In 2016, while visiting a farm investment in Central America, Chris Rawley conceived the idea of building an equity crowdfunding platform to streamline agriculture investment and help farmers access alternative sources of funding. He founded Harvest Returns to bring that vision to reality as one of the first ever in this space. 

Guest: Chris Rawley, CEO & Founder of Harvest Returns

In 2016, while visiting a farm investment in Central America, Chris Rawley conceived the idea of building an equity crowdfunding platform to streamline agriculture investment and help farmers access alternative sources of funding. He founded Harvest Returns to bring that vision to reality as one of the first ever in this space. 

Previously Chris held corporate management roles in Jones Lang LaSalle, Electronic Data Systems, L-3 Communications, and served as a defence consultant at Special Operations Command headquarters with Blackbird Technologies.  

A third generation real estate investor, Chris has invested in real estate and income-producing agriculture for nearly two decades. 

As a Captain in the United States Navy Reserve, Chris is Chief of Staff for the Naval Reserve Surface Forces, helping to oversee 3,800 sailors supporting fleet units around the world. His 26 year military career has filled a variety of leadership positions in naval, expeditionary, and joint special operations units afloat and ashore. He has deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, throughout Africa, the Middle East, and Western Pacific.  

Chris has a degree from Texas A&M University, earned an MBA at George Washington University, and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College.  

You will learn about:

  • Insights on how to make money with agricultural and farm land investing
  • Things you need to consider and the various options to be an active agricultural investor
  • Risks in developing different agriculture ventures 
  • Understanding real estate crowdfunding deals

Get in Touch with Chris:

Website:https://www.harvestreturns.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisrawley/
Twitter:https://twitter.com/HarvestReturns
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/harvestreturns/
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/harvestreturns/
YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8P5C8Z_NSJfScGa8BM3UyQ

“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

DALIA BARSOUM, MBA Finance 
President and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages
Best selling Author: Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 
Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award: CMP
Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018): Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)
Mortgage Broker of the year (2017, 2015): Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine
[Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]
Mail:  53 Berry Trail, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2T4 | License # 12900

Claire has a passion for providing the best results for her clients.  She integrates her previous experience as a licensed financial planner into her clients searches for the right real estate solution. By getting the best results for buyers, sellers and investors, Claire was awarded Double Platinum recognition from Keller Williams International by her second year in real estate.

Claire’s dedication to the success of others has produced an amazing team of contractors, inspectors, mortgage brokers, stagers, lawyers, and other critical team members to the real estate transaction and beyond.  Any client of Barrett Realty Advantage is a client for life!

You will learn about:

– What to look for when choosing a realtor for your team
– How to find some great deals on an off market
– How to make offers on properties
– What conditions you want to include in your purchase offer
– How to find multi-family properties

Get in Touch with Claire:

Website: http://barrettrealtyadvantage.com
Direct Phone Number: 905-510-0152
Email:claire@barrettrealtyadvantage.com
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/clairebarretthomes/

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“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

DALIA BARSOUM, MBA Finance 
President and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages
Best selling Author: Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 
Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award: CMP
Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018): Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)
Mortgage Broker of the year (2017, 2015): Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine
[Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]
Mail:  53 Berry Trail, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2T4 | License # 12900

Ever wonder how to raise capital and become a master at it? How to attract money and money partners? 

Todays Guest Russell Westcott shares his insights, tips and recommendations to make this work for you. As investors, we all run out of money at some point and these skills will be crucial to getting you to the next level and on your way to financial freedom.

Known by many as the #JVJedi, Russell Westcott is a full-time veteran Canadian-based professional real estate investor, best-selling author, and an inspirational public speaker.

Russell’s presentations have been called passionate, entertaining, educational and inspirational. At his core, he is a teacher, a master communicator, and has moved more than 150,000 people with his books, audio programs, presentations, interviews and podcasts.

He has a natural gift and empathy for mentoring other real estate investors, entrepreneurs, and aspiring public speakers.

He has built his first million-dollar real estate portfolio within his first year of taking the leap into real estate investing and continues to build and manage his personal real estate portfolio. Russell has co-authored 2 best-selling Canadian real estate books; 97 Tips for Canadian Real Estate Investors and Joint Ventures: The Canadian Investors Guide to Raising Money and Getting Deals Done.

