Will Condo Prices Fall as Listings Hit Record High? + Impact of First Interest Rate Cut — Toronto & Vancouver Real Estate Roundtable June 2024

It’s the first summer episode for the Toronto-Vancouver real estate roundtable time with Urmi, Steve and John!

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Unpacking the Liberal’s ‘Housing First’ Federal Budget

Canada’s governing Liberals have released a federal budget to solve the housing crisis as they head off low polling numbers ahead of next year’s election.

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How Investors Took Over the Market + Why Liberals Renter Policies Won’t Help — Toronto & Vancouver Real Estate Roundtable

It’s Toronto-Vancouver real estate roundtable time with Urmi, Steve and John! 

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Our Crumbling Foundation - How We Solve Canada’s Housing Crisis: An Interview with Author Gregor Craigie

Urmi talks to Gregor Craigie, a journalist, Host of ‘This Island’ on CBC Radio One in Victoria, and author of the new book, “Our Crumbling Foundation: How We Solve Canada’s...

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Are Rates Really Coming Down? + Construction Slump-Led Recession? — Toronto & Vancouver Real Estate

It’s time for our March Toronto-Vancouver real estate roundtable with Urmi, Steve and John!

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The Impact of Canada’s Changing Immigration Policy: An Interview with Mikal Skuterud

This week, John and I engage in a lively discussion with economist Mikal Skuterud about Canada's changing migration landscape, challenging some common myths, assessing impacts on...

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Market Heats Up As Confidence Rises For Now - Feb 2024 Roundtable

The market is heating up as we’re back with our Feb Toronto-Vancouver real estate roundtable with Urmi, Steve and John!

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Why Demand is More Important Than Supply in Canada’s Housing Affordability Crisis

We return to our semi-regular feature, Move Smartly ideas, where Urmi and John unpack and discuss some of the bigger issues impacting the housing market in Toronto and Canada.

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Looking Back at 2023 and What’s Next? + Canada’s Debt Crisis?

It’s a New Year — and we’re back with our first roundtable for 2024 on Toronto-Vancouver real estate roundtable with Urmi, Steve and John!

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How Should We Really Track Our Housing Needs & Results?

This week on the Move Smartly show - why aren't the 'big' numbers in housing as well known as other economic figures we follow religiously like GDP and inflation targets?

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Olivia Wants Ottawa and Queen's Park to Pay for Toronto Housing - Here's Why I'm Here for It.

Toronto, the biggest city in one of the fastest growing countries in the world, is facing an unprecedented housing availability and affordability crisis. Will the federal and...

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Pre-Con Fires + Agent Commissions Under Fire — Toronto & Vancouver Real Estate Roundtable - Nov 2023

It’s darker out there in more ways than one — we try to weather it together with our monthly Toronto-Vancouver real estate roundtable for November with Urmi, Steve and John.

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High Interest Rate Blues + Supply Side Grift + More — Toronto & Vancouver Roundtable Oct 2023

We’re back with our October monthly Toronto-Vancouver real estate roundtable with Urmi, Steve and John! 

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$3 Million Won’t Get You a Mansion in Toronto (and Not Even a Nice Home in West Vancouver ) — Toronto & Vancouver Real Estate Roundtable September 2023

School’s back and it’s time for our monthly Toronto-Vancouver real estate roundtable for September with Urmi, Steve and John!

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The Bull vs Bear Debate for Canadian Real Estate + Trudeau Says Housing Not a Primary Responsibility – Toronto & Vancouver Real Estate Roundtable - August 2023

It's time for our August monthly roundtable — once again, Urmi talks to Steve in Vancouver and John in Toronto about the latest in real estate news and trends.

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Start of a Listing Surge? + Canada’s New Population High Inflames Housing Crisis — Toronto & Vancouver Real Estate Roundtable July 2023

It's time for our July monthly roundtable — once again, Urmi talks to Steve in Vancouver and John in Toronto!

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How Will an Unexpected Interest Rate Hike Impact Toronto & Vancouver Real Estate? + Who is Investing in Canadian Real Estate?  — June Roundtable

It’s that time again - our June roundtable with Steve in Vancouver and John in Toronto is live!

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The Start of (Yet Another) Bull Run in Toronto & Vancouver Real Estate? + Your Audience Questions — May Roundtable

It’s May roundtable time with Steve in Vancouver and John in Toronto!

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Zoning Battles in Toronto and Ontario — Why We Need to Build Up Not Out: An Interview with Phil Pothen

Right now, Toronto is seeing a massive shift in housing zoning policies both at the municipal and provincial level.

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Small But Busy Spring Market + Interest Rate Rollercoaster + Supply Hope? — April 2023 Roundtable

It’s finally April, and once again, time for our Toronto and Vancouver real estate roundtable!

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Why Are Some Mortgage Rates Going Down - An Interview with Rob McLister

A mortgage specialist helps us better understand the headlines that tell us where rates are now - and where rates might be going next.

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Bull Trap Risk + Where Are The Listings + Do We Blame Canada Housing Policy Too Much? — March 2023 Roundtable

It’s March Madness time and also time for another Toronto-Van City Real Estate Roundtable with Urmi, John and Steve!

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What the Data Says About Canada’s Housing Market Now & Next: An Interview with Ben Rabidoux

A data specialist helps us better understand the many factors that tell us where the market is now - and might be going next.

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The Great Reset, Condo Vultures, Cold Feet and More — January 2023 Roundtable

 New Year, New Roundtable! Urmi talks to John and Steve about what we can expect to see as Canada faces an uncertain housing market in 2023.

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Canada Faces Real Estate ‘Grind’ + A Bank Governor Apologies — December Roundtable

As we head to the end of 2022, Urmi talks to John and Steve about top real estate stories in Canada & world right now - Canadians facing financial stress as interest rates rise...

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Canada Tops The Scary Housing List - November Roundtable

In our monthly discussion, Urmi talks to John and Steve about top real estate stories in Canada & world right now - a global housing slump, Canada specific risks and where will...

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Sept Real Estate Round Table: Toronto & Vancouver Markets Now

This month, Urmi, Steve and John discuss the ongoing market slowdown, next Bank of Canada rate hike and look back to the last high-rate markets of 1981 and 1990 in Canada.

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Aug 2022 Real Estate Round Table: Toronto & Vancouver Markets Now

Each month, Move Smartly editor, Urmi Desai, sits down with housing analysts & realtors Steve Saretsky in Vancouver and lead contributor John Pasalis in Toronto.

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Federal Elections 2021: Assessing the Housing Policy-Palooza

We are finally outraged about high home and rent prices enough to have Canadian politicians pledging to do something about it - will any of the proposals actually work?

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Seven Things You Need to Know About Toronto Real Estate Right Now

Our interviews with top experts on the market amidst Covid-19 identified these key factors making an impact now - and what to watch for next.

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