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It will take the average Vancouverite 40 years to save for a down payment to buy a home. You know what that means for most people? They will never own. It’s not hard to argue that this system is broken. Enter real-estate tech company, Key. Co-founder & Vancouverite Daniel Dubois sits down with Melisa and Matt to explain how Key reimagines home owne…
 
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results... and, yet, here we are! Outlandish real estate prices, sky high rents and near-zero vacancies but Vancouver's City Council can't agree on whether we should build more housing along one of the busiest transit and employment corridors in Western Canada.…
 
Homeowners should brace for a 45% increase in monthly mortgage payments. 1 in 4 Canadians will have to sell their homes if interest rates go up. Large private mortgage lenders have stopped lending to Canadians altogether. Feeling anxious? You are not alone. Lie down on the couch for this week’s episode, as President of Mortgage Architects, Dustan W…
 
There’s a little known secret why wealthy insiders continue to play in our market and it’s the closest thing to a sure bet. Hot off Zonda Urban’s UDI Presentation, Michael Ferreira & Jon Bennest sit down with Matt & Adam to discuss the forces that drive our market and the structural realities that override market fluctuations. Will new housing supp…
 
Nothing less than the future of Vancouver is at stake with the upcoming vote on the much debated Broadway Plan. But what is it all about and why is it so important? Member of the City of Vancouver Renters’ Advisory Committee, Kit Sauder, sits down with Adam and Matt to detail the Broadway Plan, why opponents of the plan have it wrong, and how a def…
 
As the real estate market softens throughout Greater Vancouver, many are wondering what this means for new construction and the presale market in Vancouver. MLA Canada's President, Ryan Lalonde, and Executive Director, Cameron McNeill, join Matt & Adam in studio to discuss the health of the presale market, where to find the deals in the coming mont…
 
Does Vancouver hate children? The answer, the data suggests, is a resounding yes. Data Scientist Jens von Bergmann sits down with Adam & Matt to chart this terrifying trend that will leave you worried about the future of our city as a vibrant place for all ages. How has city policy & practice made the city inhospitable to young families with childr…
 
Homes sales across the Lower Mainland have dropped steeply in April and the trend continues in the first weeks of May, but what does this mean for the balance of 2022? Steve Saretsky, author of The Saretsky Report and Co-Host of The Loonie Hour, and Michael Uy, Partner at Vancouver's leading brokerage Oakwyn Realty, join Matt & Adam for a real esta…
 
The market has shifted but a lot of questions remain. Where will interest rates go and what will be the impact? What will happen with inventory? And what does this all mean for home prices? This week, BCREA's Chief Economist, Brendon Ogmundson joins Matt & Adam to discuss where we are at in the current market and, more importantly, where we are hea…
 
With considerable headwinds in the market, many are wondering if this is the moment to Love it, or List it? This week's guest can help! Celebrity Realtor & Past Guest, Fan Favorite Todd Talbot Joins Adam & Matt in Kokomo Studios to give his take on the state of the Vancouver real estate market and outlines why he just sold his house. Is Todd pullin…
 
We get it - you watch a lot of HGTV and have a flair for design. But, does that really mean you should be taking on that renovation project? And how can you find exceptional deals that not only mitigate risk but offer healthy returns? This week, Matt & Adam discuss 10 tips for super-charging your real estate portfolio and finding lucrative reno pro…
 
The Bank of Canada just hiked the benchmark interest rate to 1% at a time with runaway inflation and a softening national housing market. But what does all this mean for prices and Vancouver real estate? This week, Andrey Pavlov, Professor of Finance & Real Estate at SFU’s Beedie School of Business, sits down with Matt & Adam to break down the key …
 
With over 20+ years experience, almost 20,000 homes sold, and over 100 presale projects launched, few people understand real estate markets like our guest today! Vince Taylor, President of Pilothouse & Author of Beyond the Blindfold, sits down with Matt & Adam and offers up some bold predictions about the future of the Vancouver real estate market.…
 
After four decades of shaping urban and suburban skylines, Marcon has earned a reputation for quality, integrity & constant innovation. But this is not only a story of real estate development in an ever-changing city and market, it’s a story about humble beginnings, hard work, family, and incremental growth. This week, Nic Paolella joins Matt & Ada…
 
Financial freedom is often the goal for real estate investors, but how to get there (and quick!) is where many people stumble. How do you find the money to invest? How do you learn a market? How do you assemble a team? And how do you make it all work? Well, today's episode answers all these questions and more. As part of our ongoing Zero to Kokomo …
 
How we build across the country is at the forefront of conversations around climate change and it’s changing a lot quicker than you think. So quickly that it almost goes without saying that whatever you live in is already outdated. So how do you avoid buying a gas car in a world moving towards electric and what does this mean for the properties you…
 
We've talked a lot about Kokomo on this show - the pursuit of living your best life through investing in real estate. But today's episode is a deep dive into tangible take-aways and action plans from someone who is nearly there through investing in Vancouver real estate. Clint Murphy, Host of The Pursuit of Learning Podcast, avid real estate invest…
 
