Guest: Susan White Livermore, Real Estate Investor-JV partner, Coach, and Speaker

This week’s podcast guest is Susan White Livermore, Real Estate Investor-JV partner. Coach and Speaker. She’s done wholesaling, legal suite additions, rent-to-own, flips, and many other investment techniques. Old school letters still work! Did you know that for some property owners, price isn’t always the number one factor when selling their property? Trust is a very big component.

Put yourself before your business! Make sure that you think properly. What are the things that will make you solid so that you can make the best decisions? Financial wealth is only one element.

In this episode, you will learn about: 

  • Mindset is everything
  • How the 2008 crash got her started
  • Real estate investing no matter what
  • Focus on the when and who rather than the how
  • Beware the information overload
  • Wholesaling tips & tricks
  • Joint Ventures can fuel your growth

Get in touch with Susan:
Instagram: @millionaire.mom.enterprise
Website: https://www.millionairemom.co/about/

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 http://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/

Complete Properties Inc https://www.completepropertiesinc.com/

Guest: Sean Cooper, Mortgage Broker

This week’s podcast guest Sean Cooper, Mortgage Broker provides insights and advice on mortgage options. He also shares his journey to financial freedom and how he was able to pay down his mortgage in just 3 short years by living frugally, renting out the upstairs of his house and living in the basement. He also goes through his definition of retirement vs. financial freedom and whether or not he will ever fully retire. Finally, Sean shares his advice on paying down your principal residence and any rental properties.

His main message is 2020 has been a tough year, just hang in there. 2021 will be a lot better. If you are feeling down about the current situation, turn off your phone, turn off your computer, limit your news intake and stay positive.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Sean shares his journey to financial freedom
  • Becoming a mortgage broker
  • Financial freedom vs. Retirement
  • Advice on paying down your mortgages or not
  • Mortgage terms and conditions 

You might already know Sean Cooper’s mortgage and financial journey by way of his best-selling book Burn Your Mortgage. He is the guy who bought his first house when he was only 27 years old and paid off that mortgage in just 3 years by age 30. He has been able to share his experience and learnings by way of regular appearances on national TV and radio stations including BNN, CBC, CTV, Global and Newstalk 1010. He has also been featured in publications such as the Toronto StarGlobe and MailFinancial Post and MoneySense.

Sean is now a licensed mortgage broker so he can help clients at every step of the way from that first meeting to that wonderful day when they burn those mortgage papers.

He also has over 10 years of experience in the financial industry. And as you can likely tell, Sean is passionate about helping others with all things money-related, especially the biggest investment of their life – their mortgage.

Get in touch with Sean:
Website: 
https://burnyourmortgage.ca/
Phone: 647-867-3711
Email: sean@burnyourmortgage.ca

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

Guest: Scott Zandbergen, Real Estate Investor

This week’s podcast guest Scott Zandbergen, Real Estate Investor provides insights and advice on the Buy, Renovate, Rent, Refinance & Repeat (BRRRR) strategy and buying single-family homes and converting them to legal duplexes. He also discusses his reasons for preferring tenants that stay for a shorter amount of time rather than forever and goes through his tenant screening process. He also goes through some backup strategies and the importance of having extra cash reserves. Finally, Scott shares his story of what it was like leaving a safe corporate job at the beginning of COVID.

His main message is to just go for it. If you have a great corporate job and you don’t have any intention of leaving in the next 5 or 10 years, still start and invest in real estate. Find someone to work with or invest passively.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How long did it take to retire from the job world
  • Insights on tenant turnover
  • What a typical deal looks like 
  • Finding tenants and the tenant screening process 
  • What it was like leaving the job world at the beginning of COVID

Scott Zandbergen lives in Georgetown, Ontario, with his wife and two daughters. He has been working in “corporate Canada” for the last 25 years and recently retired thanks to real estate. He’s been actively working on his side hustle since 2014, having acquired multiple cash-flowing properties for his growing real estate investment portfolio.

Frustrated with his poor-performing investment portfolio of mutual funds and ETFs from his employer contribution RRSPs Scott started his side hustle in real estate. He realized that the only growth was the money being put in every month and nothing was happening from a market perspective. The light bulb went off and Scott decided to educate himself by attending courses and networking groups to diversify into self-managed real estate investing. 

