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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 7, 2017
Hello Halton, Toronto, Hamilton, Brantford, St. Catharines, Niagara, Welland, Thorold real estate investors!!!
 
It’s December so we’re into full swing holiday mode!!!! Christmas lights are clipped into our eavestroughs, our light up Santa got blown over on our front lawn, the usual stuffs! This year we started a new tradition, the Royal Botanical Garden’s Santa’s Signature Experience.  My wife booked it after reading the raving views on a Facebook mom’s group and the experience lived up to the hype.
 
included is a return trip on The RBG Express (a train ride), hot chocolate and a cookie, storytelling and crafting with Santa’s helpers, admission to RBG for the day's activities, and of course your visit with Santa.
 
Santa’s Cabin was just off the hook, it had beautifully decorated fireplace, giant tree, the room in general and the star of the show, Santa!!!!!!!! Santa asked my kids if they knew they had brought Christmas magic with them. My kids had no clue what he was talking about then Santa reached behind my daughters ear and illuminated a light within his glove between his index finger and thumb.  The look of astonishment on my kids faces made me nearly lose my composure. I couldn’t have been happier with the experience but my daughter had more for us in store.
 
A few days later, we asked my daughter what she wanted for Christmas and she said “I want a Lego Cookie Monster to give away at the Basket Brigade.” 
 
Mission accomplished!!!!! Christmas can end now and I’d be happy. Part of our objective with our charity is to teach the kids to be selfless and I believe the best teaching is done by showing, not telling.  My daughter is not even 4 years old and she knows the meaning of Christmas. Proud parent moment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Here she is with Anna and Elsa dolls (from the Frozen movie) we bought with our own money to give away on our personal deliveries.
 
In case you’re interested in an opportunity to teach your kids and to give back, we need a few more packers and in need of 25 more delivery drivers.  For packers, we have 85 registered and we are capping at 100 so to avoid disappointment, please register ASAP.  
 

My Favourite Financial Planner
 
 
This week we have something different, like we do every week! This week a very special and exciting guest in my favourite financial planner, Kathleen Van De Berg, a Certified Financial Planner Wealth Strategist who actually invests in real estate and maybe the only one I know who includes investing in real estate in strategizing her clients portfolios for significantly great wealth.  Have you heard of permanent cash value insurance?  Before meeting Kathleen, I had not either so stay tuned on why we investors need it and other tips and secrets Kathleen normally only shares with the smart, rich money.
 
 
To Listen:
On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/truth-about-real-estate-investing…/id1100488294
Google Play: http://goo.gl/CAM5Mn
On Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=87335&refid=stpr
 
Till next time, Just do it, I believe in you.
Erwin
Hamilton, St. Catharines, Toronto, Land Development, Halton Real Estate Investor
 
This podcast is brought to you by the Halton Real Estate Investors Group. The goal of the Halton REI is to entice would-be real estate entrepreneurs to get off the couch, make things happen, and replicate the success of our multi-millionaire clients such as podcast guests Charles Wah, Andy Tran, Evelyn, Kaush, Cherry Chan, Michal Wywrot and Tim Collins.  Our track record of coaching highly successful investors is extensive and we share our secrets, tips and tricks at Halton REI meetings.  So if you are interested in travelling the path of least resistance to real estate wealth without ever swinging a hammer than this is the place for you. Go to HaltonREI.ca/signup to register and do so quickly to avoid disappointment as we have waitlisted folks many times and seats are limited.  One of the secrets of success is to surround oneself with successful people and in my ten plus years of attending workshops and networking events, this is one of the best places to be and I hope to see you soon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Nov 28, 2017
Hello Halton, Toronto, Hamilton, Brantford, St. Catharines, Niagara, Welland, Thorold real estate investors!!!
 
This week we close on another investment property, our 2nd this year with plans to buy our third hopefully in December.  Last week was November’s REIN meeting and I finally remembered to update and submit my list of properties I had purchased as a REIN member.  Lucky enough, Don Campbell was in town to present live and I awarded my gold pin for 17 properties.  Don and the whole REIN executive and members have been a huge part of my journey and REIN just announced ACRE, the best weekend of real estate training on March 2-3rd, link: http://info.reincanada.com/toronto-acre-2018. The price is a rock bottom $687 plus tax but hopefully I can get you listeners a discount code so hang tight! For those of you’ve been around, you know $687 is a great return on investment knowing other organizations charge $1,500 for a weekend event and I’ve invested thousands more for other business events.
 
Funny story about the REIN meeting, as I was getting ready and heading out the door to drive with my buddy Charles Wah to the REIN meeting, normally, without a second thought I wear dress shoes.  For some reason I wanted to wear my all red Nikes, specifically Kobe Bryant’s knowing that Richard Dolan, President of REIN wears equally funky shoes some days.  Later that night, as Richard called me to stage to accept my award, he jokingly accused me of raiding his closet and stealing his shoes :P Unprofessional of me to wear basketball shoes? Maybe but fellow members and Don Campbell were complimenting me on both my shoe game and award so whatever.  I’m not sure there is a lesson there but I was just being me, a big basketball fan and wearing comfortable shoes.
 
Richard Dolan asked me what my secret was and if anyone can accomplish the same.  Yes, anyone can do this, being a REIN member has helped me, and the secret to success? Anyone who makes investing a priority will succeed.
 

Economic Update
Welcome ladies and gentlemen investors across the greatest country in the world.  My name is Erwin Szeto aka Mr. Hamilton bringing you the Truth About Real Estate Investing show for Canadians where it is my job to bring you experts in the world of investing.  We will learn from their experience, pick out the lessons, tips and tricks, and figure out what makes them tick so you too can replicate their success to enhance your real estate investor’s life of health, wealth, friends, family and fun.  
 
This week we have something different, like we do every week! This week we have the economic update presentation I delivered in October to my Halton Real Estate Investors Group.  I did it in one take so it’s not quite polished but if you wanted insight into what drives my decision making to continue to acquire investment property while having very little diversity in my portfolio, in my opinion, those with assets will create the most the wealth and if I don’t, well that’s a scary alternate ending I’m doing everything in my power to avoid.
 
