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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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    • 4.9 • 277 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.

    Investing with the Rent-to-Own Program

    Investing with the Rent-to-Own Program

    This week’s podcast guest is Alfonso Salemi, Entrepreneur and Real Estate Investor. Alfonso is one of the REITE Club Co-founders. He is a co-founder of JAAG Properties specializing in Rent-to-Home and President of The Canadian Association of Rent-to-Own Professionals (CAROP), the collective voice of Rent-to-Own Professionals across Canada.

    In this episode, Alfonso shares with us his experience with the Rent-to-Own Business for investors. He reviews how the pandemic affected his Rent-to-Own business and what changes he made to adapt to the market. Alfonso talks about the Client First Strategy and what other strategies he is focusing on when investing.



    In this episode, you will learn about:



    *  How the pandemic affected the Rent to Own Strategy

    * What is the Rent to Own program?

    * How investors and homeowners can get involved in the Rent to Own Program

    * Client first strategy

    * Rent to own market Insights





    Get in touch with Alfonso:

    Website: https://www.jaagproperties.com\

    Instagram: alfonso.salemi

    Email:  alfonso@jaagproperties.com



    This episode has been brought to you in part by;



    Voytek Mardula of US Properties

    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages

    Sue Ore and Susan Corcoran of Complete Properties Inc

    • 43 min
    Building a business by leveraging real estate as the vehicle

    Building a business by leveraging real estate as the vehicle

    This week’s podcast guest is Tim Tsai, Real Estate Investor, Mentor & Coach. In this episode, Tim shares with us tips on how to manage properties remotely, and how to leverage your portfolio. We learn about  Delaware Statuary, Trust ( DST) along with investing in Waikiki Hawaii as a Canadian. Tune in for more insights with Tim!

    After retiring himself at the age of 30, Tim began to pursue another goal and passion of his – helping others who are committed to achieving financial freedom do the same.





    With the help of Rich Dad Education in Canada, Tim successfully became financially free 2 years (25 months to be exact) after his first training.  In the past few years, Tim has built cash-flowing portfolios in Canada, the US and the UK, using a variety of strategies – income properties, lease options (both residential and commercial), creative financing, flip, wholesale, infill development, and mobile home parks, etc.



    Tim has learned the power of connecting people firsthand and helping others reach their goals.  This has been the core concept of his business model.  Today, he is passionate about paying it forward and helping others reach their financial goals and increase their financial education through real estate investing.





    In this episode, you will learn about:



    * Managing properties remotely

    * How to leverage your real estate

    * Delaware Statuary Trust

    * Investing in Waikiki Hawaii as a Canadian

    * Insights on mindset and health





    Get in touch with Tim:

    Facebook Personal Profile: www.facebook.com/theonlytimtsai

    Facebook Personal Page: www.facebook.com/thetimtsai

    Instagram: @thetimtsai

    LinkedIn: timtsai

    Email:  tim@trustyourtalent.ca

    This episode has been brought to you in part by;

    Jesse Bobrowski of Calvert Mortgages

    White Elm Design White Elm Design

    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages

    Meghan Chomut CFP – Meghan Chomut

    • 47 min
    CMHC financing and multifamily investing

    CMHC financing and multifamily investing

    This week’s podcast guest is Casey Grey

    In this episode, you will learn about:



    * CMHC financing and multifamily investment insights

    * What is an environmental assessment?

    * Refinancing and knowing your exit strategy

    * What is NOI or Net Operating Income?

    * Construction risks and challenges in 2022

    * The importance of communication and doing your due diligence on a property.





    In this episode, we will learn about Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and multi-family investing. Casey talks about the importance of environmental assessments and the importance of doing your due diligence when purchasing a property.

    We learn about certain risks and challenges for construction in 2022 and much more, tune in for a great conversation with lots of valuable insights!

    Casey is the founder of the award-winning sustainable building company, The Conscious Builder, the host of The Conscious Builder Podcast and The Conscious Builder Show on YouTube and the founder of The Conscious Builder Academy, an online course hub for future-focused builders who want to create better businesses. He has written almost 400 blog posts on topics such as marketing, branding, entrepreneurship, personal development, sustainability and more.

    Casey brings almost two decades of experience to the construction industry and over a decade of experience in running, owning and growing multiple businesses while also staying committed to his wife and son. Casey is on a mission to help people build homes, businesses and lives in a more conscious manner.

    Get in touch with Casey:

    Instagram:@the_conscious_builder

    Website: http://www.caseygrey.com

    Email: casey@cgreyconstruction.com



    This episode has been brought to you in part by;

    Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty

    Jon TenBrinke Black Jack Contracting

    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages

    Sue Ore and Susan Corcoran from Complete Properties Inc

    • 49 min
    Mortgage Investment Corporations- The who, what, where and why!

