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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, 2023
May 29, 2023

We have my old friend Aaron Moore on the show who is an extremely successful real estate investor, wholesaler and flipper. Aaron and I met monthly to mastermind for three years so I know him well and can verify he’s a nice guy and he’s much more successful than many of the real estate influencers on Instagram.

Aaron is the only wholesaler I know who guarantees the purchase from the seller including the time he got caught in the downturn, knew he was going to take a loss and did it anyways.

Aaron takes us back to 2008 when he would deliver hundreds of fliers and hang bandit signs, you know those unauthorised sings on traffic lights saying “I Buy Houses.” Soon after successfully cracking the Google SEO and Ads code back in 2010, Aaron’s one of the best at generating leads for off market properties.  Hence he can wholesale 66 properties in a year.

Aaron walks us through how he grew his organisation, number of employees, his journey from harder deals to easier for long-term holds, what he thinks of the current market, several pro tips, and if you can believe it how a scammer impersonated a seller leaving Aaron in limbo as the “new owner”

According to Aaron, these scams are becoming more common so you do not want to miss this episode, listen to the end.

To follow Aaron, his website for investors is www.housedealsgta.ca and for sellers www.gtahousebuyers.ca

Please enjoy the show.

May 23, 2023

We have great guests who just launched their new apartment building REIT, a real estate investment trust. If you don’t know what that is, it’s like a fund where the underlying is a bunch of apartment buildings and regular investors like you and I can own shares in the fund to participate in the investment. 

Mike Rockall and Mark Baltazar our guests today are the founders/owners of Peak Multifamily Investments and I’ve known Mike a long time, we met sometime around 2010 as we were members of the same real estate investing network.  I know I talk like an old person because I am but I knew Mike when he was still in college but thanks to hard work, surrounding himself with go-getters, great mentorship he’s been full time in apartment buildings for several years and now co-founder his own REIT.

On the show we discuss the journey and get a bit detailed in how and the costs to start a REIT, who they have to hire and partner with to raise capital. We touch on securities regulations which anyone listening who raises capital should pay special attention if you want to stay out of trouble with our securities commission. 

if you’re ever looking to partner as Mike and Mark share how their partnership works, roles and responsibilities, how they organise their business and of course we break down some recent deals and discuss the make up of their portfolio, cap rates how they increase value. 

Something I want folks to pay attention to is cash flow and I want to thank Mike and Mark for being transparent on where the cash flow comes from as it’s not what many people think.

You can learn more about their business, Peak Multifamily Investments at https://peakmultifamily.ca/

As we are discussing a securitized investment, here comes the legal disclaimer.

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.

Investing involves risks, including the possible loss of principal. 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.

This is a really great episode for anyone interested in learning about large scale investing so please enjoy the show.

May 15, 2023

On to this week’s guest who’s tired of the real estate craze! At least the craze has died down a little with several education companies and coaches having disappeared.  Such is the real estate cycle, weak hands get flushed.

We have Dominique Chénard owner of Chenard Wealth who provides managed investments, financial planning, insurance, group benefits, and Accounting Services.  She is CFO of her four rental property business to her husband who serves as COO with a plan to stop growing the portfolio at five properties.

Even though Dominique attended a weekend course years ago and hired a coach for two years… well, I’ll allow her to explain how she does not follow the hype of aggressive growth, wants to balance her life, running her own business plus all the non-real estate stuffs she invests in, plus we chat about why she hires an Accountant even though she is one, and how she’s fighting inflation.

May 10, 2023

We have Matthew Lee and Ming Lim, the owners of a full service real estate business called Volition Properties who happen to host the largest meetup in Toronto and if you can believe it, them and their community successfully invest in Toronto and we’re not talking about condos, we’re mostly talking about small multifamily including significant renovations to add apartments including laneway suites since 2012. 

If you’ve been investing the right way in Toronto since 2012, you’re likely rich like these guys and their clients who’ve added collectively over $100 million to their net worth.  

Volition offers advisory services, investment realty services, design & renovation AND property management services.  These both also have good size portfolios, wives and young kids.  How do they do it? Let’s find out!

If you enjoy the episode, Volition is hosting a meetup Wednesday, May 17th, doors at 6pm on the Danforth. Link in the show notes to register and the keynote speaker is one that’s not to be missed! https://www.meetup.com/volition/events/292670679/

 

To follow Volition Properties’ Matthew and Ming:

Meetup.com: https://www.meetup.com/volition/

Website: https://www.volitionprop.com/

PHONE: 1-833-416-BRRR

EMAIL: info@volitionprop.com

May 2, 2023

Today’s guest Michael Ponte is an old friend of mine, us old guys who’ve been buying properties and REIN members over ten years ago. We’ve known each other and run in the same circles what feels like forever and forever is the perfect time horizon to own real estate. 

Michael owns, with partners Apartment buildings across the country: BC, Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, probably Saskatchewan too.

Michael is a Savvy Investor and that’s his social media handle and name of his private Facebook Group with over 5,200 members. Michael being old school, he’s investing successfully in the multifamily apartment building space, has no trouble raising capital and educates others how to do so as well while living in BC but most of his portfolio is out of province. 

On today’s show Michael shares how he’s navigating today’s interest rates, how multifamily is fast money, i’m kidding, it’s not. He walks out through the numbers of a couple of apartment buildings including how he found the deal. The different phases and costs during the due diligence process, seller financing, screening joint venture partners, what the biggest mistake an investor can make when buying apartment buildings and if you wait till the very end, how a new investor can get started.

If you’re interested in investing in apartment buildings, this is a must listen to episode and I’m sure there’s many of you since the ticket sales to Seth’s Multifamily Conference are massive. I’ll be there at my booth if you want to come by and say hi. www.multifamilyconference.ca and my discount code for you my 17 listeners is iWIN for 10% off.  See you there!

 

To Follow Michael:

Private Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/341243106757064/

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaQp30lGnYUagTI77CmFKog?view_as=subscriber

 

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