 
 
To Listen:
On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/truth-about-real-estate-investing…/id1100488294
Google Play: http://goo.gl/CAM5Mn
On Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=87335&refid=stpr
Download as an MP3 by right clicking here and choosing “save as
 
Till next time, Just do it, I believe in you.
Erwin
Hamilton, St. Catharines, Toronto Real Estate, Land Development Investor
 
This podcast is brought to you by the Halton Real Estate Investors Group. The goal of the Halton REI is to entice would-be real estate entrepreneurs to get off the couch, make things happen, and replicate the success of our multi-millionaire clients such as podcast guests Charles Wah, Andy Tran, Evelyn, Kaush, Cherry Chan, Michal Wywrot and Tim Collins.  Our track record of coaching highly successful investors is extensive and we share our secrets, tips and tricks at Halton REI meetings.  So if you are interested in travelling the path of least resistance to real estate wealth without ever swinging a hammer than this is the place for you. Go to HaltonREI.ca/signup to register and do so quickly to avoid disappointment as we have waitlisted folks many times and seats are limited.  One of the secrets of success is to surround oneself with successful people and in my ten plus years of attending workshops and networking events, this is one of the best places to be and I hope to see you soon.
Nov 15, 2017
Hello Halton, Toronto, Hamilton, Brantford, St. Catharines, Niagara, Welland, Thorold real estate investors!!!
 
Who doesn’t like live music especially when they put on THE BEST live performance.  My credo is, life is all about experiences and I recommend you catch USS if they’re ever playing a gig near you.  The both shows in Hamilton and my friends Mike Gillespie, St Catharines investor extraordinaire; John Roumanis, Hamilton investor of $600,000 in 6 Years fame; and Steve had a great time.  
 
Here is a youtube from one of their lives shows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT3KZIE27xo
 
With life being so short and everyone being so busy, I find my social circle continually distills down to just awesome people who are also successful in business which makes for great conversations. So keeping with living your real estate investor’s life of health, wealth, family and fun; for those who enjoy having fun along side successful real estate investors, a group of us including: Andy Tran (second suite guy), Charles Wah (land developer guy), James Maggs (10 property guy), Roger Auger (property management guy), Zach Twose (contractor guy), John Roumanis ($600k in 6 years guy), me (Chinese guy); we are planning a social get together of fun and adult beverages at Dave and Busters in Oakville which is basically Chucky Cheese for adults with a liquor license. Since there is no Halton REI Meeting for December, we figured we’d put out an open invite to everyone for an Xmas social. No tickets or passes, just pay your own way.
 

Welcome ladies and gentlemen investors across the greatest country in the world.  My name is Erwin Szeto aka Mr. Hamilton bringing you the Truth About Real Estate Investing show for Canadians where it is my job to bring you experts in the world of investing.  We will learn from their experience, pick out the lessons, tips and tricks, and figure out what makes them tick so you too can replicate their success to enhance your real estate investor’s life of health, wealth, friends, family and fun.  
 
This week we have something different, like we do every week! In last week’s episode Ryan Carr and I were stumped on the principle residence capital gains exemption Ryan is entitled to after he recently sold his current principle residence.  This area of real estate tax is not well known and of course I didn’t have the answer so I did what any investor would do: walk down the hall to my wife’s office and ask her.  It just so happens I’m married to the Cherry Chan of www.realestatetaxtips.ca who this month was published in the CPA Magazine, where she goes on to educate Chartered Professional Accountants on taxation of investment real estate.  
 
Anyways, I walk back to my office, called my wife, clicked record and asked her how to properly maximize one's returns by declaring a rental property as one’s principle residence along with some additional difficult follow-on questions.  I hope you all enjoy this as I know how difficult it is to find answers to these very specific questions without paying Accounting fees.  And as always, everyones’ situation is different so do please contact your professional Chartered Accountant specializing in real estate investments.
 
To Listen:
On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/truth-about-real-estate-investing…/id1100488294
Google Play: http://goo.gl/CAM5Mn
On Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=87335&refid=stpr
Download as an MP3 by right clicking here and choosing “save as
 
 
To reach out to Cherry:
website: www.realestatetaxtips.ca 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CCCPA/
 
Till next time, Just do it, I believe in you.
Erwin
Hamilton, St. Catharines, Toronto Real Estate, Land Development Investor
Nov 9, 2017
Hello Halton, Toronto, Hamilton, Brantford, St. Catharines, Niagara, Welland, Thorold real estate investors!!!
 
What a terrific weekend in sports for Canadian sports!! My Saturday started with spectating a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament to support my teammates from http://www.mnunesbjj.com/ who competing.  I’m still a beginner at the sport so I was there to be a cheerleader and to experience a competition as a spectator before I sign up to fight grown men in 2018.  Yup, I’m committed to competing at least once and like everything I do, I’ll take a pragmatic approach to training in both the sport, my strength and conditioning, my diet as I’ll need to lose pounds to ensure I’ll be the largest competitor in my weight class.  Just like my real estate, I prefer to have every advantage in my favour especially when I turn 40 and will be the youngest in the Seniors, 40 year old and above division :D.  
 
Speaking of having every advantage, my clients hired me to sell their flip property, a gorgeous 2,600 square foot house on one acre.  To best present the property we recruited the best stager, best photographer, true tour video so you feel like you’re there and drone pictures to properly capture what a lovely property this flip is. Check it out here: http://virtualviewing.ca/mm16b/4078-aberdeen-rd-beamsville-u/
 
Saturday night of course was the return of the greatest of all time in combat sports, Georges St. Pierre who won the Middleweight Championship in shocking form.  You can’t tell from the picture but we were all jumping up and down when Georges connected with that short left hook.  We were so loud we woke up Cherry 😛 
 
In attendance were some of my investor friends: Mike Iuliano, Andy Tran, Charles Wah and Mary Clements.  Can you tell I enjoy mixing business and pleasure?  Makes for more interesting conversations and they’re all great company.  Special thanks to Mike I from bring nacho ingredients from his garden for some of the best nachos I’ve ever had.  It made a great night even better.
 
