Growing Up Discriminated In Poverty to 21 Hold Forever Properties with Jules Mckenzie Part II

Oh the lengths we will go for our kids….
On Sunday, my wife Cherry planned a half day event for us and cousins to ride Thomas the Train.  No idea what I’m talking about? That’s OK. He’s a crazy popular cartoon character who is a train and for $25, you can ride in the train that he pulls.
The price is fine, it’s the distance, 122 kilometres from home in Uxbridge, ON that was my problem. We did it, me driving without my license as I brilliantly left my wallet at home 😛. I thought Uxbridge was far when I lived in Markham!
The event was really good, we boarded the train on time, there was plenty of free parking close by, tons of stuff for the kids to do included: bouncy castle, colouring, a mini train to ride, a travelling zoo, and face painting. The kids and their cousins all had a blast. Kudos to my wife for planning the event!

What won’t we do for our kids…

The answer escapes but ah, I remember, I’ll invest in real estate for them but I’m not signing them up for hockey. 😛 Indoor court sports (basketball, volleyball, anything excluding ice) for this family. They’ll learn to skate as skating is an important life skill all Canadians should have, like swimming, but no thank you to 6am practices on the ice. 😛

Growing Up Discriminated Against and In Poverty to 21 Hold Forever Properties with Jules Mckenzie Part II

Our guest this week is a returning guest in Jules Mckenzie. He was previously featured on our show titled From $140,000 in credit card debt to 34 properties. If you haven’t listened to it yet, I suggest you go back and do so before listening to this week’s interview. The tips and tricks around investing are there, including joint venturing. This episode is to further dig into Jules’ life before his beginnings as an investor.
Jules has come a long way in his investment journey, from near ruin both in life and investing to 55 properties in 2005 to today’s portfolio of 21 properties after shedding poor performers and paying a lot of joint venture partners.
What Jules has been holding back is the deeper hole he’s had to dig himself out of growing up an indigenous Canadian on a reserve with limited opportunity, resources, and an early life of alcohol and drug abuse.
If you know Jules, he’s a big guy with a bigger heart and warmer smile. What he hasn’t shared until today is what he’s had to overcome and how he’s done it, but he shares it today.
For you new real estate investors, know that anything is possible. Even when life deals you a pretty bad hand. If Jules can build a portfolio of 21 “hold forever” properties than you can too.
To Reach Out to Jules:
Twitter @mckenziejules
Instagram @mrjulesmckenzie
# 705 330 1879

Sponsored by:

TitanInvestmentRealEstate.com – would you like to know how our investors returned 341.8% on positive cash flowing real estate over the last five years? On average, that was 68.4% per year, just imagine what winning in real estate could do for you. If you would like to know how we did it, ask us how by calling 289-288-5019 or email us at admin@mrhamilton.ca. Don’t delay, the top markets we focus in are trending upward in price, so you can pay today’s price or tomorrow’s price.

HaltonREI.ca – This episode is brought to you by my networking group, the Halton REI. We meet in Oakville (part of the Halton Region), but mainly invest in the top investment towns west of Halton: Brantford, Hamilton, Niagara Region, Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge.

We regularly feature the top speakers from our industry. The vast majority of our attendees are seasoned investors, so you will want to spend more time around these folks, as you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Your net worth is your network, so choose how you spend your time wisely.

Knowledge is power. Every meeting we share the latest in market rents, prices in the top neighbourhoods, and strategies for investment. We share the best property available as our Best Buy Property of the Month. We share the best tips and tricks for you to implement immediately to your investment businesses to fast track YOU on your journey to financial freedom. It’s up to you if you’d like to be on said journey.

To get on the invite list please register at http://www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca/meeting/ and you will receive an invite to the next Halton REI meeting once announced.

But don’t listen to me, here’s what members of our community are saying about the Halton REI!!



