36 episodes

If you're frustrated because you feel that mortgages are confusing, the House Rich podcast will help. Fans of the podcast are ecstatic about the fun and entertaining way Matthew Parker brings you practical advice about understanding your mortgage so that you can make or save money.

House Rich Podcast with Matt Parker Matt Parker

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If you're frustrated because you feel that mortgages are confusing, the House Rich podcast will help. Fans of the podcast are ecstatic about the fun and entertaining way Matthew Parker brings you practical advice about understanding your mortgage so that you can make or save money.

    Simplifying Strata Review: The Real View with Andrew Armstrong

    Simplifying Strata Review: The Real View with Andrew Armstrong

    Ready to streamline your strata document review process? In this episode, we sit down with Andrew Armstrong, founder of The Real View, a platform leveraging AI to analyze and provide clear, concise summaries of complex strata documents. Learn how this tool can save time for realtors, mitigate risk, and impress clients. Andrew also shares his entrepreneurial journey and insights into the real estate tech space.

    Key Points


    How The Real View platform was born from a real-life pain point experienced by Andrew's business partner.
    The benefits for realtors: time-savings, accuracy, risk reduction, and enhanced client services.
    How the platform handles strata documents – what to include, what to curate.
    Key questions answered by The Real View's report, including assessments, lawsuits, renovations, insurance, and livability factors.
    How realtors can customize the report and add their expertise.
    Pricing, web platform, lead generation features.
    Andrew's entrepreneurial journey and his take on the future of real estate technology.


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    • 21 min
    Happy Holidays & 2024 Mortgage Market Predictions

    Happy Holidays & 2024 Mortgage Market Predictions

    Join me, Matt Parker, your trusted mortgage broker in Vancouver, as I share a special holiday message and delve into the latest trends and forecasts in the Vancouver real estate and mortgage market. This episode is packed with insights and advice for homeowners, buyers, and investors as we look towards 2024.

    Show Notes:

    00:00 - Introduction


    A warm holiday greeting to all clients and viewers.
    Overview of what the episode will cover.

    00:13 - Holiday Reflections


    The importance of family time and relaxation during the holidays.
    Personal plans for the festive season and the excitement for the New Year.

    00:51 - Celebrating the Festive Season


    Ideas for enjoying the holiday season, including local festivities.

    00:59 - Newsletter Highlights


    Mention of valuable tips and ideas shared in the newsletter for families.

    01:13 - 2024 Real Estate Market Outlook


    A brief look at what to expect in the real estate market in the coming year.
    Discussion on mortgage renewal trends and their implications.

    01:22 - Impact of Market Changes


    Analysis of how recent changes affect homeowners and the real estate market in Vancouver.

    01:37 - Mortgage Renewals and Market Dynamics


    Deep dive into the significant number of mortgage renewals expected in 2024 and their impact.

    01:59 - Interest Rate Changes and Mortgage Strategy


    Strategies for navigating the shift from low to high interest rates.
    The importance of understanding new qualification criteria under current conditions.

    02:45 - Banks' Strategies at Renewal Time


    Insight into how banks might approach renewals and what this means for homeowners.

    03:04 - Potential Challenges in Mortgage Renewals


    Discussion on the potential challenges homeowners might face during mortgage renewal.

    03:47 - Refinancing and Restructuring Options


    The benefits of refinancing and how it can be a smart financial move for many homeowners.

    04:59 - Market Adaptations and Investment Opportunities


    How the market is adapting to higher rates and what this means for investors.

    05:25 - Concerns Over Mortgage Defaults


    Addressing concerns about potential mortgage defaults in the current economic climate.

    05:59 - Long-Term Housing Supply and Demand


    Analysis of housing supply issues and their long-term impact on the market.

    06:09 - Policy Changes and Housing Prices


    How recent policy changes and zoning updates might affect housing prices.

    07:33 - Buying Opportunities in the Current Market


    Why the current market might present unique buying opportunities.

    08:05 - Seasonal Market Trends


    How seasonal changes affect the real estate market and buying strategies.

    08:33 - Interest Rate Predictions and Market Confidence


    Predictions on interest rate trends and their impact on market confidence.

    09:23 - Mortgage Rate Trends and Strategies


    Discussion on fixed-rate mortgages and strategies for homeowners.

    10:01 - Closing Thoughts and Holiday Wishes


    A heartfelt thank you to clients and viewers, and best wishes for the holiday season.

    Connect with Me:


    Instagram: mattparker.mortgage
    LinkedIn: Matthew Parker
    Facebook: mattparker.ca


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    • 11 min
    From Restaurants to Realtor: Andrew Hrushowy's Unique Journey

    From Restaurants to Realtor: Andrew Hrushowy's Unique Journey

    Navigating the real estate market can be a daunting task, especially for first-time buyers or sellers. But what if you had expert advice to guide you through? In today's episode, host Matt Parker talks with Andrew, a seasoned realtor. Andrew shares his unique insights into the real estate market, the importance of customer service, and even some personal interests that help him unwind.

    From transitioning from the restaurant industry to real estate, to tips on being proactive in a fluctuating market, Andrew covers it all. Tune in now to gain valuable insights that could make your next real estate transaction a breeze!

    Get in touch with Andrew for personalized real estate advice:


    Email: andrewhr@islandrealm.com
    Phone: 250.415.1881

    FIND OUT HOW TO NAVIGATE THE REAL ESTATE MARKET WITH CONFIDENCE: https://www.houserich.ca/home

    CONNECT WITH MATT PARKER ON SOCIAL MEDIA


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattparker.mortgage/?hl=en
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewparkerca/


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    • 35 min
    Insider's Guide to Real Estate: A Conversation with Louise McKnight

    Insider's Guide to Real Estate: A Conversation with Louise McKnight

    In this episode of the House Rich podcast, host Matt Parker, also known as Mortgage Matt, sits down with Louise McKnight, a highly experienced realtor from South Surrey, Canada. They discuss Louise's journey in the real estate industry, her team's approach to serving clients, and the current state of the real estate market.