Sunday at the TFC Eastern playoffs semi final, second leg was a crazy game, Toronto had all the best scoring chances in the 1st half then gave up trying on offence in the 2nd half.  There was a million penalty cards handed out, the crowd was all over the ref including beers being thrown in his direction.  We lost the game but move on to the eastern final due to away goals tie breaker.  Can’t wait for that game!
 

This week we have something different, we have a returning guest in Ryan Carr because him and I were masterminding two weeks ago and he was explaining to me how he is bearish on the market.  We both agree a correction is coming or we may have already hit bottom based on some of the headlines but Ryan is believing the correction will be worse than I expect.  With doomsayers, the strategy is obvious, sell all your real estate and rent.  Not many people put their money where their mouth is like for MP Garth Turner who correct called a correction in 2008 but we all know where the market has gone since then. He may have been incorrect but at least he practiced what he preached.
 
That brings us to Ryan Carr, he’s back on the show to share with all of us how he’s preparing for a steep correction in the short term and as always, the show is Truth About Real Estate Investing and I want to bring you all opinions and experts so you too may maximize your financial success, have kids that graduate university debt free, support your favourite church and charities etc… Ryan  is a bright young man investing in 20 properties in the last 2 years and his only formal training is in being a mechanic.
 
For the long version story of Ryan, simply rewind back two episodes or click here: http://www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca/mechanic-invested-20-properties-two-years/
 
So without further ado, I give you Ryan Carr
 
To Listen:
On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/truth-about-real-estate-investing…/id1100488294
Google Play: http://goo.gl/CAM5Mn
On Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=87335&refid=stpr
Download as an MP3 by right clicking here and choosing “save as
 
To reach out to Ryan:
website: https://rwcarrinvestment.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010830488618
 
Ryan's article on shed investing
 
Till next time, Just do it, I believe in you.
Erwin
Hamilton, St. Catharines, Toronto Real Estate, Land Development Investor
Nov 1, 2017
We have a very interesting guest this week with my friend THE JAY WONG, who is a real estate investor but he’s more well known for his ultra successful, rated #1 Self-Help podcast theinnerchangemaker.com on iTunes.  I know if you’re listening, you may enjoy my podcast, however Jay gets 50-60 times as many downloads as I do so you can just imagine how good the theinnerchangemaker.com is.  Jay’s mission is to create empowering media that summarizes all of these great lessons covered in on his show by other successful Change makers, in hopes that these combined journeys will help business owners grow their business through online marketing and elevating their leadership.
 
If you’re a real estate entrepreneur or an entrepreneur in general, I know you’ll find Jay’s lessons useful in helping to build your authority and raise joint venture capital.
 
Jay’s past guests include leading educators in self development: Bob Proctor, Grant Cardone, and Philip Mckernan.  From the feature image for this episode, you can see Jay and his podcast were featured at Toronto Downtown’s busiest intersection,Yonge and Dundas square,so without further ado, I give you The Jay Wong.
 
To reach out or follow Jay:
website: theinnerchangemaker.com
YouTube Channel: JayWongTV, link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeR0FLjRFFLqY5nLPAmc0dA
 
Oct 26, 2017
I’m excited to bring to you, all the way from Oshawa, Ontario, Ryan Carr, a trained Mechanic who was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and turned to real estate at first renovating his own investment properties and when he couldn’t scale himself working on the tools, he hired full time contractors.  If you’ve been renovating or looking to renovate like I have, you know how hard it is to get the attention of contractors with this housing boom going on.  Ryan’s solution is to hire folks full time and he’s keeping them busy as he’s purchased 20 houses in the last two years, all requiring varying degrees of renovations including the vertical duplex split.  A horizontal split would be the traditional basement apartment duplex whereas Ryan will install a vertical wall/s to divide a property to increase cash flow by $300-500/month.  Ryan will share some tips on when to vertical split and how to source 20 properties, mostly private deals not on MLS.
 
This interview with Ryan was an eye opener to me as are all of our guests but this is the first time my podcast has been required listening for my team the Halton REI Team.
 
So without further ado, I give you Ryan Carr
 
website: https://rwcarrinvestment.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010830488618
Oct 18, 2017
This week I’m excited to bring to you, all the way from Kingston, Ontario, Rene Masse who was been working with tenants for over 20 years as he did grow up along side them living in his home. Rene has invested for 10 years having reached the significant milestone of earning $5,000 cash flow per month from student rentals after six years and he did so investing only $14,000 of his own money!  That is a pretty good return on investment considering Rene quit his teaching job three months giving up the steady paycheque and pension and job security for the entrepreneurial life.  This is after years of University and Teacher’s College at Queen’s University and graduating with debt!!  Rene definitely has no interest in being average and is truly living life to his fullest as you’ll see from the interview where I did not ask one single question that I had prepared.  Rene also produces a series of entertaining and educational videos on the subject of real estate investing and he has extensive experience in hiring university students to work in his business and video production and he’ll share how he does it.  So without further ado, I present to you, Rene Masse
 
Website: https://www.getbetterreturns.ca/
on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/getbetterreturns.ca/
 
Thank you for listening! If you enjoy the podcast please subscribe on stitcher, Google Play or iTunes OR I can send you an email when each episode is published right to your inbox!  Simply go to TruthAboutRealEstateInvesting.ca and enter your email address and I will continue to deliver to you stories of inspiration, success, lessons to help you on your journey to financial freedom.  Till next time, this is Erwin Szeto telling you to just do it and I believe in you.
 