Till next time, Just do it because I believe in you.
Erwin
Hamilton, St. Catharines, Toronto, Land Development, soon to be builder and Real Estate Investor
FB: https://www.facebook.com/erwin.szeto
IG: https://www.instagram.com/erwinszeto/

 

Passive Investing in Private Lending and Oakville, Ontario with Jay Gabrani Part 2

Happy August Everyone! And happy birthday to my Wonder Woman who has her own business, does Crossfit 3x/week, is a wonderful mom to our beautiful kids, runs our household and, the most difficult part, takes care of me. Happy 6th birthday!! No really, the kids buy it, she’s six years old…

To celebrate Cherry’s birthday, like anyone when they turn 18, is to go to Niagara Falls this past Friday. To start, joined by fellow real estate entrepreneur Charles Wah, we took a relaxing cruise down the Niagara river in a Whirlpool Jet Boat, seated in the front row no less.

After that, we pigged out at the Sheraton’s falls view all-you-can-eat-buffet, walked around Clifton Hill to burn off the calories, then a stop at Casino Niagara’s black jack tables where Cherry sat down with $100 and walked away with $150!!! Yay!! We didn’t lose 😛

Upcoming Halton Real Estate Investors Group meetings: September 15, we have John Roumanis and Greg Kowalkczyk to guest speak. John is our successful investor friend of 800,000 in returns in 7 years and he’s asked to share how he’s using demographic data to drive his renovation decisions and raise his rents.

Greg K, is a super successful e-commerce & Amazon entrepreneur and hugely in demand trainer on building e-commerce businesses. Greg is a friend, a huge supporter of our registered charity the Hamilton Basket Brigade, and he will be sharing how he built businesses grossing six figures a month.

If you’re not already on the invite list, you can do so by signing up at www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca/meeting

Passive Investing in Private Lending in Oakville, Ontario with Jay Gabrani Part 2.

Real Estate Investor and single dad to three, Jay Gabrani, is back on the show to share his passive investment strategies: private lending and investing in single family houses in Oakville, Ontario. Jay’s investing is so passive, he will have sufficient time to home school all three kids for high school. That’s right. The time and patience to home school three kids.

 

For those not familiar with private lending or even if you are, have a listen to Jay’s strategy to mitigate risks, plan an exit, and maximize returns. I’ve spoken to many investors who risk considerably more with their strategies, whereas Jay’s strategy may be the most sound I’ve heard.

Jay’s Oakville investing is educational as well, as many investors, including myself, made investment decisions based on a top 10 list. Alternatively, Jay goes off board to evaluate the economic fundamentals of his home town in Oakville, Ontario. Jay’s lessons here are particularly educational because if you remember from part 1, Jay was able to take a three year sabbatical after the loss of his wife to mourn and care for the three kids.

If you want to learn how to take three years off, you will want to have a listen to 2018’s most talked about guest.

Sponsored by:

TitanInvestmentRealEstate.com – would you like to know how our investors returned 341.8% on positive cash flowing real estate over the last five years? On average, that was 68.4% per year, just imagine what winning in real estate could do for you. If you would like to know how we did it, ask us how by calling 289-288-5019 or email us at admin@mrhamilton.ca. Don’t delay, the top markets we focus in are trending upward in price, so you can pay today’s price or tomorrow’s price.

HaltonREI.ca – This episode is brought to you by my networking group, the Halton REI. We meet in Oakville (part of the Halton Region), but mainly invest in the top investment towns west of Halton: Brantford, Hamilton, Niagara Region.

We regularly feature the top speakers from our industry. The vast majority of our attendees are seasoned investors, so you will want to spend more time around these folks, as you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Your net worth is your network, so choose how you spend your time wisely.

Knowledge is power. Every meeting we share the latest in market rents, prices in the top neighbourhoods, and strategies for investment. We share the best property available as our Best Buy Property of the Month. We share the best tips and tricks for you to implement immediately to your investment businesses to fast track YOU on your journey to financial freedom. It’s up to you if you’d like to be on said journey.

To get on the invite list please register at http://www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca/meeting/ and you will receive an invite to the next Halton REI meeting once announced.

But don’t listen to me, here’s what members of our community are saying about the Halton REI!!

