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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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Dec 26, 2020

Her story is pretty amazing but she wouldn’t tell you it is.

Khatera was born in Afghanistan, a war torn country but thankfully her family was able to immigrate to Germany, from there Khatera moved to the greatest country in the world and became interested in real estate.  She became a real estate agent, then built an award winning team, started investing in condos and graduated to apartment buildings East of Toronto. 

As someone who loves to learn, in the fall of 2019, before knowing what a stock even was, she took our program called the Stock Hacker Academy and since then, I’m pretty sure Khatera’s Stock Hacking returns are better than mine.

If you’re locked down like we are and interested in learning a life skill that cash flows, I’m hosting free demos over Zoom and will be sharing a preview of the Stock Hacker Academy this January.  Go to https://www.stockhackeracademy.ca/demo to register.  This isn’t for everyone and success is never guaranteed but I’m so proud of our students like Khatera. Like recent guests Rene Masse, Kris Lewis, James MBM Maggs, Joel Arndt, Leslie and Jamie Collard, Michael Bugg, the godmother to my kids Monica Lee, Cody Yeh, Ron Esteban, Paul Yeung, Victoria Masucci.  The list gets longer each week and you don’t have to take my course. Take any course. Same with real estate investment. I care but I care more that you go out there and be successful.  Life is tough enough but it’s way easier when you embrace challenges and make money.  That’s my experience at least.

Again that’s www.stockhackeracademy.ca/demo.  If you have any questions, I’ll be there answering them.

One last note about Khatera, she loves to learn and grow and invest in her education. I’m the same and if you’ve listened to this show, you know pretty much all the guest on this show invest heavily in their education.

I present to you Khatera Osman.

Dec 19, 2020

Speaking of rich friends, this week our guest is Rene Masse, his parents were school teachers, Rene went to school to become a teacher, didn’t last a week and became a full time contractor and real estate investor.  His focus was largely student rentals and no more on converting single family homes into two family homes.

Rene is also a successful graduate of www.stockhackeracademy.ca where he’s achieved over $100,000 in returns this year, his rookie year as a stock hacker and for anyone interested in learning more about how to create a six figure life skill, I will be hosting demos again in the new year, to register go to https://www.stockhackeracademy.ca/demo

I present to you Rene Masse

Dec 12, 2020

Dave Knight is a full time Police Officer who outside the workplace has been able to grow a multi-million dollar rental income portfolio who has since written a book, audio book and created a course intended for first responders to expose to the many possibilities to invest in real estate.

Full disclosure, Dave is a past client of ours, a friend and like all my friends I’m teaching him stock hacking so he may share that with his community as well.  Afterall, everyday heroes need six figure side hustles too and thank you to all first responders for your service.

Dec 5, 2020

Our guest this week is David Sun, who is a Princeton graduate, yes he’s American, an engineer who does engineering type stuffs for his day job and he has three serious side hustles, four if you count that he owns a single rental property… I guess that counts. Four side hustles.

David is a general partner in an investment real estate syndicate, a structure required for multiple investors and large projects such as a student rental residence with hundreds of bedrooms. David is a part time Realtor and he has his own hedge fund, an alternative investment of pooled funds where he employs stock option strategies to actively increase returns for his investors.

David is also a husband and dad to young kids.

I suddenly feel lazy.

I present to you David Sun.

Nov 28, 2020

On to this week’s guest in Mat Piche, he’s a normal guy, third generation carpenter.  He used to have a job renovating houses, then he started his own business renovating investment properties for investors.  Investors ask Mat if he knew any great investment specialist realtors, he didn’t so he became it.  Mat started sharing on YouTube back when fire was invented in 2012 and the rest is history.  If you didn’t already know Mat, he’s very successful and he’s here today sharing a ton of tips, tricks, market updates, so have those pens ready.  Mat is an open book and he’s dropping gold.  I give you Mat Piche

Nov 21, 2020

Pascale is a mom and wife living in Ottawa, Ontario. As a young mom and school teacher, the pandemic hit her pretty hard with the decision to keep teaching in a changing environment and sending her young son back to daycare.

My kids were forever sick while in daycare and preschool pre covid. I can only empathize with parents in this environment.

Pascale decided to pivot this past summer to work online in multi level marketing.

I’ve invited Pascale on this show because multi level marketing is a common thread among many investors.  Jules Mckenzie has done it. Lynne Tham was a dynamo for Tupperware and I have other friends who’ve been successful in MLM as well who later go onto massive success in real estate.  Is it those with side hustles inevitably will be successful or is it the experience and training that translates into success?  Maybe a bit of both.