This podcast is brought to you by the Halton Real Estate Investors Group. Since 2010, I helped many people including first time investors make millions of dollars with their side hustle of investing in nice homes in the nicer areas west of Toronto such as Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara Region, Brantford, and Cambridge, Ontario. The goal of the Halton REI is to entice would-be real estate entrepreneurs to get off the couch, make things happen, and replicate the success of our multi-millionaire clients.  Those who choose to work with the Halton REI Team will have the opportunity to be coached by a highly skilled and highly successful investor coach who has walked the walk having owned numerous properties, earning thousands in cash flow each month who is licensed to trade in real estate.  Listeners to this show can go to www.haltonrei.ca/signup to register but when I checked this morning, we have only 8 seats left so do register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  One of the secrets of success is to surround oneself with successful people and in my ten plus years of attending workshops and networking events, this is one of the best places to be and I hope to see you soon.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Oct 4, 2017
This week I’m excited to bring to you my friend and client Roger Auger who grew up in a poor and less than ideal household in a bad part of town.  From an early age, Roger learned he had to hustle to make money to pay his parents’ mortgage because what else should a 13 year old be doing. But he struggled in school and resorted to blackmailing his high school teachers to allow him to graduate or endure another year him back.  Roger tried college but that didn’t work out but he never stopped working hard to earn enough to buy investment property.  Now at 13 properties, he’s done quite well for himself amassing considerably more wealth than many people I know with Masters degrees and on top of that, he has a heart of gold as Roger is the co-founder of the HamiltonBasketBrigade.com, wait till you hear the story about him and Josh delivering Christmas dinners.  So without further ado, I give your Roger Auger 
 
Web: http://www.augerproperties.ca/
Email: roger@augerproperties.ca
 
Sorry for the interruption during the introduction, that was my daughter bursting into my office to inform me the electricians were finished installing our new hot tub.  A new hot tub paid for by one of our investment properties.  That is the dream after all, to have your assets pay for your liabilities.  If you enjoyed the show, please click subscribe and I really appreciate 5 star reviews on iTunes.  I read every comment and and grateful for all the fans of the show, thank you for the kind words from everyone who has left reviews or emailed me. If you’d like new episodes delivered to your email as soon as they are available, simply go to http://www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca/ and type in your email address. Till next time. Just do it! And I believe in you.
Sep 27, 2017
This week I’m excited to bring to you my friend and client Kaush Nanubhai (pronounced Koh-shh Na-new-bye) who started off buying condos in downtown Toronto as a young professional Accountant as he described buying a condo better use of his disposable income than drinking and partying.  Many years later and having bigger goals in mind including more income and improved lifestyle, he’s now built himself a sizeable portfolio now at 11 investment properties, acquiring eight of them in the last four years with plans and joint venture partners for many more.  Learn about what Kaush wishes he could go back and do over, what drives an already successful professional like Kaush to do even more, how he’s created more time for what’s important, time with family and taking care of his health.  Kaush invests in student rentals and legal basement suites in Hamilton, St Catharines, Welland, and Niagara On the Lake.
 
Links to stuffs mentioned
Durham REI: https://durhamrei.com/
Action Taker Program: https://durhamrei.com/coaching/ (I’ve checked with Quentin, he has room for one so if you need an introduction please let me know)
REIN http://www.reincanada.com/
Halton REI (Erwin’s networking group) www.HaltonREI.ca
 
To get in touch with Kaush, email is best: knanubhai@gmail.com
 
I’d like to say thanks again to Kaush for taking time out of his busy schedule to hang out and talk to us, and to welcome you all back from the summer (the season, not the weather).  If you enjoyed the show, please let me know and I really appreciate 5 star reviews on iTunes or Google Play or Stitcher.  I read every comment and and grateful for all the fans of the show, thank you for the kind words who have already posted. If you’d like to be notified of new episodes in your email, simply go to http://www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca/ and type in your email address. Till next time. Just do it! And I believe in you.
Sep 15, 2017
This week I’m excited to bring to you the return of Charles Wah, you might remember him from our land development interview six months ago and he’s fresh off the set of Scott McGilvray’s newest show to give you all an update on his land development projects and the new investments and building development projects he has on the go.  We’ll take a sneak peak at the behind the scenes of HGTV’s biggest star, how Charles spends his off time, and we will share our thought’s and lessons from the phenomenal Archangel Summit. It was so good, we already purchased our VIP tickets for the Archangel Summit in September 2018.  You want to know WHY this super successful and very young investor does what he does? Then stay tuned….          
 
http://archangelsummit.com/
 
Register for the Halton Real Estate Investors Group Meeting Sept 23rd, Sheridan College Conference Centre here: http://www.haltonrei.ca/event-schedule/
Aug 3, 2017

This week I’m excited to bring to you Nick Ditomaso, he’s been investing for less than three years after 20 something years of sitting on the sidelines.  Even as a single dad, he’s been super successful with just a few well selected investment properties and with the proceeds of just one property, Nick is paying off his mom’s car loan, paying for his son’s wedding, donating to charity, and still have sufficient capital for a down payment or two for more investment properties.  Nick’s claim to fame is his ability to refinance his own home for multiple down payments, he almost did it THREE times within 12 months and successfully achieved above market appraisals each time.  Listen in on his tips on how he did so plus his advice on books to read and clubs to join.

 

 

Recommendations by Nick:

Real Estate Investing in Canada: Creating Wealth with the ACRE System by Don R Campbell

http://a.co/fan4HoE

 

Secrets of the Canadian Real Estate Cycle: An Investor's Guide

http://a.co/8KE2R90

 

The Property Management Toolbox: A How-To Guide for Ontario Real Estate Investors and Landlords

http://a.co/g5hMFsT

 

Rock Star Real Estate Membership

https://rockstarinnercircle.com/erwin

 

Real Estate Investment Network (REIN pronounced rain)

https://rein.rstrm.com/3MU4oTq-4Mhaoh

 

Annual ACRE (Accredited Canadian Real Estate) Systems.

http://info.reincanada.com/edmonton-acre-2017

I usually have a discount code closer to the Toronto event each year.

 

“Erwin’s Group” Halton Real Estate Investors Group

www.haltonrei.ca

 

Tenant Location Services in Hamilton, Crystal Ross

http://investorspropertymanagement.ca/

 

So Reit Club

https://www.facebook.com/SoReitClub/

 

Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Robin Sharma

 

Nick On Twitter

@propertysmarts

 

 

If you would like to start out on your investing journey, be supported by a team of investor specialists and be successful like Nick, do join us at a future Haltonrei.ca event.  Go to HaltonREI.ca to register or if you’d like to get started immediately in building your wealth, fill out the contact form at HaltonREI.ca/contact.  Event space is limited as we always have waitlists so avoid disappointment by registering as soon as possible and I look forward to seeing you there.  Thank you for listening, this is Erwin Szeto of the Truth About Real Estate Investing show and I’ll talk to you soon.

