The ill effects of climate change threaten to impact our entire way of life, and that includes our ability to protect our real estate investments. This is why it’s imperative for homeowners to reduce their homes’ impacts on climate change and make them more resilient to climate change-related disasters, such as fires and flooding. To discuss climate change, on this episode of the Ready to Real Estate podcast, Managing Director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction Glenn McGillivray and Vice-President of Federal Affairs at the Insurance Bureau of Canada Craig Stewart join TRREB Chief Market Analyst Jason Mercer.
In an ideal world, real estate transactions would be cut and dried. But as REALTORS® know, this is seldom the case – and that’s where real estate lawyers come in. On this recent episode of the Ready to Real Estate podcast, Mark Weisleder, a Senior Partner and Notary Public at Real Estate Lawyers.ca LLP, joins TRREB Chief Market Analyst Jason Mercer to walk through several real estate scenarios, and what legal obligations the buyer, seller, and REALTOR® must watch out for in each.
Disclaimer: The information discussed in this podcast is not intended as legal advice nor reflective of TRREB’s views. Always seek the counsel of a legal professional when conducting a real estate transaction.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of the real estate market in the GTA, and the rental market is no exception. On this recent episode of the Ready to Real Estate podcast, CMHC Senior Specialist Dana Senagama meets with TRREB Chief Market Analyst Jason Mercer to examine trends in the GTA rental market brought on by the pandemic – including purpose-built versus condo rental units and a higher-than-usual vacancy rate – as observed in CMHC’s February 2022 Rental Market Report.
Two years into a global pandemic that permanently disrupted the office work landscape, what does the “new normal” mean for employers and their employees who might not be returning to in-person work full-time, if at all? Joining Ready to Real Estate host Jason Mercer to discuss the findings in TRREB’s joint report, Navigating the New Normal, are John Wright, Executive Vice-President of Maru Public Opinion, and Craig Ruttan, the Policy Director of Energy, Environment, and Land Use at the Toronto Regional Board of Trade.
The headlines and pundits continue to talk about real estate – but how does the average GTA consumer feel about it? TRREB’s Chief Market Analyst Jason Mercer met with Ipsos Public Affairs Senior Vice President Sean Simpson to pore over revealing consumer data that shows what is of chief concern to home buyers, sellers, and investors in early 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.