Originally interested in Rent-to-Owns but after a few interesting experiences, Scott decided to shift his focus to buying single-family homes and converting them to legal duplexes by adding a secondary suite in the basement. This strategy is a proven method of raising property value in a short period of time while maximizing monthly cash flow. 


Get in touch with Scott:
Website: 
https://scottzandbergen.com/
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/scott_zandbergen/

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scott.zandbergen


This episode has been brought to you in part by;

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

Joel Wilson & Rob Lee of White Elm Design-Build https://www.whiteelmdesignbuild.com/

Guest: James Burchill, Entrepreneur

This week’s podcast guest James Burchill, Entrepreneur provides insights and advice on how to create multiple income streams to develop passive income and not always trading your time for money. He also shares insights on how to monetize courses. it can be as simple as starting a cooking course on how to make candy apples. Finally, digital publishing is one of the best ways to create passive income utilizing media like video and podcasts.

His main message is that the idea of a side hustle may seem overwhelming but he would strongly encourage you to spend time doing it, even if it is creating one side hustle. Having a single source of income can be very risky as you never know when something might happen.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Tips on monetizing courses
  • Getting started in creating passive income
  • How digital publishing is one of the best ways to create passive income
  • Why multiple income streams are necessary
  • Defining the Decimus rule

Since 1986, James Burchill has been helping people gain time and financial freedom through a mix of software development, consulting and training. He’s authored multiple bestselling business and marketing books, created dozens of bestselling courses (with over 31K global students) and is a certified marketing automation, productivity & technology consultant. 

James develops Intelligent Automation & AI-enhanced Digital Workforce Solutions. He’s also the Co-Founder & CTO of CHATBOT FORGE INC. and the President & CEO of the JAMES MEDIA GROUP. 

James believes in working smart (and hard,) and that a diversified portfolio of passive income projects and side hustles is in everyone’s future (or should be!)

For fun, he produces and hosts the popular Smartcar Coffee Confidential TV show airing online, and on Cogeco TV CH700. He also enjoys cooking for his friends, and when the weather and time permits, enjoys riding his motorcycle. 


Get in touch with James:
Website:
https://jamesburchill.com/
Twitter:http://twitter.com/jamesburchill
YouTube:http://youtube.com/jamesburchill
Facebook:https://facebook.com/jamescburchill
LinkedIn:https://linkedin.com/in/jamesburchill/

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

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

Complete Properties Inc https://www.completepropertiesinc.com/

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/

Recently I was a guest on the Burn Your Mortgage podcast talking about my quitting the 9-5 and the importance of your power team.

You can listen to the full episode here
https://burnyourmortgage.ca/the-burn-your-mortgage-podcast-how-to-retire-in-your-mid-30s-through-real-estate-investing-with-sarah-larbi/

Guest: Darren Voros, Real Estate Investor, Contractor & Speaker

What would you be willing to do to learn something new that would get you out of the rat race? Well, this week’s podcast guest Darren Voros, Real Estate Investor, Contractor & Speaker went from being a theatre actor to a full-time real estate investor. He did this by working at night and on weekends as an actor and buying properties during the day.   

Darren provides insights and advice on investing in Toronto and what a typical deal looks like. He also shares insights on investing in larger projects and highlights the importance of having extra contingencies in your numbers to account for the unexpected, especially during COVID.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • What does a typical deal look like in Toronto
  • Financing tips and tricks
  • Recommendations on looking for capital
  • Key team members to have for bigger projects 
  • Toronto zoning insights 

Darren’s diverse skill set has taken him to many stages around the world. He has been featured as an on-air renovation expert on “The Goods” (CBC) and “CityLine” (CityTV). Darren was also the behind the scenes contractor on “Save My Reno” (HGTV) and “Game of Homes (W Network).

Darren is an accomplished real estate investor, trainer and coach. He controls a portfolio of properties worth just over $10,000,000 and has travelled across North America educating, inspiring and motivating audiences on the subject of real estate investing, financial independence and financial literacy. Darren’s willingness to give back prompted him to launch his YouTube channel in 2020 in order to have a wider reach in educating investors.  
When Darren is not on TV, speaking or acquiring new real estate, he can be found spending time with friends & family, at the yoga studio or walking his Mexican rescue pup Ella.


