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The Truth About Real Estate Investing... for Canadians

For Canadians by Canadians sharing the truths about generating wealth through real estate investing. This show is about getting rich slowly, investing is a marathon, no get rich quick methods will be discussed here hosted by award winning investor and three time Realtor of the Year Erwin Szeto aka Mr. Hamilton
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Now displaying: June, 2018
Jun 28, 2018
Can You Get Rich Working for a Start Up? With Tony La
 
This week’s guest is Tony La, Chief Technical Officer of start up Honk Mobile. Haven’t heard of them? That’s ok because you will.  They take mobile payment for parking and they just signed Pearson International Airport in Toronto.  With Honk Mobile you can pay or parking and re feed the meter all from your phone so you don’t need to have change and you don’t need to run back to the meter to pay for more parking if the meter is running out.
 
The business and founder is so hot, they were featured on Dragon’s Den and four of the five Dragons made the owner offers: http://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/pitches/honkmobile
 
As you can tell from my recent line of questioning for guests of our show is how can we make money? Preferably passively, reliably, predictably, securely, insurably. I know I made that last one up but you know where I’m going.  What’s the best way to get rich hence we needed a guest on the show to talk to start ups that have the potential to be the next Uber or AirBnb.
 
So can we get rich working for a start up? Let’s ask my friend, client, and real estate investor, Tony La
 
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tonylato/
Jun 20, 2018

This was me (Erwin Szeto) being interviewed as the guest on the Your Life - Your Terms Podcast by Tom and Nick Karadza.  Credit to them for the recording, title and show description:

 

On this episode, Erwin Szeto shares his real estate journey and how he ultimately walked away from his corporate job to work with real estate and investors on a full-time basis. Over the past eight years, together with his growing team, he’s helped hundreds of investors create cash flow, build equity and navigate the tricky business of real estate. Erwin shares how he bought a home with a wooden foundation, how entrepreneurs and investors are risk-averse, why giving back matters and how he calculated quitting his job was the right thing to do!

Jun 19, 2018
How to Claim Thousands of Dollars of in Home Energy Rebates with Nick Crosby
 
“I wish I knew you before I did my renovations” is what ever tells Nick “the Rebate Guy” Crosby upon meeting him.
 
It is exactly what I said because for years, I have not been able to locate a home energy auditor since many of the last set of rebate programs went away and the majority where only for your principle residence and NOT rental properties.
 
No more!!  Friend of the show and our client Kaush Nanubhai recommend Nick to us after he hired Nick to inspect his property and Kaush is netting a cool thousand dollars in rebates for renovation work he was planning on doing anyways.
 
I personally could have netted several thousand for my AC and window replacements in the last two years but I’ll be having Nick inspect for sure before I have my ancient, mid efficiency furnace replace.
 
Show Notes:
The gas program links, depending on where you live, are below...
https://www.uniongas.com/homereno OR
Home Energy Conservation - Enbridge Smart Savings
 
CMHC — Energy-efficient Housing Made More Affordable with Mortgage Loan Insurance | CMHC
Genworth has a program too: http://genworth.ca/en/index.aspx
 
How to get in touch with Nick Crosby: https://www.homeenergyadvice.ca/
Jun 12, 2018
John Roumanis is back again and upon his insistence we opened a 2009 Italian bottle of Chianti (I can’t help but think of Hannibal Lector’s line how he ate liver and kidney beans with a nice Chianti…) and chatted about real estate, mindset for success, challenges and successes, stock investing and so much more.  I know it’s a long episode and but do listen to the end to hear what motivates John. It wasn’t what I expected.
 
John is my friend and client, he holds a CPA, MBA, and he’s a part time instructor at Sheridan College to round out his busy life as an executive at a major coffee company and new father.
 
To follow or contact John:
on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_roumanis/
on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnroumanis/
Jun 4, 2018
My friend and Marketing guy John Cerpnjak just entered the housing market, a new construction apartment condo on the west side of downtown Toronto.
 
John is a hard working millennial who works from home for the most part helping small businesses with their online, direct Marketing.  Much of the work is contract based and from home, a trend that is becoming more and more popular, and no different than many millennials, they rent and want to enter the real estate market as an owner.  Who can blame them, pay rent forever or join the middle class buy owning property.
 
John was expecting to pay rent for the majority of his 30’s but something happened allowing him to afford a downpayment on a property and the following is his story.
 
As a socialist, I want to see more affordable housing but that’s just not happening considering the sellers’ market I continue to see at the starter home category and rents in major markets continue to climb.  It is a sad reality in which we live and something I want to see my kids avoid and for you the listener to act today so your children and grandchildren may choose home ownership vs. paying rent for life.
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