269 episodes

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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    • 4.9 • 293 Ratings

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.

    Financing Your ADU Renovations: Expert Insights and Solutions

    Financing Your ADU Renovations: Expert Insights and Solutions

    Are you curious about the opportunities with additional dwelling units (ADUs) and how to fund your renovations?

    Join us as Matt Pickering discusses the ins and outs of utilizing National Bank for your real estate investment projects. From financing options to qualification criteria, this episode is packed with valuable knowledge for experienced investors and newcomers.







    Tune in to discover how you can leverage ADUs to boost your cash flow and enhance your property value.

    In this episode, you will be able to learn about the following:





    * National Bank offers financing for renovations and additional dwelling units (ADUs) in Canada

    * ADUs can increase cash flow for real estate investors

    * National Bank recognizes ADUs as separate units on the property, increasing property value

    * Financing options for ADUs include using existing equity, renovation programs, or refinancing

    * The renovation program allows for interest-only payments during renovations, with the final mortgage kicking in after completion





    Matt Pickering is an expert Mortgage Specialist at National Bank with several years of experience in the mortgage industry. He specializes in helping real estate investors and first-time homebuyers navigate the complexities of mortgages, lines of credit, and renovations. Matt’s expertise lies in finding creative solutions for clients, such as securing funding for additional dwelling units (ADUs) and renovations.

    He is known for his ability to identify opportunities and push for exceptional approvals, ensuring his clients’ financial needs are met. Matt’s dedication to understanding his clients’ goals and providing tailored solutions sets him apart in the industry.

    Contact Matt Pickering here:





    * https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-pickering-1966a95b/

    * https://www.instagram.com/mattpickering.mortgages/

    * matthew.pickering@nbc.ca

    * 905-802-7788



    This episode has been brought to you in part by:

    US Properties – https://www.usproperties.ca



    Do you need help or ideas for your own real estate investing business? Reach out and let us support your journey www.sarahlarbi.com or email sarah@sarahlarbi.com



    Check out Sarah’s online coaching programs https://sarahlarbi.com/online-programs/

    • 46 min
    Wealth Management Secrets for Diversifying Investments

    Wealth Management Secrets for Diversifying Investments

    Kyle Pearce, a former math teacher turned successful real estate investor and entrepreneur, is driven by numbers and a passion for education, which have propelled him to strategic success in real estate and corporate wealth management.













    Discover Kyle’s invaluable insights, strategies, and wealth-building secrets. From navigating real estate portfolios to smart financial planning, Kyle’s journey will inspire and empower you to achieve financial success confidently. Don’t miss out – tune in now!

    In this episode, you’ll be able to learn about:





    * Kyle shares his journey from math teacher to full-time real estate investor and corporate wealth management consultant.

    * He emphasizes the importance of diversification in real estate investments, considering both Canada and the US.

    * Kyle discusses the impact of changing interest rates on the real estate market and the need to be prepared for upcoming opportunities.





    His journey into real estate began in 2011, fueled by a desire for financial security and a fascination with tangible assets. Over the years, Kyle has meticulously built a diverse real estate portfolio, prioritizing cash flow and safety margins.





    Transitioning from a successful career as a math teacher, Kyle ventured into entrepreneurship, establishing a consulting business and delving into corporate wealth management strategies. His expertise lies in guiding individuals through the complexities of incorporating businesses, optimizing tax strategies, and maximizing wealth creation opportunities.





    Through his own podcast, Kyle aims to educate and empower individuals to make informed financial decisions and unlock their wealth-building potential.





    With a steadfast commitment to providing practical advice and solutions, Kyle is dedicated to helping individuals achieve financial success and security. Connect with him on the Canadian Wealth Secrets podcast and website to gain valuable insights and guidance on wealth management and real estate investing.

    Contact Kyle Pearce here:

    https://canadianwealthsecrets.com/

    https://tapintoteenminds.com/

    https://mathisvisual.com/

    https://makemathmoments.com/

    https://twitter.com/MathletePearce

    https://www.youtube.com/user/kylepearce3

    https://www.instagram.com/mathletepearce/

    https://www.pinterest.com/mathletepearce/

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

    https://www.facebook.

    • 43 min
    Insider Tax and BookkeepingTips for Real Estate Investors

    Insider Tax and BookkeepingTips for Real Estate Investors

    Are you ready to dive in and transform your financial future?

    Join us as we peel back the layers of financial planning, delving into the nuances of tax strategies and investment savvy. Let’s unravel the mysteries together and discover how to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of taxes and investments. Are you ready to dive in and transform your financial future?









    In our latest podcast episode, where we embark on journey into bookkeeping, taxes, and financial prosperity with the extraordinary Gabrielle Barnes.