She’s a successful real estate investor as she shares her number on her current project.

To Follow Pascale: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pascalinabrisson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pascalina.brisson

Nov 14, 2020

I first met Joe Costanza 20 months ago when he was a starry eyed 24 year old who had been hustling since a teenager, working several jobs, living at home to save up down payments for real estate.  An architect by trade and having tried several side hustles less than successfully, Joe settled on real estate without much support from his parents.

Fast forward to today, Joe owns three properties, two he’s already duplexed and the third to be duplexed house with a joint venture partner.  This is Joe’s story.  For those who like numbers, we’re pretty heavy with the numbers in this episode so have your pens ready.

I give you Joe Costanza.

 

To Follow Joe: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josephcostanza/?hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joseph.costanza.714

Nov 7, 2020

On to this week’s guest, an award winning investor, Kris Lewis

Kris is a dad, husband, multiple business owner who is really into spreadsheets, while grinding through to earn his ‘luck’.

His current priorities include reverse engineering a life he thought was impossible only a few years earlier.  His goal from an investment perspective, which massively goes against his personality, is to make his income streams extremely boring.

Kris is a real estate investor focusing on the Durham region, while specializing in duplex conversions,while knowing in the first 30 seconds whether a property makes sense for his long-term strategy. 

Kris believes in multiple streams of income as an insurance policy, which makes sense given his chosen profession.

Fundamentally he believes in continuing to educate himself and to learn from what others before him have done. While Kris knows that knowledge is key, he also realizes that embracing fear, making sacrifices and most importantly being ready to take action is an even bigger piece of the financial success puzzle, as evidenced by his 10 moves in the last 6 years. 

He’s come to relish the unpredictability of life and the opportunities that present themselves.

Before you go, if you’re interested in learning more about an alternative means of cash flowing like hundreds of other real estate investors have, then sign up for my newsletter and you’ll learn of the next free demonstration webinar I’ll be delivering. It’s a much improved demonstration of the one I’ve given to my cousin Chubby at Thanksgiving dinner in 2019. He now averages 1% cash flow per week.

As a real estate investor myself, I got into real estate for the cash flow but with the rising costs to operate a rental business, it’s just not the same it was 5-10 years ago when I started. Never forget cash flow reduces your risk, the more you have, the more lumps you can absorb and if you have no or limited cash flow, you’ll be paying out of your pocket like I did at a recent basement flood at my student rental in St. Catharines, ON.

If you’re interested in learning more, register for free for my newsletter at http://www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca/ and enter your name and email address on the right side. We’ll include in the newsletter when we announce our next free stock hacker demonstration.

Find out for yourself what so many real estate investors are doing to diversify and increase their cash flow. And if you can’t tell, I love teaching this stuff :)

Oct 31, 2020

Andy is a former Home Inspector, he’s a registered House and Small Buildings designer, real estate investor, developer. Andy has a degree in Architectural Science and he’s best known as the leading authority on accessory dwelling units design. In plain english that’s legal basement apartments or garden suites or the million other names for a self contained apartment.

Why you need to know about accessory dwelling units is they are the best way to maximize your cash flow and overall returns in real estate.

I give you Andy Tran

Andy is a former Home Inspector, he’s a registered House and Small Buildings designer, real estate investor, developer. Andy has a degree in Architectural Science and he’s best known as the leading authority on accessory dwelling units design. In plain english that’s legal basement apartments or garden suites or the million other names for a self contained apartment.

Why you need to know about accessory dwelling units is they are the best way to maximize your cash flow and overall returns in real estate.

I give you Andy Tran

To follow Andy:

Web: http://www.suiteadditions.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suite_additions/?hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suiteaddition

To follow Andy:

Web: http://www.suiteadditions.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suite_additions/?hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suiteaddition

 

Oct 24, 2020

James MBM or Money Baggs Maggs, left his corporate job for a major telecom company, purchased 17 investment properties, retired his wife, tripled his work income in real estate by helping everyday folks invest in real estate, learnt to stock hack for $4,000 cash per month, and improved his health and spends more time than ever with his friends and family in just ten years.  This is his story.

 

To Follow James:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jemaggs/?hl=en

Oct 17, 2020

Hello my fellow wealth hackers!!

Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure??

This past Friday, I hosted Canada’s youngest retiree to come into the iWIN Hub (my office) to record a podcast, show him Stock Hacking, and shot virtual zombies in virtual reality.

