Randy Selzer’s Real Estate Podcast
“Why Salespeople Fail, and What You Can Do About It”

“Why Salespeople Fail, and What You Can Do About It”

May 23, 2019

Special guest Robin Singh of Sandler Training explains how sales professionals can understand four basic personality types to increase sales. Podcast listeners get a free e-book "Why Salespeople Fail, and What You Can Do About It" by submitting your name & email to Robin. Also, one lucky listener will win a free Sandler 10 week course! Reach Robin at robin.singh@sandler.com, or call direct 647-988-1037.

RRSP Withdrawal Limit Increase

RRSP Withdrawal Limit Increase

May 9, 2019

The Canadian government allows first time buyers of real estate to withdraw money from their Registered Retirement Savings Plans, tax-free, to help with the down payment. The withdrawal amount was recently increased from $25K to $35K per person. We explain briefly how the system works, including the requirement to pay back the funds over a 15 year time frame. 

First Time Home Buyers Incentive 2019 - Real Estate Shared Equity Mortgage

First Time Home Buyers Incentive 2019 - Real Estate Shared Equity Mortgage

April 28, 2019

We review something new from the Canadian government pertaining to real estate and home ownership - the "First Time Buyers Incentive". Due to take effect in September 2019, this proposes an interest free loan for first time real estate buyers, of up to 5% on an existing property, and of up to 10% on new build construction, which would only be repayable when the property is sold. Certain restrictions apply. 

Special Guest Marie Beckles of LegalShield

Special Guest Marie Beckles of LegalShield

April 23, 2019

We talk with Marie Beckles, independent associate with LegalShield, and discuss some of the innovative features and benefits of this monthly legal plan. Marie can be reached at 416-576-3289 or at mbeckles@legalshieldassociate.com

Toronto real estate market forecast 2019

Toronto real estate market forecast 2019

April 9, 2019

We look at trends in the Toronto real estate market, and explain that despite warnings from the doomsayers, the market will not crash in 2019. Hear how the 3 "pillars" that are holding it up remain in place, and that while they do, the market will continue upwards. Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFBAbEOHdhc  transcript: https://bit.ly/2VufkcS

Bank Stress Test with Sherry Love Scotiabank

Bank Stress Test with Sherry Love Scotiabank

September 25, 2017

Our special guest today is Sherry Love, a senior mortgage specialist with Scotiabank, and we discuss the "Stress Test", which is a bank requirement for people applying for residential mortgages in Canada. Sherry explains how this works - how people must now qualify at a higher rate than the actual mortgage that they are getting. 

 

How Long will the Toronto Real Estate Market Slump Last?

How Long will the Toronto Real Estate Market Slump Last?

August 15, 2017

We compare the Toronto real estate market slump with the slowdown that Vancouver experienced, after both cities implemented a "foreign buyer tax". Will Toronto follow Vancouver's lead, where the slowdown lasted for eight months? Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acPFHd8qy1w

Ontario Rent Control 2017

Ontario Rent Control 2017

April 27, 2017

We discuss one component of the recent Ontario government real estate initiatives - changes to the Rent Control Act. Find out how premier Kathleen Wynne has not addressed the essential problem here, and why this will only contribute to higher rents in the future, in the Greater Toronto Area. Video at https://youtu.be/1Zed2cVINqE

Randy Selzer

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Ontario Foreign Buyer Tax 2017

Ontario Foreign Buyer Tax 2017

April 21, 2017

The Ontario government has instituted a 15% tax for foreign, non-resident buyers of residential real estate in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area - an area stretching from Niagara Falls to Mississauga to Toronto to Peterborough. We discuss the rationale behind the tax, which is part of an effort to slow the local real estate market, and offer views whether it will work, or not. See the full video at https://youtu.be/_ZbVxp5h36A

2017 Real Estate Market Mississauga

2017 Real Estate Market Mississauga

February 23, 2017

We review the real estate market in Mississauga, compare sales and prices from 2016, and look forward to what will happen in 2017. See the full report, with video transcript at http://www.randyselzer.com