Guest: Chris Shebib, Realtor, Investor, Speaker, Coach.

This week’s podcast guest is Chris Shebib. He has had 3 careers in contracting, computer science, and psychology. He’s found a lot of parallels between contracting and computer science.

He started with flips due to his contracting background. He eventually moved to California and was a money partner on student rentals in Canada. He also did some rent-to-own deals.

He now focuses on BRRRRs and multi-family projects. Chris now coaches others and helps them build their real estate portfolios. Now is the best time to refinance and leverage capital.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Creating streams of predictable income & invest with that
  • Full-time investor since 2015
  • Adding secondary dwelling units for profitability
  • Garden suites, detached second building on the property
  • Density mandates and opportunities surrounding them
  • BRRRRing through secondary suites, creating forced appreciation
  • Creating cash flow rather than buying it
  • ARVs and comprarables

Get in touch with Chris:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chris.shebib/
Website:https://blueorchardpropertygroup.com/


This episode has been brought to you in part by;


Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages
Joel Wilson & Rob Lee of White Elm Design-Build
Susan Corcoran & Sue Ore of Complete Properties Inc.

Guest: Harry James

Hear Sarah and Harry discuss the special fall event that they have planned. A chance to get back in person, hear from some real estate experts, be entertained and enjoy fine food and drinks. 

Sarah Larbi and Harry James Enterprises present “have your cake and eat it too!’ – Health, wealth and time for self!

Wednesday October 6, 2021 6:00pm-10:00pmat the Live Real Factory in Old Markham Village
An evening of dynamic cocktails filled with great food, drinks, comedy, music and real-life advice from certified real estate junkies.

Featuring a comedy performance by one of Canada’s top Comedians (and real estate investor) Jean Paul.

Enjoy an evening of in-depth interviews and Q&A with a panel of real estate junkies who have a combined $150 million in real estate investment experience and over 100 years of combined expertise.

Main website link https://liverealfactory.com

Eventbrite booking link https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too-health-wealth-and-time-for-self-event-tickets-162583592903

Guest: Kayla Andrade – founder of Ontario Landlords Watch

This week’s podcast guest is Kayla Andrade. She has been a real estate investor since age 18. The turning point was when she was told that if her tenants didn’t pay for their water bills, the amount could then be added to her property tax bills.

It’s now been 10 years since this event and Kayla’s advocacy group has blossomed to multiple meetups and Facebook groups across the province. Bill 184 and the RTA have finally been reviewed and it has changed how landlords are treated and cases are processed in Ontario.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board is finally consulting with advocacy groups
  • Bill 184’s impact
  • How things have evolved in the past decade
  • Digital technology as a benefit
  • The LTB is now seeing the tsunami of issues for both landlords and tenants
  • Rental stock is mostly owned by small landlords in Ontario
  • How can we create more rental properties and alleviate the housing crunch

Get in touch with Kayla:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ontlandlordswatch/
Website: https://ontariolandlordswatch.com/
This episode has been brought to you in part by;

Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty

Jon Tenbrinke of Blackjack Contracting Inc.

Meghan Chomut CFP – www.meghanchomut.com/sarah

Guest: Waylon McGill, Real Estate Investor & Wholesaler

This week’s podcast guest is Waylon McGill. He has recently become a real estate investor – in mid-2019. He’s now doing many different things such as wholesaling, small multi-family properties and rental cottages. Waylon now focuses on wholesaling for cash flow. He got hooked when buying a deal from a wholesaler.

He wondered, why couldn’t he do it?

He absorbed all material related to wholesaling. He became obsessed with the subject and quickly became an expert in the area. It fits in with his sales and training background. Waylon learned how to overcome sellers’ excuses with the help of a paralegal. Listen to the episode to find out more about the world of wholesaling!

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Podcasts were essential
  • Began networking at the REITE Club
  • The power of networking
  • Wholesaling essentials
  • How to finance short-term rentals
  • How to wholesale and leave enough potential profit for the buyer… 
  • Average wholesaling fees

Get in touch with Waylon:
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/waylon_mcgill/
Website: https://www.ontariopropertydeals.ca/

This episode has been brought to you in part by;

Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages

Joel Wilson & Rob Lee of White Elm Design-Build
Susan Corcoran & Sue Ore of Complete Properties Inc.

