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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.

Sarah Larbi Sarah Larbi

    • Investing
    • 4.9, 165 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.

    Crisis Updates From a Financial Planner

    Crisis Updates From a Financial Planner

    Meghan Chomut is the financial consultant for families that have (or want to have) an income property as a part of their investment portfolio. She is a mom, wife, friend, CFP (Certified Financial Planner) and Investment Property Advisor. She helps families and income property owners get their personal + investment property finances organized and make smart investment decisions by designing custom plans and tax strategies. 















    Guest: Meghan Chomut, Investment Property Advisor & Certified Financial Planner







    On this special edition of the Where Should I Invest? Podcast, Meghan Chomut and Sarah Larbi have an unscripted, sharing of opinions chat on how the financial landscape has changed and what real estate investors can do to plan financially for uncertain times like these. 







    Various topics and opinions are discussed including the types of financial advisors and their pros and cons, tips for someone just getting started in real estate investing during these uncertain times, recommendations for people on CERB, market problems and trends for the future, how to calculate the fortune formula and the different types of emergency funds and how best to utilize them. 







    Feel free to agree or disagree with the thoughts and opinions discussed in this episode. This is for the purposes of sharing information during these unusual times.  







    Meghan Chomut is the financial consultant for families that have (or want to have) an income property as a part of their investment portfolio. She is a mom, wife, friend, CFP (Certified Financial Planner) and Investment Property Advisor. She helps families and income property owners get their personal + investment property finances organized and make smart investment decisions by designing custom plans and tax strategies. 







    For over a decade, Meghan has been working in the finance and investment industry helping people save for their big dreams (retirement, sending their kids to college, going on a beach vacation, etc). She also works with real estate investors to make their rental properties profitable and position their investments for maximum wealth building.







    In this episode you will learn about:– Types of Financial Advisors – Tips for getting started in real estate during these uncertain times– Recommendations for people on CERB – Market problems & trends  – What is the fortune formula – Emergency funds 







    Get in touch with Meghan:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meghancfp/







    Website : https://www.meghanchomut.com/







    Thank You to Our Sponsors







    “Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of the following;







    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages – click here for more detailsDylan Suitor of Elevation Realty – click here for more detailsJon TenBrinke of Black Jack Contracting Inc – click here for more details

    • 46 min
    No BS This Podcast is Uncensored Part 2

    No BS This Podcast is Uncensored Part 2

    Gary Hibbert is a full-time Real Estate investor, educator and licensed Real Estate agent, achieving various Realtor awards. He purchased his first investment property in 2008 and through hard work and dedication left the corporate world to become a full-time entrepreneur in 2014.















    Guest: Gary Hibbert, Real Estate Investor, Realtor, and Podcast Host







    On this special edition of the Where Should I Invest? Podcast, Gary Hibbert and Sarah Larbi have an unscripted, no sugar coating, sharing of opinions chat over wine on the current state of affairs for real estate investors during the continued COVID 19 pandemic.







    Various topics and opinions are discussed including government controls and the extreme measures being put in place, the idea that we are shifting from the industrial age to the information age and how the old world will not be coming back, the importance of mindset and being mentally tough during this difficult time, is it better to be in residential vs. commercial real estate during this time and why real estate is still a safe asset class. 







    Gary Hibbert is a full-time Real Estate investor, educator and licensed Real Estate agent, achieving various Realtor awards. He purchased his first investment property in 2008 and through hard work and dedication left the corporate world to become a full-time entrepreneur in 2014.







    As a result of his passion for education, Gary started his own real estate investing club in the Durham region and recently started a private lending company called Deep Pockets. and became a partner in a real estate brokerage called Our Neighborhood Realty. It is safe to say that Gary wears many hats in the real estate industry. 







    Gary has helped hundreds of clients with creating a wealth strategy plan through public speaking, online webinars and even has his own podcast dedicated to inspire and educate anyone willing to change their mindset. He continues to play an active role in his community by attending corporate, private and school events to educate adults and especially children.







    Gary’s inspiration and hard work come from his passion for helping others and wanting to make a difference in their lives. Being able to design a lifestyle of your choice is not an easy feat however, it’s attainable as long as you have a passion and know what your ‘why’ is.







    In this episode you will learn about:– Opinions on Government controls & Safety measures  – Information age– Mindset– Residential vs. Commercial real estate – Why real estate is safe







    Get in touch with Gary:Website: https://smarthomechoice.caPodcast: https://smarthomechoice.ca/podcast/Email: gary@smarthomechoice.ca







    Thank You to Our Sponsors







    “Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of the following;







    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages – click here for more detailsDylan Suitor of Elevation Realty – click here for more detailsJon TenBrinke of Black Jack Contracting Inc – a href="https://sarahlarbi.

