The Golfi Real Estate Show, Hamilton Edition

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Join hosts Rick Zamperin and Rob Golfi, Sales Representative with RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, the Golfi Team, every Saturday at 9 a.m. for a discussion about the real estate industry.

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345 episodes

Canada's housing squeeze could get worse

Phil Golfi from RE/MAX The Golfi Team discusses the impact higher immigration targets in Canada could have on the future housing supply. Also: A homebuilder has to pay a hefty fine for violating new provincial rules. More and more Canadians are using the equity in their homes. Tips for would-be Snowbirds. And a Seattle couple has found cruise life more affordable than living in their home.

44m
Feb 04
Hamilton council sets new policy for short-term rentals

In this edition of the Golfi Real Estate Show, Hamilton Edition, Phil Golfi from RE/MAX the Golfi Team and Brian Hogben from Mission 35 Mortgages offer their thoughts on Hamilton council's new policy for short-term rental properties. Phil and Brian also reflect on the Bank of Canada's eighth consecutive interest rate hike announcement and what impact it will have. Learn how organized crime has contributed to real estate fraud, and what happens if you find a large amount of money in a house that you have purchased?

45m
Jan 28
Hamilton home sales stumble out of the gate in 2023

Rob Golfi of RE/MAX The Golfi Team shares home sales stats from the first 18 days of 2023 and the downward trend is continuing. Rob also shares information on the local luxury home market and he reacts to the latest housing market forecast from the Canadian Real Estate Association. Plus, learn what happens to your home if you file for bankruptcy and what happens if your parent dies and leaves you their home. Also, should you get mortgage protection insurance? And tips for people who are looking to purchase a historic home.

42m
Jan 21
Vacant home creates tense moments for local realtor

In this episode of the Golfi Real Estate Show, Hamilton Edition, we hear from Rob Golfi and his son Philip, who recalls a tense situation involving a vacant home in St. Catharines. Find out why Phil had to call the police. Rob and Phil share their opinion on the local housing market and they discuss a couple of fraud cases involving a home and rental units. Plus, many people are leaving Canada's biggest cites and commercial vacancy rates are soaring.

45m
Jan 14
New rules for house flippers

Rob Golfi from RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, the Golfi Team, talks about what is happening in the real estate sector in Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara. Rob also provides his view on the great debate many would-be homeowners have, to rent or to own? Also, learn about new rules for house flippers and the status of the luxury home market.

45m
Dec 31, 2022
New home construction horror story

Rob Golfi of RE/MAX The Golfi Team discusses how the December 2022 housing market compares to last year at this time. Learn how big of a penalty a real estate investor in B.C. has to pay after pulling out of a deal. A new report shows the Hamilton-Burlington real estate market is back to being a 'balanced' one. Some buyers of homes that are currently under construction are feeling the pinch. We also look at issues that may impact the sale of your home in 2023.

45m
Dec 24, 2022
'Ghosting' is on the rise in real estate

Rob Golfi from RE/MAX The Golfi Team talks about the increasing number of inexperienced realtors who are not bothering to show up for important benchmarks in the home buying-selling process. Rob gives his takes on the local housing market and how a recession may impact the industry. And learn how Millennials are driving the luxury home market.

44m
Dec 17, 2022
Bank of Canada puts more pressure on homeowners

Rob Golfi from RE/MAX Escarpment, the Golfi Team, offers his views on the current housing market in Hamilton, Burlington, Niagara and Brantford. What impact will the latest Bank of Canada interest rate announcement have on the market? Learn about Canada's foreign buyer ban and how the Auditor General found hundreds of real estate agents cheated on their license exams.

45m
Dec 10, 2022
Local home prices drop back to levels not seen in 12 months

Rob Golfi from RE/MAX The Golfi Team shares current statistics that show home prices in Hamilton, Burlington, Niagara and Brantford have returned to levels not seen since 12 months ago. RE/MAX Canada predicts the country's housing market will return to more of a balanced market. Rob gives his take on Ontario's much criticized housing plan and says duplexes are once again becoming a popular option for homebuyers.

45m
Dec 03, 2022
Tips for buying a home in a cooling market

Rob Golfi from RE/MAX The Golfi Team reflects on the do's and don'ts of buying a home in a cooling market, like the one we are currently in. Learn why people are leaving Toronto to live in northern Ontario and why the Niagara Region is one of the most sought-after places to buy a home. Rob also discuss the importance of helping your teenager build credit and how to get your home sold with an effective listing.

44m
Nov 26, 2022
How high is too high in Hamilton?

In this Golfi Real Estate Show, Hamilton Edition, podcast: Rob Golfi of RE/MAX The Golfi Team offers his thoughts on what is happening in the local real estate market. Rob gives his opinion on Hamilton's vertical sprawl debate and shares some advice for people who are in the short-term rental market. Also, learn what Canadians think of a potential surtax on $1 million homes.

44m
Nov 19, 2022
Buying a home? Talk to the neighbours

Rob Golfi of RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team, says anyone who is hunting for a home should speak to other homeowners around the property. The provincial government is taking a bite out of the Greenbelt to build more homes, and learn about the rules surrounding burial sites and cemeteries.

44m
Nov 12, 2022
Should rent control return for newer apartment units?

Rob Golfi from RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team, pours over the October real estate statistics. Learn why many Canadians are stressed out by the current market conditions and whether or not rent control should return for newer apartment units. Plus, find out which Canadian cities boast the hottest housing markets right now.

45m
Nov 05, 2022
Will Ontario's new housing rules actually make an impact?

Rob Golfi, sales representative with RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, the Golfi Team is joined in this episode by Brian Hogben from Mission 35 Mortgages. They discuss the latest interest rate hike from the Bank of Canada, what a looming recession could mean for the housing market, and whether or not Ontario's new housing rules will make a big difference. Also, learn why Muslim Canadians are calling on the country's big banks to offer Islamic financial services.