Get in touch with Darren:
Websitehttps://www.darrenvoros.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/vorosd
Email: info@darrenvoros.com

This episode has been brought to you in part by;
Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty http://www.elevationrealty.ca/
Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages https://streetwisemortgages.com/
Complete Properties Inc. https://www.completepropertiesinc.com/

Cottage Investing in the Kawarthas

I was just on the Real Talk With Gary show sharing my story on how to invest in cottages in the Kawarthas. Would love to hear your feedback and thoughts on the topic we discussed.

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Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2HRHSr8

Guest: Michelle Bosch, MBA, Real Estate Investor

The land flipping strategy is a great one to consider as there are very few competitors because it is so unique. It has the same principles as a regular fix and flips but on a much grander scale.

This week’s guest, Michelle Bosch, Real Estate Investor, is the expert when it comes to land flipping.  In this episode, she provides insights and advice on land flipping and apartment building investment strategies. She breaks down exactly what a good deal looks like and how it can be a cash machine for you. Her main message is to pick a strategy and stick with it.

In this episode you will learn about:
– Definition of land flipping
– Explaining seller financing 
– Finding buyers and land 
– What does a great deal look like? 
– Is zoning important?
– Insights on apartment investing 

Michelle Bosch is the co-founder and CFO of Orbit Investments and a full-time real estate investor since 2002. She has bought and sold over 4000 pieces of real estate and built the 3rd largest land investment and auction company in the US, bringing that company successfully into the 8-figure revenues in a matter of 18 months. Through the recession, she positioned Orbit Investments for rapid growth in the single-family and multifamily investing space with over $40 million in assets under management. 

Michelle is also the co-creator of the nationally recognized Land Profit Generator Program focusing on teaching others how to invest in land and has created over 145,000 followers via the Forevercash Podcast/Radio Show, Land Profit Generator.com, Ultimateboardroom.com, and social media channels. 

Her businesses have been featured on: INC., FOX, NBC, ABC and Forbes and she holds an MBA-Business Finance- from Thunderbird Global School of International Management, (the World’s #1 Graduate school in international management).  

Get in touch with Michelle:
Website:https://www.landprofitgenerator.com/
Website:https://www.michellebosch.com/
Website:https://www.orbitinvestments.com/

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

The Canadian Real Estate Association – https://www.crea.ca/

There are many approaches when it comes to real estate investing and everyone has their choice of strategy. This week’s guest, Jas Takhar, Real Estate Investor, Podcast Host & Author, is the expert when it comes to pre-construction condos. Not every investor is a fan of this strategy however it can have its advantages.

Guest: Jas Takhar, Real Estate Investor, Podcast Host & Author 

There are many approaches when it comes to real estate investing and everyone has their choice of strategy. This week’s guest, Jas Takhar, Real Estate Investor, Podcast Host & Author, is the expert when it comes to pre-construction condos. Not every investor is a fan of this strategy however it can have its advantages.

Jas provides insights and advice on the preconstruction condo strategy and breaks down exactly what a good deal looks like down to the layout and location of a unit. His main message is to shut out the noise by drowning it out with positivity and to take action.

In this episode you will learn about:
– Pros and cons to the preconstruction strategy  
– What does a good deal look like
– Advantages of a 1 bedroom condo
– Are amenities important or not
– Advice for people buying right now 
– Insights on executive rentals 

Toronto native, Jas Takhar, has been in the sales and service industry for over 25 years.  Soon after deciding to try his hand in real estate, he co-founded the REC, and in the course of 15 years, has successfully propelled his team to the 1st place position in Canada under Royal LePage. 

With 25 realtors and 10 support staff, the team advises and assists over 700 buyers, sellers and investors, yearly, across the Greater Toronto Area. Jas’ area of expertise is in helping investors build out their real estate portfolios. Wanting to share his knowledge and experience with the masses, he wrote a book titled Real Estate Intelligence, which teaches others how to buy or sell real estate on their own.

Furthering his pursuit to educate and motivate, he now hosts one of the top business podcasts in the country, the REC Experience; here he interviews guests who share their success stories on real estate investing, entrepreneurship and leadership.  His hope is to provide inspiring content to aid others in removing the friction for their own life, in order to help them get from where they are to where they want to be. 