Jul 25, 2017
For anyone with a small to medium sized business including real estate investors who invest using corporations, you’re probably as disappointed as I am in Minister Morneau’s proposed changes to the tax benefits we small business work so hard to earn.  Here’s a great one line summary of the proposal: "income taxes are highly unfavourable to business owners and investors who, unlike consumers, pay tax twice: once when they earn their income and a second time after they invest it and pay taxes on the returns.” “These measures, contrary to much of the news coverage, aren’t just targeted at the “rich” but will also hit middle-class business owners, are expected to increase federal taxes by $250 million, and provincial revenues by roughly another half of that. This is just one more way to discourage entrepreneurship, on top of all the tax increases in the past two years. If the Republicans’ plan for tax reform happens in the U.S., even more young entrepreneurs will be looking to head south instead of here.“
source: http://business.financialpost.com/opinion/jack-mintz-morneaus-tax-changes-wont-just-hurt-the-rich-but-they-will-hurt-growth/wcm/ba296d67-6ba5-4866-969b-2a0c81541844
 
With these proposed new taxes going on, I caught up with real estate Accountant Cherry Chan, chartered professional Accountant.  She’s also a mom, a small business owner with employees and a real estate investor with several properties so she’s no different than you and I accept she knows a bit about tax and Accounting.  
 
In this episode, Cherry will talk about how why these changes are bad for your business and what you can do about it.
 
Without further ado, I present to you, real estate Accountant Cherry Chan.
 
For a more detailed summary on how what a real estate Accountant thinks of these changes, click here: http://realestatetaxtips.ca/tax-changes-entrepreneur/
 
For a FREE copy of Cherry’s book: COMPLETE TAXATION GUIDE TO CANADIAN REAL ESTATE INVESTING: HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO AND MINIMIZE TAX, click here: http://realestatetaxtips.ca/book/
 
Jul 10, 2017

This week, we’re doing something different, we do not have a guest but rather me!  My plan is to buy three houses this year and we just locked up the first of three and I’d like to detail for you the lead up to the purchase, how the purchase went, and where we are going with it.  If the listeners enjoy this episode, I’ll make a series of updates on how I invest. 

Just to let you know, we have a new website where we will be posting all new and old podcast episodes, show notes, contact info for our guests. The website is www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca. Going forward, all our other websites will forward you to this website for simplicity.  If you’re a newer listener, I highly recommend you go back and listen to previous guests for lessons on investing and stories of inspiration.  Till next time, my name is Erwin Szeto, thank you for listening and happy real estate investing.

If you would like to hear more about my back story, you can listen to Russell Westcott's interview of me here: http://blog.reincanada.com/transitioning-into-full-time-real-estate

Announcing the Halton Real Estate Investors Club (coming soon: HaltonREI.ca)

if you’re from the Toronto area, especially west of the city and are interested in learning more about investing in real estate, I am happy to announce that coming soon is the Halton real estate investors club this September 2017. This will be the best place to rub elbows with successful real estate investors that can help you.  I know more self made millionaires through real estate than any other job or asset class so you’ll want to be part of the club.  As the saying goes, birds of a feather flock together.  The Halton REI will be hosted by yours truly, Erwin aka Mr. Hamilton Szeto.  I have been hosting networking meetings for over three years and we’re simply growing and making our wonderful group open to more investors so we may help more people.  As always, we will host a guest speaker or two, provide economic updates and market updates on income property prices and rents, mortgage updates, lessons from the streets so you may learn tactics and strategies you can apply tomorrow to your own portfolio.
 
Who should attend? Anyone interested in learning more about investing in real estate
Why should you attend? If you’re like anyone I know you want to retire early, retire your wife or husband, pay for your kids University, support your favourite charities, the list goes on and on.
 
So stay tuned, I’ll update you all once we have complete details.

 

Jun 21, 2017

Welcome ladies and gentlemen investors across the greatest country in the world, this is the Truth About Real Estate Investing show for Canadians where it is my job to bring you experts in the world of investing so we may learn from their experience, so we too can duplicate their success, and inspire YOU to take action for an early and comfortable retirement.  Even better would be investments to pay for your children’s education, down payments for their first homes, and to support your favourite charities.

 

This week we have an exceptional guest in Elizabeth Kelly who has been investing for over 12 years built a large portfolio of buy, rent and hold investment properties with her husband and co-founded a property management company based in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Elizabeth also runs a boutique Rent to Own company which specializes in providing home ownership options for families. 

 

On the business side, Elizabeth coaches and trains investors and has done so for the last five years.  While doing so she noticed a service gap in the mortgage industry for real estate investors hence she obtained her mortgage license to specialize in helping investors plan, structure and creatively finance their real estate portfolio so they can enjoy their retirement and leave a legacy for their families.

 

 

To reach out and connect with Elizabeth:

http://www.kirklandlakeapartments.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SandstoneKL/, https://www.facebook.com/Rent2HomeCanada/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-kelly-549b6b1b/

 

Jun 1, 2017

Welcome ladies and gentlemen investors across the greatest country in the world. This is the Truth About Real Estate Investing show for Canadians where it is my job to bring you experts in the world of investing to learn their expertise and experience. In our interviews, we will flush out their out their strategies and lessons so we may listen and takeaway highly tactical tips and ideas to improve our investment portfolios.

We’ve had guests in the pasts from faraway lands, Don Campbell who resides in British Columbia, Pierre Paul Turgeon who’s from Alberta but this week our guest, Andy Tran is on the other side of the world in Japan visiting his wife’s family. I’ve been friends with Andy since 2009 when we met at a mutual friend’s birthday and ran into each other again at REIN. Andy was one of my first clients as I helped him purchase investment properties in Hamilton back in 2010 and have been friends since but now the tables have turned as I have hired Andy to prepare my investment property for a legal basement suite conversion. As always, I believe in hiring the best to work on my business and it just so happens that Andy is a leading expert in accessory apartments in the golden horseshoe of Ontario. Andy is guiding me and my property through the city’s permit process including building code, certified drawings, working with the city’s planners and inspectors etc… stuff that I neither enjoy nor have time for.