    Gabby shares her extensive expertise acquired through years of assisting individuals and businesses in navigating the intricate world of accounting. From unraveling the significance of keeping receipts to unveiling ingenious methods for maximizing expenses, Gabby imparts invaluable insights that will leave you feeling empowered and well-informed.

    What sets Gabby apart is not just her knack for numbers, but her ability to inject humor and simplicity into the often complex world of accounting. She believes in demystifying financial concepts and fostering open communication with her clients, empowering them to make informed decisions about their financial future.

    In this episode you’ll be able to learn about:





    * The importance of keeping receipts and being organized to maximize tax benefits.

    * Insights on navigating financial challenges, such as inflation and increased taxes, to help you succeed.

    * The significance of proactive financial planning and staying informed about tax regulations.



    Based in Ontario, Gabby’s focus extends to assisting individuals and businesses across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and its surrounding area.  Her proactive approach to financial planning emphasizes the importance of meticulous record-keeping, maximizing deductions, and staying ahead of tax obligations.



    Outside of crunching numbers, Gabby enjoys quality time with her family, exploring the culinary delights of new restaurants, and indulging in the laughter of stand-up comedy.



    Contact Gabrielle Barnes here:



    *  Email: gabriellefebarnes@gmail.com



    This episode has been brought to you in part by:

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

    US Properties – https://www.usproperties.ca

    Mid Term Rentals – https://midtermrentalproperties.com

    Inspire Beach Resort – https://inspirebeachresort.com

    Jamil Rahemtula – https://jamilrahemtula.com



    Do you need help or ideas for your own real estate investing business? Reach out and let us support your journey www.sarahlarbi.com or email sarah@sarahlarbi.com



    Check out Sarah’s online coaching programs https://sarahlarbi.com/online-programs/

    • 52 min
    Streamlining Finding Tenants to Managing Properties: Innovative Software That Saves Investors Time and Money

    Streamlining Finding Tenants to Managing Properties: Innovative Software That Saves Investors Time and Money

    Hear the unexpected story of a real estate entrepreneur who revolutionized property management software, offering custom solutions at an astonishingly affordable rate.

    Uncover the secrets to efficiently scaling your real estate business, revealed in a candid conversation with Anash, the mastermind behind this game-changing innovation.

    But there’s more to this story than just software – find out how this technology is poised to reshape the industry and how you can be a part of the transformation.









    The whole idea is to create an ecosystem where your rental property, wherever your requirement is, you should be able to use it from all the way from finding tenants to managing and maintaining the entire process. – Anash Parayil



    In this episode, you will be able to:



    * Discover how custom-branded property management software can revolutionize your business operations.

    * Learn how to scale your real estate business efficiently through technology.

    * Uncover the benefits of mid-term rental properties and how they can enhance your portfolio.

    * Explore the potential of leveraging government programs to drive growth in your real estate business.

    * Find out how to build and manage a successful real estate investment portfolio effectively.



    Anash Parayil is an accomplished entrepreneur in the real estate sector with a wealth of experience. As the brains behind Haletale, Anash specializes in developing custom-branded property management software for mid-size to large property management companies and investment groups. With a strong foothold in the GTA, Anash’s property management business encompasses various facets, including property maintenance, cleaning, painting, moving, and inspections.His unique background in aerospace, coupled with his journey from employee to successful business owner, equips him with practical insights on scaling businesses and leveraging technology for sustained growth. His hands-on approach and commitment to continuous improvement make him a valuable ally for real estate entrepreneurs seeking to streamline property management and expand their investment portfolios efficiently.

    Contact Anash Payaril here:





    * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anashwar-parayil/

    * Website: https://haletale.com/

    * Email: anashwar21@gmail.com 



    This episode has been brought to you in part by:

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

    US Properties – https://www.usproperties.ca

    Mid Term Rentals – https://midtermrentalproperties.com

    Inspire Beach Resort – https://inspirebeachresort.com

    Jamil Rahemtula – https://jamilrahemtula.com



    Do you need help or ideas for your own real estate investing business? Reach out and let us support your journey www.sarahlarbi.com or email sarah@sar...

    • 47 min
    Scaling to 200 Units in 2 Years Through Mindset and Collaboration

    Scaling to 200 Units in 2 Years Through Mindset and Collaboration

    Are you ready to dive into an inspiring and action-packed podcast episode? 

    We have Suman Chakraborty, a dynamic entrepreneur who has scaled from two single-family properties to over 200 doors in just a few years. Join us as he shares his journey of starting in real estate as an immigrant in 2019, leveraging mentorship, networking, and the power of collaboration to achieve remarkable success. Discover the challenges he faced, the strategies he implemented, and the mindset that propelled him forward. 









    Get ready to be motivated and learn valuable insights from Suman’s incredible story of growth and achievement. Let’s jump into this engaging conversation!

