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.

In the September episode of our regular monthly video series, I once again talked to Steve and John about the most important real estate stories in Toronto and Vancouver this past month, get their own takes and data on key issues and answer viewer questions.

Watch the entire video above or watch it on the Move Smartly YouTube channel where our live guide allows you jump to the topics that interest you the most this month, some of which include:

  • What's Happening in Toronto & Vancouver Real Estate Markets Now
  • How High with the Bank of Canada (BOC) Hike in Sept?
  • What Happened to Canada RE Markets When Rates When Up in 1981 and 1990?
  • Will Home Buyers or Sellers Return to the Market First?

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About the Real Estate Roundtable 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 RE 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

See this series and more at our Move Smartly You Tube channel


Urmi Desai is 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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