To reach out to Jay:

web: https://www.jaygabrani.com/
Till next time, Just do it because I believe in you.
Erwin
Hamilton, St. Catharines, Toronto, Land Development, soon to be builder and Real Estate Investor
FB: https://www.facebook.com/erwin.szeto
IG: https://www.instagram.com/erwinszeto/

Preacher’s Son, Ran Away From Home at 12, 365 Days In Rehab To Real Estate Success With Ben Oosterveld

Summer is in full swing! We’ve had our July Halton REI meeting and we are taking the month of August off, but don’t worry! There will be a tour mid August for investment opportunities in St. Catharines.
This past Saturday, our Street Smart Tour brought us to a city truly open for business in Brantford, Ontario with my team, the Team Titans, and our friend Paisley Mackenzie, former Economic Development Office of Brantford. Paisley has nearly 30 years experience working around investments and Brantford so it was a special treat to have her along.
Brantford is an underrated market, as many regular Brantford investors know who are enjoying the returns in a market that is flying under the radar. Brantford is situated between Hamilton and Cambridge, Ontario and there are not many hotter markets than these two for those who care about the ripple affect. What many do not know, is how good the Planning Department is. They are consistent in following Ontario Building Code and, sadly, not all cities can say the same.
Days on market are some of the best I’ve seen in years, as this is summer when prices typically retreat, and we toured two pretty sweet properties that have been on market for around 60 days at prices mid 300 to low 400,000. Terrific affordability when compared to the neighbouring KWC and Hamilton markets.
On to this week’s show!!

Preacher’s Son, Ran Away From Home at 12, 365 Days In Rehab To Real Estate Success With Ben Oosterveld

Today’s Ben Oosterveld is crazy successful. Dad to four kids, happily married, booming business, he earned over $800,000 in 2017, in one 14 month stretch he acquired 41 properties.
By all definitions, Ben is killing it, but he wasn’t always successful. Ben, a preacher’s son, ran away from home at 12, abused drugs and alcohol until the age of 20, crawled home to his parents, checked into a 12 month rehabilitation program and turned his life around.
Ben talks about learning lessons on raising a challenging child such as himself, owning investments with other people’s money during the crash, being bullied by an investment partner, and what he would do differently with his investments if he could do it all over again. This is the first time Ben has publicly shared his challenges as an investor.

Sponsored by:

TitanInvestmentRealEstate.com – would you like to know how our investors returned 341.8% on positive cash flowing real estate over the last five years? On average, that was 68.4% per year, just imagine what winning in real estate could do for you. If you would like to know how we did it, ask us how by calling 289-288-5019 or email us at admin@mrhamilton.ca. Don’t delay, the top markets we focus in are trending upward in price, so you can pay today’s price or tomorrow’s price.

HaltonREI.ca – This episode is brought to you by my networking group, the Halton REI. We meet in Oakville (part of the Halton Region), but mainly invest in the top investment towns west of Halton: Brantford, Hamilton, Niagara Region.

We regularly feature the top speakers from our industry. The vast majority of our attendees are seasoned investors, so you will want to spend more time around these folks, as you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Your net worth is your network, so choose how you spend your time wisely.

Knowledge is power. Every meeting we share the latest in market rents, prices in the top neighbourhoods, and strategies for investment. We share the best property available as our Best Buy Property of the Month. We share the best tips and tricks for you to implement immediately to your investment businesses to fast track YOU on your journey to financial freedom. It’s up to you if you’d like to be on said journey.

To get on the invite list please register at http://www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca/meeting/ and you will receive an invite to the next Halton REI meeting once announced.

But don’t listen to me, here’s what members of our community are saying about the Halton REI!!