Guest: Kellan Paniccia, Real Estate Investor

This week’s podcast guest is Kellan Paniccia.

Kellan’s story is amazing! He started out with a duplex, living for free. He played his cards right and kept his debt service ratio in check. He mentioned that there is a myth surrounding the financing wall… if you have cash flow positive properties that can help you with approvals. That’s how he avoids equity partners and JV partners by respecting the 50% rule.

Working with RBC and Desjardins has helped him acquire 6 plexes at a residential rate. The first 10 properties he owned personally and just recently incorporated for tax purposes. Kellan also explained how to keep acquiring with no-day jobs and 10+ properties.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Frugal living
  • How to get started
  • Living for free
  • Achieving financial independence
  • Keep the momentum going
  • Started 5 years ago and now up to 52 units
  • The importance of debt service ratio

Get in touch with Kellan:
Instagram: @kellan.james
Website: https://www.kellanjames.ca/
This episode has been brought to you in part by;

Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty

Meghan Chomut CFP – www.meghanchomut.com/sarah


The Where Should I Invest? podcast was recently featured as a Canadian real estate podcast you need to listen to on rew.ca  – you can read the article and see what the other 4 recommended shows are here https://www.rew.ca/news/5-canadian-real-estate-podcasts-you-need-to-listen-to

Guest: Arun Thakur

This week’s podcast guest is Arun Thakur, real estate investor.

Arun and his wife came to Canada from the US in 2015. They wanted to invest in real estate but we’re unsure how to go about it. Started out with wholesale deals and hired a coach (Sarah) to get going. He started out with a 5 plex. Arun was looking for financial and time freedom and he chose real estate as the vehicle. It all began with a wholesale deal that ended up not working out. It was a challenge and a setback, however, it gave Arun the drive and persistence to keep going and become successful.

In this episode, you will learn about: 

  • The importance of hiring a coach
  • How to get started
  • Making it work with a family
  • Taking action – don’t just dream about it!
  • Getting your spouse on board with your projects
  • Finding deals and navigating the ups and downs
  • REI is work, treat it like a business

Get in touch with Arun
Website: www.Shanayaproperties.com
Email: arun@shanayaproperties.com
Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/arun.thakur.33671748

This episode has been brought to you in part by;

Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages

Jon Tenbrinke of Blackjack Contracting Inc.

Susan Corcoran & Sue Ore of Complete Properties Inc.

Guest: James Lloyd & Voytek Mardula

This week’s podcast guests are James and Voytek from USProperties.ca

Affluent young Americans are leaving large, overcrowded cities. They are spending much more on their houses as they have more disposable income and are working from home. They’re taking advantage of the low cost of living and increasing appreciation in key areas of Detroit and other cities. USProperties.ca has been working in the same areas for about 5 years and they’ve renovated hundreds of homes, creating a turnkey product for Canadian investors.

In this episode, you will learn about: 

  • Canadian operators offering turnkey solutions in Detroit
  • Market appreciation ranging from 25-27% since June 2020
  • Focus on single-family homes
  • New trends during the pandemic
  • Work from home… moving away from larger US cities
  • Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, and other smaller cities are thriving
  • Nesting – home renovations is driving values up

Get in touch with James & Voytek:
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/uspropertiesca
Website: https://www.usproperties.ca/
This episode has been brought to you in part by;

Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages

Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty

Meghan Chomut CFP –www.meghanchomut.com/sarah

Guest: Mathew Frederick, real estate investor, coach & mentor.

Mathew began his journey many years ago working with people that have money but no time or knowledge. He’s done many Joint Ventures and has a very creative way to find off-market deals. He does door knocking and leaves letters which many wholesalers do.

