Guest: Shawn Rea – Real Estate Investor

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This week’s podcast guest is Shawn Rea – Real Estate Investor

Shawn’s life changed completely after he read Robert Kiyosaki’s books 7 years ago when he learned how to invest in real estate. He began buying cash-flowing assets. It was a tough beginning with no cash and living paycheque to paycheque. He hustled and took on up to 3 jobs at once to buy his first investment properties. While doing this, he became obsessed with real estate investing and absorbed all the content he could – podcasts, YouTube videos, mentors, etc. As a new real estate investor, his goals changed along the way as he quickly surpassed his 5-year plan. He’s now doing development in Belize and much more! His main tips are to take action by finding out what’s driving you? Accountability is also an important part of any successful investor. Listen to the full episode for some amazing insights! Shawn’s favourite book is the Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco.

In this episode, you will learn about: 

  • How to get started in REI
  • 7 BRRRRs in a row
  • Scaling your portfolio & your mindset
  • Realize that you can do it!
  • Networking is the fastest way to grow
  • What you do with the information is what matters
  • How bad do you really want it?

Get in touch with Shawn:
Website:https://linktr.ee/shawnrea
Instagram: @shawnrea 

This episode has been brought to you in part by:
Jon Tenbrinke of Blackjack Contracting Inc. – https://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/

Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages – https://streetwisemortgages.com

Meghan Chomut CFP – www.meghanchomut.com/sarah

Guest: Craig Race & Ryan Fernandes – Real Estate Investors & Laneway House Developers

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This week’s podcast guests are Craig Race & Ryan Fernandes – Real Estate Investors & Laneway House Developers.

Laneway houses are a recent phenomenon in Toronto and Vancouver. Craig & Ryan are designing homes ranging from 500 sf up to 1700 sf with 3 bedrooms and even a basement! Toronto has great policies that help investors build laneway houses to increase density in older parts of the city. Utilities are connected to the main house and are then submetered. Beautiful designs have been created and most are 2 stories above great. It’s a very flexible building model that can even eventually be combined with the main house. It’s a harder resale market as there are currently no comparables. On the rental side, it’s amazing! You can get very high rents and revenue data from other investors. Laneway houses are development-charge free which is a huge saving. Parking requirements are null which greatly increases building opportunities.

Make sure the check out Craig & Ryan’s advocacy efforts, they are the leaders in the laneway housing sector.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • What’s a laneway house
  • How to prepare for such a project
  • Maximizing underutilized space
  • Determining if your property is suitable for a laneway house
  • Various rental opportunities for laneway houses
  • How garden suites differ from laneway houses
  • Opportunities in the city of Hamilton

Get in touch with Craig Race & Ryan Fernandes:
Website:www.lanescape.ca
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/lanescape.ca/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/lanescape.ca
Twitter:https://twitter.com/lanescapeca
Instagram: @ryanfernandes94
Instagram: @craigitect

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

Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty – http://www.elevationrealty.ca/

Susan Corcoran & Sue Ore of Complete Properties Inc.

Sarah was recently the guest on the “In Your house” podcast with Toni Sing and Jenny Wun

Listen to the full episode here
https://www.inthehousepodcast.ca/episodes/59-sarah-larbi
or wherever you listen to podcasts

Guest: Josh Stevenson, Real Estate Investor

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This week’s podcast guest is Josh Stevenson, Real Estate Investor.

Josh started out about 14 years ago and was slowly acquiring properties at the beginning. He eventually partnered with his friend Brent and they put their resources together and really grew their business in northern Ontario. They invested their capital, equity, and skillsets. They still self-manage even though they now own more than 90 doors. They are slowly adding to their team (Josh’s wife, etc.). They built it all without private lenders or JV partners. They did some no-money-down deals with credit unions, vendor takebacks, and more!

Josh also shared some amazing tips on how to work with credit unions, using collateral mortgages, and getting creative with loans and lenders. This has helped him grow and scale by using liens and other ways to build trust with lenders.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • The importance of staying ahead of the market “explosions”
  • Structuring no money down deals
  • How to find the right partner
  • Self-managing a large portfolio remotely
  • Collaborating with tenants as “anchor persons”
  • Using collateral wisely to scale up
  • More creative tips and tricks of the trade!

