For those of you who don’t have the time to watch a 28-minute video, here are the questions covered, and the times at which they appear so you can skip ahead…
Question #1 from lanasmith3 @ 1m 37s
Was supposed to lease a new place for May 1st.
What should I do now?
Question #2 from melbme93 @ 3m 34s
Are home values expected to be impacted?
Question #3 from Appraiser @ 6m 45s
Curious to know what you are hearing and seeing from your investor clients and others regarding the keep your rent saga. Have any of your clients, colleagues or contacts been affected by non-payment of rent this month?
Question #4 from Condodweller @ 10m 11s
What I find a bit strange is how quickly people run into rent trouble. I mean the lock down happened on March 17 and given that paychecks are usually a week behind most people should have received full paychecks (or close to it anyway) even if they were laid off immediately. You would think that paying rent this month wouldn’t really be an issue for most.
This whole do not pay rent this month campaign doesn’t pass the smell test with me. I guess preserving cash for food etc. is what driving it. But even then, with EI plus all the emergency funding from the government kicking in I’m sure landlords would be willing to wait until the payments come in and defer the rent.
Question #5 from Condo Seeker @ 12m 38s
I know this isn’t on theme, but I’m curious which condo buildings you would classify as “luxury” beyond some of the well-known hotel residences. Nowadays, it feels like every condo is marketed as such. Are there buildings that you would say offer a higher-end experience in terms of amenities, larger suites throughout, etc?
Question #6 from Libertarian @ 16m 56s
Any inclination on your part to do similar analysis of houses? Either east or west end. I don’t remember off the top of my head what the codes are for each neighbourhood.
It’d be interesting to see which houses sold right away versus those that didn’t and still may not have.
Question #7 from Gregory @ 19m 08s
Can you comment on “the flood” of AirBnB properties coming to market – either via sale or long-term rentals.
Question #8 from Jeff @ 23m 48s
The Ford government just halted all construction, including condominiums. How is this going to affect the market in the short, medium, and long term?