Russell is part of the movement encouraging people to do what inspires them to make a measurable impact in other peoples’ lives. He is an optimist, believing in a bright future and our ability to build it together.

Phone: 604-309-3416

Book: Real Estate Joint Ventures: The Canadian Investors Guide to Raising Money and Getting Deals Done

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“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

DALIA BARSOUM , MBA Finance 
President and Principal Broker , Streetwise Mortgages
Best selling Author : Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 
Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award : CMP
Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018)  :  Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)
Mortgage Broker of the year ( 2017 , 2015 ) : Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine
[Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]
Mail:  53 Berry Trail , Woodbridge , ON , L4H 2T4 | License # 12900

Long Distance Real Estate Investing and Property Management with Thomas Lorini

In this episode of the Where Should I Invest? podcast,  Sarah interviews Thomas Lorini and talks about how he got started in real estate investing.

Thomas is a successful real estate investor with over a decade of experience. He started with a townhouse back in 2004 and today manages 20+ rental units, from Southern California. Additionally, he has completed several flips and wholesaled properties from over 4,000 kms away!

He will share how he transitioned from Ontario Canada to Southern California, how he self-manages his properties by implementing a solid system in his local markets and has been rapidly expanding his portfolio in the last year.

In this Episode you’ll learn. . .

– Tips on Long Distance Real Estate Management

– More Investing information on Windsor, Ontario

– Tips on finding and buying properties

– Financing differences between US and Canada

And more about Thomas.

Get more about Thomas  Lorini at:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thomaslorini77

E-Mail – tlorini@kw.com

Phone – 949-701-8272

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“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

DALIA BARSOUM , MBA Finance 
President and Principal Broker , Streetwise Mortgages
Best selling Author : Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 
Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award : CMP
Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018)  :  Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)
Mortgage Broker of the year ( 2017 , 2015 ) : Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine
[Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]
Mail:  53 Berry Trail , Woodbridge , ON , L4H 2T4 | License # 12900

What Should Everyone Know About Money by 35?

 

As someone who has a full-time job and has spent the last 5 years learning as much as possible about money. Here are 10 of the top things I think everyone should know about money by age 35;

1. Money and finances aren’t something you are taught in school and most parents don’t know enough to help you, so you need to take matters into your own hands and get self-educated (Books, podcasts, blogs)
2. The difference between good and bad debt, as not all debt is bad.
3. The rule of 72 (How long it takes your money to double based on the interest rate, PS this also works against you such as with credit cards)
4. Compounding interest and the benefits of knowing that young so you can start using it to your advantage before time runs out.
5. The old saying of “It’s not how much you make but rather how much you keep” should go a step farther and say its “how much money you keep that actually creates more income for yourself”
6. You should pay yourself first at least 10-15% before any other expenses or you will look back 5 years from now after working 40-50 hours a week and not have anything to show for it.
7. Money needs to be invested, leaving all of it in your savings account will actually be eroded over time, you will have less buying power and inflation will make it less valuable.
8. Understanding the power of leverage, through real estate and real estate investing.
9. You will most likely not get rich overnight and you have a higher chance to get hit by lightning twice than win the lottery so save your money and don’t waste it there.
10. Things will cost more and more each year due to inflation, your salary probably won’t keep up so you will need to get some side hustles to live the lifestyle you may want.
And 11 as a bonus :). : Stop comparing your money and wealth to others, you are on your own path and taking small steps at a time will get you there.

Top 5 Things You Should Know as a Young Investor:

 

Even thinking about investing after just finishing school can be scary.  Slow and steady wins the race so do not ignore getting started; 

