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Real estate news and discussions. For anyone who finds their conversations always lead back to real estate some how. We focus on: Markets updates in Ontario, Canada. Lending and mortgage news Housing affordability Development and new construction Rental property investing Demographic data: How people are moving and working. Real estate technology There's always something to talk about.
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The Manning Up On Real Estate Podcast dives brings you the interviews from industry experts to help you MAN UP on your real estate career. Whether you are an Investor, REALTOR, Mortgage Broker or just interested in the Real Estate Entrepreneurship, there is something for everyone! Cameron, as both an Award Winning Investor himself and Top Performing REALTOR(R) in the Greater Vancouver market and brings with him a unique perspective into the Real Estate Industry. Support this podcast: https:/ ...
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Are you ready to learn more about the Real Estate industry in Vancouver without being bored out of your mind? We are Joe and Jeff, two local Realtors® who have over 16 years of industry experience. Join us for our weekly updates where we chat about the in's and outs of the Real Estate industry. We will share our best practices on how to protect yourself whether you are Buying, Selling, or Investing and provide you with updates on the market, along with interviews with other industry experts. ...
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There are no tricks, or special tactics to success in real estate. This podcast is intended for anyone who’s looking for information about real estate. It’s more than just a how-to. This information I will be explaining the benefits, caveats and even alternative options for the how-to's. This is perfect for someone who is looking to start a career in real estate but doesn’t want to start from the ground up. It’s also great for anyone who just wants to make more money and is willing to invest ...
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The Closing Couch: Vancouver Real Estate Life

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The Closing Couch isn't just about closing deals; it's about opening doors to healthier, happier living through informed and mindful real estate choices. Hosted by Polly Reitze and Kim Taylor, two seasoned realtors with a wealth of experience in navigating the tumultuous waters of the Vancouver real estate market, The Closing Couch offers a refreshing take on what it means to buy, sell, invest, and own property in one of Canada's most dynamic cities. They understand that engaging with real e ...
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The Wealth Exchange provides access to the experts on the issues that are important to affluent families and business leaders across Canada. Providing in-depth conversations on a wide range of topics, the podcast has featured change makers, business leaders, subject matter experts and humanitarians from around the globe.
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Warning - Risks of Neighborhood Decline When Investing in Real Estate Everything in life has risks. Not investing adds certain types of risks, while investing adds other risks. One risk that some real estate investors face is the possibility that the neighborhood they're investing in will decline, causing values and/or rents to drop. So, how do we …
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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 …
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On this episode of The Wealth Exchange, we have featured audio from our live panelist discussion that took place on May 8th at our Women’s LEAD Event in Toronto. The night was filled with community building and knowledge sharing with our inspiring panelists; Diana Matheson, Co-Founder, Project 8 and Canadian former professional soccer player, Safou…
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How to Analyze a Duplex Some real estate investors are sensitive to their ability to get ten 30-year fixed rate financing loans and would prefer to fill those loan spots with larger purchases than just single family rental homes. One way to do that is to buy more expensive properties like duplexes, triplexes or fourplexes. In this class, James will…
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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 Cons…
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How to Calculate PMI If you're a house hacker, Nomad™, investor buying properties with less than 20% down, or buying creatively where the seller has PMI, you'll want to make sure you know how to analyze deals that have Private Mortgage Insurance. In this mini-class, James will cover how to analyze deals that have PMI, with an emphasis on doing it u…
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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 discu…
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In this episode, Robert Olsen, Vice Chair, Private Capital at Nicola Wealth explores private equity investments with industry expert Brett Fisher, Managing Director at Fisher Lynch Capital. Joined by Kazuki Nohdomi, Portfolio Manager, Private Equity and Venture Capital at Nicola Wealth, they uncover the world of private equity. Brett shares insight…
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In many cases—not all, but many cases—real estate investors can speed up the time it takes to become financially independent by choosing to pay off the mortgages on their properties early. Sometimes it makes sense to take every extra dollar beyond a healthy amount of reserves and aggressively pay off properties as quickly as possible. Other times, …
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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…
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Ben Jang, Portfolio Manager at Nicola Wealth, joins host Jasmine Marichic to discuss market themes in the first quarter of 2024. They analyze historical trends that influence today's markets and deliver practical advice for constructing resilient investment portfolios. Additionally, Ben provides valuable insights on how investors can avoid common p…
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Deal Alchemy™ - Residential vs Commercial Property Deal Alchemy™ is all about manipulating the returns you're earning on your investments. Often, this is done through the choices we make when selecting the investment property and the strategies we choose to implement. For example, you could choose to invest in residential properties where your tena…
