Episodes

VREP #36 I TALKING MARKET TRENDS: THE NOVEMBER STATS ARE IN!  

The November 2016 REBGV Stats are in! Adam and Matt discuss general market conditions and talk about fantastic buying opportunities over this holiday season.

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VREP #35 I Will Vancouver Survive the Earthquake?  

Engineer and Seismic Specialist John Sherstobitoff joins Adam & Matt to discuss whether or not Vancouver is truly ready for the earthquake. You will want to strap in for this one!

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VREP #34 | A Quick Guide to Natural Building with Anne Bonner  

Natural Builder, Anne Bonner, joins Adam and Matt to discuss building with natural materials and how current building materials can be toxic, allergy-inducing and bad for the environment.

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VREP #33 | Trumped Up Trickle Down Economics & Vancouver Real Estate with Joannah Connolly  

President-Elect Donald Trump has big plans for The United States and foreign trade. Joannah Connolly, Editor of REW.ca and Western Investor, joins Adam and Matt to discuss how the new presidency will impact the Vancouver Real Estate Market. Trust me, this episode is going to be HUGE!

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VREP #32 | Talking Market Trends: The October Stats are in!  

With the release of the October 2016 REBGV Stats, Adam and Matt breakdown each area and price band in Vancouver to determine what’s hot and what’s not.

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VREP #31 | Smart Strategies for Minimizing Debt with Ray Macklem  

Top Mortgage Broker, Ray Macklem, joins Adam and Matt to discuss Home Equity Lines of Credit, Refinancing & Debt Consolidation. We promise… it’s sexier than it sounds.

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VREP #30 | The Broke Agent & Five Mistakes People Make When Hiring a Realtor®  

Eric Simon, the brains behind The Broke Agent.com, joins Adam and Matt to discuss dismantling the realtor facade, authenticity in business & future trends in real estate marketing. Adam and Matt also highlight five common mistakes people make when hiring a realtor.

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VREP #29 | Forbidden Vancouver with Will Woods  

In this bone-chilling Halloween edition, Chief Storyteller Will Woods joins Adam and Matt to discuss Vancouver’s most terrifying neighbourhood, secrets of The Penthouse, and who really decided where Vancouver should be located. Happy Halloween everyone!

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How Will the New Mortgage Rules Impact You & is the Vacancy Rate Changing?  

Mortgage Broker Jesse Johnson joins Adam and Matt to discuss recent changes to mortgage rules & Property Manager Klaus Rode pops by to update us on the rental market.

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VREP #27 | The Death of the Single Family House with Nathan Lauster  

Are houses no longer viable? UBC Sociologist Nathaneal Lauster thinks so and joins Adam and Matt to discuss the slow death of the single family house in Vancouver and larger lessons other cities can learn from us. Also, Matt’s topless photos have got him in a bind…

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VREP #26 | Six Proven Ways to Add Value to Your Home  

Adam and Matt discuss minor and major reno ideas that are sure to add value to your home.

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VREP #25 | How to be Strata Doc Detectives! Six Essential Tips for Reviewing Strata Documents  

Strata Doc Detectives, Matt and Adam, re-open a cold ‘case file’ condo building to determine exactly what went wrong & outline six things to consider when reviewing evidence to ensure your condo tale is not a chilling one of debt and deceit.

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VREP #24 | Is the Fall Here? Market Update & Treaty Talk with Barry Appleton  

With the onset of the fall market, Adam and Matt provide a market update, answer a listener's question on basement suites, and chat with International Lawyer Barry Appleton about Canada's treaty obligations in respect to BC's foreign buyer tax.

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VREP # 23 | What No One Tells You About Home Insurance with Grace Catao  

Are you sure you're covered? Insurance Specialist Grace Catao joins Adam and Matt to offer the best tips for house and condo insurance, as well as potential pitfalls with vacant homes, rental properties & airbnb!

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VREP #22 | Will BC’s New Foreign Buyer Tax Work? With Canadian Tax Lawyer Jonathan Garbutt  

Canadian Tax Lawyer, Jonathan Garbutt, joins Adam and Matt to discuss the complications surrounding BC's new foreign buyer tax. Also, Mortgage Specialist Chad Watts offers his thoughts on current lending practices.

 

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VREP #21 | BC’s New Foreign Buyer Tax with Prof. Tom Davidoff & Guests  

With Monday's announcement of the 15% foreign buyer tax, Adam and Matt discuss the tax and its implications with UBC Professor Tom Davidoff, Lawyer Lars Kushner, and foreign national and first-time homebuyer Mac Kerman.

 

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VREP #20 | A Quick Guide to Laneway Homes with Kim Little  

Everything you need to know about Laneway Homes in under 45 minutes! Small Work's Small House Specialist Kim Little joins Adam and Matt to discuss all things Laneway and Coach Homes and the trend toward smaller spaces. Also, is our red-hot market softening?

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VREP #19 | With or Without EU: Brexit’s Effect on Our Market & the Real Estate Council’s Report of the Independent Advisory Group  

Adam and Matt discuss how Britain leaving the EU may impact the Vancouver housing market and address some of the key points from the Real Estate Council's recent report of the independent advisory group.

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VREP #18 | The Role of the Architect & the Housing Blame Game with Rick Morrow  

Intern Architect Rick Morrow joins Adam and Matt to explain the role of an architect, design merit, and the always changing Vancouver skyline. Matt and Adam also discuss "The Housing Market Blame Game", the new draft report issued by BMO's top economists.

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VREP #17 | Renovation Report Part One: We Found a Project  

Matt and Adam discuss the sale of Adam's East Van house and the purchase of a new renovation project in Strathcona. Join us for future episodes charting the trials and tribulations of renovating a house in Vancouver.

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