Life is too short to not have more fun, more often. I was thinking this after a night out on Friday with a bunch of buddies who all happen to be real estate investors, to celebrate a friend’s birthday doing axe throwing, indulging in an adult beverage or ten, gambling, clubbing, and more gambling.
Then on the following Tuesday, I was reminded how short life is as I was driving home from my colonoscopy appointment. My family doctor requested the procedure because we lost my uncle at 51 to colon Cancer and the emotional toll it cause. My cousin was ten when he lost his father, he’s a good man now having turned 18 and is apprenticing as a car mechanic at Honda. But I’ll never forget the image of my cousin after the coffin was in the ground and buried how he ran back to place his hand on the mound of dirt to say one final goodbye.
My friends, life is short, go have more fun, stay away from negative people, make lots of money while you’re young so you can enjoy it.
Last week I made the decision that on my 45th birthday, I’m taking most of the year off to travel the world with my wife and kids. Anyone can do the same with our Freedom 45 program. Don’t know what that is? That’s ok, we at Titan Investment Real Estate will be rolling it out soon. For our existing clients, you’re already a part of it, we’re just finally giving it a name now.
This week we have part 3 of my interview with Jay Gabrani. Parts 1 and 2 had a lot more about investing passively so that you don’t have to work but part 3 is the most important part. Personally, I’d rather have my wife and mother of my children than my real estate. A real estate portfolio is easy to build with the right team and education, I can’t replace Cherry.
So you’ve been warned, this episode is less about making money and more about Jay’s lessons and story of living with someone suffering from mental illness and what he would have done differently. This may be the most important episode of the podcast and I hope we make a difference in a few lives.
I give you, Jay Gabrani
The bearish Ryan Carr is back on the show to share about his latest investment, a 250 square foot house. That’s right, 250 sq feet. That may just be smaller than many of your master bedrooms in your homes.
Sadly that is the reality of today’s housing market. On a recent vacancy of mine that we just filled last night to four lovely young adults, vacancy is too low and rents are unaffordable to many unless folks are willing to share.
The young adult tenants we signed were willing to do just that. The applicants we didn’t get were often couples who could not afford the rent, to them I would highly recommend to find some friends and share a house together. Four adults making a total of 8,000/month can afford a lot more places than just two adults making $4,000/month.
Anyways, Ryan is becoming a regular guest of ours, he invests in the far east areas, east of Toronto, the markets he invests in including Oshawa are behaving differently than what we are seeing in the west so it’s great to hear his perspective on his market and what creative ways he’s thought of to make money in real estate.