    Mortgage Investment Corporations- The who, what, where and why!

    This week’s podcast guest is Jesse Bobrowski, Vice-President at Calvert Home Mortgage Investment Corp. Jesse dissects Mortgage Investment Corporations (MIC) for us and gives us the play-by-play of exactly how they work. Jesse talks about What a MIC is, why you would want to invest in it and the potential of returns in MIC investing. Jesse also shares with us insights and advice when purchasing property in Alberta and his top tips when investing in that province. Tune in for some excellent insight and conversation.



    Jesse began his REI adventure about 14 years ago after graduating from university and moving to Alberta from Ontario. He met a husband and wife team of private lenders and ended up working with them just as the sub-prime crisis happened. He then learned the ropes and what not to do. Now at Calvert, he focuses on creating solutions for flippers with amazing programs in Ontario and Alberta. Calvert is in essence a private fund where investors buy shares and earn money through the interest and fees that Calvert obtains through its mortgages.

    In this episode, you will learn about:



    * Buying Property Insights in Alberta

    * What is a Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC)

    * Why invest in a MIC?

    * How long is the investing capital tied up in MIC?

    * Average type of potential returns in MIC investing

    * Understanding the risks investing in MIC and what to look at









    Get in touch with Jesse:

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

    Website: chmic.ca

    Email: jesse@chmic.caThis episode has been brought to you in part by;





    Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty

    Voytek Mardula of US Properties

    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages

    Meghan Chomut CFP – Meghan Chomut













     

    • 51 min
    Investing in Michigan and Florida

    Investing in Michigan and Florida

    Guest: James Lloyd and Voytek Mardula, Real Estate Investors

    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.

    In this episode you will learn about:



    * Rental insights in Michigan and Florida

    * Landlord and Tenant Laws in Michigan

    * What Real Estate Investing strategies work well in Michigan

    * What Real Estate prices look like currently in Michigan

    * What to know about taxes when investing in real estate

    * Insights on refinancing properties in the US







    In this episode, James and Voytek teach us about investing in the US, particularly in Michigan and Florida. They go over landlord and tenant laws and rental insights in those states. We will also hear about their preferred investment strategies and what those look like in the current real estate market. They share information on what to consider for taxes when investing in the United States as well as what refinancing looks like.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 cash flow positive real estate in the Detroit area.

    Voytek Mardula, a lifelong entrepreneur, has owned and operated businesses in various industries over the 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.



    Get in touch with James & Voytek:

    Website: https://www.usproperties.ca/



    This episode has been brought to you in part by:

    Jon Tenbrinke of Black Jack Contracting Inc

    Dalia Barsoum at Streetwise Mortgages

    Susan Corcoran & Sue Ore of Complete Properties Inc

    Inspire Resort 

    • 56 min
    Real Estate Investing over the last 20 years

    Real Estate Investing over the last 20 years

    In this episode, you will learn about:



    * What the short term strategy looked like 20 years ago

    * How they scaled their student rental portfolio

    * Challenges in today’s real estate market

    * The challenges in finding a deal in today’s market

    * How real estate changed their lifestyle

    * How Laura and Matt invested in real estate based on their lifestyle



    In this episode we will hear from Matt and Laura Hawkins who have been investing for 20 years. They talk about the early days of AirBNBing their parents cottage 20 years ago and what that looked like compared to the short term rental strategy now. They share with us how they have scaled their portfolio and use their real estate investing success to improve their lifestyle. They talk about all the strategies that have allowed them to achieve this success and the lessons learned that come along side!





    Guest: Laura and Matt Hawkins 

    Matt started in real estate in 2003 when he was just 19 with a short term cottage rental where he partnered with his parents. Shortly after, Matt and Laura moved on to buying and renovating student rentals in Guelph. Using a very slow version of BRRRR and leveraging their principal residence HELOC they continued to grow their portfolio while finishing post secondary, starting and growing their careers, getting married and having 3 beautiful kids. Recently they transitioned from student rentals to multi family and completed their first duplex conversion in Lindsay Ontario and are currently working on a major renovation to a huge century home Triplex in Peterborough. Matt and Laura are serial entrepreneurs and own a civil landscape construction company in Stouffville and a small HR consulting business. They currently self manage their portfolio and have plans to get into larger multifamily and development deals in the near future.Get in touch with Laura and Matt Hawkins

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

    Email:laura_hawkins@outlook.com





    This episode has been brought to you in part by:

    Dylan Suitor Elevation Realty

    Jesse Brobrowski at Calvert Mortgages

    Meghan Chomut meghanchomut CFP

    Dalia Barsoum Streetwise Mortgages

    • 52 min

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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!

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