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!

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

  • Is This the Start of *That* Listing Surge?
  • Housing is Now a Leading Contributor to Inflation in Canada
  • Canada Hits a New Population High While We’re in the Midst of a Housing Crisis
  • Why Most Canadians Probably Don’t Really Feel There is a Housing Crisis at All
  • How Renters Are Bearing the Brunt of Canada’s Housing Crisi
  • Will the Election of Olivia Chow as the New Mayor of Toronto Impact the Housing Crisis?

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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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