1. Investing should be fairly boring and is a slow game. 
Avoid trying to get rich quick as it almost always backfires. Instead, pick simple tried and tested strategies and stick to them for the long run. Avoid the new craze and stick to what works. If you can’t explain the strategy to a 10-year-old, pass on it!
2. You will need more than one source of income if you want to become wealthy (At least 2-3 sources)
Most millionaires have 3-4 income sources. In 2018, you can no longer just rely on your job income. One day your job may be sent overseas, they will have the technology to replace it, or you may get sick and no longer able to work or have to take care of a family member. My favourite income sources are, investing in dividend stocks, real estate investing for cash flow, and starting a side hustle.
3. Real Estate Investing is not often suggested to you because Financial Advisors don’t make money suggesting that route. Banks also make more money by selling you their mutual funds.
Most advisors are commission based, meaning they get a percentage of your total invested assets each year. Telling you to take that money out and buy real estate would eliminate their income. Real estate investing has created the most millionaires than any other strategy. Learn and educate yourself and add real estate (hard assets, not REITs) to ensure proper diversification and to create more “passive” income.
4. You will waste so much money on fees by investing in mutual funds. Look at ETFs instead and self-manage for fees of <1%.
Management expense fees and commissions to pay the advisors and traders are a huge waste of money when it has been proven that investing in index funds outperforms actively managed funds. Better yet though, start learning about ETFs and use a self-directed account for the lowest fees.
5. House hack your first home instead of buying the biggest house your salary can afford you
Buy a duplex or triplex, live in one unit and rent out the others. You will have your renters pay off your mortgage, costs of living and often can end up with money in surplus. Use that to accelerate your savings. Once you have enough, rent out the unit you are living in and buy another house and rent out the other units. This is a quick way to wealth most don’t or won’t do.

In this episode of Where Should I Invest, we interview Scott Zandbergen and talk about vertical splits, mortgage plus and all things real estate investing. Scott is a Real Estate Investor, Speaker and a father to two girls.

He took almost 20 years to finally decide to invest in real estate. In 2014, he bought 3 single family homes within a span of 3 months that started his real estate investing journey.

In this episode, you’ll learn. . .

– What is a vertical split

– Learn about mortgage plus improvement

– Difference between doing mortgage plus improvement and BRRR

– Joint Ventures

And more about Scott’s portfolio and approach to real estate investing.

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Get more about Scott Zandbergen at:

Website: https://scottzandbergen.com/

Email him at: szandbergen@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/szandbergen

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/szandbergen

“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

DALIA BARSOUM , MBA Finance 
President and Principal Broker , Streetwise Mortgages
Best selling Author : Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 
Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award : CMP
Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018)  :  Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)
Mortgage Broker of the year ( 2017 , 2015 ) : Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine
[Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]
Mail:  53 Berry Trail , Woodbridge , ON , L4H 2T4 | License # 12900

In this episode of the Where Should I Invest? podcast we interview Mark Struczewski and talk about productivity and performance and how that impacts real estate investors.

Mark is a speaker, coach, podcaster and the author of How to Overcome Roadblocks on the Path to Your Success and How to REALLY Be More Productive.

He is a productivity and time management specialist, who is obsessed with helping entrepreneurs, corporations, small businesses and individuals become a more productive version of themselves.

In this episode, you’ll learn. . .

– Tips on how to be productive

– Why there are people aren’t productive

– What/Ways to do to be productive

– How to be productive with all other stuff going on at the same time

– Different time wasters most people spend on

– Why you should put things on schedule

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Get more about Mark ‘Ski’ Struczewski at:

https://markstruczewski.com

LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/markstruczewski

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/markstruczewski/

Twitter

https://twitter.com/MarkStruczewski

“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

DALIA BARSOUM , MBA Finance 
President and Principal Broker , Streetwise Mortgages
Best selling Author : Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 
Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award : CMP
Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018)  :  Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)
Mortgage Broker of the year ( 2017 , 2015 ) : Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine
[Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]
Mail:  53 Berry Trail , Woodbridge , ON , L4H 2T4 | License # 12900

In this episode of Where Should I Invest? the podcast, we interview Adam Kitchener a Real Estate Investor/Landlord and Property Manager.

Adam grew up in the real estate business. His father had built a small portfolio of properties, buying when Adam was a young age.

It was exposure to these properties that Adam developed his love for real estate, architecture and business. Following his father around to his properties, Adam learned the business from knee high and ground up.

In this Episode, you’ll learn. . .

– Strategies on building your real estate foundation
– Tips and Tricks on how to manage your properties
– Building your own real estate brand
– Tips what to look for in a property manager or management company
– How should an Investor manage a property manager or management company
– Tracking/handling/managing unpaying tenants and complaining tenants

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Get more about Adam Kitchener at:
www.adamkitchener.com

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“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

DALIA BARSOUM , MBA Finance 

President and Principal Broker , Streetwise Mortgages

Best selling Author : Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 

Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award : CMP

Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018)  :  Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)

Mortgage Broker of the year ( 2017 , 2015 ) : Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine

[Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]

Mail:  53 Berry Trail , Woodbridge , ON , L4H 2T4 | License # 12900

In this episode of the Where Should I Invest? podcast, we Interview Alejandro Fleury a Certified Fitness Trainer and a Nutrition Coach. He shares his story on how he purchased 40 properties in under 3 years without using any of his own money.

