Vancouver Real Estate Podcast

Vancouver Real Estate Podcast

Vancouver's premier real estate podcast. Your source for buying, selling, or investing in the Vancouver Real Estate Market with two of Vancouver's top realtors, Adam and Matt Scalena.


July 19, 2024 71 mins

Here’s something few could have predicted: inventory in Metro Vancouver has almost doubled in six months and a rate cut has done little to spark sales. Many investors are sitting on their hands. But smart money continues to target Vancouver and there are many reasons why.

Wendy Waters, Vice President, Research Services & Strategy at GWL Realty Advisors, returns to the show in this very unique moment to provide a data-backed view...

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Last week, we covered buying properties in the USA as Canadians. This week is all about financing and investing in the USA.

Alain Forget and Hatim Tichout, RBC Cross Border Banking & U.S. Home Equity Financing, join Matt & Adam to discuss opportunities for investment, emerging US Markets, navigating market dynamics, and how Canadians can best secure financing.

How can you get a mortgage in the U.S. without a credit score? Wha...

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When buying in the US, the puck stops here. Former Canuck Goaltender turned Scottsdale Luxury Realtor Eddie Lack helps a lot of Canadians buy real estate in Arizona. And when we say a lot, we mean it: 80% of his clients are from Canada! Eddie sits down this week with Adam & Matt to detail the buying process in the US & why so many Canadians are choosing Scottsdale & surrounding areas. Eddie talks how to net the best dea...

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All real estate is local but all opportunity is not. And today’s guest knows this better than most. Taylor Steele from Integrated-integrities sits down with Adam & Matt to discuss opportunities in a down market, from the future of the North Shore to multifamily in the US to ultra passive ways to add real estate to your portfolio. Where are the buying opportunities right now not to be missed? How can you benefit from this ...

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Do you have a 10 year plan? How about just a plan? If you don't, you are in the majority and don't worry - our guest today can help you set and achieve your goals and you can start right now.

Clint Murphy, real estate developer, real estate investor, CFO, and prolific finance influencer, sits down with Matt & Adam in Kokomo Studios to unpack his inspirational story, rise to financial freedom, and recen...

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Someone said, "if opportunity doesn't knock, build a door" and this sums up the story of Sunny Dhillon. From getting his real estate license in the early 2000s, to becoming a deal finder, and to eventually developing himself, Sunny saw the writing on the wall for our city and took action.

Now the CEO of Dimex Group, with projects throughout the Lower Mainland, he sits down with Matt & Adam to tell his story, chalked ...

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Sometimes you walk into a space and just feel good and you're not sure why. But it's not an accident and, more than anything, that feeling is the result of a design team making painstaking decision after decision - and trust us, God is in the details. But what makes good design and what decisions should be paramount when buying, selling or renovating?

This week, Maxime Zentner, Vice President of Product Development & Int...

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We talk a lot about opportunities and revitalization, but it's not typically in tony neighbourhoods with some of the most expensive postal codes in the country.

This week, Barrett Sprowson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Peterson Group, sits down with Matt & Adam to share a long term vision of Vancouver's west side - one characterized by vibrant density, a "new downtown", luxury retailers, best-in-class...

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Back by popular demand, this week's guest is Daryl Simpson, President of Townline.

Daryl has worked in the development industry in the Lower Mainland since 1993, building towers and communities from initial concept to completion with some of Canada's top development companies. This week, Daryl sits down with Matt & Adam for a candid conversation about the current state of the market, new construction and presales, and ho...

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Rates are sky high and qualifying for a mortgage is as challenging as ever. But does this inevitably mean a market slowdown?

In the commercial market, it depends. Impact Commercial's Founding Partner, Alan Haigh, joins Matt & Adam this week to discuss the commercial lending landscape in Sping 2024 and - spoiler alert - it's not easy out there. How do commercial mortgages differ from residential mortgages? Which commercia...

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We are watching it like a movie in fast forward: the death of the single family home; blanket upzoning for towers near skytrain stations; four to six units on a single family lot; municipalities forced to comply with density by the summer. But how do we make sense of it all and, better still, act on it? 

Manveer Taggar, Partner at Common Ground Consulting, joins Matt & Adam at Kokomo Studios with market insigh...

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Inventory has reached its highest level since the pandemic Summer of 2020 amidst news of changing capital gain taxes and residential tenancy rules. Is this enough to keep the market balanced with the potential of rate cuts this Summer?

Kevin Skipworth, Owner and Managing Broker at Dexter Realty, sits down with Matt & Adam in Kokomo Studios to discuss how these factors are playing out on the ground and what this means for real es...

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Ben Smith has been involved in Vancouver real estate in one capacity or another for decades. He previously has worked with some of the region’s major developers & more recently went national to become the President of Avesdo. To say he has a unique vantage point on both regional & national real estate trends is an understatement.

Ben sits down with Adam & Matt to discuss the state of our housing market. What are some of...

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On April 2nd, 2024, the BC NDP announced amendments to the Residential Tenancy Act intending to protect tenants from evictions, lengthy rental disputes & rent increases when a minor is added to a household. But all new policy results in unintended consequences & in this case the consequences are far reaching.

LandlordBC CEO David Hutniak sits down this week with Adam & Matt to go over the policy chang...

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Moody's Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools to help business leaders make better financial decisions. So what does Director and Senior Economist, Brendan LaCerda, think about the current state of Canada's economy and its housing market? His answers might surprise you!

Brendan sits down with Matt & Adam to offer a comprehensive overview of the Canadian economy - and of course we cover the real e...

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The late, great Frank O’Brien compiled a list every year of his top 5 Canadian cities for real estate investment. His winner in 2024? Edmonton, Alberta!

Investment Realtor Calvin Hexter sits down with Matt & Adam to discuss his hometown market & current Edmonton real estate trends every savvy investor should know. Is the immigration boom set to drive Edmonton prices higher? Which neighborhoods are rents g...

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Few people understand the real estate landscape in British Columbia like our guest today. Ross McCredie was the founder of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, a pivotal figure in Dapper Labs (blockchain technology), and the new owner of Sutton Group, a strategic purchase that seeks to redefine the Canadian real estate landscape.

In this episode, we discuss the motivation behind Ross' acquisition of Sutton Group, the greater n...

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Listing your property this year? There are tried and true ways to sell your home quickly & for top dollar in any market. But the strategy has to fit the market & not the other way around.

Adam & Matt sit down this week to discuss the Spring 2024 real estate market in Metro Vancouver from the perspective of the seller and a couple strategic agents. What market specifics should determine your pricing st...

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Anxious about the Vancouver real estate market in 2024? Co-Founder and CEO of Domus Homes, Richard Wittstock, isn't and chances are that he's seen more market cycles than you! In fact, in his 30+ year career, Richard has learned one thing over and over again: Don't bet against the Vancouver real estate market.

Richard joins Matt & Adam this week in-studio for a wide-ranging conversation about the ...

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Let’s face it - navigating the last few years of interest rate hikes in the mortgage market has not been easy. But, as the Bank of Canada gets inflation under control, and we start to see real opportunities in the real estate market, it’s time to strategize around financing and consider the top tips for finding the right mortgage in 2024.

This week, Alex McFadyan, owner of Flow Mortgage Co, joins Matt & Adam ...

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