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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 …
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In this episode, Mark Hannah, Managing Director of Nicola Wealth Real Estate, is joined by Mark Renzoni, an Independent Advisor on the Nicola Wealth Real Estate Investment Committee. Mark, who served as the former President and Chief Executive Officer of CBRE in Canada, draws from his extensive career spanning over three decades in commercial real …
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Warning - Risks of Loan Called Due When Investing in Real Estate Investing in real estate adds some risk to an already risk-filled life. However, certain activities and strategies when investing in real estate create additional risks that other strategies and activities do not have. For example, choosing to utilize strategies where the lender has t…
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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 comprehe…
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In this episode, host Selena Woo engages in an inspiring and laughter-filled discussion with Natalie Miller. They navigate the complexities of life, from Natalie's thriving interior design business to supporting her husband's career in the NHL while raising three young children. Natalie shares her refreshing perspectives on life, humility, and dedi…
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How to Analyze Buying a Rental Property at a Discount in Vancouver Some real estate investors insist on only buying properties where they can purchase them at a significant discount. While not mutually exclusive, other investors insist on buying quality properties at a fair price as long as it gets them their desired returns and will stand the test…
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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 dri…
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How to Calculate PMI If you're planning to buy a property and put less than 20% down, you're likely to be required to pay Private Mortgage Insurance. Lenders prefer that you put at least 20% down, but if you insist on putting less than 20% down, they may still make the loan. However, they will usually do so at a slightly higher mortgage interest ra…
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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,…
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In this episode of Lead Impact, Ron Haik is joined by former Canadian figure skater, Patrick Chan. As the most decorated male figure skater in Canadian history, Patrick shares his inspiring journey from the ice rink to financial planning at Nicola Wealth. Patrick reflects on his humble beginnings in Ottawa, where his love for figure skating blossom…
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There are a large number of investing strategies you could pursue as a real estate investor: Nomad™, house hacking, fix and flip, buying 20% down rentals, buying 25% down rentals, saving up to buy free and clear rentals and many, many more options. Which is the best? Which gets you to financial independence fastest? Which gives you the highest net …
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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. …
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In this episode, Robert Olsen, Vice Chair, Private Capital at Nicola Wealth explores private debt investments with industry expert Howard Widra, Partner at Apollo and Head of Direct Originations at MidCap Financial. Joined by Jurgen Van Vuuren, Senior Director & Head, Private Debt at Nicola Wealth, they explore the intricacies of MidCap's extensive…
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Introducing... THE CLOSING COUCH! Vancouver Real Estate Life. The Closing Couch isn't just about closing deals; it's about opening doors to healthier, happier living through informed and mindful real estate choices. Hosted by Polly Reitze and Kim Taylor, two seasoned realtors with a wealth of experience in navigating the tumultuous waters of the Va…
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Deal Alchemy™ - Increasing Down Payment There are four primary returns from investing in rental properties: appreciation, cash flow, debt paydown, and the tax benefits of depreciation. Additionally, there is a secondary return in the form of the interest earned on the reserves required to make the investment in the first place. Many real estate inv…
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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…
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In the latest episode of The Wealth Exchange podcast, Selena Woo sits down with Cally Wesson, the dynamic CEO and President of BC Women's Health Foundation. Known for her transformative leadership, Cally's journey is nothing short of inspirational as she delves into the pivotal role of women's health in our lives. As a passionate advocate for compr…
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Warning - Risks of Rental Property Expenses When Investing in Real Estate Risk is all around us. When we choose to invest in anything, we’re choosing to take on the additional risk characteristics of that investment. For example, when we choose to invest in real estate, we choose to take on the risk characteristics of the specific real estate inves…
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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…
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In this episode, host Ethan Astaneh speaks with Dan Wurtele and Ryan Dash, partners at The Vancouver Life Real Estate Group. Dan and Ryan lead a team of award-winning real estate advisors to help their clients navigate the complexities of the Vancouver real estate market. Dan and Ryan discuss some of the most timely issues affecting the Vancouver r…
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Fiera Real Estate is a leading investment management company in North America and Europe with almost $10 billion in assets under management. This week, Head of Real Estate Development for Fiera Real Estate (Canada), Kathy Black, sits down with Matt & Adam to discuss Canadian real estate market trends in 2024, which markets offer huge opportunities,…
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How to Analyze a New Construction Single-Family Home Property in Vancouver Your ability to analyze deals is arguably the most important skill as a real estate investor. It allows you to make smart investment decisions and helps you avoid making career-ending bad decisions, such as buying cash-flowing-sucking vampire properties. In this class, James…
