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New Year, New Homes

New Year, New Homes

January 27, 2022

What does the landscape for new homes in the GTA look like at the start of 2022 after two years of a disruptive pandemic? TRREB’s Chief Market Analyst Jason Mercer met with Altus Group VP and Chief Economist Peter Norman to discuss the need for new housing projects, including single-family, condominium, and the ever-elusive “missing middle” developments, plus the challenges and opportunities for each.

Tax Tips for REALTORS®

Tax Tips for REALTORS®

January 13, 2022

REALTORS®, sharpen your pencils. Real estate accounting specialist Cherry Chan joined TRREB’s Jason Mercer in this episode of Ready to Real Estate to share tax tips, including deductions you might miss, whether or not to establish your own Personal Real Estate Corporation (PREC), and special considerations to take around your true home office: your car.

Disclaimer: TRREB does not provide tax or financial advice. Consult an accountant and/or lawyer when applying any financial advice heard in this episode to your own business.

Work, Live, Give.

Work, Live, Give.

December 16, 2021

TRREB’s Chief Market Analyst Jason Mercer hosts this special holiday episode on charitable giving that includes a look back at how our Members strove to make a difference in the communities they serve. You’ll hear from volunteers at Feed the Need, Habitat for Humanity, and the Toronto Foundation for Student Success on how TRREB Member REALTOR® contributions help these vital programs continue to deliver to their communities and make a big impact on the lives of people across the Greater Toronto Area.

Health Equals Wealth

Health Equals Wealth

December 2, 2021

The new year is often a time to inspire reflection, but turning resolutions into real, permanent life changes can be tough. TRREB’s Jason Mercer talked with success consultant and bestselling author Nana Jokura about building personal and professional successes for REALTORS® – and how doing both doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive. Listen to the episode to get inspired on how to set ambitious yet achievable goals for your life and business.

“The Holy Grail”: A Report on Supply and Housing Affordability

“The Holy Grail”: A Report on Supply and Housing Affordability

November 22, 2021

Housing prices have risen across Canada, but none more so than in Toronto and Vancouver, ranked among some of the most unaffordable cities to live in the world. TRREB’s Chief Market Analyst Jason Mercer met with researchers David Amborski and Frank Clayton from the Ryerson University Centre for Urban Research, who reviewed the Canada-British Columbia Expert Panel on the Future of Housing Supply and Affordability and examined its findings through a Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area lens. They found a land-use planning system largely unresponsive to increasing demand in housing as well as some suggestions on how to fix it.

Back to Business

Back to Business

November 4, 2021

With a year and a half into a global pandemic that disrupted the business world as we know it, Ray Wong, VP Data Operations, Altus Group, talks with Host Jason Mercer about what a return to work might look like – and what it means for commercial real estate. Examining business, retail, logistics, and multi-residential sectors, Ray shares data and trends for what commercial real estate might look like in the next 18 months and beyond.

TOCs: How Transit Helps Housing

TOCs: How Transit Helps Housing

October 21, 2021

Transit-oriented communities (TOCs) are a human-first answer to the systemic housing supply crunch in the GTA. Ontario’s Associate Minister of Transportation – and former REALTOR® – Stan Cho met with TRREB President Kevin Crigger and Chief Market Analyst Jason Mercer to discuss how he’s working across all levels of government to encourage the development of livable neighbourhoods for the entire Golden Horseshoe.

Building Wealth Through Investing In Real Estate

Building Wealth Through Investing In Real Estate

October 13, 2021

Discover the inspiring story of one woman - empowering others to build wealth through real estate. Tahani Aburaneh, Canada’s Leading Female Real Estate Investing Expert, best-selling author, and wealth coach, shares strategies on getting started. Note: the views and opinions of the guest on this episode do not necessarily reflect those of TRREB. 

Demystify Social Media Algorithms with Chelsea Peitz

Demystify Social Media Algorithms with Chelsea Peitz

September 23, 2021

Supercharge your social media posts by sharing content that connects with your audience. Chelsea Peitz, real estate social media strategist and best-selling author, joins TRREB’s Chief Market Analyst Jason Mercer to talk about taking advantage of algorithms and how you can make the most out of them for your business.

Election 2021: Hot Button Housing Issues Addressed

Election 2021: Hot Button Housing Issues Addressed

September 9, 2021

Three housing positions you need to hear before you vote in the Federal Election on September 20. Find out how the Liberals, New Democrats and the Greens plan to help GTA residents find housing that meets their needs. Tune in to hear where they stand on blind bidding, foreign investment, boosting supply and more. Candidates from the Conservative Party and People’s Party of Canada were confirmed, but were unable to attend due to last minute conflicts.

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