    • 49 min
    Legal Crisis Updates From a Paralegal Perspective for Real Estate Investing in Canada Legal Crisis Updates From a Paralegal Perspective

    Legal Crisis Updates From a Paralegal Perspective for Real Estate Investing in Canada Legal Crisis Updates From a Paralegal Perspective

    Wenda Allicock has over 10 years of experience as a Landlord having experienced a complete range of tenants in Brantford. She worked as a property manager before becoming a successfully licensed paralegal specializing in Landlord and Tenant Law. 















    Guest: Wenda Allicock, Real Estate Investor & Paralegal







    On this special edition of the Where Should I Invest? Podcast, Wenda Allicock and Sarah Larbi have an unscripted, sharing of opinions chat on the changes to the legal landscape for real estate investors. 







    Various topics and opinions are discussed including updates on the proper process for the Landlord Tenant Board now that it is closed, the importance of communicating with tenants early, the questions to ask tenants if they are unable to pay rent, the importance of documenting every interaction for when the Landlord Tenant Board does reopen and how cash for keys should be done. 







    Feel free to agree or disagree with the thoughts and opinions discussed in this episode. This is for the purposes of sharing information during these unusual times. Feel free to reach out to Wenda separately for any legal advice. 







    Wenda has over 10 years experience as a Landlord having experienced a complete range of tenants in Brantford. She worked as a property manager before becoming a successful licensed paralegal specializing in Landlord and Tenant Law. 







    The goal for Wenda’s practice is to use her skills, experience and knowledge to assist property owners in getting prompt high quality legal services that ultimately saves time and money. She is a paralegal, licensed under the Law Society of Upper Canada.







    She has lived in Brantford for over 25 years and loves the city with its historical backdrop and the new life that has been brought to the city with Laurier University and Conestoga College. Wenda is also a proud member of the Brantford Brant Chamber of Commerce.







    In this episode you will learn about:– Landlord Tenant Board updates– Questions to ask tenants– Importance of documentation– When to issue an N4– Cash For Keys and how it should be done – What is an N11







    Get in touch with Wenda:Website: http://www.wendaallicock.com/Phone number: 519-751-8624







    Thank You to Our Sponsors







    “Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of the following;







    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages – click here for more detailsDylan Suitor of Elevation Realty – click here for more detailsJon TenBrinke of Black Jack Contracting Inc – click here for more details

    • 51 min
    Crisis Market Updates and the Economy

    Crisis Market Updates and the Economy

    Andrew Hines is a real estate investor and podcast host. He graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business in 2008 and began his real estate investing career in 2011 after a brief two-year teaching contract at Western University where he taught Business Administration.















    Guest: Andrew Hines, Real Estate Investor & Podcast Host







    On this special edition of the Where Should I Invest? Podcast, Andrew Hines and Sarah Larbi have an unscripted, sharing of opinions chat on the current state of affairs on the real estate market and the economy for real estate investors. 







    Various topics and opinions are discussed including insights on the economy and the government controls that are in place, why it is important to question things, the impact on small business owners, the importance of having cash reserves, insights on mortgage deferrals and the importance of tenant screening. 







    Andrew Hines is a real estate investor and podcast host. He graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business in 2008 and began his real estate investing career in 2011 after a brief two-year teaching contract at Western University where he taught Business Administration.







    Building a portfolio of student and family rental properties with an asset value of over $4,000,000 Andrew is on a mission to create financial freedom through real estate investing.







    On his podcast, The Andrew Hines Real Estate Investing Podcast, Andrew covers topics including buy and hold, BRRRR (buy, reno, rent, refinance, repeat), multi-family investing, land development, student rentals, flipping and more.







    In this episode you will learn about:– Real estate market updates– Economic insights & Government control– Impacts on small business owners– Importance of cash reserves– Insights on mortgage deferrals– Importance of tenant screening







    Get in touch with Andrew:Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/theandrewhinesFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/theandrewhinesPodcast: https://www.andrew-hines.com/category/podcast/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYGIvt3fC0OK378EIEHccpA







    Thank You to Our Sponsors







    “Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of the following;







    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages – click here for more details







    Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty – click here for more details







    Jon TenBrinke of Black Jack Contracting Inc – click here for more details

    • 53 min
    Crisis Updates on Short Term Rentals for Real Estate Investors

    Crisis Updates on Short Term Rentals for Real Estate Investors

    Dean Curtis has over 20 years of investing experience in Ontario. He has chosen over the last 7 years to specialize in the growing investment area of short term vacation rentals.















