Stephen Punwasi
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Stephen Punwasi is a data analyst and tech entrepreneur. He recently co-founded Better Dwelling, Canada's largest independent housing blog, where he helps journalists turn large data sets into stories.

He encourages journalists that need help interpreting their data and visualizing them to contact him.

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Toronto's Last Real Estate Crash Took 22 Years To Fix

(3) Comments | Posted April 11, 2017 | 1:15 PM

First off, if you want to buy a home to live in, and you're not looking at it solely as an investment, this article isn't for you. If that is you, have fun building a life on a piece of property you get to call your own.

This is...

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China's Cash Outflow Crackdown Could Crash Vancouver Real Estate

(26) Comments | Posted February 3, 2017 | 11:40 AM

Global real estate markets are breaking a sweat, and Vancouver should be no exception. Those same foreign buyers that sent property values soaring around the world are now a little short on foreign currency.

New regulations now prohibit the exchange of yuan for real estate, making it tricky to get...

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How Real Estate Developers Are 'Crafting The Narrative'

(1) Comments | Posted December 21, 2016 | 1:14 PM

There's a current debate amongst journalists about the real estate industry "crafting narratives." The discussion is taking place amongst divided journalists and activists, and I think the public should be a part of it.

Special interest groups have always staged PR events to try and gain coverage, but the...

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Say Hello To The Commonwealth's $6.6-Trillion Real Estate Bubble

(2) Comments | Posted October 7, 2016 | 1:42 PM

There's a massive real estate bubble brewing in the Commonwealth, and I'm dying to see how we get out of this one. Instead of crashing in 2008, countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K. decided we just needed more money. The governments in these four countries didn't have...

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Pricing Our Monarchy: The True Cost Of Having A Royal Family

(100) Comments | Posted September 26, 2016 | 9:34 AM

By Tiffany Greene with contributions from Stephen Punwasi.

Get the fancy dinnerware out, the Royal Family is in town. Will and Kate are making an appearance in B.C. to remind us they're still in charge. We're not prudes, we're just cranky millennials -- so we're still going to celebrate....

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Home Buyers Pay For Canada's Failure To Stem Foreign Tax Evasion

(7) Comments | Posted September 19, 2016 | 5:19 PM

This may come as a surprise to your average Canadian, but Canada is a haven for tax fraud.

Transparency International released a report last week, judging the effectiveness of the commitments made at the London Anti-Corruption Summit in the spring. The report was a little dry, but an...

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Chinese Media Warns Canada's Housing Crash Will Put U.S. To Shame

(74) Comments | Posted August 5, 2016 | 11:23 AM

By Tiffany Greene, with contributions from Evan Shao and Stephen Punwasi

Shots fired! While our media has been pointing out how Chinese buyers are driving up real estate prices, the Chinese media has been dissecting our economy and government, and warning Chinese buyers of the dangers of owning Canadian real...

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