Andy is a former home inspector and former Manager of Education for Carson Dunlop, a well-known home inspection company in Toronto that produces half of the education material for home inspectors. He’s the Author of book “Legal 2nd Suites – A Beginners Guide.” Andy is a regular guest speaker at different real estate networking events and an all-around nice guy so without further do, I present to you Andy Tran.

Erwin’s preferred cheap headphones with mic:

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00HVVONP4/ref=cfb_at_prodpg

Andy’s website http://www.suiteadditions.com/#home-section

You can download Andy’s book here: http://www.suiteadditions.com/start-here/

And contact Andy here: http://www.suiteadditions.com/contact/

May 23, 2017

Welcome ladies and gentlemen investors across the greatest country in the world, this is the Truth About Real Estate Investing show for Canadians where it is my job to bring you experts in the world of investing so we may learn from their experience, so we too can duplicate their success, and inspire YOU to take action for a better financial future for yourself and those closest to you.

This week we welcome one of the greatest teachers of apartment building investing, returning to the show is former lawyer, former CMHC analyst for default management and underwriter for multi-family properties Pierre Paul Turgeon.  Pierre Paul is one of the foremost experts in this area as an author, high in demand speaker at the Real Estate Investment Network and this past month at Rock Star’s Your Life, Your Terms event.  

He’s back to give you an update on oil, Edmonton, Alberta, why apartment building investment makes sense for any portfolio and if you feel you need more preparation before purchasing a building, Pierre Paul just so happens to be launching both an online course and a live, in person, hands on training class coming up later this year and he’ll be making the announcement on the show. Links and details are in the show notes.

So without further ado, I am pleased to announce Pierre Paul Turgeon.

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I’ve been part of Rock Star since 2010 and you will be learning the #1 strategy we have implemented in Hamilton, St Catharines & Niagara Region to transact on hundreds of investment properties, producing several millionaire clients.  The strategy works so well, our clients’ success has been noticed, resulting in our real estate team being award real estate agent of the year in 2015, 2016, and 2017, by multiple publications.

So don’t delay, please to go www.rockstarinnercircle.com/erwin, there are only a few seats left and there is always a waiting list.

This episode is brought to you by Mr Hamilton’s Inner Circle Meeting.  Years ago, when I was a dewy eyed, novice investor, I sought out meet ups and “Mastermind” meetings for networking opportunities. At the time I was already a REIN member and had our first three properties, which made me the expert of the group. I felt like no expert, the meetings were unstructured and most folks were just tire kickers. It was a massive waste of time. I wanted to surround myself with action-takers. Fast forward to today, we host monthly Mr Hamilton Inner Circle Meetings meant for the serious investor who is serious about taking action in securing a better financial future for themselves and the people they care about. Our focus is on education, on everything an investor needs to be successful and everything I’ve come across to be an award winning real estate agent and investor.

Each and every meeting has a wait list so don’t delay and register today for Mr Hamilton’s Inner Circle Meeting. Immediately following each meeting is an optional,highly recommended Mr Hamilton Street Smart Tour where you are guided by one of Mr Hamilton’s highly successful investor coaches lead a tour of properties in a select top town for investments. Nothing replaces boots on the ground experience, and sometimes we get lucky and uncover a gem of a property. There is no pressure to buy anything EVER!! But we will recommend to you what we would buy for ourselves.

 

May 16, 2017

Kevin started investing in 2007 with a vacant, run down six plex that he purchased with no money down in Thunder Bay. Now a full time investor, Kevin continues to fix up and rent multi-family properties, as well as flipping single family homes. If you know Kevin, you’ll know he has a passion for learning and sharing knowledge, hence he decided to start LifeStyle Housing Radio, a weekly radio show and podcast for real estate investors, and that’s not all. Kevin being from Thunder Bay, hasn’t always been able to attend all the great real estate events in the GTA hence he started the LifeStyle Housing Summit to make great real estate education available to everyone no matter where they live. When he’s not working on a property, Kevin is skiing and coaching at the local ski resort and for the Lakehead varsity ski team.

In case you haven’t heard Kevin’s LifeStyle Housing Radio show, I’m going to play for you Kevin’s very original radio show introduction so without further ado, I give you Kevin Bunzeluk

Kevin created a special offer for listeners of my show

When you sign up at lifestylehousing.com/offer you will get:

- Kevin’s ebook, 'The Ultimate Tenant Screening Guide'

- A few of the presentations from the life style housing summit

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This episode is brought to you by Rock Star Real Estate’s Free 90-Minute Training Class where you can Learn The #1 Real Estate Investing Strategy That Has Created Millions In Cash Flow For Canadian Investors Without Touching A Hammer.

What will you learn at the upcoming free class?

I’ve been part of Rock Star since 2010 and you will be learning the #1 strategy we have implemented in Hamilton, St Catharines in Niagara Region to transact on hundreds of investment properties in turn producing several millionaire clients.  The strategy works so well, our clients’ success has been noticed resulting our real estate team being award real estate agent of the year in 2015, 2016, and 2017 by multiple publications.

So don’t delay, please to go www.rockstarinnercircle.com/erwin, there are only a few seats left and there is always a waiting list.

This episode is brought to you by Mr Hamilton's Inner Circle Meeting.  Years ago, when I was a dewy eyed, novice investor, I sought out meet ups and "Mastermind" meetings for networking opportunities.  At the time I was already a REIN member and had our first three properties which made me the expert of the group. I felt like no expert, the meetings were unstructured and most folks were just tire kickers, it was a massive waste of time, I wanted to surround myself with winners.  Fast forward today, we host monthly Mr Hamilton Inner Circle Meetings meant for the serious investor who is serious about taking action in securing a better financial future for themselves and the people they care about.  Our focus is on education on everything an investor needs to be successful and everything I've come across to be an award winning real estate agent and investor.

Each and every meeting has a wait list so don't delay and register today for Mr Hamilton's Inner Circle Meeting. Immediately following each meeting is an optional by highly recommended Mr Hamilton Street Smart Tour where you are guided by one of Mr Hamilton's highly successful investor and investor coaches lead a tour of properties in a select top town for investments. Nothing replaces boots on the ground experience and sometimes we get lucky and uncover a gem of a property.  There is no pressure to buy anything EVER!! But we will recommend to you what we would buy for ourselves.

