limb this week to discuss the benefits of wood construction – and this isn’t your grandma’s 70’s walk-up wood construction but a reima…
 
The next housing bubble may not burst, but rather the air might slowly seep out as 21,000,000+ homes hit the market over the next two decades. Looking for someone to blame? Look no further than the guy who - in his day - walked uphill to school and uphill back home in three feet of snow. And no, we are not talking about the greatest generation; we …
 
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