10 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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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.

    Helping Canadians Invest in the US!

    Helping Canadians Invest in the US!

    The US is a great market for real estate investing, but there are some things to be aware of if you are from Canada. Alain Forget shares his experience with how Canadians can buy in the USA and in Florida as well as different strategies that work well. He also talks about loan-to-value and interest rates in the US as well as the difference between ownership structures in the US and Canada.

    Alain is the Director and Head of Sales and U.S. Business Development and has been working for Royal Bank Financial Group for over 42 years, holding various business and sales leadership roles in Canada, the Caribbean, and the U.S. He is passionate about helping Canadians purchase U.S. homes and works closely with consumers, real estate professionals and other strategic partners to provide education and opportunity to Canadian buyers in the U.S. Alain is a licensed real estate agent in Florida and has his NAR CIPS designation (Certified International Property Specialist) He holds a degree in Finance / Management/Investment.



    In this episode, you will learn about:



    * Investing in the US: Orlando, Arizona and California

    * Things To Be Aware of When Investing in The US

    * Loan to Value and Interest Rate in the US

    * Ownership Structure in the US and Canada

    * Using the BRRR Strategy in Flordia





    Extra Resources:

    Home Plus Advantage hub (HPA) brings a lot of resources, insights, tools, solutions and advice for any Canadian looking to invest in the U.S. real estate market @ www.rbcbank.com/hpa.  This tool was built over the last few years with a strong desire to make U.S. homeownership easier and to educate more investors across the border…from “Dream to Doorstep”!





    U.S. mortgage preapproval letter: www.rbcbank.com/preapproval

    This episode has been brought to you in part by;

    Wyse Construction – Wyse Construction

    Sell Rent Stay – Sell Rent Stay

    Mid-Term Rentals- https://sarahlarbi.com/mid-term-rentals/

    • 51 min
    What’s Working in Today’s Market?

    What’s Working in Today’s Market?

    Do you want to learn more about pre-construction? You are in luck because in this week’s podcast episode of Where Should I Invest, Niru Sharma, Real Estate Investor and Realtor, shares some of her favourite tips for finding incredible preconstruction houses. She also reviews the market from a Realtor’s point of view and what the market looks like for preconstruction. Niru dives into the risks of investing in preconstruction, what it means to move with the market and having a backup strategy so you can pull the trigger when the time is right.

    Niru is an investor, and real estate agent with expertise in preconstruction and focuses on Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Mississauga resale.



    In this episode, you will learn about:



    *  Reviewing the market from a realtor’s point of view

    * What the market looks like for preconstruction

    * The risks of Investing in preconstruction

    * Learning to move With the market and having a backup strategy





    Get in touch with Niru Sharma:

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/niru.sharma.realty

    Phone Number: 905-483-1844

    This episode has been brought to you in part by:

    Andrew Choubeta –https://www.caveatlegalservices.com/

    Wyse Construction – https://wyseconstruction.ca/

    Mid-Term Rentals- https://sarahlarbi.com/mid-term-rentals/

    • 42 min
    Creating wealth by growing your Farm-folio

    Creating wealth by growing your Farm-folio

    Farms are not just for farmers anymore! An average investor can own a share of a farm to help our agricultural community grow. In today’s podcast, we’re talking about some of the most important things to look for when you’re starting to think about purchasing a farm.

    Guest, Peter Badger shares with us how crops can be your ultimate guide and where your best ROI will be when choosing the farmland to purchase. Aside from where you want to make a profit, you need to make sure that there is a strong management company in place. And finally, it goes without saying that you want to make sure that your investment is safe and smart.

     In this episode, you will learn about:



    * How crops can be your ultimate guide to choosing where to invest

    * Where your best ROI will be when choosing the farmland to purchase

    * Important things to look for when choosing a farm

    * Learning to Evaluate Your Investment  and Have a Strong Management Company

    * Risks when creating a Farm-folio





    Peter Badger, a successful real estate and agriculture investor, is Farmfolio’s chief strategy officer. He brings a multitude of skills to the company after spending 18 years on Wall Street and a decade in Silicon Valley. He is data and process driven and drives strategy, sales, and distribution for Farmfolio’s LOTs products.