To reach out to Ryan:

web: http://teamoosterveld.com/
podcast: http://businessfromwithinpodcast.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/ben.oosterveld
Till next time, Just do it because I believe in you.
Erwin
Hamilton, St. Catharines, Toronto, Land Development, soon to be builder and Real Estate Investor
FB: https://www.facebook.com/erwin.szeto
IG: https://www.instagram.com/erwinszeto/

Increasing Rents by $1600/month With An Accessory Building With Ryan Carr

I really have no idea what I’m doing to my kids 😛

Thanks to my obsession with super heroes, I’m often telling my kids that we have to help people. That’s probably OK, it’s how I go about it that may be controversial.
For my daughter, we limit her exposure to the classic princesses and their stories of opulence they were born into and meeting a prince and falling in love. Instead my lessons often focus on helping people whenever the learning moment presents itself.  When buying rain boots for my kids, the girl boots were all ponies and rainbows. Whereas the boys boots selection offered solid red fire fighter boots.  I bought fire fighter boots for both kids.
This rainy weekend, our kids watched a rare movie, as we strictly limit their screen time. We of course watched Kung Fu Panda 3, which was hilarious and my kids are taking an interest in martial arts since their dad regularly sports a gi for Jiu Jitsu. I explain to both kids how Kung Fu Panda is using kung fu to protect people who can not protect themselves and they are to do the same once they learn Jiu Jitsu like Daddy.
Am I the only one teaching my kids this stuff? Drop me a line on what stuff you’re teaching your kids that are equally… interesting. 😃

Increasing Rents by $1600/month With An Accessory Building With Ryan Carr

The young and brilliant Ryan Carr is back to share his current project where he is turning his poorly performing property into a winner but adding an 850 square foot coach house in the backyard of an existing property and renting it for 1,500-1,600/month plus utilities.
If you haven’t heard Ryan’s previous interview, go back to the episode titled ‘How a Mechanic Invested in 20 Properties in Two Years’ or just Google that title to find it.
Ryan updates us on his ultra conservative investment strategy while acquiring 1-2 properties per month and his current lifestyle as a tenant. Quick refresher, if you believe the market will decline, sell your home and rent, and deploy your capital elsewhere for higher returns. Ryan is putting his money where his mouth is.

Sponsored by:

TitanInvestmentRealEstate.com – would you like to know how our investors returned 341.8% on positive cash flowing real estate over the last five years? On average, that was 68.4% per year, just imagine what winning in real estate could do for you. If you would like to know how we did it, ask us how by calling 289-288-5019 or email us at admin@mrhamilton.ca. Don’t delay, the top markets we focus in are trending upward in price, so you can pay today’s price or tomorrow’s price.

HaltonREI.ca – This episode is brought to you by my networking group, the Halton REI. We meet in Oakville (part of the Halton Region), but mainly invest in the top investment towns west of Halton: Brantford, Hamilton, Niagara Region.

We regularly feature the top speakers from our industry. The vast majority of our attendees are seasoned investors, so you will want to spend more time around these folks, as you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Your net worth is your network, so choose how you spend your time wisely.

Knowledge is power. Every meeting we share the latest in market rents, prices in the top neighbourhoods, and strategies for investment. We share the best property available as our Best Buy Property of the Month. We share the best tips and tricks for you to implement immediately to your investment businesses to fast track YOU on your journey to financial freedom. It’s up to you if you’d like to be on said journey.

To get on the invite list please register at http://www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca/meeting/ and you will receive an invite to the next Halton REI meeting once announced.

But don’t listen to me, here’s what members of our community are saying about the Halton REI!!

To reach out to Ryan:

web: http://rwcarrinvestment.com/
FB: business – https://www.facebook.com/rwcarrinvestment/ , personal https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010830488618
Till next time, Just do it because I believe in you.
Erwin
Hamilton, St. Catharines, Toronto, Land Development, soon to be builder and Real Estate Investor

70+ Properties In Only 15 Hours Per Week With Susan White-Livermore

Hello Fellow Real Estate Investors! Don’t you love summer vacation?

