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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: May, 2021
May 29, 2021

On to this week’s show! How To Small Scale Develop A Property Using Free Land With the Infill Boys

Before I introduce the guys, we are quickly approaching our two hundredth episode and I want to thank all 16-17 of you listeners for being a part of this journey for us.  This all started as a weekly blog in 2010 (and it’s still going) then we started this podcast in 2016 to discuss the realities and learning lessons of real estate investing.  

Including how not to lose money, which is a great segway into next month’s iWIN Meeting on Saturday morning, June 12th.  Our team will be sharing what to look for from a wholesale and the top 5 questions to ask.  We too receive emailed wholesale deals and as this is an unregulated market… well… let’s just say some of these wholesalers are pitching what they consider “deals” while wearing rose coloured glasses.

Don’t be a sucker and overpay for a lemon and stay for our 2nd presentation on how to build a backyard suite in Brantford, one of the more affordable and newest markets to allow the backyard suite strategy.  Friend of iWIN Andy Tran will be in the house to share the latest on his own investment property.

Speaking of Andy, he’s one of three real estate experts on the show: Andy Tran, Charles Wah, and Steve Ford. What a special treat!!

We discussed where to find ideal properties, financing, construction financing, who’s needed on your team, soft costs, how developing a property unlocks hidden equity, whether to hire a general contractor or not. We cover tons of tips and pitfalls to avoid. It’s a pretty awesome episode if I say so myself.

I’ve done a considerable amount of business with each Andy, Charles and Steve and can safely say they’re good people.

May 22, 2021

This week we have my controversial friend Corrie George Elief and just a heads up, while Corrie has invested in real estate, done a flip, plans to invest in apartment buildings, that’s not why he’s here today and we barely talk about real estate.

Why Corrie is here is because the truth about real estate is, the majority of real estate investors have great paying day jobs. That’s how they can convince the bank to lend them hundreds of thousands of dollars.  But first, having a six figure income helps and Corrie has a track record of developing those who are young at heart into successful sales professionals.

That is why Corrie is here and to share his crazy ass story building his $8 million dollar businesses by the time he was 30 year old. How he met his idol at 26 and completely blew it and was laughed at Grant Cardone’s staff meeting of 50 people, heavy drug use as a teenager, quitting cold turkey to move out west and live in a warehouse for eight months. 

Almost dying from organ failure, stem cells from Columbia, losing $1 million last year, how he’s bouncing back in 2021 and most importantly, how his company competes with post secondary schools for higher education, giving young people quality sales training.

My apologies in advance if you’re offended by anything Corrie says, if you offend easily please don’t listen.  Corrie and I don’t agree on everything and we don’t have to because in the end, it’s the results that matter and I’d like to say, we both help people.

Please enjoy the show!

May 15, 2021

Today, I got to podcast with my real estate client Gillian Irving and because we are working, as in helping her maximize her return while listing a couple of her investment properties, I hope it’s legal that we also had lunch together to catch up then record this podcast where we got to talk about several of my favourite subjects.

We talk about hacking fitness and exercise, investing in real estate, specifically student rentals, the methodical journey to success, stock hacking, investing in crypto currency and charity.

Gillian Irving, is a full time, successful entrepreneur, stock hacker, real estate & cryptocurrency investor and mom of four kids.  

Needless to say, I’m proud to have played a small part in Gillian’s massive success.

If you too want help in starting a journey similar to Gillian’s, feel free to check out my free video where I explain how I invest in real estate for my kids, go to www.investortraining.ca once you register to access the video, you’ll be invited to our next 90 minute, free training webinar where we show you the secrets to the #1 investment strategy in real estate: legal basement apartments which is by far the most popular investment strategy in today’s market.

FYI Gillian has been my client and friend since 2013. Please enjoy the show, go forth and be the change you want to see in the world.

To Follow Gillian:

Web: http://investinstudentrentals.com/

Training: https://more-confident-investor-training.thinkific.com/courses/more-confident-real-estate-investor-training

May 8, 2021

One of my real estate lawyers Hussein Kudrati is here today to share his own experiences in the family business where among many things, they invest in real estate with the long term in mind including what’s called land banking.  Hussein and family have benefitted from generations of entrepreneurship and he’s here to share what it’s like and even though he was born into privilege, how he was raised to be humble and hustle.

Hussein has a ton of experience which comes in handy when they bring that to your team including for estate planning purposes as he has experience working with folks who have assets they want to pass onto their kids paying as little tax as possible.  Hussein was kind enough to share some of those stories today including why his family could have immigrated anywhere but chose to live and invest in Canada, the abuse his parents put him through to ground and humble him, and how one can start land banking today.

Please enjoy the show!

To contact Hussein at HSK Law Firm:

https://hsklawfirm.ca/

289-266-0553

HSK Law Firm Professional Corporation

107- 1001 Champlain Ave 

Burlington, ON L7L 5Z4

May 1, 2021

This week we have returning guest Shane Melanson who is one of the most active commercial real estate investors I know. He’s pretty big time having bought 100’s of units, he’s developed tens of thousands of square feet of commercial/industrial properties and now he’s involved in skilled nursing facilities which is kind of like less urgent hospitals so the operating costs are much less than hospitals. 

Shane is here today to share lessons from investing during a crash and the time it took to recover, how he structures these multimillion-dollar development projects, the difference in getting commercial lending in Canada vs the US.

We cover a ton of stuff so for anyone who likes to geek out on commercial real estate, I hope you enjoy the show!

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