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Are you a Canadian real estate investor looking to sharpen your skills?

Or a newbie looking for your first real estate investment in Canada?

You’ve come to the right place! Join host Sarah Larbi for a journey into the world of Canadian Real Estate Investing.



Where Should I Invest talks to real estate investors and experts about their real estate investing strategies in towns and cities across Canada and the USA.

Where Should I Invest? Real Estate Investing in Canada Sarah Larbi

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Are you a Canadian real estate investor looking to sharpen your skills?

Or a newbie looking for your first real estate investment in Canada?

You’ve come to the right place! Join host Sarah Larbi for a journey into the world of Canadian Real Estate Investing.



Where Should I Invest talks to real estate investors and experts about their real estate investing strategies in towns and cities across Canada and the USA.

    Build Your Own Rental Property And Grow Wealth

    Build Your Own Rental Property And Grow Wealth

    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: @thenewbuildcoupleWebsite: https://www.thenewbuildcouple.com/







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

    • 45 min
    Living Abroad While Doing Property Management Remotely

    Living Abroad While Doing Property Management Remotely

    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_entrepreneurWebsite: https://www.icpmpros.com/







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

    • 41 min
    How to Get to the Next Level in Your Real Estate Journey

    How to Get to the Next Level in Your Real Estate Journey

    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_developmentsWebsite:https://harryjamesenterprises.com/https://napavalleycontracting.com/







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

    • 1 hr 11 min
    A Busy Young Family & Real Estate Investing Can Go Together!

    A Busy Young Family & Real Estate Investing Can Go Together!

    Guest: Amanda and Jon Eagle, Real Estate Investors







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







    This week’s podcast guest is Amanda and Jon Eagle, real estate investors located in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.







    Jon & Amanda are high school sweethearts, they have two young kids and they officially began investing in 2017. They bought a couple of condos and thought this would suffice for their retirement. However, they eventually switched gears and wanted to have a more active role. They now teach their kids about having the right kind of debt and are now acquiring cash-flowing assets and building their portfolio. Jon looks after the business development side of things and financials while Amanda focuses on social media and other tasks.















    In this episode, you will learn about:







    * How to balance family life and real estate investing* Community and Networking group influences* Focus on the Kitchener market* Started with condos* Freedom afforded by REI* Now doing the BRRRR and duplex conversions* Creative financing







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







    Get in touch with Amanda and Jon:Instagram: @legacyhomeinvestmentsWebsite: http://legacyhome.ca/about-us/







    This episode has been brought to you in part by;Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise MortgagesJon Tenbrinke of Blackjack Contracting Inc.James Lloyd & Voytek Mardula of US Properties

    • 36 min
    AirBnB Success: How to get top dollar for your rentals

    AirBnB Success: How to get top dollar for your rentals

    Guest: Spencer and Ashley Giles, Real Estate Investors







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







    This week’s podcast guests are Spencer and Ashley Giles, Real Estate Investors.







    Spencer & Ashley specialize in AirBnB rentals in the Niagara region. When the low rental season kicks in, they switch their strategy to appeal to essential workers. In this episode, they discussed the various strategies they use to get top dollars from renters and how to remain sane. They also explained how they scaled their portfolio and are now even managing for others. This amazing couple also spoke about traveling frugally and how to build your credit.















    In this episode, you will learn about:







    * Ashley began in REI with house hacking* Spencer joined 3 years ago starting with an Air BnB property* BRRRR on their 1st property* Used HELOCs to buy other properties* They now own 15 doors* Managing Air BnBs for others* Supplies & management – how to make it happen* Invest in decor and luxuries!







    Get in touch with Spencer and Ashley:Instagram: @spencerandashleyWebsite: www.travelluxepropertymanagement.com







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







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

    • 48 min
    Owning A Restaurant During The Pandemic…

    Owning A Restaurant During The Pandemic…

    Guest: Christina Turner, Restaurateur







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







    This week’s podcast guest is Christina Turner.







    Christina Turner, a restaurateur spoke with Sarah about the ups and downs of opening a restaurant during the pandemic. Fresh, locally-made modern Italian food is what Zucchini Cucina serves. Tune in to hear about this business owner’s experience during the pandemic. This interview highlights the importance of adaptability.















    In this episode, you will learn about:







    * 50% of restaurants never make it to year 2* Reputation is everything* Had to pivot during Easter and the new lockdown* How to manage perishable supplies* Staffing challenges







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







    Get in touch with Christina:Instagram: @zucchiniscucinaWebsite: https://zucchiniscucina.ca/

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
234 Ratings

234 Ratings

JohnSmis88 ,

Looking to get started and take action? Great Podcast for that!

Sarah asks the right questions and has great guests on her show. I especially enjoyed the episodes with Russell Westcott (Feb 3rd 2029), Matt Mckeever (June 28th, 2018), and Elizabeth Milder (May 24th, 2019). The “Where Should I Invest?” Podcast really inspired me to start taking action and get in the game. Keep up the great work Sarah!

Andrew Smith
Calgary, Ab

edwardjfajardo ,

Educational

Sarah brings her experiences and expertise into her show which makes it very educational. Her topics are relevant to all investors - new to investing, having multiple properties and are looking to scale and seasoned investors. Her guests also bring with them a ton of information which provides value to us listeners. If you’re looking for information on how to get started and or scale, give Sarah’s podcast a listen.

michelle.matt ,

Great content

Sarah’s interviews are informative, interesting, and interactive. Love the fact that it’s not question & answer, it’s mostly conversation.

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