Normally our mastermind takes the summer off but two months off is too much, so instead we planned an overnight getaway at Blue Mountain Village. We rented three bedroom suites in the village, went hiking, shared a skateboard/flight of 14 beers, actually masterminded, talked about life, shared embarrassing stories, and of course what we are up to professionally. The beauty of the mastermind is we each get inspired and help from each other in seeing what other investors are up to and what is possible. How folks structure deals for development, or financing tips when all lenders are saying no.
Remember to have an agenda for networking/masterminding as well. Personally, I’m looking to turn my focus towards development so I had lots of questions around that subject and as also lead generation.
If you don’t already belong to one, I suggest you do. I belong to three of them (two I simply host for the benefit of the attendees).  My team at Titan Investment Real Estate will be making more master mind groups available to clients come the fall season so if that’s of interest to you, do keep an eye out.

70+ Properties In Only 15 Hours Per Week With Susan White-Livermore

Susan is a veteran investor who started in 2006, the perfect time, right before the Financial/credit crisis of 07/08.  She’s done flips, legal basement suites, 30-40 rent to owns, student rentals, owned interest in over 70+ properties, and currently holds over 30 properties.
We talk about raising capital and credit from investment partners for joint venturing, her forecast and equity splits for investment partners, her strategy for the “infinity house” as in “infinite returns”, favourite books she recommends, and how she develops talent so she may delegate and limit her active work to only 15 hours a week.
You will want to have a listen to how she does what we all want. She makes more money while limiting investment of time so she may spend more time raising her family.

Sponsored by:

TitanInvestmentRealEstate.com – would you like to know how our investors returned 341.8% on positive cash flowing real estate over the last five years? On average, that was 68.4% per year, just imagine what winning in real estate could do for you. If you would like to know how we did it, ask us how by calling 289-288-5019 or email us at admin@mrhamilton.ca. Don’t delay, the top markets we focus in are trending upward in price, so you can pay today’s price or tomorrow’s price.

HaltonREI.ca – This episode is brought to you by my networking group, the Halton REI. We meet in Oakville (part of the Halton Region), but mainly invest in the top investment towns west of Halton: Brantford, Hamilton, Niagara Region.

We regularly feature the top speakers from our industry. The vast majority of our attendees are seasoned investors, so you will want to spend more time around these folks, as you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Your net worth is your network, so choose how you spend your time wisely.

Knowledge is power. Every meeting we share the latest in market rents, prices in the top neighbourhoods, and strategies for investment. We share the best property available as our Best Buy Property of the Month. We share the best tips and tricks for you to implement immediately to your investment businesses to fast track YOU on your journey to financial freedom. It’s up to you if you’d like to be on said journey.

To get on the invite list please register at http://www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca/meeting/ and you will receive an invite to the next Halton REI meeting once announced.

But don’t listen to me, here’s what members of our community are saying about the Halton REI!!

Show Notes:

The Science 
Of 
Getting Rich Kindle Edition by Wallace Wattles

YOU, TOO, CAN BE PROSPEROUS by ROBERT RUSSELL

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

WORKING WITH THE LAW by RAYMOND HOLLIWELL

To reach out to Susan:

youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHh7SU
Till next time, Just do it because I believe in you.
Erwin
Hamilton, St. Catharines, Toronto, Land Development, soon to be builder and Real Estate Investor

 

A Rags to Riches Story: How A 32 Year Old Achieved Top 1% Net Worth in Real Estate With Stefan Aarnio

Hello Real Estate Investors!!!
My kids are the new promotional models of a French Immersion School and Summer Camp, link: http://lespetitespommes.ca/ owned and operated by our friend Mary Clements, aka the better half of our friend and real estate developer, Charles Wah.
All you fellow real estate entrepreneurs know how lonely it can be, so it’s great to have optimistic, high-energy, like minded friends in Charles and Mary.
Our kids are not really their models, but we visited their lovely new home in Westdale, one of the four very walkable neighbourhoods of Hamilton. Being always on the run for work, I don’t often get to spend time enjoying the main strip of Westdale. Usually I’m just getting a quick bite from the fabulous Delirious Burger (one of the best burgers bar none in the GHTA) and Burrito Bandidos.
If you do get the chance, I can’t recommend it enough, especially in the summer when most students are away so there are more tables available. 😀

