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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 Vancouver Life Real Estate Podcast The Vancouver Life Real Estate Podcast

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    • 4.6 • 29 Ratings

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.

    Canada’s Economic Slump: Rate Cuts, Housing Crisis, and What It Means for Your Wallet!

    Canada’s Economic Slump: Rate Cuts, Housing Crisis, and What It Means for Your Wallet!

    Weak GDP growth has been a critical factor influencing the Bank of Canada's decision to cut rates recently, with further cuts likely in 2024. In Q1 2023, GDP growth fell short of expectations at 1.7% compared to the forecasted 2.3%. Additionally, Q4 2022 GDP was revised down to flat, indicating zero growth for the latter half of 2023. On a per capita basis, GDP declined by 2.6% year-over-year, marking the steepest drop since the Global Financial Crisis. Employment rates have also plummeted, r...

    • 26 min
    Vancouver Real Estate Market Update for June 2024

    Vancouver Real Estate Market Update for June 2024

    The Bank of Canada's recent rate cut has been a significant event, widely appreciated by businesses and mortgage holders. This cut was expected by many who hoped for relief amid economic stress. While rate cuts generally indicate a weakening economy, they are crucial for easing monetary policy to support businesses and individuals. The Bank of Canada (BoC) aims to achieve an overnight rate of 2.75% by the end of next year, which means a substantial 200 basis points reduction over the next 18 ...

    • 28 min
    People, and Money, Leaving Canada

    People, and Money, Leaving Canada

    Canada's population has surpassed 41 million, growing at a rate of approximately 4,000 people per day, equating to nearly 1.5 million per year according to StatCan's real-time tracker. This indicates a significant increase, with 480,000 people added in the past two months alone. If this growth rate persists, it will surpass the federal government’s 2024 target. Historically, a 1.2 million annual growth rate strained housing and infrastructure, and the current trend suggests even more rapid gr...

    • 29 min
    Inflation Hits 3-Year Low. But Not Enough For Rate Cuts

    Inflation Hits 3-Year Low. But Not Enough For Rate Cuts

    Inflation has decreased to 2.7% this month, down from 2.9% the previous month. This marks the lowest inflation rate in over three years, specifically since March 2021. At that time, the overnight interest rate was 0.25%. Despite this improvement, shelter costs continue to drive inflation, with increases at 6.4%, up from 4.9% last year. Mortgage interest costs have surged by 24.5%, and rent has risen by 8.2% compared to April last year. When excluding shelter costs from the Consumer Price Inde...

    • 25 min
    Real Estate Market Resilient As Economy Worsens

    Real Estate Market Resilient As Economy Worsens

    Despite growing concerns about Canada's economy, including a meager increase in GDP and dwindling consumer confidence, the Bank of Canada (BOC) has yet to implement a rate cut. The lack-luster GDP rise of 0.2% in February fell short of the projected 0.4%, with early data for March indicating stagnation. As a result, Q1 GDP growth is expected to reach only 0.6%, marking the sixth consecutive quarterly decline and a 2% annual contraction in per capita GDP.Despite these troubling indicators, the...

    • 28 min
    70% Of Buyers Are Waiting For Interest Rate Cuts

    70% Of Buyers Are Waiting For Interest Rate Cuts

    In our discussion with the number 1 mortgage specialist across the country for the Bank of Montreal, we're diving into the heart of the economic landscape, starting with the elephant in the room: interest rates. We discuss the divergence in policy between the US and Canada how it sets the stage for a nuanced debate on balancing growth and while combating inflation. While the US hesitates to lower rates, Canada faces mounting pressure to stimulate its economy. However, the fear of tr...

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Kramedoggy ,

Interesting and Informative

If you want to stay informed on what’s going on the Vancouver real estate scene this podcast is excellent! They know exactly what’s going on in the market right now. If you are thinking of buying real estate now or in the future, definitely give these guys a listen. 5 stars!

jenlucille ,

Woo

Love the podcast! Dan and Ryan always provide great insight, often referring back to data and numbers. Makes everything they say more credible alongside their many years of real estate experience. Great job guys!

Q 22 ,

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)

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