This episode was inspired by Mike going on a rant on his Instagram account about his frustration with his real estate: tenant related problems, day to day management of a sizeable portfolio and all its moving parts including property managers and contractors, finding out sex workers were operating out of his short term rentals and related complaints from the neighbours. Add to that the pandemic and it’s hurt on the tourism and short term rental market and student rental market.

I messaged Mike that I was sorry to hear about his challenges and we started talking about stock hacking so I invited Mike to my office to demonstrate for him the strategy, record this podcast episode, have lunch and since he made the 2 hour trip out from London, I figured we would something fun that Mike can’t do in London.

I made a couple suggestions and we settled on Virtual Galaxies, a free roam, virtual reality gaming place in Mississauga.  That’s when the hilarity ensued. For anyone who knows me, I’m an oversized child and like to joke around. 

The game was zombie apocalypse, we are soldiers armed with virtual guns, we do have a physical game controller shaped like a gun to shoot virtual zombies with.  If you seen the movies or TV shows then you know zombies can be aggressive.  The objective is to survive, navigate scenes including walking through buildings to get to a roof top so a helicopter can come rescue you all in virtual reality.

The game is intense, fully immersive and not for the timid as Jimmy, Mike’s mentee found out when we had to split up and he had to fend off waves of brain hungry zombies on his own. His dissatisfaction of being on a team of one… well Jimmy was vocal about it while I was crying laughing.  It’s been five days since the experience and I’m still laughing about it.

After much feedback from Mike and I’s mutual friends who have already been through Stock Hacker Academy, he’s going to give it a go as well. www.stockhackeracademy.ca if you too would like more information about it. We don’t have any more free demonstrations planned for 2020 but I’ll let you listeners know when we do.  

Mike Rosehart is Canada's Youngest Early Retiree, an Ivey Business Graduate, Youtube Social Media Influencer, Entrepreneur, and a Real Estate Investor in London, Ontario with an 8-Figure real estate portfolio comprising somewhere around 75 buildings in his career. He’s a private lender, a private borrower, dad of two young daughters and he loves to give back and share including gifting out space in his own home to his mentees.

Oct 10, 2020

This week’s guest is a returning interviewee in Joel Arndt, when he was on last year, he out of the blue challenged me in my ability to make an investor successful so I had him ask me his questions on the podcast.  Some time has since passed and I thought it a good time to check in with Joel on his progress.

Full disclosure, Joel now works with Cherry and I in our businesses and like all employees of ours, we teach them to be Wealth Hackers.  We don’t offer pensions but we’ll do our darndest to mentor them to be financially free.

Here is the conversation that came from a simple question when I asked Joel what he would do if he had $150,000 cash to invest.

If you’re interested in real estate investing go to www.infinitywealth.ca or if it’s stock hacking, go to www.stockhackeracademy.ca 

Have you met Joel Ardnt!?

Oct 3, 2020

On to this week’s show, we have Seth Ferguson, a real estate TV Show Host, Podcast Host, author, soon to be second time author, apartment building investor and Stock Hacker.

I first met Seth a year ago when he invited me to his podcast, it’s one of my favourite interviews. Not only is Seth a great producer and great dresser, he came prepared like none other for our interview. Here’s the link in case you’ve missed it: 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYzZrt9Zipc

Web: https://sethferguson.libsyn.com/creating-wealth-is-your-duty-erwin-szeto-0

I haven’t had much free time these days so when folks ask me out for a coffee wanting to know my story, I send them a link to this interview and they’ll learn a lot more about me this way vs. taking me for coffee.

After the interview while Seth wass packing up his kit we got chatting and he mentioned the potholes in his life he’s going to share about in just a moment. You know me, I’m always wanting to help so I invited Seth to take the Stock Hacker Academy the next week, he did but hasn’t done much as these potholes have yet to release back to Seth his capital.

So I invited Seth to our offices at the iWIN Hub for a tutorial and suggested if he wants to learn more he should take the all new 2.0 version of the Stock Hacker Academy and he signed up then and there. The alumni fee is nominal anyways and Seth loves to learn from the best as you’ll hear in this week’s interview.

Seth Ferguson has undergone THE WORST joint venture partnership divorce I’ve ever seen.  The only thing more astounding is how high Seth has rebounded in building his influence and real estate portfolio in apartment buildings in the US.  If you ever feel down, think of Seth and set your efforts and level of action higher.

