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The Burn Your Mortgage Podcast is a Canadian real estate and personal finance podcast for new homebuyers and experienced homeowners. It’s inspired by the bestselling book “Burn Your Mortgage,” based on the real-life story of Sean Cooper who made news headlines around the world when he paid off his mortgage at 30 on a house he bought just 3 years prior. Hosted by mortgage broker, money coach, speaker, personal finance expert and author Sean Cooper, each episode will feature an interview with top real estate and personal finance experts. You’ll learn how to buy your dream home, enjoy mortgage-free financial freedom sooner through side hustle and frugal living, and live well while doing it no matter your financial situation. Inspiring, insightful and fun, the Burn Your Mortgage Podcast will transform the way you think about money and debt on your path to independent homeownership. For unbiased mortgage advice, blog posts and podcast episode show notes, visit www.BurnYourMortgage.ca.

The Burn Your Mortgage Podcast Sean Cooper

    • Investing
    • 4.9, 10 Ratings

The Burn Your Mortgage Podcast is a Canadian real estate and personal finance podcast for new homebuyers and experienced homeowners. It’s inspired by the bestselling book “Burn Your Mortgage,” based on the real-life story of Sean Cooper who made news headlines around the world when he paid off his mortgage at 30 on a house he bought just 3 years prior. Hosted by mortgage broker, money coach, speaker, personal finance expert and author Sean Cooper, each episode will feature an interview with top real estate and personal finance experts. You’ll learn how to buy your dream home, enjoy mortgage-free financial freedom sooner through side hustle and frugal living, and live well while doing it no matter your financial situation. Inspiring, insightful and fun, the Burn Your Mortgage Podcast will transform the way you think about money and debt on your path to independent homeownership. For unbiased mortgage advice, blog posts and podcast episode show notes, visit www.BurnYourMortgage.ca.

    Everything You Wanted to Know About the Co-Ownership of Real Estate with Lesli Gaynor

    Everything You Wanted to Know About the Co-Ownership of Real Estate with Lesli Gaynor

    Lesli Gaynor is a real estate agent specializing in co-housing. In 2016, she founded GoCo Solutions, part of the Fridman Team at Forest Hill Real Estate, to help people navigate the process of co-operative real estate and find a home in the Toronto and GTA real estate market. As well as supporting her clients, Lesli hosts events and conferences to educate about co-housing. These have included ‘Co-housing speed dating’ evenings, to match prospective home buyers together.
    In my interview with Lesli, we discuss why someone might consider the co-ownership of real estate, how weOwn.ca came to be and the life-changing benefits of co-ownership.

    • 24 min
    The Growing Appeal of Online Housing Auctions with Katie Steinfeld of On The Block Realty

    The Growing Appeal of Online Housing Auctions with Katie Steinfeld of On The Block Realty

    Katie Steinfeld is a seasoned real estate broker who is passionate about making the real estate industry better for both consumers and registrants.  She is a board member with the Real Estate Council of Ontario and enjoys staying involved in all levels of governance. Together, with her partner, Daniel, On The Block Realty and On The Block Auctions was created to bring more innovation and modernization to the Canadian real estate industry. Too many people have been frustrated and turned off by the limited information in the real estate process and they have set out to change that.
    Although rather new to Canada, the auction option has enjoyed consistent growing success in major markets like Australia and Great Britain. On The Block Auctions provides a secure bidding platform, allowing prospective home buyers the ability to purchase their dream home without guessing at what price to pay. In addition, sellers can be sure that they are maximizing the sale price of their home by giving all buyers an equal chance to offer their top price.  Their primary goal through this unique platform is to provide greater choice for consumers and greater transparency of the process.
    In my interview with Katie, we discuss the pros and cons of buying and selling a home the traditional way, the benefits of buying and selling through the auction process and how the real estate industry is going to be modernized in the coming years.

    • 20 min
    Rent-To-Own Real Estate Investing with Anthony Molinaro and Adrian Omasta

    Rent-To-Own Real Estate Investing with Anthony Molinaro and Adrian Omasta

    Anthony Molinaro and Adrian Omasta are two high school pals who are going all in on their dreams!
    Anthony Molinaro first found his way onto the front page of the Toronto Star at the age of 20 years old for his work ethic and drive to get ahead in life. Since that article Anthony has graduated university and now works full-time for a real estate investing educational company, Rock Star Real Estate.
    Now recently at the ripe old age of 24 years old, Anthony and Adrian have jumped into the real estate investing game and purchased their first investment property in St. Catharines, Ontario!
    With one property under their belt, they're soon going to purchase their second property and many more properties afterwards as well!
    They are also launching Rat Race Real Estate, an avenue for sharing content of their own journey of escaping the rat race using the power of real estate investing so that they can inspire and help other Canadians to escape the rat race as well.
    In my interview with Anthony and Adrian, we discuss factors to consider when buying an investment property, why you might choose to do rent-to-own for your investment property and tenant screening.

    • 32 min
    Buying and Selling a Home during COVID-19 with Jas Takhar

    Buying and Selling a Home during COVID-19 with Jas Takhar

    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.
    In my interview with Jas, we discuss how Coronavirus is affecting the real estate market, steps realtors are taking to protect home buyers and sellers and how homebuyers can still views properties if they aren’t comfortable seeing them in person.

    • 23 min
    Buying a Home and Getting a Mortgage as a New Canadian with Enoch Omololu

    Buying a Home and Getting a Mortgage as a New Canadian with Enoch Omololu

    Enoch Omololu is a personal finance enthusiast and a veterinarian. He has a master's degree in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Aberdeen Business School and has a passion for helping others win with their finances.
    As a first-time homebuyer in Canada, Enoch learned a lot about the intricacies of buying a home in Canada and has written about his experiences and other personal finance topics on his blog at savvynewcanadians.com. His writing has been featured or quoted in some of the top personal finance publications in Canada including the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, MSN Money and the Financial Post.
    In my interview with Enoch, we discuss buying a home as a new Canadian, getting a mortgage as a new Canadians and top tips to make the mortgage process go smoother as a new Canadian.

    • 26 min
    The Best Strategies for Achieving and Maintaining a Good Credit Score with Julie Kuzmic of Equifax Canada

    The Best Strategies for Achieving and Maintaining a Good Credit Score with Julie Kuzmic of Equifax Canada

    Julie Kuzmic is Director of Consumer Advocacy at Equifax Canada and a recognized authority on consumer credit. She often speaks to industry groups, government, clients and consumers to shed light on the credit lifecycle. She is passionate about financial literacy and is always testing out new metaphors to describe the nuances of credit scores.
    In my interview with Julie, we discuss how credit scores are calculated, why there are multiple credit scores and how credit scores are affected by shopping around for a mortgage.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Edmonton moviefan ,

Great podcast for Canadians.

The podcast is informative and relevant for Canadian homeowners and want to be homeowners. The interviewer gives out plenty of gems that help you build strategies to pay off your mortgage quicker along with real life examples from Canadians that have succeeded.

Rickmoth ,

Nice work Sean!

Love the podcast!

Sarah Larbi ,

Great podcast!

Keep it up :)

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