Today’s show features a real estate developer launching two projects along the Cambie Corridor in the very near future. A risky and challenging venture for anyone. Did we mention he is under 30? Fastmark’s Hans Fast sits down with Adam & Matt to discuss his rapid ascent through Vancouver’s expensive and tricky to navigate real estate market. We cov…
 
Many put the mortgage approval process in the same category as a CRA audit or maybe a root canal. But is real estate financing always that painful? Not necessarily in the world of commercial real estate. This week Impact Commercial’s Managing Partner, Alan Haigh, sits down with Adam & Matt to chart the many differences between commercial and reside…
 
We have been on a wild roller coaster ride straight out of the gate this year & haven’t even hit the spring market yet. But does the market continue to soar or stutter from here? President & CEO of Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Scott Brown sits down with Adam & Matt to discuss where we have been, where we are at, and most importantly where we …
 
The spring market has come early in Vancouver but almost no Sellers got the memo. Multiple offers, unconditional offers & record sale prices define the first weeks of the new year on the heels of record smashing 2021. What is going on? Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, Keith Stewart, sits down with Adam & Matt to talk current market condition…
 
Six homes on a standard lot in Vancouver! The City of Vancouver's 'Making HOME' initiative, brought forth by Mayor Kennedy Stewart and just passed by city council, promises density that has the potential to re-shape every neighbourhood in Vancouver. But will this transform real estate values in the city &, if so, exactly how? Professor Tom Davidoff…
 
Lorne Segal is known for developing some of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic real estate. And, after listening to today's episode, you will understand the philosophy, passion and discipline required for such a task. Lorne sits down with Matt & Adam to discuss a lifetime dedicated to honing his craft, from recognizing potential in overlooked area…
 
The pace of Canadian inflation is now higher than it has been since Boyz II Men dropped Motownphilly. Don't pretend you don't remember. But what do these inflation numbers & the ensuing consequences mean for your real estate & real-estate-related goals in 2022? Mortgage Broker Kyle Green sits down with Adam & Matt to discuss this uncertain moment i…
 
Everyone’s talking about what’s in store for the Vancouver real estate market in 2022 but what does the data actually suggest? President of REW.ca, Simon Bray, sits down with Adam & Matt this week to conduct a deep dive on the data collected from the most popular real estate search portal in the province. And his findings are nothing short of remar…
 
We often talk about how all real estate purchases are investments, whether the buyer feels that way or not. But how can you supercharge your homebuying and home-ownership experience to ensure you can grow both the value of your home AND your net worth? This week, award-winning personal finance columnist & Director of Content at Zolo, Romana King, j…
 
The end is nigh for 2021 and what a year it was! Soaring real estate prices, record low inventory, the stock market on fire, massive inflationary pressure, and all this set against the backdrop of a global pandemic. But what does this mean for 2022 and what are the headwinds we should all be monitoring? Murtaza Haider, Professor of Data Science and…
 
With fires burning all Summer and the recent atmospheric rivers and devastating floods, climate change should be on your mind if you are considering where to buy a home or invest in Vancouver or British Columbia, in general. But if only there was an easy way to search and make sense of the best available climate data? Enter Cal Inman, Bay Area deve…
 
We ask a lot of questions on the Vancouver Real Estate Podcast, but we also get a lot of questions from listeners. So, on today’s episode, we tackle the most frequently asked questions from you. How’s the market? What and where would you buy under a million dollars? What and where would you buy over a million dollars? And should I buy a presale rig…
 
There’s a real risk of middle-class Vancouverites becoming life-long renters. And you hear a lot about supply constraints, speculators, foreign buyers and realtors being the cause. But on today’s show, we talk about the definitive factor that will have you up in arms! On our 300th episode, good friend of the show Dustan Woodhouse (President of Mort…
 
We are in uncertain times: Inflation is surging, the housing market has been on fire, and experts are calling for as many as EIGHT interest rate hikes in the next two years. So what does this mean for the country's most expensive real estate market? John Webster, Head of Real Estate Secured Lending and Scotia Mortgage Authority at Scotiabank joins …
 
What are financial rules that the wealthy ignore? Here’s a hint: stop following the herd and put that hard earned cheddar to work! This week, financial guru & best-selling author, Darren Mitchell, joins Matt & Adam to discuss creative wealth building strategies while taking control of the compound (interest, that is). How can you super charge your …
 
How do you find a deal in Vancouver real estate? This is a challenging but not impossible question to answer. Adam & Matt sit down this week (without a guest!) to do just that, outlining nine tried and true deal finding techniques for Vancouver real estate. Some of these will translate across time & place while others are specific to our post-Covid…
 
Vancouver is changing. Covid, political & policy shifts, housing policy and more. But what does this all mean for those interested in real estate and the City of Vancouver? Legendary Globe & Mail Vancouver journalist Frances Bula sits down with Adam and Matt to survey the changing landscape of the city and her findings may surprise you. Come pick t…
 