A Rags to Riches Story: How A 32 Year Old Achieved Top 1% Net Worth in Real Estate With Stefan Aarnio

Stefan is the real deal. It all started when he was 17 years old, watching his father beg his mother to take him back. Witnessing their marital problems due to money, Stefan vowed to never be poor again and he’s done just that.
Stefan’s net worth is in the top 1/10th of the top 1% of Canada and he’s only 32 years old.
He has multiple businesses: real estate obviously, both commercial and residential, authored four books, coaching, e-commerce, education programs and classes.  I’ve had friends of mine who attended his programs and classes and recommend them, hence I’m interviewing Stefan. 🙂
We discuss how he went from broke to earning $1,000/per hour, his lessons on success from spending time around other super successful people, Stefan’s trip to Haiti to build houses, and what motivates him (and it’s not what I expected).

Sponsored by:

TitanInvestmentRealEstate.com – would you like to know how our investors returned 341.8% on positive cash flowing real estate over the last five years? On average, that was 68.4% per year, just imagine what winning in real estate could do for you. If you would like to know how we did it, ask us how by calling 289-288-5019 or email us at admin@mrhamilton.ca. Don’t delay, the top markets we focus in are trending upward in price, so you can pay today’s price or tomorrow’s price.

HaltonREI.ca – This episode is brought to you by my networking group, the Halton REI. We meet in Oakville (part of the Halton Region), but mainly invest in the top investment towns west of Halton: Brantford, Hamilton, Niagara Region.

We regularly feature the top speakers from our industry. The vast majority of our attendees are seasoned investors, so you will want to spend more time around these folks, as you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Your net worth is your network, so choose how you spend your time wisely.

Knowledge is power. Every meeting we share the latest in market rents, prices in the top neighbourhoods, and strategies for investment. We share the best property available as our Best Buy Property of the Month. We share the best tips and tricks for you to implement immediately to your investment businesses to fast track YOU on your journey to financial freedom. It’s up to you if you’d like to be on said journey.

To get on the invite list please register at http://www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca/meeting/ and you will receive an invite to the next Halton REI meeting once announced.

But don’t listen to me, here’s what members of our community are saying about the Halton REI!!

Show Notes:

To reach out to Stefan
Till next time, Just do it because I believe in you.
Erwin
Hamilton, St. Catharines, Toronto, Land Development, soon to be builder and Real Estate Investor

Life After Tragedy. Thank Goodness for Real Estate. With Jay Gabrani

Hello Everyone with real estate investments!!

Happy Anniversary To Us. Celebrating Over Lunch as Work Keeps Us Too Busy and We Want to See the Kids in the Evening

My health journey continues with a physical check-up with my family doctor and my high performance ND, Dr. Callum Cowan.

Quick recap, for the last two-three months, my only breakfast is a coffee (sometimes tea) with about one tablespoon each of grass fed butter and organic coconut oil (substituted for Brain Octane oil as I find it easier to stomach).

That’s all I eat until my pre work out banana and protein shake plus lunch and dinner.

This past week, I’ve been even lazier, just having two tablespoons of cod liver oil and coffee as it’s less blending and cleaning. Fish oil is good for the brain and I figured it would help my creativity. But as I type at 11:30 am, I can feel my energy starting to wane and I need a snack. 😛

This method is called time restricted eating and even though I technically break my fast with the fat and coffee, my body doesn’t know any different since my body is consuming fat from my fat stores. Dr. Cowan says my eating window is actually eight hours in practice and I don’t need to fast anymore than I already am.

Results? I have set many life time personal bests in strength while doing this experiment. Just last week I cleaned 235 lbs twice. I’m lean as heck as well. One problem though is my cardio is not where I want it to be. I ran just over a mile in 8 minutes 40 seconds last week while my heart rate over 90% over half the time.

My family doctor has no concerns, my blood pressure is 120 over 76 which is near optimal.