    In this episode, you’ll be able to learn about: 





    * Networking and Collaboration: Suman emphasizes the power of networking and collaboration in his real estate journey. He highlights the importance of learning from others’ experiences and investing in mentorship programs to scale up quickly.

    * Mindset and Investment: Suman’s success is attributed to his continuous learning mindset and investing in himself. He stresses the significance of mindset in achieving success in real estate investing.

    * Challenges and Learning: Suman shares his challenges, such as neighbourhood selection, partner alignment, and property management issues. He underscores the importance of learning from mistakes and continuously improving.





    Originally from India, Suman embarked on his Canadian adventure in 2019, diving into real estate while balancing a full-time role as an IT consultant for a leading Canadian bank. In just a few short years, Suman and his partner have amassed an impressive portfolio of over 200 units across North America, showcasing their remarkable ability to scale and succeed.

    Driven by a passion for collaboration and lifelong learning, Suman emphasizes the importance of mindset, networking, and continuous self-improvement. He uses social media and personal branding to attract investors and partners, propelling his ventures to new heights.

    Specializing in multifamily properties, Suman navigates market challenges with finesse, prioritizing investor relations and delivering long-term value. As the co-founder of Infinite Capital, he not only expands his own portfolio but also empowers fellow investors to achieve their real estate goals. With resilience and determination, Suman serves as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs and investors worldwide.

    Contact Suman Chakraborty here: 





    * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sumanchakraborty1985/

    * Websites: https://www.knowledgediversity.com/ and https://venturecocapital.com/



    This episode has been brought to you in part by:

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

    US Properties – https://www.usproperties.ca

    Mid Term Rentals – https://midtermrentalproperties.com 

    Inspire Beach Resort – a style="color: #000000;" href="https://inspirebeachresort.

    Unique Opportunities: Navigating the Current Financing and Real Estate Market

    Unique Opportunities: Navigating the Current Financing and Real Estate Market

    Canadian real estate investors have faced a whirlwind of highs, lows, and unexpected turns over the past year.

    This week’s guest, Dalia Barsoum, shares valuable insights into how investors can navigate these challenges, offering advice on mortgage renewals, fixed versus variable rates, and strategies to improve cash flow.









    Despite the difficulties, Dalia provided a glimmer of hope, mentioning that relief may be on the horizon as rates are expected to decrease in the coming months.



    We also discussed exciting developments in the mortgage industry, particularly with BMO re-entering the mortgage broker channel and offering new products tailored to investors. One notable product allows for gifted down payments on rental properties, opening up new opportunities for investors to secure financing.

    In this episode, you will be able to:



    * Appreciate the challenges real estate investors in Canada are facing with rates, appraisals, and private money

    * Hear about BMO re-entering the mortgage broker channel with new products for investors

    * Insights for negotiating better deals and creative financing



    Dalia Barsoum is the visionary founder behind Streetwise Mortgages, a company dedicated to empowering Canadians in their property journeys. She is a highly experienced navigator of market fluctuations, mastering every peak and valley.





    Her personalized solutions breathe life into challenges like renewal dilemmas, cash flow conundrums, and the quest to expand in the investment space. Her keen eye for opportunity amidst shifting sands reflects a strategic acumen as captivating as practical. With Dalia on their team, clients don’t just succeed—they thrive.

    Contact Dalia Barsoum here:





    * Website: https://streetwisemortgages.com/

    * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalia-barsoum-2020997/



    This episode has been brought to you in part by:

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

    US Properties – https://www.usproperties.ca

    Mid Term Rentals – https://midtermrentalproperties.com

    Inspire Beach Resort – https://inspirebeachresort.com

    Jamil Rahemtula – https://jamilrahemtula.com



    Do you need help or ideas for your own real estate investing business? Reach out and let us support your journey www.sarahlarbi.com or email sarah@sarahlarbi.com

    Check out Sarah’s online coaching programs https://sarahlarbi.com/online-programs/

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
293 Ratings

293 Ratings

Veterans property management ,

Killing it in midterm

I’ve been listening to the podcast for a couple years now. I know we’ve been in communications once in a while but I just wanted to say that with some of the strategies I’ve heard on the podcast I’ve been able to replicate with the few midterm rentals that I have and find a niche market in my area. I’m hoping to expand on that niche as well, but coming up with some roadblocks that I may need some help with.

Restored.Ambience ,

Very Informative

I absolutely love this podcast. I have learned so much over the years from listening to Sarah. She is such an inspiration. I admire the fact that when you reach out to Sarah with a question she actually takes the time to respond. This podcast has helped us to get over our “analysis paralysis” and start actively pursuing our real estate goals. I highly recommend it!

Rich Louis ,

Great podcast

Great content, love this podcast. Always very informative. I recommend this podcast for anyone trying to invest in real estate, no matter the level of experience.

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