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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: April, 2023
Apr 25, 2023

On to this week’s show!

We have Matt Biggley who is doing some very profitable investing in the Windsor, Ontario area now with a portfolio of 31 doors and some waterfront small developments and luxury short term rentals. Key to Matt’s journey are successful partnerships so we spend some time on how to identify strategic, long term partners.

Matt Biggley describes himself as a lucky husband; a girl Dad from a family of all boys; a reluctant renovator who once had a chance at an HGTV show; a History teacher once named the Best Teacher in Ontario, but who couldn’t remember names and dates; a top Windsor-Essex based realtor who got his license as a side hustle but has quickly become a top earning agent; and an experienced investor with an Airbnb and 31 long term rental units, who hates flips but is still dumb enough to occasionally do them anyway.

Despite telling his wife prior to getting married that he didn’t like renovating, he once lived in 6 “forever” homes (aka “fornever homes”) in 8 years, taking on massive renovations, which his wife Leslie documented on her way to amassing almost 60,000 Instagram followers and appearing in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, the Toronto Star and on many top design sites.

Matt is a big believer in the power of partnerships, scaling to a 31 door portfolio with his brilliant partner Kyle Pearce and their company North Shore Properties.  In 2021, he was invited by Doris Lapico, a renowned Windsor Realtor, to partner in the creation of The Real Group, a real estate team that has quickly became one of the top teams in the region. 

Matt loves to learn, a little too much sometimes; his favourite book is called "Getting Things Done" and he prefers podcasts to the radio in the car, which his family finds incredibly boring.  In light of of grieving his youngest brother Ben’s suicide during the pandemic, Matt has awoken a renewed gratitude for life, a passion for self-improvment, and a determination to provide his family with the best life possible.

To Follow Matthew Biggley:

Instagram: mattlovesrealestate

Website: www.therealgroup.ca

Podcast: www.investedteacher.com

Apr 11, 2023

On to this week’s show!

This week we have Matthew Varga who together with his wife Nikole have several six figure ventures: a YouTube Channel HealthNut Nutrition Inc. with almost 1,000,000 subscribers for which they generate ad revenue, show sponsorships, and an engaged audience to market their ecommerce store towards.  

A growing portfolio of real estate investment properties include some that are AirBnb AND Matthew is doing what’s called AirBnb arbitrage which means he’s the long term tenant to other investors then furnishes and operates an AirBnb business in the property to make money to pay the rent and keeps any remaining profits.

AirBnb arbitrage can be a great way for newer investors to break into the market but not without risk.  Matthew was kind enough to detail his wish list of features in order to command great rental rates before taking on an AirBnb arbitrage opportunity.

Matthew also recently returned from Florida as he nows spends winters there to both avoid our cold winters, goes looking for real estate opportunities, and shares how he’s able to do so.

Adam our Podcast Producer, said this is one of the best interviews I’ve done. Me, I have no clue what I’m doing hence we’re stuck at 17 listeners but Matthew is young and successful so I can’t recommend enough that you have a listen and take notes.

 

To Follow Matthew Varga:

Linktree:  https://linktr.ee/matthew_varga

YouTube: HealthNut Nutrition https://www.youtube.com/@HealthNutNutrition

Apr 4, 2023

On to this week’s show!

Today we have the host of the mega conference the Multifamily Conference, Seth Ferguson, on the show. If you were at the event headlined by Kevin O’Leary last year you know it was a really great one and this year, Seth has been inspired by 10X with headline speakers Grant Cardone and Alex Rodriguez who is best known for his successful baseball career. At one time being Baseball’s highest paid athlete, more recently on television’s Shark Tank and he’s a mega apartment building investor himself.

The event will be a big one with somewhere around 2,000 attendees from all over North America expected for a three day event.

I’ll have a booth there so please come by and say hi or I’ll see you at one of the evening events or lunch or breakfast. I do enjoy networking and if networking is your thing then you’ll likely want to be at Canada's largest investor conference of the year.

Seth here today to share about what it takes to run a successful conference, what one can expect, how there is something for everyone both beginner to mogul. There’s even a whole day dedicated to beginners on the friday and if you like VIP treatment then Seth has you covered with exclusive networking events at exclusive venues but I’ll let Seth explain them to you.

Seth is also working on some investment stuffs he’ll announce at the conference but you’ll get a sneak peek on today’s show.

 

Now for the disclaimer the lawyers want me to read 

The information and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely for educational and informational purposes and should not be considered as investment advice. The hosts and guests of this podcast are not licensed financial advisors, brokers, or registered investment advisors, and their comments should not be construed as recommendations or endorsements of any specific investment, security, or strategy.

Me personally, my team of coaches and I are licensed Realtors of Rock Star Real Estate Brokerage Inc., proud to be. While easy to obtain the same licence, not all are the same, our rates are inline with the market but we’re four time winners as Realtor of the year to real estate investors with 50 or so, self made millionaire and multi millionaire clients. 

Investing involves risks, including the possible loss of principal or worse. Before making any investment decision, you should conduct your own research and consult with a licensed financial advisor to determine the suitability of any investment for your specific financial situation and investment goals.

The hosts and guests of this podcast make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of any information discussed in this podcast. The podcast is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information.

Listeners are advised to use their own judgement and seek the advice of professionals before acting on any information provided in this podcast. The podcast shall not be liable for any damages, including but not limited to direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages arising out of or related to the use, inability to use, or reliance on any information provided in this podcast.

 

To learn more about the Multifamily Conference:

Web: https://multifamilyconference.ca/

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

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

 

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