The cost of housing is a hot topic of conversation wherever you go in Metro Vancouver. In this podcast, we explore real estate trends in the region and the impact of development on life and affordability in Metro Vancouver, interviewing everyone from those who build our homes to politicians, planners, housing advocates and researchers.
Exploring the YIMBY movement
Stuart McNish talks to Sonja Strauss, a leader in the YIMBY movement, which stands for Yes in my Back Yard. She says, that as neighborhoods grow, non-residents who want to see improvement in housing quality should speak up and say, yes, that type of housing is needed.
Real estate prices put squeeze on businesses
Elizabeth Model of the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association and Charles Gauthier of the Downtown Vancouver Business Association talk about the impacts of soaring real estate prices.
Alternatives to traditional housing available in Metro Vancouver
An expansive discussion on co-ops, co-housing, tiny homes, and other alternatives to traditional affordable housing available in Metro Vancouver.
Transport 2050 shaping the region
TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond and Michael Ferreira of Urban Analytics join host Stuart McNish is this week's discussion.
B.C. real estate a hardening target for crime, money laundering
UBC professor Tsur Somerville and B.C. Attorney General David Eby join host Stuart McNish to discuss steps the provincial government is taking to address money laundering in real estate.
Seattle eyes development through social justice lens
Host Stuart McNish is joined by Seattle City Director of Planning Samuel Assefa for a wide-ranging conversation about his city's vision to ensure livability, affordability and equitability.
Stupid or Liar
You need to think of this like an engineering problem. Eliminate the variables and see what affects the markets.
Facts over the past 10 years or so:
-Immigration has been fairly consistent
-Construction has increased over this time
-Housing starts were at record highs recently
-interest rates have been low and flat for 10 years, in fact its like this everywhere
-wages are stagnant and low
So nothing has changed in Vancouver over 10 years, EXCEPT construction is higher. Therefore more construction will save us? All proponents of more construction are either stupid or they are liars.
All the factors listed above are internal to market, meaning its affected locally. Therefore if we can eliminate all these factors the answer must lie with an external force: foreign money.
Sponsored by developers?
Wow, this show must me sponsored by housing developers. It’s very one sided and anti-tax.