The Vancouver Life podcast exists to educate, inspire, entertain, add value, challenge and ultimately provide guidance to its listeners when it comes to Vancouver Real Estate.
The Housing Policy That Won The Election
The Liberal Government has retained their position of power and for those who voted for them, part of their decision was based on their housing promises. In this episode we dig into the most impactful promises and the budget attached to each one. From there we explore how likely these are to actual come to fruition and what housing may look like if they do.
It Has Never Been Harder To Buy A Home In BC
The amount of homes available for sale in BC has just hit a record low - 20,000. Consider that just 12 years ago, in 2009, that number was 60,000 - and since then the population has grown by more than 700,000 people. The average price of a home in BC increased by over 17% in the last 12 months and is up 80% in the last 10 years. Credit remains at near record lows and mortgage applications are at record highs. The competition to buy has never been more fierce, with less homes to ever to choose from.
Interview With The President Of REW.ca
Rew.ca is Canada's leading Real Estate search portal and the place that millions of people start their home search. Understandably there is an immense amount of data obtained through the site and in this episode we speak with the president, Simon Bray, to learn his journey into real estate and how Rew.ca is evolving based on home buyers behaviours. We discuss where the gaps are in the real estate process, how REW helps solve these, we talk affordability, lack of inventory and where Vancouver Real Estate is headed in the next decade.
Canada Needs 1,000,000 More Homes TODAY
Although Dan and Ryan typically focus on the Vancouver market as a whole, this weeks bonus episode explores the Macro Real Estate trends that taking place across the country. We explore the promises made by the respective political parties and whether their pledges line up with the reality we are facing as a nation. No doubt, there’s a systemic housing supply issue facing Canadians today - tune in and find out just how serious it is!
Vancouver Is Experiencing A Severe Drought Of Inventory
August felt like a fairly dramatic slow down from the frenetic pace we’ve seen most of the year! Both Dan and Ryan explore the latest stats from the Real Estate Board OG Greater Vancouver to check in and see where the month landed compared to the month prior and compared to last August. The question on everyone’s mind is, was August actually “slow” or are we beginning to get back into the typical real estate cycles we’ve experienced prior to the onset of the pandemic. Where are we headed from here?!
Dissecting The Upcoming Election Housing Promises
This week we return to talk about the looming Federal election as we dissect each parties housing platform and whether the promises made by the leaders of each respective party are what we collectively need to address extremely low levels of housing supply, increasing populations and increasing unaffordability. Are their promises feasible? Are they the right measures in today’s global economy and is banning foreign ownership going to have dire, unforeseen consequences? Tune in and see for yourself!
Super knowledgeable RE pros
I’ve been in Vancouver for about 1 year and this is the best RE show I’ve found.
I’ve learned a ton. Highly recommend the download to tune in. (& leave them a podcast review)
Wow! Unreal info!
I learned so much from this pod. It gave me a lot of confidence in making the most informed decision for buying and selling real estate. Very approachable and very knowledgeable. Will share with other friends looking to buy or sell!
Great for consumers and real estate professionals
These guys are super sharp and on the ball when it comes to understanding and serving in the Greater Vancouver Real Estate market. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or you’re a real estate/financial professional yourself, give this a listen and learn something new, and most importantly, useful 🙏