However, he also approaches the homeowners in a completely different way. Mathew offers the owners 5 or 6 different offers ranging from buying the property outright to partnering on a project to add a secondary suite to using VTBs to get price reductions and much more! Listen to the full episode for more amazing tips and tricks.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Creating habits to find off-market properties
  • Focusing on 12-18 unit properties
  • Plazas, mixed-use properties
  • Time management for success
  • Spotting properties and approaching owners with multiple offers
  • Causing people to become Joint Venture partners

Get in touch with Mathew:
Instagram: @rccsol.investor
Website: https://rccsol.com/

This episode has been brought to you in part by;
Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages
Jon Tenbrinke of Black Jack Contracting Inc http://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/
Susan Corcoran & Sue Ore of Complete Properties Inc.

Guest: Natalie Cloutier

This week’s podcast guest is Natalie Cloutier, real estate investor and builder. Natalie and her husband bought their first condo at ages 19 and 20. They hated living in tight quarters and were reminded by their parents that they could get a bank loan for auto-construction projects!

The young couple decided to switch gears and put in a ton of sweat equity and use their labour as the downpayment to build a house where they could live with an apartment that could help them pay their deals. They were hooked!

They’ve now built several small multi-family properties where they’ve used the BRRR model: Build Rent Refinance Repeat.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Another type of BRRR Build Rent Refinance Repeat
  • Use sweat equity as your downpayment
  • Build in the cost of the lot within the appraised value of your property
  • Buying land and building your own house with a secondary suite
  • How to plan for new construction bank loan draws
  • How to leverage properties and using HELOCs
  • Buying lots for cash… 
  • Money velocity

Get in touch with Natalie:
Instagram: @thenewbuildcouple
Website: https://www.thenewbuildcouple.com/

This episode has been brought to you in part by;
Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty
Jon Tenbrinke of Blackjack Contracting Inc.
Meghan Chomut CFP – www.meghanchomut.com/sarah

Guest: Natasha Cultraro

Listen to the full episode at http://bit.ly/WSIILatest

This week’s podcast guest is Natasha Cultraro, Real Estate Investor & Property Manager.

Natasha and her husband began their REI journey in 2006. They purchased a duplex in Oshawa. At that time, finding a property close to home that they could easily manage sounded great. Eventually, they started refinancing properties and got into Rent-To-Own deals. As their portfolio grew, they started their own property management company in 2017. In October 2020, they moved to Costa Rica since they have such a solid team in place, allowing Natasha and her husband to work remotely. They’re still both working full-time and they’re saving a lot of money living abroad.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Started by purchasing properties with basement suites for peace of mind
  • How living abroad can save you a ton of money
  • Leading a less stressful life, away from home
  • How to start a property management company…
  • Providing a service, find the niche that fits you
  • Property management is a commodity… what’s your difference?
  • Focus is on Durham and Clarington area

Listen to the full episode at http://bit.ly/WSIILatest

Get in touch with Natasha:
Instagram: @the_intuitive_entrepreneur
Website: https://www.icpmpros.com/

This episode has been brought to you in part by;
Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages
Joel Wilson & Rob Lee of White Elm Design-Build
Susan Corcoran & Sue Ore of Complete Properties Inc.

Guests: Joe Ferrara and Harry James, real estate investors

Listen to the full episode at http://bit.ly/WSIILatest

Stick to what you’re good at and delegate or hire where you lack skills and knowledge. Having clear lanes and defined roles will help you grow much faster. In a partnership, it’s how you handle the downside that matters the most. Harry and Joe have been business partners for over 12 years and have learned so many great lessons. Finding a good business partner is essential to get to the next level in real estate investing. How do you pick a good partner? There’s a lot more than meets the eye. Good partnerships usually evolve far beyond the project at hand. If you’re only in it for the money, it usually won’t last.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Over 40 years of experience each
  • How partnerships can help you grow
  • Getting to the next level and scaling
  • Financing for success
  • Growing pains! 
  • Losing money for 6 years with restaurants
  • True character comes through when splitting losses

Listen to the full episode at http://bit.ly/WSIILatest

Get in touch with Joe and Harry:
Instagram: @harryjameslivereal @napa_valley_developments
Website:https://harryjamesenterprises.com/
https://napavalleycontracting.com/

This episode has been brought to you in part by;
Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages
Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty
Meghan Chomut CFP –www.meghanchomut.com/sarah