45m
Oct 29, 2022
Renting or owning a home? The great debate ramps up

Rob Golfi from RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, the Golfi Team, talks about what is happening in the real estate sector in Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara. Rob also provides his view on the great debate many would-be homeowners have, to rent or to own? Also, learn about new rules for house flippers and the status of the luxury home market.

46m
Oct 22, 2022
Interest rate hikes keep homebuyers on the sidelines

Rob Golfi from RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, the Golfi Team, checks out the September real estate stats in Hamilton, Burlington, Niagara and the GTA. Rob talks about how condo construction delays are affecting prospective homeowners and how many square feet of real estate space $300,000 can get you in Hamilton. Higher interest rates continue to keep homebuyers on the sidelines while secondary homes may soon become more popular.

45m
Oct 15, 2022
The mysterious case of the disappearing Airbnb keepsake

Phil Golfi, sales representative with RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, the Golfi Team, tells us the story of how a gift that he was leaving for customers of his Hamilton Airbnb always seemed to mysteriously disappear. Learn how a giant new home has ruffled the feathers of some of its neighbours, and how Millennials and Generation Z are trying to get into the housing market. Plus, there is a new digital tool that reveals which GTA neighbourhoods are seeing very different prices.

47m
Oct 08, 2022
New homebuyers still fearful of overpaying

Rob Golfi from RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team, tells us about the price reductions that are being recorded in the Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara housing markets. Homeowners in St. Catharines who create new apartment units in their homes will be eligible to receive a grant of up to $20,000. Rob discusses how Alberta is trying to entice Ontarians to move west. It appears some new homebuyers are still fearful of overpaying in the current market, while others simply don't know what they want. What are real estate photographers' biggest pet peeves and what is the best day of the week to list your home?

45m
Oct 01, 2022
Renting is growing twice as fast as home ownership in Canada

Rob Golfi & Lou Tallarico, Sales Representatives with RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team discuss lowball offers and if they actually work. Renting is growing twice as fast as home ownership in Canada.  Can a homebuyer find out how many offers were made on a property and can a realtor help someone purchase a home that is For Sale by Owner?

44m
Sep 24, 2022
What's in store for the fall real estate market?

This week in the Golfi Real Estate Show, Hamilton Edition: Rob Golfi from RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, the Golfi Team, gives his take on how the fall real estate market is shaping up. Also, what is the weirdest thing Rob has seen in a house that was up for sale?

45m
Sep 17, 2022
What does the future of new home construction look like?

Rob Golfi of RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team, discusses the August real estate statistics in Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara and how rising interest rates continue to impact the market. Serina Carbone, Director of Sales and Marketing, DeSantis Homes, provides some insight on the future of new home construction.

45m
Sep 10, 2022
What will the fall real estate market look like?

Rob Golfi of RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team, offers his opinion on what the fall market will look like. Learn what happens to a deposit when a real estate deal dies. Hint: it's not that simple. Rob discusses the growing popularity of private lenders, why it is important for some homeowners to get a survey, and the ups and downs that landlords face.

45m
Sep 03, 2022
Golfi calls 'Arms Wide Open' lawsuit against him a PR stunt

Rob Golfi of RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, the Golfi Team, tells us about a lawsuit that has been filed against him regarding his 'arms wide open' marketing photo that is seen on local billboards, buses and bus shelters. Rob also shares his thoughts on where the local, and Canadian, housing market is headed. And learn how Millennials in the GTA are feeling about the chances of home ownership where they live.

46m
Aug 27, 2022
Toronto homeowners cancelling their listings at a rapid pace

Rob Golfi of RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, the Golfi Team, gives his take on how rising mortgage rates are impact the local housing market. Find out why Toronto homeowners are cancelling their listings at a rapid pace, and how immigrant skilled trades professionals will play an important part in building more homes in Ontario.

44m
Aug 18, 2022
Neighbours irate over new giant home in their neighbourhood

Philip Golfi from RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, the Golfi Team, offers his reaction to a new giant home that has greatly changed a neighbourhood in the GTA. He also speaks about his entry into the short-term rental market and a vital lesson he learned. Find out how Millennials and Generation-Z can get into the housing market and what is in store for the real estate sector in the months ahead.

47m
Aug 13, 2022
Hamilton home seekers go from 'FOMO' to 'wait and see'

Rob Golfi from RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, The Golfi Team, provides a glimpse of how Hamilton homebuyers are approaching the current real estate market. Rob offers his thoughts on tiny homes, how investors are impacting the market, and the rules surrounding taking photos/videos of homes on the market.

46m
Aug 06, 2022
Hamilton house prices have yet to bottom out

It appears house prices will continue their decline as inflation sends mortgage rates in the other direction. Rob Golfi of RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, the Golfi Team, gives his take on what is happening in the current market. Toronto homeowners are cancelling their listings at a rapid pace, and even Premier Doug Ford is finding it a challenge to sell his home in Etobicoke. Rob discusses a new homeowner protection initiative in B.C. and how immigrant skilled trades professionals will play an important part in building more homes in Ontario. See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40m
Jul 30, 2022
Hamilton house prices yet to bottom out

It appears house prices will continue their decline as inflation sends mortgage rates in the other direction. Rob Golfi of RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, the Golfi Team, gives his take on what is happening in the current market. Toronto homeowners are cancelling their listings at a rapid pace, and even Premier Doug Ford is finding it a challenge to sell his home in Etobicoke. Rob discusses a new homeowner protection initiative in B.C. and how immigrant skilled trades professionals will play an important part in building more homes in Ontario.

41m
Jul 30, 2022