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.

This month, in addition to John and Steve's insightful updates on their respective Toronto and Vancouver area real estate markets, top stories include:

  • PM Trudeau Announces that Housing is Not a Primary Federal Responsibility - Is He Right?
  • Trudeau Shuffles His Cabinet - and Minister for Housing - Early Thoughts? 
  • Arguments for a Bull vs Bear Real Estate Market in Canada 

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About This Series

Each month, editor, Urmi Desai, talks to Steve Saretsky, Housing Analyst & Realtor at Oakwin Realty in Vancouver and John Pasalis, Housing Analyst, Broker and President, Realosophy Realty in Toronto about the latest data and on-the-ground insights in Canada's biggest residential real estate markets.

Special thanks to Jessy Bains, who originated this series when he was with Yahoo Canada Finance. We are pleased to continue this important conversation at

Feedback or Questions? Connect with us on Twitter: @MoveSmartly, @JohnPasalis, @SteveSaretsky

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Urmi Desai is Founding Editor at Move Smartly, a leader in Toronto real estate news & analysis, and is Realosophy Realty's Chief Content Officer with responsibility for and all consumer education and tools.

Urmi holds a B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Toronto and an M.A. from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (Trade Economics) at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada).

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