Get in touch with Josh:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/investnorth.ca/
Website:http://www.investnorth.ca

This episode has been brought to you in part by;
Joel Wilson & Rob Lee of White Elm Design Build – https://www.whiteelmdesignbuild.com/

Susan Corcoran & Sue Ore of Complete Properties – https://www.completepropertiesinc.com/

Guest: Ava Benesocky, Realtor & Real Estate Investor,

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This week’s podcast guest is Ava Benesocky, Realtor and Real Estate Investor.

Ava started out as a realtor in a small city in Alberta. She eventually had a dream to move to Vancouver but wasn’t ready for big-city realtors! She hit some hurdles but decided to look for opportunities. She kept meeting investors that were hitting a wall due to the high price tag of local investments. That’s when she realized there must be a place where investors could deploy their capital! With CPI, she’s now matching investor capital with active operator investors in the states, pooling together capital to purchase much larger assets.

CPI’s focus is on 30-50 million dollar assets with at least 100 doors. The company has been around for a while and now has a constant deal flow. It’s all about creating strong business relationships. CPI brings in the funds to make the deals happen and also sits on the GP to ensure a smooth process. Canadians are very conservative investors in general and still need to learn about how to deploy their capital internationally. CPI is focusing on education first and helping hundreds of Canadians become successful investors.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How to deploy funds in US assets
  • Great way to diversify your portfolio
  • Forced appreciation and natural appreciation
  • Investing in the sunbelt (US states)
  • How to address double taxation for Canadians investing in the US
  • Turn-key solutions for Canadian investors

Get in touch with Ava:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cpicapital/
Website: https://www.cpicapital.ca/ 

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

Guest: Jason Boccinfuso, Real Estate Investor

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This week’s podcast guest is Jason Boccinfuso, real estate developer and investor.

Jason started at age 19 while he was a police officer. He began with single-family homes totaling about 150 properties in only 3 years. He then starting playing Monopoly by trading 4 houses for a smaller building and eventually smaller buildings for larger ones, etc. Jason eventually wanted to explore different types of projects and that’s how he got into land development. At first, he would buy land and resell it to developers. However, he quickly figured out that there was a ton of profit to be made in development itself.

Listen to the full episode for this amazing story! Jason completely changed his life and started with next to no money. He found a way to leverage his good income and with smart and strategic investments. Time and location are crucial to his success and his network has helped him tremendously along the way.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How single homes led to a large portfolio
  • Playing real-life Monopoly
  • Buying land and selling off parcels
  • How to make a decision with only 30% of the information
  • Capital to purchase land and how to manage it all-  How to spot land that you can eventually leverage and develop
  • Zoning and creating value


Get in touch with Jason:
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/jasonboccinfuso/
Website: https://www.viewallgtahomes.com/

This episode has been brought to you in part by;

Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty – http://www.elevationrealty.ca/

Jon Tenbrinke of Blackjack Contracting Inc. – https://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/

Susan Corcoran & Sue Ore of Complete Properties Inc.

Guest: François & Jennifer Lanthier, Real Estate Investors

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This week’s podcast guests are François & Jennifer Lanthier, real estate investors located in Ottawa.

They are a very creative couple that invests in eastern Ontario, eastern Canada, and now in the US! They’ve done a lot of Joint Ventures which is great but they can be a lot of work. Jennifer is more involved with numbers and François is more of the social media and relationship manager. Their top tip is “no rush, no pressure”! Time is of the essence, it can take a few months or more to cultivate leads and partnerships.