Get in touch with Jas:
Website:https://jastakhar.ca/

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

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

The Canadian Real Estate Association – https://www.crea.ca/

Have you ever wondered what it was like to invest in the U.S? Do you listen to podcasts that are geared towards investing in the U.S? Well, investing in the U.S. is a whole different ballgame and it would be a whole lot simpler if you hired an expert to help you get started.

Guest: James Lloyd, Real Estate Investor & Voytek Mardula, Real Estate Investor

Have you ever wondered what it was like to invest in the U.S? Do you listen to podcasts that are geared towards investing in the U.S? Well, investing in the U.S. is a whole different ballgame and it would be a whole lot simpler if you hired an expert to help you get started.

This week’s guests James Lloyd, Real Estate Investor and Voytek Mardula, Real Estate Investor started a company that provides turnkey solutions for Canadian investors who want to invest in the U.S. They help Canadian real estate investors every step of the way to buying competitively priced, cash-flowing properties in Detroit. Their motto is “We hold your hand, you hold the keys!”

James Lloyd is the Canadian Sales Manager for USProperties.ca. With over 17 years of definitive experience in hospitality and sales management experience, he has a passion for customer service and client relations.  A graduate of the New York Restaurant School, James began his early career in restaurant management in New York City at several award-winning Manhattan restaurants.

Upon returning to Canada, James transitioned into retail and then corporate sales management before finding his home at US Properties. On a daily basis, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s client development and helping Canadian investors every step of the way with a turnkey solution for purchasing cashflow positive real estate in the Detroit area.

Outside of work James enjoys living a healthy, active lifestyle and spending time with his young son.

Voytek Mardula, a lifelong entrepreneur, has owned and operated businesses in various industries over last 25 years, including hospitality, brand name apparel and telecommunications. In the last 12 years, he has also gained extensive experience in investing in and managing rental properties, both in the US and Canada.

Voytek’s current focus is on US real estate, primarily in Detroit. In addition to buying and selling turnkey investment properties in the US, the property management company which he owns and operates and manages over 300 doors in the greater Detroit area.

In this episode you will learn about:
– Differences in investing in Canada vs. the U.S.
– Down payment options
– Explaining the 10-31 exchange
– Defining Section 8
– Investing in the Detroit market

Get in touch with James & Voytek:
Website: https://www.usproperties.ca/

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

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

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

Real estate investing is a great way to replace your income and retire earlier than normal. This week’s guest, Lyn Lebeau, Real Estate Investor & Coach did just that, she replaced her six-figure income by purchasing 18 properties in 12 months in Timmins, Ontario.

Guest: Lyn Lebeau, Real Estate Investor & Coach

Real estate investing is a great way to replace your income and retire earlier than normal. This week’s guest, Lyn Lebeau, Real Estate Investor & Coach did just that, she replaced her six-figure income by purchasing 18 properties in 12 months in Timmins, Ontario.

How did she do it? She took action by hiring a coach at the beginning and then just went out and started buying properties using creative financing strategies. Lyn’s main message is don’t wait, get started now and know fear will be there, still do it. She has also written her first book called No Money? No Problem! Make Your First Million Dollars With Real Estate: The Secrets To My Millionaire Method Revealed that is available on Amazon.

Lyn Lebeau is an active real estate investor. She invests using flips and buy-and-hold strategies. She’s always looking for the next great deal. She currently has single-family homes, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes and a six-plex.

With over ten years under her belt, having learned many lessons along the way, Lyn provides coaching to individuals wanting to follow in her footsteps and make their first million dollars.

Lyn also operates a consulting firm, White Water Consultants. She helps companies improve their organizational performance and their bottom line. Prior to starting her consulting practice, she worked as an executive, conducting turnarounds of organizations in financial distress.

Lyn is a risk-averse Certified Professional Accountant, although she’ll jump out of a perfectly functioning plane. She loves the outdoors, but her favourite pastime is playing with her two beautiful grandchildren.

In this episode you will learn about:
– Investing in Timmins
– Financing strategies
– Types of JV partnerships and their structures
– Tips for building your team
– What are the exit strategies

Get in touch with Lyn: 
Email: book@lynlebeau.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2717534538342927
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lyn-lebeau-93578b24/
Website: https://www.lynlebeau.com/

This episode has been brought to you in part by:
Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty – http://www.elevationrealty.ca/

The Canadian Real Estate Association – https://www.crea.ca/