 

 

Apr 24, 2017

Hello ladies and gentlemen investors from across Canada, welcome to another episode of the truth about real estate investing, where it is my pleasure to bring to you investor stories to educate, inspire and maybe even entertain.  This week we have a guest referred by a friend of the show in Amy Halpenny, she’s new to real estate investing but she shot out of a cannon acquiring five properties in just over six months in Collingwood and the Durham Region converting each of them to add secondary suites for a total of ten units.

On-the-job Amy combines strategic ‘big picture’ thinking with well-honed management skills, operational know-how, and a relentless persistence to get 'er done.

Previous to real estate, Amy worked in small business and start-ups for over 15 years in strategy, sales, marketing and operations.

In this interview we talk about Amy’s reasons for investing, the courses she took and how it helped, how her investing strategy will insulate her from market corrections.

Coaching recommended by Amy: https://durhamrei.com/coaching/

Apr 13, 2017

Hello ladies and gentlemen investors from across Canada, this week we have a special guest in an old friend Oliver Manalese. I’ve known Oliver for many years dating back to my first year at REIN in 2008 and he no longer invests in real estate. Just to confirm, you are indeed listening to the Truth About Real Estate Investing show and one of the truths of the investment business is it’s not for everyone. In Oliver’s case, he built a successful business, made a bunch of money doing so, and later decided to change directions.

 

Since 2012, Oliver Manalese is a Breakthrough Coach. He coaches, consults and trains creative leaders in a process of Aligned Reinvention. Through breakthrough insights, intuitive guidance, and transformational tools, his clients create lives and businesses that reflect their deepest purpose on this planet.

 

His work is based in Ontology. Simply put, he looks at the different ways we are being and how it determines our reality of what is possible and not possible. In today's culture of hustle, overwork, and never enough, being is the key component that's missing. Returning to being is what translates into a greater sense of presence, flow, and trust in the unfolding of our unique process.

 

In this episode we talk about a variety of topics: how rent-to-own works, how Oliver raised capital as a 22 year old with limited start up capital, how real estate taught him about entrepreneurship, the importance of personal development and growth. He was so good at the business, other investors sought out Oliver to hire him to be their investing coach.  This led to  Oliver’s aha moment of wanting to help people in a more fulfilling way as the full time break through coach that he is today.  Apparently it’s working as for both personal or professional projects, Oliver’s clients report having a greater sense of inner peace, satisfaction, confidence, joy, and abundance.

 

So without further ado, I introduce to you, Oliver Manalese

 

Oliver is also host of The Oliver Manalese Show, a podcast that dives into the breakdowns and breakthroughs of influential people. Guests include accomplished entrepreneurs, coaches, and authors who vulnerably share their genuine challenges and the insights that empowered them to breakthrough.

 

For more information visit: http://www.olivermanalese.com/

 

Connect with Oliver on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OliverManalese

 

Oliver’s podcast: http://www.olivermanalese.com/show

 

Complimentary sessions available at http://www.olivermanalese.com/

 

Real Estate Investment Network: reincanada.com

 

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: https://www.amazon.ca/Think-Grow-Rich-Million-Dollars/dp/0449214923/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492093250&sr=1-1&keywords=think+and+grow+rich

 

Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz: https://www.amazon.ca/Psycho-Cybernetics-Updated-Expanded-Maxwell-Maltz-ebook/dp/B00SI02BW4/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492093294&sr=1-1&keywords=maxwell+maltz

 

Last Word on Power by Tracy Gross

https://www.amazon.ca/Last-Word-Power-Tracy-Goss/dp/038547492X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492093380&sr=1-1&keywords=Last+word+on+power

 

War of Art by Steven Pressfield

https://www.amazon.ca/War-Art-Through-Creative-Battles/dp/1936891026/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492093420&sr=1-1&keywords=war+of+art+by+steven+pressfield

 

The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida

https://www.amazon.ca/Way-Superior-Man-Spiritual-Challenges/dp/1591792576/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492093507&sr=1-1&keywords=the+way+of+the+superior+man

 

Sponsor and ACRE Discount Code

This episode is brought to you by the Real Estate Investment Network, or REIN for short. I’ve personally been a REIN member since 2008 and in Toronto on April 21st-23rd is the well renowned ACRE program. ACRE stands for Authentic, Canadian, Real Estate and it’s the best weekend of real estate training I’ve attended. Additionally, it’s not thousands of dollars like other, similar events. I like ACRE weekend so much this will be my tenth time in attendance. The education is that good and the networking is even better!

As a special gift to our listeners, founding partner of REIN, Don Campbell, has provided you all a discount code to save $300 off the public’s price at $687 – which is already fantastic value! You listeners only pay $387 by entering discount code ERWINSGUEST when you purchase ticket from reincanada.com. Again, that’s April 21st-23rd for the best weekend in real estate investment training for $387. Link: http://info.reincanada.com/toronto-acre-2017#pricing

Thanks for reading (and listening!) and hope to see you at ACRE!

Apr 6, 2017

Hello ladies and gentlemen listeners from across Canada! Welcome to another episode of the Truth About Real Estate Investing where it is my job to bring you lessons from the streets, provide you education on all things real estate investing, inspiration, and maybe some entertainment.

This week we have a very special guest, a multiple time best selling author, the best selling Canadian real estate author in history but he doesn’t just write, he knows what he’s talking about. Don is a veteran investor, a teacher, a Philanthropist, market analyst and in his free time, Don pursues his passion which is organic farming and not just plants but livestock as in cows and such.

Don has spoken to tens of thousands of people on stages all over North America, Australia, Ireland sharing his analysis, his strategies and his life philosophies. When the national media: CBC, BNN, CTV, Global News, Financial Post, Globe and Mail, Sun Media, etc… wants an unbiased comment on the real estate market, they go to Don in his role as Senior Analyst of the Real Estate Investment Network a company that has provided detailed forecasts and analysis of housing markets across Canada for over 24 years.