So what’s next? I’ve requested blood work, including cholesterol, and Dr. Cowan wants me to track my calories as he thinks I’m low and I think he’s right. After two days of tracking, I’m consuming an average of 1900 calories… yet I’m not hungry, and I’m sorry for sounding like an ass for all of you trying to lose weight. 😛

Life After Tragedy. Thank Goodness for Real Estate. With Jay Gabrani

What can I say about Jay, he had it all. Successful investments, a business, and a growing family, until tragedy struck and took the mother of his three young children. Thanks to his real estate, his portfolio was able to support Jay and his kids while on leave for three years to mourn and care for the kids.

We go deep into what happened, how it affected the kids, how Jay got through it now four years later, lessons learned, what Jay would have done differently for his wife and Jay’s three sources of passive income that allow him to be a full time dad, yet still living in one of Canada’s most affluent cities.

This is part one of a two part series of the most difficult interviews I have done. If you’re a parent or ever plan on being one, have a listen.

Sponsored by:

TitanInvestmentRealEstate.com – would you like to know how our investors returned 341.8% on positive cash flowing real estate over the last five years? On average, that was 68.4% per year, just imagine what winning in real estate could do for you. If you would like to know how we did it, ask us how by calling 289-288-5019 or email us at admin@mrhamilton.ca. Don’t delay, the top markets we focus in are trending upward in price, so you can pay today’s price or tomorrow’s price.

HaltonREI.ca – This episode is brought to you by my networking group, the Halton REI. We meet in Oakville (part of the Halton Region), but mainly invest in the top investment towns west of Halton: Brantford, Hamilton, Niagara Region.

We regularly feature the top speakers from our industry. The vast majority of our attendees are seasoned investors, so you will want to spend more time around these folks, as you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Your net worth is your network, so choose how you spend your time wisely.

Knowledge is power. Every meeting we share the latest in market rents, prices in the top neighbourhoods, and strategies for investment. We share the best property available as our Best Buy Property of the Month. We share the best tips and tricks for you to implement immediately to your investment businesses to fast track YOU on your journey to financial freedom. It’s up to you if you’d like to be on said journey.

To get on the invite list please register at http://www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca/meeting/ and you will receive an invite to the next Halton REI meeting once announced.

But don’t listen to me, here’s what members of our community are saying about the Halton REI!!

Show Notes:

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing

by Benjamin Graham (Author)

https://www.amazon.ca/Intelligent-Investor-Definitive-Value-Investing/dp/0060555661

 

Market Wizards, Updated: Interviews With Top Traders

Jan 17 2012

by Jack D. Schwager

https://www.amazon.ca/Market-Wizards-Updated-Interviews-Traders/dp/1118273052/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530795928&sr=1-1&keywords=market+wizards&dpID=51TwiPDzCrL&preST=_SY264_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

https://stansberryresearch.com/

http://angelonenetwork.ca/

To get in touch with Jay:

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaygabrani/

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jaygabrani

Till next time, Just do it, I believe in you.
Erwin

Can You Get Rich Working for a Start Up? with Tony La

Last day of school!!!! I hope all you adults enjoyed all the amusement parks and travel before the kids are on summer break and making everything busy. 😛

For my own kids, today is their last day of school and thanks to my boss, I was able to drop them off this morning to have a quick hello with my kids’ teachers. For my daughter, it’s her last day at this school as she “graduates” to Junior Kindergarten in the Fall. My daughter doesn’t know it but I just got the best Father’s Day present. Her Teacher summarized her report card as being, “she’s perfect.”

I can’t take all the credit, Robin is her mother’s daughter. She’s going to be great at school. However she is a product of her environment as well. Robin has seen both mom and dad present at several events, including myself being the MC for my cousins wedding a few weeks back. She’s too young to notice, but mom and dad are introverts who were never comfortable public speaking.

Here’s Robin being the social butterfly at my client Simeon’s wedding.  Instead of eating dinner, she danced with her cousins and she played with the wedding party.  She’s even sitting in the groom’s chair at the head table in one of the pictures. She’s not afraid of the spotlight and that’s something she’s learned from mom and dad. She just doesn’t know we’re afraid when do all our public speaking. However, public speaking is required to give value, attract business, and achieve our goals both personally and for our charity, the Hamilton Basket Brigade.