I give you Seth Ferguson

Sep 26, 2020

This week’s guest is the lovely Kayla Andrade, founder of the Ontario Landlords Watch, a grassroot advocacy group for good landlords and good tenants.  If the environment is good for landlords that only benefits good tenants. 

Kayla also has her own investment properties in Cambridge, Ontario, her own property management business Boardwalk Property Management. She's the mother of four and she’s our guest speaker for the next iWIN Meeting on Saturday morning of Oct 24th.  We have very limited seating to accommodate for safe and social distancing but we’ll have enough space online via Zoom.  Followed by lunch at a local restaurant that could use our support and to network with myself and other like minded investors.  

The feedback from our meeting last weekend was excellent thanks to our guest speaker Jules Mckenzie who was simply amazing with all the knowledge he shared in overcoming obstacles that would have buried the average Canadian.

Kayla is also super awesome in being our collective voice for improvements at the Landlord And Tenant Board and provincial government and her local government in Cambridge.  She’s here today sharing her best practices in tenant management, reporting tenant credit history and just being awesome.

Again she’s our guest speaker on Oct 24th, the link to register is in the show notes and anyone already on my email distribution list will get the invite to register as well.

Link to register: https://oct2020iwinmeeting.eventbrite.ca

Sep 19, 2020

This week’s guest has some crazy awesome advice on how to use technology in his sizeable real estate portfolio to save himself time, money, grief, and it even got rid of a drug dealing tenant who assaulted another tenant out of his property.  Some of Christians’ technology even makes him money.  Needless to say, this is an excellent interview.  

This is a long episode as Christian was generous with his time, he is a former executive at one of Canada’s most well known technology companies in Ottawa, Ontario where he lives. More recently we became the Vice President of Ottawa Real Estate Investors Group.  Shout out to outgoing President Rich Danby. 

We talk about what makes a good investment club and in the second half Christian lists off a bunch of technologies he has personally implemented in his real estate so do have a pen and paper ready, you’re likely going to want everything he’s got after he explains the benefits.

Sep 12, 2020

This week’s guests are none other than Leslie and Jamie Collard of Collard Properties and this is their 2nd interview on the Truth About Real Estate Investing.  The Collards did start with smaller residential investments and are now focused on apartment buildings and developing vacation properties internationally.

Leslie and Jamie are quite open and sharing about how they find deals as well so make sure to have your pen and paper ready. They’re even hosting a commercial real estate conference online and you can learn more about that on their website www.collardproperties.ca

Sep 5, 2020

On to this week’s guest, Lynne Tham. She was nervous to come on the show which is not uncommon. Public speaking by some surveys ranks higher on the lists of fears above death it self….

Lynne’s kids including my friend Simon told her to just do it and she did!

I’ll post Lynne’s full bio on our website, www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca. It’s a wonderful Canadian success story of a teenager immigrating to Canada, falling in love with the greatest country in the world.  Started a family, stayed at home to raise the kids, picked up a side hustle in multi-level marketing, excelled, became a single parent, became a Realtor, had a wake up call at age 55 that she needed a retirement plan. Invested in real estate, de-invested in real estate and now a pretty successful stock hacker.

I know we have several full time professional, uber successful real estate investors like Ryan Carr and coming up next Leslie and Jamie Collard and their 160 units but for the investor who wants to take it easy and be a bit more passive…. Well it worked out for Lynne.

Full bio:

Proud mom of two successful adults (Simon and Melanie) who form our family real estate team (we do between 40 - 50 deals per year as a team).  I'm a constant advocate for personal growth in my own life and determined to create my own financial future goals of being able to live, travel and work from anywhere in the world. 

My own story - came to Canada by myself as an 18 year old, without knowing anyone, from the UK, to be a nanny, in 1978.  It was supposed to be a one to two year work stay.   Fell in love with the country, got married at 21 and became a Canadian citizen.  Being a stay at home mom I was recruited to sell Tupperware in the '90's and this was beginning of personal growth for me.  I realized that I was a sales person and loved motivating myself and other people to reach goals.  I was with them for 10 years and ended up owning a distributorship with them in the Toronto area.  