Many homeowners strive to pay down their mortgage as the first step to financial freedom but what if that was absolutely wrong? Forgot the warm & fuzzy feeling that freedom from mortgage debt promises and think logical paths to true financial freedom. Robinson Smith and Kyle Green sit down with Adam and Matt to discuss ways to unlock the potential …
 
Past Guest and Fan Favorite™ Justin Smith last joined us on the show in 2018 and it’s safe to say a lot has changed since then. The President of Hawkeye Wealth sits down with Adam & Matt to survey the post-Covid investment landscape & his prognosis may surprise you. Where should you buy when most asset classes look frothy? What real estate makes se…
 
Ask yourself this: is Vancouver a better city than it was four years ago? Mayoral Candidate Ken Sim doesn't think so & neither do those involved with his new movement, A Better City. Ken sits down with Adam & Matt to discuss the current state of Vancouver, the challenges and mishaps that took place during Covid & the massive potential he sees for o…
 
Six months ago, today’s guests forecasted that prices in the Lower Mainland would see double digit increases in the next 1-3 years. This has already come true. Now they are back with another bold prediction about a lagging market that has the potential to play catchup in the coming months. And the increases may shock you. Ryan and Cameron join Adam…
 
Will Vancouver real estate prices increase or decrease in 2022? This is the burning question that fuels many conversations - and today's episode! And who better than BCREA Chief Economist, Brendon Ogmundson, who specializes in macroeconomic forecasting, housing market analysis, and econometric modelling! What factors are driving the current state o…
 
Does buying pre-construction make sense for homeowners and investors right now? The short answer: that depends. President of Key Marketing, Cam Good, and VP of Operations Nick Campbell sit down with Adam & Matt to discuss the number of factors that every potential buyer should consider before pulling the trigger on pre-construction. Where are the c…
 
If you don’t know Dr. Ann McAfee you should and chances are you have benefitted from her life’s work. Vancouver’s first ever Housing Planner in 1974; the Co-Director of Planning with Larry Beasley, implementing plans now famously known as Vancouverism, in the 1990s; more recently a consultant to international cities in countries as varied as Austra…
 
Imagine you had behind-the-scenes access to data showing exactly what buyers were looking for in Vancouver based on 6 Million+ inquiries? Now imagine how this could help predict Vancouver's next hot neighbourhoods. Finally, stop imagining because this week we made this a reality and did the work for you! Simon Bray, President of REW.ca, joins Matt …
 
If you invest in Vancouver or Toronto, you already know that finding cash flow positive properties is tough. And, more than likely, you are currently addicted to the cap gain. But what if there was a way to have your cake and eat it too? Real estate investor and stock/options trader, Cody Yeh, joins Matt & Adam to offer a holistic approach to build…
 
Big changes are coming to BC’s building code in 2022 that will transform the way we value homes. Doug Langford, President of JDL Homes, joins Matt & Adam this week to outline the BC Energy Step Code and our province’s path to net-zero building by 2032. What changes are imminent? Will building costs skyrocket? And what does this mean for home prices…
 
Jeff Poh is not our typical guest. He is not a celebrated politician or university economist. He hasn’t built a condo tower or bought an investment property a month for years at a time. Jeff Poh is probably a lot like you: a bright person somewhere in their middle years with some investment wins and some losses under their belt. Jeff sits down with…
 
Metro Vancouver is projecting 1 million new residents by 2050 (an average of 35,000 newcomers every year!), so what does this mean for emerging urban centres, job creation, housing affordability, transportation, and the environment. This week, Sean Galloway, Director of Regional Planning and Electoral Area Services for Metro Vancouver, joins Matt &…
 
Want to be a real estate investor? Then stand on the shoulder of this giant! Real Estate Investor, Thomas Beyer, immigrated to Canada with $1,000 in his pocket and turned it into an impressive $80,000,000 – and in a shorter period of time than you think! This week he joins Adam & Matt to share his secrets, his love affair with real estate, and how …
 
Here’s a resume many of us wish we had: twelve properties acquired in twelve months, 100+ doors and counting and best-selling authors… oh right, and they are retired (before they turned 40, we might add!). This week, real estate investors, Dave and Melanie Dupuis, join Adam & Matt to reveal their best investment tips, share their biggest mistakes, …
 
After the past 18 months, it’s hard to imagine that Vancouver real estate could go on another run, but there are some undeniable demand forces at play and today’s guest thinks the verdict is already in. Pilothouse’s President, Vince Taylor, joins Matt & Adam to put Vancouver real estate in a broader context and outline why home values are set to ex…
 
After listening to Jon Stovell, one thing will be clear: this guy loves Vancouver. As the CEO and President of one of Vancouver's premier developers, Reliance Properties Ltd., Jon has engaged the city for decades and has a lot to say: on the problems of Vancouver, the future of Vancouver, and current real estate opportunities hiding in plain sight.…
 
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