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In this episode, Ron Haik sits down with John Bromley, the visionary founder and CEO of Charitable Impact, an online donation platform. With a passion for charitable giving in Canada, John advocates for increased access, education, and dialogue within the sector. Join us as we delve into his journey and how Charitable Impact helps facilitate online…
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The 3 Strategies to Pay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) Whether they're putting 15% down and buying a non-owner-occupied property or utilizing an owner-occupied loan with 0%, 3%, 3.5%, or 5% down for Nomading™ or house hacking, some real estate investors will choose to put less than 20% down. With the decision to put less than 20% down comes the c…
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The last few years have been a wild ride for the Chilliwack Real Estate Market. Real Estate Prices exploded during Covid-19 but saw a steeper decline than anywhere else in Metro Vancouver since. But, where are prices today? And is this Spring the time for smart money to invest in Chilliwack real estate? Local Chilliwack Realtor, Jayden Lee, sits do…
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In the latest episode of The Wealth Exchange podcast, Selena Woo sits down with Zoë Pawlak, an artist and industrial designer rooted in the vibrant city of Vancouver, alongside her daughter Cienna Dixon. Together, they paint a picture of their shared journey, illuminating a path of healing and blossoming growth. Zoë reminisces on her evolution as a…
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Investing in real estate is full of truthy-sounding falsehoods: it is always better to do X than Y. However, if you were crazy enough to sit down and do the math, you'd find the truth to be much more nuanced. For example, should you take all your extra cash flow and savings and apply it to your mortgages each month to pay off rental properties fast…
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We are in a new era of density. Not only does this mean the death of the single family home in Vancouver & across many BC municipalities but it also means opportunities for homeowners, builders & savvy real estate investors. But the devil is in the details. Architect Tara Gronlund sits down with Adam & Matt this week to unpack R1-1 zoning changes i…
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In this episode of the HFO Multifamily Marketwatch, HFO Investment Real Estate's Senior Research Analyst Mike Pierce analyzes Portland's rental market, discussing the slowdown in construction, the shift towards luxury inventory, and the resurgence of concessions. Delve into the pandemic's impact on renter preferences, Oregon's rent increase cap, an…
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Deal Alchemy™ - Cash Flow to Debt Paydown There are four primary returns from investing in rental properties: appreciation, cash flow, debt paydown, and the tax benefits of depreciation. Additionally, there is a secondary return in the form of the interest earned on the reserves required to make the investment in the first place. Many real estate i…
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Did the province just incite the next land rush? Municipalities have until June 30th to revamp single family zoned real estate across the province. Density is coming. But what does that mean for land values? And did we just witness the death of the single family home? Associate Professor Tom Davidoff sits down with Matt & Adam to discuss landmark c…
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In this episode, Mark Hannah, Managing Director, Nicola Wealth Real Estate, is joined by Joe Mazzocco, an Independent Advisor on the Nicola Wealth Real Estate Investment Committee. With over three decades of experience, including his tenure as Executive Managing Director at KingSett Capital, Joe offers invaluable insights into navigating the comple…
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Warning - The Risk of Down Payment Size When Investing in Real Estate Life is full of risks. When we choose to invest, we choose to take on additional risks. If we invest in stocks, we choose to take on certain risks. When we choose to invest in bonds, we take on different risks. When we choose to invest in real estate, we choose to take on additio…
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The MLA Intel Report is hot off the press and is packed full of key takeaways about the presale market in Vancouver in 2023 and projections for 2024. Executive Directors, Cameron McNeill & Ryan Lalonde, from MLA Canada sit down with Matt & Adam in Kokomo Studios to discuss the year it was and offer data and key insights for the year to come. How’s …
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Ben Jang, Portfolio Manager at Nicola Wealth, joins host Jasmine Marichic to provide an update on how global markets performed in the fourth quarter of 2023. Offering valuable insights, Ben discusses the expected rise in volatility for the year ahead. He dives into the complex interplay of labour market dynamics, technological advancements, and hou…
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How to Analyze a 5% Down Single-Family Nomad™ Property in Vancouver Using the latest version of The World's Greatest Real Estate Deal Analysis Spreadsheet™, we will walk through how to analyze a single-family home Nomad™ property with a 5% down payment. Learn how to analyze deals correctly and avoid buying cash flow vampires. Only buy the best deal…
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Should YOU invest in Vancouver real estate right now? This week, Matt and Adam unpack the Vancouver investment thesis and explain the market conditions that make Vancouver an exceptional city for real estate investors. What's driving demand? What makes increasing supply so challenging? And what do past market cycles tell us about the future? Bonus:…
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Many individuals aspire to leave a lasting legacy through charitable giving. Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) present an opportunity to revolutionize your philanthropic strategy. In this episode, Jackie Dagg, Team Lead at Private Giving Foundation, and Timothy Stranks, Wealth Advisor | Client Relationship Manager, explore the nuances of DAFs, offering a …
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