Alejandro is from Venezuela, South America back in 1995 when he came across one real estate infomercial that started his real estate investing journey.

Listen and learn. . .

– Tips and strategies on finding deals and financing properties
– Tips on managing multiple properties
– Tips on finding a good property manager
– Criteria(s) for finding properties
– Ideas on how to find motivated sellers outside MLS

And more. . .

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Get in Touch with Alejandro at:

The Northern Three Realty Community on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/NorthernThreeRealtyOntario/

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“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

DALIA BARSOUM , MBA Finance 
President and Principal Broker , Streetwise Mortgages
Best selling Author : Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 
Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award : CMP
Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018)  :  Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)
Mortgage Broker of the year ( 2017 , 2015 ) : Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine
[Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]
Mail:  53 Berry Trail , Woodbridge , ON , L4H 2T4 | License # 12900

Financing & Pitfalls of Student Rentals & Lessons on Flips- Shawn Allen & Dan Warren

In this episode of Where Should I Invest the Podcast, We interview Dan Warren & Shawn Allen and talk about Real Estate Investing.  Dan Warren is a student rentals investor in London, Ontario. He started investing in 2012, 3 years later he quit his job and focused on real estate full time.

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Shawn Allen is a full-time Real Estate flipper, Shawn focuses on buying, renovating and selling. He also does rentals and currently is also doing property management and land development.

In this Episode, we’ll talk about. . .

  • Property Financing (joint ventures, private money, etc.)
  • Pitfalls, cost, tips and insights on flipping Properties
  • Student Rental Properties and the risk of doing it
  • And more about Dan and Shawn’s portfolio.

Listen by clicking the video below or consider subscribing on;

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Find out more about Sarah

Sarah’s Main Website www.sarahlarbi.com

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Find out more about Dan Warren and Shawn Allen

Real Estate Investing Club http://onreia.com

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnKTMwcGzTfSLP9Y7lDr_2Q

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

https://www.instagram.com/shawnallen_flippingontario/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/dan.warren.946

https://www.facebook.com/shawn.allen.98837

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“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

 

DALIA BARSOUM , MBA Finance 
President and Principal Broker , Streetwise Mortgages
Best selling Author : Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 
Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award : CMP
Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018)  :  Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)
Mortgage Broker of the year ( 2017 , 2015 ) : Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine
[Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]
Mail:  53 Berry Trail , Woodbridge , ON , L4H 2T4 | License # 12900

 

10 Things You Must Know About Money by 35

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Here are 10 of the top things I think everyone should know about money by 35.

  1. Money and finances aren’t something you are taught in school and most parents won’t know enough to help you, so you need to take matters into your own hands and get self-educated (Books, podcasts, blogs)
  2. The difference between good and bad debt, as not all debt is bad.
  3. The rule of 72 (How long it takes your money to double based on the interest rate, PS this also works against you such as with credit cards)
  4. Compounding interest and the benefits of knowing that young so you can start using it to your advantage before time runs out.
  5. The old saying of “It’s not how much you make but rather how much you keep” should go a step farther and say its “how much money you keep that actually creates more income for yourself”
  6. You should pay yourself first at least 10-15% before any other expenses or you will look back 5 years from now after working 40-50 hours a week and not have anything to show for it.
  7. Money needs to be invested, leaving all of it in your savings account will actually be eroded over time, you will have less buying power and inflation will make it less valuable.
  8. Understanding the power of leverage, through real estate and real estate investing.
  9. You will most likely not get rich overnight and you have a higher chance to get hit by lightning twice than win the lottery so save your money and don’t waste it there.
  10. Things will cost more and more each year due to inflation, your salary probably won’t keep up so you will need to get some side hustles to live the lifestyle you may want.
And 11 as a bonus :). : Stop comparing your money and wealth to others, you are on your own path and taking small steps at a time will get you there.