François works with a “sales” funnel to match up buildings and investors. Which one comes first; the building or the investors? You need both! Fill your funnel with potential buildings and potential partners to acquire the deal. This couple also focuses on secondary and tertiary markets to find deals. They recommend you build close relationships with realtors and wholesalers, let them know what you’re looking for. Tough conversations with JV partners and much more… tune in to find out all they’ve accomplished in only 19 months.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Networking for success
  • How to do JVs
  • How to pick your partners and lenders
  • Meeting partners on Zoom! 
  • Finding money partners
  • One-pager documents to attract investors
  • Offer, don’t ask! 
  • Turning on a dime and finding 100k within days

Get in touch with François & Jennifer:
Instagram: @fl_homes_corp
Website: https://flhomescorp.wixsite.com/flhomes

This episode has been brought to you in part by;
Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages

Jon Tenbrinke of Blackjack Contracting Inc. – https://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/

Meghan Chomut CFP – www.meghanchomut.com/sarah

Guest: Ross Nedaee

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This week’s podcast guest is Ross Nedaee. Ross has an interesting story… he began with very small payments of only $500 per month and a downpayment of $2,500 on a condo in Toronto. He got his first taste of appreciation with this property and was able to quickly build some equity that he then used to move on to more active projects.

Buying discount multi-family properties has helped Ross acquire good properties with some vacant units. This is how he was able to get the best rent and analyzed the properties. He asked for a discount and asks a lot of questions, the worst you can get is a no! Everything can now be done remotely, take advantage of technology. 

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How a preconstruction condo got Ross started!
  • Using a HELOC for success
  • Now doing the BRRRR to scale up and build a portfolio
  • Looking for vacant units to be able to increase rent, etc. 
  • Building a team remotely
  • Multifamily properties to mitigate risk
  • Networking and Meetups to establish a presence
  • House hacking tricks and tips

Get in touch with Ross:
Instagram: @ross.nedaee

Website: https://linktr.ee/rossnedaee

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

Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty – http://www.elevationrealty.ca/

Susan Corcoran & Sue Ore of Complete Properties Inc.

Guest: Marcin Drozdz, real estate investor & coach

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This week’s podcast guest is Marcin Drozdz. I have known Marcin for a little while and it’s been great to catch up and hear about what he’s doing. He recently pivoted to investing in large multi-family properties in the US.

In this interview, Marcin explains why he chose to invest remotely and how he does it. He also explains how the scale of American cities greatly affects investors and creates some massive opportunities. His focus is on distressed properties… Buy deals, fix them, refinance them and do it again. He broke down the numbers for us and spoke about creative financing strategies and how to fund the renovations, find investors, and close the deal. We also discuss landlord and tenant laws in Tennessee. Marcin is providing clean, safe, and affordable housing. He’s focusing on working-class neighbourhoods and creating value for the community and investors.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • What are tertiary and secondary markets in the US
  • Using a VTB to close on a large deal
  • How to make distressed properties bankable
  • Taking advantage of local tax breaks
  • Why Memphis Tennesse?
  • Market fundamentals to look for when looking at value-add properties
  • Curb appeal and safety can help you rent a property

Get in touch with Marcin:
Instagram: @realmarcindrozdz

Website: https://www.marcindrozdz.com/

This episode has been brought to you in part by;

Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages

Meghan Chomut CFP – www.meghanchomut.com/sarah

Jon Tenbrinke of Blackjack Contracting Inc. – https://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/

Guest: Dr. Axel Meierhoefer

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This week’s podcast guest is Dr. Axel Meierhoefer from San Diego, California.

Axel now owns 10 properties in the mid-south and mid-west (USA). It all began in 2011 when he wasn’t able to sell his own house and became a landlord. He then turned to turnkey projects in various areas such as Ohio and more recently Alabama. He buys properties that are renovated by a company and are all set up to cash flow from day one. He also mentors aspiring investors on how to work with turnkey providers and optimize their investment dollars. Mindset is a huge gamechanger and Dr. Meierhoefer has worked a lot on this to create the journey and time and freedom he desires. Listen to the full episode to learn a ton of great nuggets for passive investments. 

In this episode, you will learn about: 

  • How the financial crash of 2008 led him to REI
  • Turnkey providers in the US offer amazing hands-off investment properties
  • The 1% rule and how it helps him determine what to buy
  • Use nationwide lenders in the USA
  • Finding the ugly duckling in B and C+ neighbourhoods
  • Using 70% LTV or more when investing
  • The 200% rule… 
  • How to make deals perform even better!

Get in touch with Dr. Axel:
Instagram: @idealwealthgrower

Website: https://idealwealthgrower.com/

This episode has been brought to you in part by;

Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty

Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages

Susan Corcoran & Sue Ore of Complete Properties Inc.