    Guest: Dean Curtis, Real Estate Investor







    On this special edition of the Where Should I Invest? Podcast, Dean Curtis and Sarah Larbi have an unscripted, sharing of opinions chat over coffee/pop on the current state of affairs for real estate investors that manage short term rentals, cottages and airbnbs. Various topics and opinions are discussed including how COVID 19 has impacted the short term rental industry, predictions of what the future will look like and thoughts on the cottage ban that some municipalities have implemented. 







    Dean Curtis has over 20 years of investing experience in Ontario. He has chosen over the last 7 years to specialize in the growing investment area of short term vacation rentals.







    Through his management company Serenity Vacation Rentals he grew his own personal investment portfolio and also managed an inventory of cottage vacation rental properties. He has since sold that business and doesn’t manage other people’s cottage rentals anymore. 







    A sought after media source, Dean has been featured in Canadian Real Estate Wealth magazine, and on AM 570 news “Your Money Matters” and the “Vacation Rental Success” podcast.







    Dean also coaches investors from start to finish with purchasing the perfect cottage vacation rental, maximizing income potential, furnishing the property appropriately and providing customer service that ensures repeat rentals.







    In this episode you will learn about:– Getting started in cottage rentals– COVID 19 impacts on short term rentals– Future predictions and advice – Cottage bans– Investing in Costa Rica  







    Get in touch with Dean:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deancurtisrealestate







    Thank You to Our Sponsors







    “Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of the following;







    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages – click here for more details







    Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty – click here for more details







    Jon TenBrinke of Black Jack Contracting Inc – click here for more details

    • 45 min
    Crisis Changes and the Impact on Real Estate Investors

    Crisis Changes and the Impact on Real Estate Investors

    Dave Knight is a full-time Police Officer who outside the workplace has been able to grow a multi-million dollar rental income portfolio.















    Guest: Dave Knight, Real Estate Investor & Police Officer







    On this special edition of the Where Should I Invest? Podcast, Dave Knight and Sarah Larbi have an unscripted, sharing of opinions chat over wine on the current state of affairs for real estate investors that are dealing with social isolation during the COVID 19 pandemic. Various topics and opinions are discussed including ScotiaBank’s changes to the HELOC rules, impacts on various real estate strategies in their portfolios, the short term rental ban that Ford announced, changes to tenant screening and looking to the future with recovery insights. 







    Dave Knight is a full-time Police Officer who outside the workplace has been able to grow a multi-million dollar rental income portfolio.







    Dave is the founder and host of the First Responders Wealth Network Podcast. It was created to help ALL First Responders become educated and exposed to the possibilities of real estate investing, the strategies used to grow wealth and to stop relying on a paycheque and pension alone.







    Top millionaire investors, industry-leading professionals, and success stories from other First Responder investors throughout Canada and the United States are showcased weekly to share their journey and lessons learned.







    Dave’s mission is to help educate, inspire to take action, create a network, and change ALL First Responder’s mindset on how they approach their financial future or retirement.







    In this episode you will learn about:– Scotiabank HELOC changes – Updates on various real estate strategies– Short term rental ban– Tenant screening – Recovery insights  – Landlord-tenant board issues 







    Get in touch with Dave:Podcast: https://911wealthnetwork.libsyn.com/Website: https://www.911wealthnetwork.com/freebookEmail: info@911wealthnetwork.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/daveknighter/







    Thank You to Our Sponsors







    “Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of the following;







    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages – click here for more details







    Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty – click here for more details







    Jon TenBrinke of Black Jack Contracting Inc – click here for more details

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
165 Ratings

165 Ratings

CORY_22 ,

Current and relevant

A must listen for investors, especially Canadian investors. Sarah is on point with current market trends and strategies affecting today’s real estate investors.

kristynopar ,

5 Stars

Thank you Sarah for continuing to produce such great content. The knowledge I’ve gained from tuning in is priceless! This is the podcast to listen to if you invest, or are planning to invest in Real Estate.

robvala ,

Informative, Actionable and Inspiring

The podcast features a variety of guests from unique investing backgrounds. Sarah provides a great breadth of information from the micro and macro real estate investing field in Canada. It has been extremely important part of my routine in listening to inspiring individuals showcase their story and provide actionable steps that have led to their respective success.

Thank you Sarah!

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