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July 20th - The Economy

What is the state of the overall Canadian economy amidst the COVID-19 crisis? What are the biggest impacts on the real estate market today? In the longer term? Are there any historical precedents we can learn from?

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Hosted by John Pasalis, Realosophy Realty

9:45AM—10:00AM EST

Live Session: Morning Kick-Off

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10:00AM—11:00AM EST

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Frances Donald

Managing Director, Global Chief Economist & Global Head of Macroeconomic Strategy, Manulife Investment Management

 

The Stall Out: Why the Post-COVID Economic Recovery Will Be Troubled

While recent economic news has been positive, we should be cautious about thinking that the worst is behind us as phase two of our recovery will be far more problematic.


11:00AM—12:00PM EST

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Mikael Khan

Director, Financial Stability Department, Bank of Canada

 

No Ordinary Recession: Why COVID-19 is More Like a Natural Disaster

A recent report by the Bank of Canada compares the economic impact of COVID-19 to the economic shock of a natural disaster like the 2016 wildfires in Fort McMurray.


12:00PM—1:00PM EST

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Marc Desormeaux

Senior Economist, Scotiabank

 

A More Positive Outlook for Canadian Real Estate

Canada's federal housing regulator CMHC believes house prices could fall as much as 18% over the next nine months. But why does Scotiabank believe concerns about a big drop in house prices are overblown?

1:00PM—1:30PM EST

Live Session: Mid-Day Q/A

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1:30PM—2:30PM EST

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Lu Han

Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy, University of Toronto

 

How COVID Might Impact Toronto's Housing Market in the Years Ahead

Of factors that impact home prices, macroeconomic factors like income, unemployment, immigration and housing supply are well-known, but behavioural factors also matter—and will play a role post COVID-19.


2:30PM—3:30PM EST

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Kevin A. Bryan

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, University of Toronto, and Lab Economist, Creative Destruction Lab

 

A Look back at the 2008 Financial Crisis and Lessons for Today

What light does the experience of the Federal Reserve in the 2008 financial crisis shed on today's economic volatility in the wake of COVID-19? What else can history tell us about today?


3:30PM—4:30PM EST

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Josh Gordon

Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University

 

Foreign Ownership and Housing Affordability in Urban Canada

Separating fact from fiction, the latest data on homes owned by non-residents reveals fascinating trends when it comes to the impact of foreign ownership on home prices.

4:30PM—4:45PM EST

Live Session: Daily Wrap-Up

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July 21st - The Housing Leaders

What do the numbers tell us about the state of real estate markets across Canada and in Toronto? How are the different market segments—houses, condos and rentals—doing? What should we be on the lookout for?

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Hosted by Urmi Desai, MoveSmartly.com

9:45AM—10:00AM EST

Live Session: Morning Kick-Off

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10:00AM—11:00AM EST

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Jason Mercer

MCIP, RPP, MLAI, Toronto Regional Real Estate Board, Chief Market Analyst, Director of Service Channels

 

A Return to Full Strength? Assessing the Toronto Area Real Estate Market

After a record drop of 70% in sales volume during the peak of economic shutdown due to COVID-19, sales volumes have largely recovered—and home prices are once again rising. What accounts for this and what risks lie ahead?


11:00AM—12:00PM EST

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Shaun Hildebrand

President, Urbanation

 

Looking Up Again? Assessing the Toronto Area Condo Market

The latest data suggests that condo pre-construction and resale markets have resumed the strength they showed going into COVID-19. But there are signs of a longer trend of falling condo rents.


12:00PM—1:00PM EST

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Andrea DelZotto

Director and Executive Vice President, Community Development, Tridel Group of Companies

 

When the Cranes (Almost) Stopped: How COVID-19 Impacts the Condo Building Industry

It took a pandemic to challenge the momentum of the Toronto area condo building industry. How will building be impacted by social distancing and other requirements and will future projects reflect our experience of living in lockdown?

1:00PM—1:30PM EST

Live Session: Mid-Day Q/A

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1:30PM—2:30PM EST

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John Pasalis

Broker, Realosophy Realty

 

Pinpointing Housing Bubbles & the Curious Case of COVID-19

Why have housing bubbles been so notoriously hard to predict and model in academic research? What factors led to the overheating of the Toronto real esate market in 2016-2017? Why has the impact of COVID-19 on the market been surprisingly limited (so far)?


2:30PM—3:30PM EST

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Hilliard MacBeth

Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager, Author

 

Bubble Warning: Why Canadian Household Debt Risks a Hard Landing for Real Estate

Given Canada's high levels of household debt, the dangers of a recession-triggered real estate market crash are greatly heightened. Is the COVID-19 crisis a potential tipping point?


3:30PM—4:30PM EST

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Will Dunning

Consultant on Housing Markets

 

Nothing for Certain: Assessing COVID-19 Impacts on Mortgage Holders & Policies

Economic shutdown and high unemployment due to COVID-19 brings fears of mortgage arrears and desperate home selling. But given the difficulties of forecasting, it may be more important to consider how the government might and should respond.

