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?
I'm particularly excited to share our latest Move Smartly episode this week - my chat with my ever-knowledgeable co-host John Pasalis, President and Broker at Realosophy Realty, on the 'big housing numbers' we should all be more familiar with in Canada (the way we are with GDP and that 2% inflation benchmark we hear so much about).
I came up with the idea for this episode while reflecting on the 10 years+ since I first moved into housing section communications and content when I joined John as Move Smartly founding editor at Realosophy.
Then as now, I always approach a new sector with by doing deep dives into every word I can get my hands on, from personal narratives (I've probably read more books on the founding of major brokerage chains like RE/MAX than the average real estate agent has) to key legislative documents.
To keep my head straight amidst all the words, I use an orientation trick I've used since my student days, which is making a list of every 'big important number' I should know about in a particular subject and keeping an eye on those numbers frequently.
So this is a look at the numbers in housing I've kept an eye on since I was new to housing, and at the new numbers that are coming up now - and questions as to how accurate these numbers are and why we aren't all more aware of them given the housing affordability crisis that is dominating our headlines in Canada and Toronto every day.
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Urmi Desai is Founding Editor at Move Smartly, a leader in Toronto housing and real estate news & analysis, and is Realosophy Realty's Chief Content Officer with responsibility for Realosophy.com 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).