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!

This June, top stories include:

  • Home prices continue to rise in spite of high existing prices and high interest rates as frustrated home buyers continue to compete over a historically low level of listings
  • The impact the Bank of Canada's latest, rather unexpected, rate hike will have on housing markets
  • How the Bank of Canada is caught in a vicious inflationary cycle when it comes to home prices and costs
  • A confusing tug-of-war as the Federal Government is heating the economy through immigration just as the Bank of Canada tries to cool it
  • Lessons from BC and Calgary on whether the City of Toronto's recent planning/zoning decision to allow up to 4-housing units to be built single family lots across the city
  • Plus great viewer questions and more

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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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