4:30PM—4:45PM EST

Live Session: Daily Wrap-Up

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July 22nd - Personal Finance Experts

What can we do if we are struggling to pay our mortgage or rent today? Is it better to rent or buy? How can we buy a home without taking on too much debt? What should we do to better prepare for a crisis like COVID-19?

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Hosted by John Pasalis, Realosophy

9:45AM—10:00AM EST

Live Session: Morning Kick-Off

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10:00AM—11:00AM EST

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Gail Vaz-Oxlade

MoneyMomma

 

Why Buying a Home Could Be the First Step Towards Divorce—and How to Avoid It

Despite every home buyer's best intentions and planning, why do some find themselves overstretched financially after they move in? What are the common mistakes home buyers make that lead to high household debt and financial stress—and how can we avoid these mistakes ourselves?


11:00AM—12:00PM EST

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Preet Banerjee

Founder, MoneyGaps and Management Consultant to the Financial Services Industry

 

How to Disaster-Proof Your Life

COVID-19 has resulted in millions of Canadian households losing their income overnight. What are strategies that will help us make the best of these difficult economic times and what steps can we take to protect ourselves from the next disaster.


12:00PM—1:00PM EST

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Kerry Taylor

Money Expert, Squawkfox.com

 

The Science of Saving

How behavioural economics can help explain why we make predictably irrational financial choices in life. Why we need to consider the renting vs. home buying debate from both a financial and emotional perspective.

1:00PM—1:30PM EST

Live Session: Mid-Day Q/A

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1:30PM—2:30PM EST

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Doug Hoyes

Licensed Insolvency Trustee & Co-Founder, Hoyes Michalos & Associates Inc.

 

Are Personal Bankruptcies and Debt Defaults Likely to Rise Due to COVID-19?

On the ground insights from an insolvency expert. Who are the renters and homeowners coping with a loss of income as a result of COVID-19. Is the industry expecting a surge in insolvencies once government income and other financial support comes to an end?


2:30PM—3:30PM EST

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Alex Avery

Partner & Portfolio Manager, FrontFour Real Asset Alternatives

 

Why Renting is Okay!

Why Canadians are too obsessed with a a cult-like mindset of “Why rent when you can buy?" Why choosing where you live is not just about the numbers. How you can achieve financial wealth while remaining a renter.

3:30PM—3:45PM EST

Facebook Live Session - Afternoon

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July 23rd - Home Buying, Selling & Renting

Should you be buying and selling a home right now? What are the new rules to follow during COVID-19? Does pre-construction still offer good value? Is it time to turn my short-term rental into a long-term rental?

9:45AM—10:00AM EST

Live Session: Morning Kick-Off

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10:00AM—11:00AM EST

Panel: Home Buying and Selling During COVID-19

What it is like to buy or sell a home during an unprecedented global pandemic? What precautions should you take? Is it harder to get a mortgage? What legal issues may arise? Our multi-sector panel tells you what you need to know.

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Hosted by Urmi Desai, MoveSmartly.com

Panelists

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Davelle Morrison
Bosley Real Estate

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Justine Deluce
Chestnut Park Real Estate

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David Larock
Integrated Mortgage Planners

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Bob Aaron
Lawyer & Toronto Star Columnist


11:00AM—12:00PM EST

Panel: Airbnb vs Long-Term Rentals: What's Happening Now?

The effects of COVID on the rental market in Toronto, and what it may mean for the future of condos, rentals, and the cottage market. Join us for a conversation about government involvement, regulations, landlord challenges and much more.

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Host: Valerie Garcia

Panelists

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Vivien Wong
Realosophy Realty

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Kayla Andrade
Ontario Landlords Watch Team

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Nathan Rotman
AirBnB

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Treat Hull
Treat Hull & Associates


12:00PM—1:00PM EST

Panel: Are Pre-Construction Condos still a great investment?

Who is buying condos in Toronto and why? Are pre-construction condos a surefire way to make money? Three prominent Toronto realtors debate the topic.

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Host: Valerie Garcia, Speaker & Consultant

Panelists

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Brian Persaud
Re/Max Realtron Real Experts Realty

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David Fleming
Toronto Realty Group

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Brandon Ware
Verity Real Estate

1:00PM—1:30PM EST

Live Session: Mid-Day Q/A

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1:30PM—2:45PM EST

Panel: Current Market Conditions in the 416 and 905

When should you buy or sell? Is the housing market in Toronto and the GTA getting more competitive? And for how long? Top realtors across Toronto & the GTA discuss.

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Host: Mei Chan
Realosophy Realty

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Organizer: Valerie Garcia
Speaker & Consultant

Panelists

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Nasma Ali
One Group Toronto

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Asif Khan
RE/MAX Prime Properties

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Gus Papaioannou
Realosophy Realty

2:45PM—3:00PM EST

Live Session: Daily Wrap-Up

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