Today, my goal is to build upon the interview we did, episode 2, 12 months ago, I suggest you listen to it if you haven’t already. Today we dig more into economics, more specifically about the craziness going on in our major markets, what’s causing it, that one book we all need to read (and no, it wasn’t written by Don), what it was like investing in the 80’s when interest rates were in the double digits and climbing.  We also get deeper into Don’s story, to drag out some tips and strategies you may not have heard before.  You’ll find this a fast-paced discussion, so I suggest you get your note paper ready.  Without further ado, let me welcome Don Campbell to the podcast.

This episode is brought to you by the Real Estate Investment network or REIN for short. I’ve personally been a REIN member since 2008 and in Toronto on April 21st-23rd is the well renowned ACRE program. ACRE stands for Authentic, Canadian, Real Estate and it’s the best weekend of real estate training I’ve attended and it’s not thousands of dollars like other similar events. I like ACRE weekend so much this will be my tenth time in attendance, the education is that good and the networking is even better. 

As a special gift to our listeners, founding partner of REIN, Don Campbell has provided you all a discount code to save $300 off the public’s price at $687 which is already fantastic value so you listeners only pay $387 by entering discount code ERWINSGUEST when you purchase ticket from reincanada.com. Again that’s April 21st-23rd for the best weekend in real estate investment training for $387. Link: http://info.reincanada.com/toronto-acre-2017#pricing

Mar 10, 2017

This week we have a special guest in Michal Wywrot, who started out investing in real estate at the age of 17 at the same time while going to school and university, playing Poker and using the winnings to graduate university debt free. Mike travelled the world as a professional poker player on the top three world poker tours having played in LA, Vegas, Croatia, Monte Carlo.  Michael and brother Luke’s investing is just a varied and spread out having investing in new construction condos in Markham, nine student houses in Hamilton, flips and rent to owns in Brampton and Durham regions, apartment building in Etobicoke and finally, their current project, developing 30 units in Toronto.

Should you want to learn more about their business or join them in a future development opportunity, go to their website at www.lch.to

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lch.to/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lifestylecustomhomes.ca/

On the podcast, we talk about:

 

What Michal does to stay in shape and destress

The boom of online poker, risk analysis, exploiting early advantages

Reading opposing poker players and skill transfer when screening tenants

Michal’s investing career starting at age 17 with a new construction condo

Flipping a house in Etobicoke

Converting a 3 unit into six units near Humber College

Current project: 30 units new development and challenges including an unexpected $500,000 environmental cleanup

 

Feb 15, 2017

That’s right, a part time investor from Toronto investing in cash flowing, Hamilton real estate improved his net worth by $600,000 in just six years.  Gross rents of $8,000 per month and John’s personal efforts to generate those revenues is 30 minutes per week or 2 hours per month, therefore his hourly rate is $4,000/hour.

After over a decade of sitting on the sidelines and knowing real estate was an excellent asset class, John finally took the leap after meeting his real estate coach in Erwin “Mr Hamilton” Szeto (full disclosure, John is my client).  John, son of Greek immigrants, being a rather smart guy who has his MBA and Chartered Professional Accountant designation took the leap and purchased his first investment property, in April 2011, a single family, semi-detached for $240,000 which is now worth over $400,000 in today’s market.

John has a full time, management job in Toronto, recently married to lovely wife Freda and are expecting their first child.  With busy life including teaching at Sheridan College, achieving a black belt in Karate, learning to play guitar and full-time career, John still managed to make investing in real estate a priority and invested in one additional property per year.

John is an avid stock investor within his RRSP account using his own and his company’s contributions and we had a great conversation around SELF DIRECTED, educated, conservative, stock investing as well.

Show notes:

Final thoughts, I couldn’t find my proper mic for in person interviews so please do turn up the volume as I sound quiet and I know for future episodes when I am serving/consuming wine to remove the wine charms :P

This episode is brought to you by Rock Star’s Real Estate's Free Training Class: rockstarinnercircle.com/erwin.  As always, I only ever recommend services, investments that I would invest in myself and I have attended this training class at least twice, I’ve been a consumer of Rock Star’s newsletters, events, VIP events, etc. since 2010 and highly recommend them. Recently, I’ve been recommending the Free Training class even more often as I’m finding many novice investors, even the highly educated ones with post graduate degrees including my brother Tony who has a higher IQ than me and my cousin Simon, a professional engineer who have both recently registered would benefit from fundamental, real estate training for beginners.  My brother Tony who has a university degree and higher IQ than me, and my cousin Simon who is a professional engineer are attending upcoming classes as well.

The class is 90 minutes, it will teach you about opportunities in Ontario’s golden horse shoe to invest in. There is no charge, no commitment and I recommend every investor and entrepreneur to take this class at least once.

To register, the link is rockstarinnercircle.com/erwin

Jan 10, 2017

This week we are talking to Steve Kulakowsky, co-owner of Core Urban Inc. where him and partner Dave have renovated and converted an 26 unit apartment building into condos, turned a former school into 36 condos, and transformed a few other dated and rough buildings into attractive, interesting places for people to call home in and around downtown Hamilton.  Steve’s story in his rise to fame and success contains many lessons for new and old investors hence I’m really excited to share his story with you. Do make sure to check out Steve’s portfolio on his website at www.coreurban.ca/projects/ as words do not do justice to what Steve means by “interesting places”

Check out this article as well on Why restaurant veterans are ditching Toronto for Hamilton. The article mentions several restaurants located in Steve’s buildings on King William in downtown Hamilton.  The article says a lot about why people from all walks of life are moving to Hamilton. Quoting the article, describing Toronto "$25-a-day parking, brutal traffic, high prices, miserable people and the money-rules corporate restaurant scene."

Reading between the lines, these restaurant professionals are quitting their jobs to start their own ventures in Hamilton partly because the spaces, rent, renovation costs are so much less.

If you enjoyed this interview, please leave a review on which ever platform you’re using and if you’d like to say thanks to Steve, I’m sure he’d appreciate you dining at one of his tenant’s restaurants or if you know a commercial property coming up for sale please let Steve know!

To reach out to Steve, you can contact him through his website here: http://www.coreurban.ca/general-inquiries/

On twitter: https://twitter.com/coreurban

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