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Is your mortgage tax deductible? It can be with this game-changing financial strategy developed in the 1980s! Robinson Smith, Smith Consulting Group Ltd., joins Matt & Adam to educate Canadians with home equity on how to mortgage hack their way to financial freedom. How does the Smith Manoeuvre work? Does it make sense in today’s high interest rate…
 
What can 50+ years of lived experience tell you about the current state of our city and our market? The answer in short: a lot! Michael Geller, SFU Adjunct Prof, Architect, Journalist, Developer, public intellectual, and the list goes on, joins Matt & Adam for a wide-ranging conversation about municipal politics, affordability, and where to find th…
 
Success in real estate is making the right call on a series of small decisions. It takes experience, discipline, and being obsessed with every detail and every outcome. Few understand this process like today’s guest. Chris Harburn, Vice President of Sales at Marcon, has built a career advising some of the largest developers and overseeing some of t…
 
Great real estate investors always think big & the “Investorpreuner” Peter Leung is definitely not the exception. Peter’s real estate holdings span multiple continents & across varied asset classes. Adam & Matt sit down with Peter on today’s episode to chart his path from humble Vancouver beginnings to overseeing a bona fide global real estate empi…
 
Picking winners in a down market is not always easy but today’s guest has a proven track record of winning regardless of market conditions. President & CEO of Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Scott Brown joins Adam & Matt to discuss the current state of the real estate market in Vancouver and beyond. Which markets are getting hit the hardest in t…
 
Did the Bank of Canada just blink? This week, we saw another interest rate increase of 50 basis points, which to many analysts was lower than anticipated; but could this really be a good news story or are we on the verge of further rate hikes and a recession to kick off 2023? This week, Dustan Woodhouse joins the 12-timer club on the Vancouver Real…
 
In an age of uncertainty, one thing is certain: there hasn’t been this much pessimism surrounding housing valuations since Expo 86. But will interest rate increases crash the market or will low inventory levels guide us to a soft landing? This week, UBC Sauder School of Business Prof Tom Davidoff once again joins Adam & Matt to talk all things real…
 
There is a well worn saying in our business: all real estate is local. And yet, real estate discussions post-pandemic have been dominated by talk of global supply chain issues, national inflation numbers & central bank interest rate hikes. But how are the local markets across Vancouver really doing? This week Dexter Realty’s Co-Owner, Managing Brok…
 
Vancouver is one week away from the most important civic election in memory. Will housing policy define the results? Who on council potentially deserves another shot? And did we actually just squander nearly a half decade of effective civic governance? Spoiler alert on the last question: we did. Research Lawyer and Housing Advocate, Peter Waldkirch…
 
What are the global elite thinking about Vancouver real estate at this moment? Well, to get that answer, we connected with Moody’s Analytics, an international forecasting company helping the global financial decision-makers make sound economic choices. Past guest Brendan LaCerda, Director and Economist, joins Adam & Matt and discusses inflation, in…
 
Looking to sell a property? This episode's for you! This week, Matt & Adam cover the current state of the Vancouver real estate market and provide effective tips for getting your property sold for top dollar in these challenging times. Where do you start? How do you prepare your property? And what are tried and true strategies for making sure your …
 
The election is just around the corner. Ask yourself this: Is Vancouver a better city than it was four years ago? Mayoral Candidate Ken Sim doesn’t think so & neither do those involved with his new movement, A Better City. Ken sits down with Adam & Matt to discuss the current state of Vancouver, the challenges and mishaps that took place during Cov…
 
The Bank of Canada's .75% interest rate increase is set to intensify Canada's housing market downturn, but what will the fallout be for the fall market in Vancouver? This week, Mike Bucci, Vice President of Bucci Developments, joins Matt & Adam to discuss market trends, how to spot the opportunities, and why he continues to be bullish on Vancouver …
 
*Disclaimer: This episode was originally recorded and aired November 2020* Want to build wealth through real estate investing? Look no further than today’s episode with legendary real estate mogul, David Greene. As Co-Host of the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast, Best-Selling Author, and Top-Producing Real Estate and Loan Broker, David breaks down…
 
The shock and awe of the jumbo interest rate hikes seems to have subsided and some industry people are even seeing an uptick in the market. But what does this mean for the balance of 2022 and 2023? Will prices continue to soften or will low inventory and rising construction costs keep prices stable and the market balanced? Zack Ross, President of C…
 
Today’s guest went from being a Detective in the Greater Toronto Area to carrying 370+ doors in only 11 years… and he thinks he could have gotten there sooner! Adrian Pannozzo joins Matt & Adam today to explain how you can get there too. There are all sorts of excuses for not achieving your real estate goals – no time, no money, no stomach for toda…
 
Kit Sauder is back to discuss Vancouver & its various pain points. Here are three reasons you’ll love today’s episode: one, we cover the city-wide Vancouver Plan, what it means for the future of our city & the opportunities that it presents; two, we discuss political gridlock, the upcoming municipal election & voting issues that are top of mind for…
 
