From New Canadian to Duplex Conversion Specialist

Guest: Koukun Unosawa, Real Estate Investor & Realtor

This week’s podcast guest Koukun Unosawa, Real Estate Investor & Realtor got started in real estate investing by Googling ways to make money after his family immigrated to Canada in 2008. His parents were older and working entry-level jobs and that was not going to cut it. It started out as a family affair with the kids taking the active lead on deals and the parents being the passive investors. Koukun took action and has become a successful investor and realtor.

Koukun provides insights and advice on secondary suite conversions and why he has decided to focus on this strategy. He also shares insights on investing in the Niagara region and the lessons he has learned along the way that has helped him to become a successful real estate investor.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Pros and cons of joint venture agreements 
  • Top mistakes learned along the way
  • Pros on hiring a coach
  • Insights on duplex conversions
  • Reasons to invest in Welland 

As an Investment Focused Real Estate Agent, Koukun Unosawa has been involved in creating legal basement apartments since the Province of Ontario started to allow them with more ease. 

He has built up a team of professionals including Architects, Contractors, Property Managers, Home Inspectors, Lawyers and Insurance Agents to allow his clients to have a smooth transition from the purchase of an investment property to receiving the cashflow and building equity. 

Koukun started investing in Real Estate in 2013 and has since owned multiple rental properties employing different strategies until finally coming across the concept of adding a Legal Basement Apartment and the BRRRR strategy (Buy, Renovate, Rent, Refinance Repeat) which fits perfectly together. 


Get in touch with Koukun:
YouTube: youtube.com/c/KoukunREI
Website: legalbasementapartment.ca – get the beginners guide to creating a legal basement apartment

Website: niagarainvestor.ca – get the beginners guide to investing in the Niagara region

This episode has been brought to you in part by;
Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages https://streetwisemortgages.com/

Jon Tenbrinke of Blackjack Contracting Inc http://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/

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