    Get in touch with Peter:

    Website: https://farmfolio.net/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/farmfolio/

    This episode has been brought to you in part by:

    Andrew Choubeta – https://choubetalegalservices.com/

    Wyse Construction – https://wyseconstruction.ca/

    Mid-Term Rentals- https://sarahlarbi.com/mid-term-rentals/

    • 46 min
    Losing a Million Dollars “Overnight”

    Losing a Million Dollars “Overnight”

    How do you lose a million dollars overnight and recover? In this week’s episode, we learn how this happened to our guest Tim Tsai, Real Estate Investor, Mentor & Coach, and how he recovered.

    Tim talks about how the BRRR strategy (buy-rehab-refinance-rent) is one of the best ways to invest and the importance of the process. We also get his take on Private lending vs Borrowing.



    In this episode, you will learn about:



    * How He Lost A Million Dollars Overnight

    * The Importance of the BRRR Process

    * Market Strategies

    * Private Lending and Borrowing





    After retiring 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 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, 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.

    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;

    Wyse Construction wyseconstruction.ca

    US Properties US Properties

    Midterm Rentals https://sarahlarbi.com/mid-term-rentals/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Managing Properties in Sault Saint Marie

    Managing Properties in Sault Saint Marie

    Ever wondered how to diversify your portfolio with cash-flowing properties? In this week’s episode, our guests Katie and Jake share how they got started in the real estate investing business, their first experience purchasing a property and how they were able to make money on the deal.

    They also discuss how they use their own property management company to manage all of their rentals. Their overall strategy is to have a diverse portfolio of properties that are cash flowing and well managed.



    As the founders of White Pine Properties Inc., they are devoted to creating new housing opportunities in markets with rental deficits and will continue to purchase residential and commercial multi-family buildings throughout Central and Northern Ontario.



    In this episode, you will learn about:



    * Their First “Big” Property

    * Inhouse Renovations and Designs

    * Expanding Their Portfolio

    * Property Management in Sault Saint Marie

    * Cash flow and White Pine Properties





    Partners Jacob Woodward and Katie Golec have been investing in real estate using the BRRRR strategy for long-term rental properties since 2015, doubled their exclusively owned portfolio, and now work full-time with the company. Their most recent project is a short-term vacation property on the beautiful French River that will be completely renovated into a luxury four-season rental.

    Get in touch with Katie and Jake 



    Instagram: @whitepineproperties

    Facebook: @whitepineproperties

    Website: www.whitepineproperties.ca

    Email: hello@whitepineproperties.ca

    This episode has been brought to you in part by;

    Jamil Rahemtula – https://jamilrahemtula.com/

    Wyse Construction – https://wyseconstruction.ca/

    • 41 min
    Managing Tenants 101, Legally

    Managing Tenants 101, Legally

    Being well-prepared when becoming a landlord can help make the process easier, particularly when dealing with challenging situations with tenants. This week’s guest is Andrew Choubeta, a paralegal that cares about landlords and their investments.

    Andrew shares his take on what relationships between tenants and landlords are looking like post-pandemic. He shares about issuing an N4 notice. There are many new ways that landlords can take action when they have difficult tenants and hold them accountable.

    It’s still a very difficult system but a lot of progress has been made. Quick tip! If you have a short-term or midterm rental you can have a lease agreement but it must be attached to the Airbnb listing. Andrew explained what an N-11 is and how it is to be used. A lot more work is now required when filing for various issues with tenant matters.  Tune in to hear more from Andrew!





    Servicing all of Ontario, Andrew and his colleagues at Caveat LLP have a combined decade of experience dealing with investor-focused Landlords and Tenant issues. As an investor himself, Andrew has a results-driven approach to legal practice.

    In this episode, you will learn about:





    *  Updates at the Ontario Landlord Tenant Board

    * Tips for Landlords and N-11 Agreement

    * Short-Term /Midterm rental strategies

    * Properly Screening tenants

    * What is a Bailiff and how to obtain one



    Get in touch with Andrew:

    Website: https://choubetalegalservices.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Caveatllp/

    Email:: andrew@caveatllp.com

    This episode has been brought to you in part by:

    Sell Rent Stay – http://www.sellrentstay.com/

    Wyse Construction – https://wyseconstruction.ca/

    Mid-Term Rentals- https://sarahlarbi.com/mid-term-rentals/

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
283 Ratings

283 Ratings

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!

Lovepreet.Singh. ,

Great podcast

Thank you for sharing knowledge

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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