The weather is heating up, the market is cooling down, and we are back with another candid market update from one of the leading voices in new construction sales! Craig Anderson, VP of Sales at Magnum Projects, sits down with Matt & Adam live in Kokomo Studios to chart the evolution of pre-construction sales in BC, the evolving demands of buyers, a…
 
A housing correction is well underway which has many potential buyers wondering about upcoming opportunities. But is now the time to test the will of sellers or should you wait for a market bottom? Kyle Green, owner of the Green Mortgage Team, sits down with Matt & Adam to discuss interest rates, market predictions, and how to put together a winnin…
 
When it comes to financing, we all know that it’s not an easy time to be a borrower. But what if you could be a lender? This week, Justin Smith from Hawkeye Wealth, and Lisa Stewart, CRO at Neighbourhood Holdings, join Matt & Adam with a defensive strategy perfect for the moment we are in. Why is now the time to invest with alternative lenders? Why…
 
There are a few numbers that separate Wesgroup from the pack in Vancouver: 40+ active projects currently under construction, 800+ subtrades on Wesgroup construction sites every day & almost 5000 homes set to be delivered to our market in the short to medium term. You want to hear from somebody with his finger on the pulse of our market? You came to…
 
As they say, ‘riches are in the niches’. But when it comes to real estate, riches can also be found in staying in your lane and doubling down on what works. This week, local Vancouver developer James Evans joins Matt & Adam to discuss his impressive trajectory from humble beginnings with little real estate knowledge to becoming the go-to-guy for re…
 
It will take the average Vancouverite 40 years to save for a down payment to buy a home. You know what that means for most people? They will never own. It’s not hard to argue that this system is broken. Enter real-estate tech company, Key. Co-founder & Vancouverite Daniel Dubois sits down with Melisa and Matt to explain how Key reimagines home owne…
 
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results... and, yet, here we are! Outlandish real estate prices, sky high rents and near-zero vacancies but Vancouver's City Council can't agree on whether we should build more housing along one of the busiest transit and employment corridors in Western Canada.…
 
Homeowners should brace for a 45% increase in monthly mortgage payments. 1 in 4 Canadians will have to sell their homes if interest rates go up. Large private mortgage lenders have stopped lending to Canadians altogether. Feeling anxious? You are not alone. Lie down on the couch for this week’s episode, as President of Mortgage Architects, Dustan W…
 
There’s a little known secret why wealthy insiders continue to play in our market and it’s the closest thing to a sure bet. Hot off Zonda Urban’s UDI Presentation, Michael Ferreira & Jon Bennest sit down with Matt & Adam to discuss the forces that drive our market and the structural realities that override market fluctuations. Will new housing supp…
 
Nothing less than the future of Vancouver is at stake with the upcoming vote on the much debated Broadway Plan. But what is it all about and why is it so important? Member of the City of Vancouver Renters’ Advisory Committee, Kit Sauder, sits down with Adam and Matt to detail the Broadway Plan, why opponents of the plan have it wrong, and how a def…
 
As the real estate market softens throughout Greater Vancouver, many are wondering what this means for new construction and the presale market in Vancouver. MLA Canada's President, Ryan Lalonde, and Executive Director, Cameron McNeill, join Matt & Adam in studio to discuss the health of the presale market, where to find the deals in the coming mont…
 
Does Vancouver hate children? The answer, the data suggests, is a resounding yes. Data Scientist Jens von Bergmann sits down with Adam & Matt to chart this terrifying trend that will leave you worried about the future of our city as a vibrant place for all ages. How has city policy & practice made the city inhospitable to young families with childr…
 
Homes sales across the Lower Mainland have dropped steeply in April and the trend continues in the first weeks of May, but what does this mean for the balance of 2022? Steve Saretsky, author of The Saretsky Report and Co-Host of The Loonie Hour, and Michael Uy, Partner at Vancouver's leading brokerage Oakwyn Realty, join Matt & Adam for a real esta…
 
The market has shifted but a lot of questions remain. Where will interest rates go and what will be the impact? What will happen with inventory? And what does this all mean for home prices? This week, BCREA's Chief Economist, Brendon Ogmundson joins Matt & Adam to discuss where we are at in the current market and, more importantly, where we are hea…
 
With considerable headwinds in the market, many are wondering if this is the moment to Love it, or List it? This week's guest can help! Celebrity Realtor & Past Guest, Fan Favorite Todd Talbot Joins Adam & Matt in Kokomo Studios to give his take on the state of the Vancouver real estate market and outlines why he just sold his house. Is Todd pullin…
 
We get it - you watch a lot of HGTV and have a flair for design. But, does that really mean you should be taking on that renovation project? And how can you find exceptional deals that not only mitigate risk but offer healthy returns? This week, Matt & Adam discuss 10 tips for super-charging your real estate portfolio and finding lucrative reno pro…
 
