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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    • 3.6 • 7 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.

    Scaling with creative financing

    Scaling with creative financing

    Creative financing is the key for investors in expanding their Real Estate portfolios. There is also an opportunity for passive investors to lend their money and make a great return on their investment.

    In this week’s podcast, we chat with guest Meghan Chomcut and explore creative financing options to find opportunities to expand your portfolio. We talk about private lending, lender opportunities, tips on retiring and important tips for new investors. Tune in for some great insight.



    Meghan Chomut started her career in finance by packing her bags and moving to Scotland. One of her favourite things was learning about the tradition of painting the door of your home red once you’ve paid it off. It’s like checking off a box on your to-do list that also involves celebration, announcing to the world and having your community a part of the accomplishment.

    She founded Porte Rouge, a fee-only advanced financial consulting company, that is rooted in the foundation that finance is a group sport. She and her team offer solutions that bridge the gap for real estate investors in the financial services industry.

    In this episode, you will learn about:



    * Benefits of private lending

    * Investment opportunities for lenders

    * Things to consider for starting investors

    * Retiring with real estate, what to know

    * Avoiding shiny object syndrome

    * Being Financially Efficient



    Get in touch with Meghan:

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

    Website: http://www.porterouge.co

    Email meghan@porterouge.co

    This episode has been brought to you in part by;

    Rob Lee of  White Elm Design Build Inc

    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages

    Meghan Chomut CFP – Meghan Chomut

    • 49 min
    Investing like a Contractor

    Investing like a Contractor

    Learn how to get the biggest return on your investment from Lee Pollock, who is a contractor and avid investor with decades of experience. Lee owns Wyse Construction which focuses on investor clients and knows better than anyone that renovations can make or break your return on investment.

    In this episode, we learn the process contractors use when providing a quote. Lee also touches upon some foundation issues to keep an eye out for, asbestos and problems that can be found in your basement. Tune in for some real golden nuggets!











    Lee is the Co-founder and CEO of Wyse Construction Group, which employs 20 full-time skilled construction staff, and 4 full-time admin staff and specializes in working with investors and converting properties into income-generating properties.





    Lee is also a highly successful real estate investor with over 20 residential investment properties and 4 commercial properties in JV partnerships which translates to over 80 doors. In his downtime, Lee loves spending time with his wife, two children and his Harleys!

    In this episode, you will learn about:





    * The Importance of Working In-house

    * Steps for Providing Quotes to Clients

    * Tips on Adressessing Problems found on Properties

    * Foundations Issues, Asbestos, Basement Renovations

    * Why Lee Started Investing In Real Estate Before Construction





    Get in touch with Lee:



    To connect with Lee from Wyse Construction (Text or phone) 416-525-5951

    This episode has been brought to you in part by;

    Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty

    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages











     

    • 54 min
    Why mentoring can be key to growing your portfolio

    Why mentoring can be key to growing your portfolio

    This week’s podcast guest is Vinny Singh, Real Estate Investor.

    In this week’s episode, we learn about investing in mix-use properties, and how their return is greater than other strategies. The importance of hiring a mentor before you invest, and how it saves your money and time. How Vinny is using his networking skills to grow his portfolio, and how joint venture partnerships can be beneficial. We also dive into why Vinny focuses on purchasing value add properties and many other great insights!



    In 2020 when the pandemic hit, Vinny realized his lack of financial freedom with his current job. He then dove into educating himself on financial freedom and Real Estate. He purchased his first single-family home in Mississauga and 5 months later purchased his second property in Brampton. The hurdle Vinny faced was they did not cash flow. He then started to listen to the REITE Club podcast and started to understand real estate investment and cash flow.

    Vinny then decided to invest in himself and seek out a mentor, to help him on the path to financial freedom. While working with Sarah Larbi as his mentor Vinny was able to find his first BRRRR property in Welland, Ontario. Sarah helped him find the contractor and gave the advice to rent out the garage, that was instant cash coming in while the construction was going on, and helped with his holding cost.

    His portfolio was maxed out in terms of financing until, after working with Sarah, he was able to secure a lender that would work with him to continue growing his portfolio. Vinny is currently working on ways to scale his portfolio, network, and grow as an investor.