    Key Points Discussed:


    Introduction to Louise McKnight: Louise is a seasoned realtor with over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. She leads a multi-award-winning team, Team McKnight, which has facilitated over $2 billion in real estate transactions over the past eight years. The team is known for its commitment and dedication to their clients, serving the South Surrey and White Rock real estate markets. Learn more about Louise McKnight and her team here.


    Louise's Journey in Real Estate: Louise transitioned into real estate from the newspaper business in 2008, foreseeing the decline of the newspaper industry. She started with a small company called Bay Realty, which she eventually took over and ran with a colleague, Jeff Glacier. They sold the business to McDonald Realty three years ago.


    The Importance of Teamwork: Louise emphasizes the importance of having a supportive team in the real estate industry. Her team, which she describes as a family, has been together for many years, providing a strong support system and a source of energy.


    Current State of the Real Estate Market: Louise discusses the recent rate increase from the Bank of Canada and its impact on the market. She advises sellers to price their properties well and buyers to be patient and get pre-approvals for their mortgages. She also emphasizes the importance of not overextending oneself financially when buying a property.


    Advice for Potential Buyers and Sellers: Louise advises potential buyers and sellers to be patient and cautious. She emphasizes the importance of getting a pre-approval for a mortgage and setting realistic expectations for the buying or selling process.


    Memorable Transactions: Louise shares a memorable transaction involving two large developers. The negotiation process was tough and lasted for two weeks, but in the end, everyone was happy with the outcome.



    Questions to Consider:


    How can you apply Louise's advice about not overextending oneself financially when buying a property?
    What steps can you take to ensure you are prepared for any potential rate increases in the future?
    How can having a supportive team benefit you in your professional journey?



    Contact Information:


    Louise McKnight: Louise can be reached via email at Louise@macrealty.com for any real estate inquiries.
    Matt Parker: Matt can be reached at 778-897-2554 or via email at matt@mattparker.ca. You can also visit his website at mattparker.ca for more information.


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    • 15 min
    Interview with Lindsie Tomlinson | Realtor with RE/MAX Select Realty

    Interview with Lindsie Tomlinson | Realtor with RE/MAX Select Realty

    Meet Lindsie:

    I'm passionate about a few things:


    My family (my husband and I have two young sons named Dante and Enzo)
    My community (I love being part of a real Vancouver neighbourhood)
    Travel (I even wrote a book about Traveling with Kids)
    Writing (Check out my latest article for REW.ca here)
    Wine (no need to explain!)
    People (my friends and my clients, who often become friends)
    Real Estate
    Being outdoors (especially hiking, SUP and biking)

    But I'm even more passionate about helping my clients find the home that is right for them.

    I specialize in helping families who have outgrown their current home, usually with the arrival of a wee one. Who knew someone so small could take up so much space? With the arrival of a baby, you start to think about things that you hadn't before. I love guiding clients through the process of finding the neighbourhood that they want to raise their children in.

    I also love helping first time home buyers through the excitement and nervousness of buying their first property. It doesn't have to be scary!

    WHERE I LIVE
    Before we had kids, my husband and I lived in a condo in Kits, which we adored. After our first son was born, our one bedroom and den condo suddenly became too small (sound familiar?!) so we bought a house near Commercial Drive in East Vancouver.

    If you live in the area and have kids, you've probably seen me around the playground, the ice rink or Community Centre at Trout Lake. If you live in the area and don't have kids, you've probably seen me shopping at Donald's Market, running around Trout Lake, sipping a coffee at The Prado cafe or enjoying a chocolate chip zucchini muffin at JJ Bean.

    WHICH NEIGHBORHOODS DO I SPECIALIZE IN?
    I work in all areas of Vancouver (including outside of Vancouver proper like North Van, Burnaby and Port Moody). I specialize in East Van because it's my 'hood and I know the schools, parks, restaurants, community centres and ammenities like the back of my hand.

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
    A portion of every one of my sales go to the Children's Miracle Network as well as Backpack Buddies.

    The children's hospitals supported by the Children's Miracle Network provide comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick kids each year. In Vancouver, our donations go directly to the BC Children’s Hospital and last year, our RE/MAX office raised more than $24,105.

    Backpack Buddies is a unique program that addresses a very real need in Vancouver that most of us don't think about. There are many kids that attend inner city schools that rely on lunch programs throughout the school week. When the weekend rolls around, many of these kids will remain hungry until they return to school on Monday. Backpack Buddies provides a backpack filled with food for these kids to take home, because hunger doesn't take the weekend off.

    In 2002, I was a part of Joints in Motion, raising over $4,000 for the Arthritis Society of Canada and running my first marathon in Honolulu. In 2003 & 2005, I joined Team in Training, raising over $10,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.

    I also volunteer every year with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation and the Vancouver International Wine Festival (formerly the Playhouse International Wine Festival). I love heritage houses and wine!

    HOW TO CONTACT ME
    It's easy. Call me directly at 604.396.4433 or send me an email at lindsie@lindsietomlinson.com.


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    • 19 min
    October 26 Bank of Canada Rate Announcement Recap

    October 26 Bank of Canada Rate Announcement Recap

    Do you feel stressed about the rising rate market and what the Bank of Canada will do next?

    In today's episode, Matt Parker discussed the October 26 Bank of Canada rate announcement and answers the top questions people like you have.

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    APPLY FOR A MORTGAGE: mattparker.mtg-app.com


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    • 25 min

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