The Bank of Canada just hiked the benchmark interest rate to 1% at a time with runaway inflation and a softening national housing market. But what does all this mean for prices and Vancouver real estate? This week, Andrey Pavlov, Professor of Finance & Real Estate at SFU’s Beedie School of Business, sits down with Matt & Adam to break down the key …
 
With over 20+ years experience, almost 20,000 homes sold, and over 100 presale projects launched, few people understand real estate markets like our guest today! Vince Taylor, President of Pilothouse & Author of Beyond the Blindfold, sits down with Matt & Adam and offers up some bold predictions about the future of the Vancouver real estate market.…
 
After four decades of shaping urban and suburban skylines, Marcon has earned a reputation for quality, integrity & constant innovation. But this is not only a story of real estate development in an ever-changing city and market, it’s a story about humble beginnings, hard work, family, and incremental growth. This week, Nic Paolella joins Matt & Ada…
 
Financial freedom is often the goal for real estate investors, but how to get there (and quick!) is where many people stumble. How do you find the money to invest? How do you learn a market? How do you assemble a team? And how do you make it all work? Well, today's episode answers all these questions and more. As part of our ongoing Zero to Kokomo …
 
How we build across the country is at the forefront of conversations around climate change and it’s changing a lot quicker than you think. So quickly that it almost goes without saying that whatever you live in is already outdated. So how do you avoid buying a gas car in a world moving towards electric and what does this mean for the properties you…
 
We've talked a lot about Kokomo on this show - the pursuit of living your best life through investing in real estate. But today's episode is a deep dive into tangible take-aways and action plans from someone who is nearly there through investing in Vancouver real estate. Clint Murphy, Host of The Pursuit of Learning Podcast, avid real estate invest…
 
Today’s show features a real estate developer launching two projects along the Cambie Corridor in the very near future. A risky and challenging venture for anyone. Did we mention he is under 30? Fastmark’s Hans Fast sits down with Adam & Matt to discuss his rapid ascent through Vancouver’s expensive and tricky to navigate real estate market. We cov…
 
Many put the mortgage approval process in the same category as a CRA audit or maybe a root canal. But is real estate financing always that painful? Not necessarily in the world of commercial real estate. This week Impact Commercial’s Managing Partner, Alan Haigh, sits down with Adam & Matt to chart the many differences between commercial and reside…
 
We have been on a wild roller coaster ride straight out of the gate this year & haven’t even hit the spring market yet. But does the market continue to soar or stutter from here? President & CEO of Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Scott Brown sits down with Adam & Matt to discuss where we have been, where we are at, and most importantly where we …
 
The spring market has come early in Vancouver but almost no Sellers got the memo. Multiple offers, unconditional offers & record sale prices define the first weeks of the new year on the heels of record smashing 2021. What is going on? Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, Keith Stewart, sits down with Adam & Matt to talk current market condition…
 
Six homes on a standard lot in Vancouver! The City of Vancouver's 'Making HOME' initiative, brought forth by Mayor Kennedy Stewart and just passed by city council, promises density that has the potential to re-shape every neighbourhood in Vancouver. But will this transform real estate values in the city &, if so, exactly how? Professor Tom Davidoff…
 
Lorne Segal is known for developing some of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic real estate. And, after listening to today's episode, you will understand the philosophy, passion and discipline required for such a task. Lorne sits down with Matt & Adam to discuss a lifetime dedicated to honing his craft, from recognizing potential in overlooked area…
 
The pace of Canadian inflation is now higher than it has been since Boyz II Men dropped Motownphilly. Don't pretend you don't remember. But what do these inflation numbers & the ensuing consequences mean for your real estate & real-estate-related goals in 2022? Mortgage Broker Kyle Green sits down with Adam & Matt to discuss this uncertain moment i…
 
Everyone’s talking about what’s in store for the Vancouver real estate market in 2022 but what does the data actually suggest? President of REW.ca, Simon Bray, sits down with Adam & Matt this week to conduct a deep dive on the data collected from the most popular real estate search portal in the province. And his findings are nothing short of remar…
 
We often talk about how all real estate purchases are investments, whether the buyer feels that way or not. But how can you supercharge your homebuying and home-ownership experience to ensure you can grow both the value of your home AND your net worth? This week, award-winning personal finance columnist & Director of Content at Zolo, Romana King, j…
 
The end is nigh for 2021 and what a year it was! Soaring real estate prices, record low inventory, the stock market on fire, massive inflationary pressure, and all this set against the backdrop of a global pandemic. But what does this mean for 2022 and what are the headwinds we should all be monitoring? Murtaza Haider, Professor of Data Science and…
 
With fires burning all Summer and the recent atmospheric rivers and devastating floods, climate change should be on your mind if you are considering where to buy a home or invest in Vancouver or British Columbia, in general. But if only there was an easy way to search and make sense of the best available climate data? Enter Cal Inman, Bay Area deve…
 
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