After becoming a single parent in the 90's, I had a five year stint in the car business, being a business manager and selling cars, but long hours and very little personal satisfaction, motivated me to take my real estate license.  I became an agent in 2006 with the desire of being able to have the ability to increase my income and have the flexibility to travel to see my kids, who were both now living in the U.S. (Melanie on a gymnastics scholarship at Iowa State University and Simon modelling in NYC).   After building my business for six years it was a welcome addition to have my Mel join me in the business after she graduated univeristy and then Simon, two years later.  Both of my kids did not have real estate as a career goal but they kind of fell into it after realizing that it was a great way to earn good money and also be able to pursue other passions (not to mention my daughter's teaching degree did little to generate an actual job in teaching and Simon realized that modelling looks don't last forever - but as his mom, I would disagree :) and he's still modelling now)

Five years ago, at age 55, I was staring at my future and realizing that I needed more of a retirement plan - at that time, my net worth was basically the equity in my Mississauga townhouse (at the time, worth around 775k, and I had a mortgage of $300k on it) and I had $200k in RRSP's and that was it.  When I looked into what the Canadian pension was, if I waited until 65 to draw it, it was a wake up call.   This started my journey into how to build a consistent income of at least $10k a month within the next five years. I had met with an investment guy from a reputable company, regarding what to do with my RRSP's, who told me he could generate me a guaranteed 8 - 10% annually with their various investments.  It sounded a lot better than the 2% than my Scotia funds were generating, but luckily, I was introduced to investing in second mortgages by profunds in Burlington and decided to put my money there (it has now grown by over $100k in four years).   Simon had introduced me to your podcasts and it opened up a new world of exploration.  Around this time, I was invited to an event at my Keller Williams brokerage, put on by two agents who were representing, Brian Pullis's project in Orillia.  They were offering an investment opportunity to purchase a townhouse in an older complex that had been refurbished and all the interiors gutted and renovated.  The homes were offered at $247k, and they were offering a $7k builder incentive and on top of that, my 2.5% real estate commission, so essentially I could buy one of these homes for $235k.  Again, embarrassingly, I hadn't realized that I could take an 80% line of credit against my primary residence to take the down payment for an investment property, and I had always had the mindset that I needed to pay off my mortgage before doing so.    I got the line of credit and purchased my first property.  The type of property fit me well as it was easy to manage, (one year property management was offered for free), and it cash flowed ($1400/month in rent).  This was a great first experience and it encouraged me to buy a second property in Orillia, which I had realized through listening to one of your podcasts (and Jules McKenzie), was listed in REIN's top 10 cities in Ontario to invest in.  The second property was easy as it was new construction and the builder was only requiring $20k down.  I closed on it a year later and after buying it for $345k and putting $20k into it, it attracted good tenants and covered itself.    

I sold the first property 3 years later and made around $70k net, and I just sold the second one (closed yesterday) and made $145k in three years.  

Last year, I had looked into the possibility of buying another investment property (at the time, I owned only one of the Orillia properties), but it had become so much more difficult to qualify for a mortgage and I was approved to buy at $600k, with B lender financing and it would have to be a legal duplex, generating $3400/$3500 month for it to work.  I realized that it was too much for me at this point in my life, to drive to Oshawa (where it seemed like the only opportunities to do this, existed in this price range).   

In the summer I attended your IWin meeting where the discussion came up about the upcoming stock hacking course.  I was so inspired by Adriano's story and I had been listening to your increasing interest in doing it yourself and was following your progress.  Unfortunately I was in Portugal in September when the first class was offered but as you know, Simon attended and he seemed to be quite inspired and impressed.  What sealed the deal for me was hearing Habib's podcast with you, in the late fall, and I knew I had to sign up.  

Since taking the two day course in December, it has changed my life.  No other words for it.  I started with $150k from my HELOC and then added $40k two months later.  Since just before Covid, as of today, I'm up $54k, which is nicely falling into my goal of $10k/month and is opening up my future.  I plan on taking the profits from the sale of my investment property and adding it to my account, with the goal of making $15k to $20k a month consistently.    I am constantly amazed at how options trading is not only something that I could grasp but is so easy, enjoyable, flexible and unlimited.  I now find myself talking real estate clients (especially the ones around my age) out of buying their first investment property and doing options trading instead.  As you always say, there's a place for both and they go hand in hand, but for me personally, and other's in my situation, looking at retirement and how to fund it, in my opinion and experience, this is an incredible option.

Aug 29, 2020

Speaking of cash flow we have Ryan Carr of RW Carr Investments as this week’s guest talking about highest and best use and being creative in real estate.  How he groups his real estate investments into buy, renovate and hold, short term renos/developments and flips, and longer term projects including a waterfront 14 unit multifamily he renovated that went hundreds of thousands of dollars over budget… how did it work out? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Plus for the first time, Ryan talks about the passing of his real estate coach Stefan Aarnio.