    In this episode, you will learn about:





    * Investing in mix-use properties

    * Importance of hiring a mentor before investing

    * Why networking can be vital to your portfolio growth

    * Joint venture and financing insights

    * Mixed-use properties

    * Investing in value add properties



    Get in touch with Vinny

    Email: vinnys523@hotmail.com

    Instagram: vinnysinvestor

    Website: https://vssinvestment.ca/



    This episode has been brought to you in part by;



    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages

    Inspire Resort Inspire Beach Resort

    Jon TenBrinke of Black Jack Contracting Inc

    Meghan Chomcut CFP Meghan Chomut CFP

    • 35 min
    Real Estate Investing in Halifax

    Real Estate Investing in Halifax

    This week’s podcast guests are Neal Andreino and Chandler Haliburton, Podcast Hosts, Real Estate Agents and Real Estate Investors.

    In this week’s episode, we learn how Neal and Chandler got started in real estate investing and scaled their portfolio and provide their insights on the real estate market in Halifax and why they feel it’s a great place to grow your portfolio. They share with us their thoughts on increasing rates, vacancy rates and rental demands. Tune in for more insight!



    Neal and Chandler are the hosts of the Master Keys Podcast which covers all things real estate from the first steps as a beginner all the way to expert skills for experienced investors





    Neal owns and operates roughly 100 units, has land developments underway and has managed to reach the Top 5 realtors in his brokerage. His restoration franchise consistently does 7-figure yearly revenues. For 2021, Neal transacted over 25 million dollars in real estate, completed multiple re-assignment deals, acquired 40 units (18 personally, 22 through JV partnership), made 5-figure investments in Crypto and began the podcast.Chandler first began purchasing for himself, later switching careers into professional sales in order to likewise help clients invest. He is now a repeat award winner for Atlantic Canada, the top producing agent in the most productive brokerage in the city, and transacted over $50m in real estate in 2022. Chandler’s real estate investment company owns and operates over 60 units, with a current focus on new development. He has over 100 units currently approved for development and starting this year, with another 200+ in the pipeline at other sitesIn this episode, you will learn about:





    * What the best opportunities in Halifax are

    * What the future of Investing in Halifax looks like

    * Why Halifax is such an attractive market for current real estate investing

    * Key insights for new investors

    * Their thoughts on increasing rates in upcoming years

    * What did they feel about vacancy rates and rental demands in the last five years



    Get in touch with Neil and Chandler



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

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Master-Keys-Podcast-110495988057336/

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@masterkeyspodcast?lang=en

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbwGbXm4rUWTZ-_6TOkuHfg



    This episode has been brought to you in part by;



    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages

    Jesse Bobrowski of Calvert Mortgages

    Inspire Resort Inspire Beach Resort

    Sue Ore & Susan Corcoran Complete Properties Inc

    • 52 min
    Managing your expectations and budget when renovating

    Managing your expectations and budget when renovating

    This week’s podcast guest Babar Moghal talks about his choice of Port Colborne as an investment location and which strategy he finds most effective there. Babar also talks about the importance of a power team, particularly those who understand the area you are investing in and are an investor themselves. Barbar and Sarah discuss budgeting for your renovation and why it’s important to manage your expectations and buffer your budget.

    Babar began his real estate investment journey in Calgary, Alberta and moved to the GTA in 2020 with his wife and son. As a professional engineer with over 17 years in the corporate world as a business development expert, Barbar realized that even with his success in the corporate world, there were limitations but real estate took away that glass ceiling.

    His portfolio consists of two flips and a very successful BRRRR project. He recently started a wholesaling and flipping business to grow his portfolio and help other investors get off-market deals. Babar is also actively JVing as a money partner for various flip projects. His philosophy in life is Success = Mindset + Action.



    In this episode, you will learn about:



    * Port Colborne market insights

    * The process when purchasing a property

    * Working with mortgage brokers and investing in experienced contractors

    * Budgeting for a renovation and managing your expectations.

    * The importance of having a Realtor who understands investing

    * Understanding the refinance process







    Get in touch with Babar:

    Facebook: Babar Moghal Rei

    Instagram: bmoghal

    Website: www.canadianhomeownersolutions.ca

    Email: bmoghal@gmail.com



    This episode has been brought to you in part by;

    Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty

    Jon TenBrinke of Black Jack Contracting Inc

    Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages

    Meghan Chomut CFP – Meghan Chomut









     

    • 47 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

Real Estate Journeys Podcast ,

Very informative

Sarah has a strong real estate acumen and really knows here stuff. I look forward to consuming more content:)

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Excellent and inspiring

I've been listening for a while now. Sarah has a great interviewing style to get at the questions that are on the mind of listeners.
This podcast helps to simplify real estate investing and gives listeners the inside scoop on real life people who are doing it successfully.
Excellent all around!

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