I think most of you should already know Ryan, he’s been on this podcast more than anyone else and he’s always up to something big whether its writing articles about how to increase cash flow by renting out sheds, vertical splitting of a duplex, tiny homes, etc…

If you don’t know Ryan you will soon as he up to big things that I’m sworn to secrecy but here in the interview is what we can share :)

I give you Ryan Carr

Aug 22, 2020

Meet Michael Bugg, he’s young father, husband and just recently a full time real estate investor out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  He began buying properties in 2010, specifically new construction and his investing has evolved into small apartment buildings.

In July 2018, Michael hung up the stethoscope and quit his job as a veterinarian.

On this episode, Michael shares his journey to now owning a couple apartment buildings and how he lost money stock hacking during the covid crash and the shocking returns he’s achieved since then.

I give you Michael Bugg

Aug 15, 2020

On to this week's guest, Monica Lee who is like family, she is Cherry’s BFF, godmother to our most prized assets, our son and daughter.  Monica and husband Rich are both second generation Canadians, their parents immigrated to Canada from Korea with not much in search for a brighter future for their kids.  Rich and Monica both became lawyers who eventually quit law and six figure salaries to be full time real estate investors.

Monica invests in cottages for short term rentals, a couple commercial retail properties, they develop and build houses, she stock hacks for six figures all the while being a mom to three great young kids.

Just wait till you hear the story about how someone told Monica’s oldest son she would fail and give up as a stock hacker.  Her response is pretty epic.

I present to you, Monica Lee.

To follow Monica…. She doesn’t do social media nor have a website.

Aug 1, 2020

In planning on a future without his wife Kaitlin and mother to one year old son Kingston, Ken Beckendam made the decision to quit his job and double down on his efforts to build his real estate investing business. At the time, half his income was coming from Ken’s investment properties plus the need to build towards the flexibility of schedule being an entrepreneur as Ken is now a single father and financial freedom that comes with being a successful real estate investor.  

Ken is a renovation expert both for his own portfolio and for clients, especially in adding legal, income generating suites and additions to existing properties and like many high level real estate investors, he’s raising private mortgages so you’ll want to pay attention to that part.  

I don’t want to spoil too much so I’ll let Ken tell you his story. I give you Ken Beckendam.

Jul 25, 2020

Cody is a first generation immigrant who came to Canada while still high school age, went to university, got a white collar job but apparently it was good enough as he quit this past January. I learnt of this before we started recording but I assumed he got a new job. What 29 year old doesn’t have a job? This one I guess. Cody is a YouTube influencer, a real estate investor in houses with legal basement apartments in Barrie, Ontario, and he took our Stock Hacker Course last fall.  These investments allowed him to quit his job to focus on building new businesses.

I haven’t known Cody a long time but I do know he hustles which separates him from the pack and his story inspires me so without further ado, I give you Cody Yeh

Jul 18, 2020

We have my friend Ron Esteban on, he considers himself an average investor and not a big shot but he’s got a couple properties but what is super cool is he’s teaching students how to invest in both real estate and stock options.

That’s right, Ron is a teacher with one of those big fat teacher pensions we’re all jealous about but he received some great advice to invest in real estate from an unlikely source.  Ron made some mistakes early on which lead him to meeting me around eight years ago and we’ve been friends ever since.

On this episode, Ron shares how he got started, how being part of a community helped his investments, a more recent “life changing” means to invest on top of just getting married and becoming a new dad, what he’s teaching his students.  Parents, pay attention to this part in case you’re trying to get your kids interested in investing.

Jul 11, 2020

Speaking of Cherry, she is this weeks guest here to share about the latest in Government subsidies, why she got into Stock Hacking when I was already deep into trading, our BHAG, big hairy audacious goal and so much more!

Jul 4, 2020

Many of you listeners are interested in careers in real estate, today we have coach Tammy Ditomaso aka the duplex queen on the show.  About five years ago, Tammy switched from her esthetician business to becoming a Realtor.  First she joined our iWIN Real Estate a an assistant, the started taking clients in 2017 and since then she’s rocketed to become an influencer in investment real estate.  Andy Tran, the leading expert on home additions says Tammy knows zoning better than any agent he’s ever met but Tammy is no regular agent.  She regularly gives talks to rooms of one hundred or more attendees plus that time she spoke in front of over 1,500 at the Wealth Hacker Conference.

Yes I’ve made Tammy cry before, I’ve had team members want to quit and some actually did. In my experience, 9/10 people are capable of more than what they think is possible. I push investor clients and my team all the same.  Not all can rise to the occasion but when they do, you get people like Tammy.

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