It seems the kids are watching, so go forth, be awesome, and be the super star your kids think you are.

Other happenings this week: Cherry and I were guests of Doug and Anna at the sold out KWCREI club meeting in Cambridge and we shared the latest tax rule changes (Federal and expected from Doug Ford) and tips on getting offers accepted.

If your association or club needs speakers, kindly let us know: admin (at) mrhamilton.ca

In the News:

Our charity and I were profiled in this month’s Real Estate Professional magazine. It’s always an honour to share our attempts to alleviate poverty in Hamilton and hopefully we inspire more to help in our communities. Big changes coming to our basket brigade format!! The full article can be found here on page 58, link: https://www.repmag.ca/contents/e-magazine.aspx?id=243813

Can You Get Rich Working for a Start Up? with Tony La

This week’s guest is Tony La, Chief Technical Officer of start up: Honk Mobile. Haven’t heard of them? That’s OK, because you will.  They take mobile payment for parking and they just signed Pearson International Airport in Toronto. With Honk Mobile you can pay for parking and re-feed the meter all from your phone so you don’t need to have change and you don’t need to run back to the meter to pay for more parking if the meter is running out.

The business and founder is so hot, they were featured on Dragon’s Den and four of the five Dragons made the owner offers: http://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/pitches/honkmobile

As you can tell from my recent line of questioning for guests of our show, the question is: how can we make money? Preferably passively, reliably, predictably, securely, and insurably. I know I made that last one up, but you know where I’m going. What’s the best way to get rich? Hence we needed a guest on the show to talk to start ups that have the potential to be the next Uber or AirBnb.

So can we get rich working for a start up? Let’s ask my friend, client, and real estate investor, Tony La.

Show Notes:

Tony on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tonylato/

https://www.honkmobile.com/

Sponsored by:

TitanInvestmentRealEstate.com – would you like to know how our investors returned 341.8% on positive cash flowing real estate over the last five years? On average, that was 68.4% per year, just imagine what winning in real estate could do for you. If you would like to know how we did it, ask us how by calling 289-288-5019 or email us at admin@mrhamilton.ca. Don’t delay, the top markets we focus in are trending upward in price, so you can pay today’s price or tomorrow’s price.

HaltonREI.ca – This episode is brought to you by my networking group, the Halton REI. We meet in Oakville (part of the Halton Region), but mainly invest in the top investment towns west of Halton: Brantford, Hamilton, Niagara Region.

We regularly feature the top speakers from our industry. The vast majority of our attendees are seasoned investors, so you will want to spend more time around these folks, as you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Your net worth is your network, so choose how you spend your time wisely.

Knowledge is power. Every meeting we share the latest in market rents, prices in the top neighbourhoods, and strategies for investment. We share the best property available as our Best Buy Property of the Month. We share the best tips and tricks for you to implement immediately to your investment businesses to fast track YOU on your journey to financial freedom. It’s up to you if you’d like to be on said journey.

To get on the invite list please register at http://www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca/meeting/ and you will receive an invite to the next Halton REI meeting once announced.

But don’t listen to me, here’s what members of our community are saying about the Halton REI!!

Till next time, Just do it, I believe in you.
Erwin

How to Claim Thousands of Dollars of in Home Energy Rebates with Nick Crosby

Once you have faced all your fears, what else is there left to fear?

This is the question I posed my Titan Investment Real Estate team when I challenged them to face their fears at CN Tower’s Edge Walk.  Participants walk around the circumference of the roof and lean out over the edge. Why? For fun!

Scary, right? It is to folks with acrophobia, such as myself, who don’t even like to step onto the glass floor of the CN Tower. However, the more often you face your fears and accept challenges, the easier it gets!

This venture is my 2nd go at the Edgewalk. Cherry and I first did Edgewalk in 2011 and from a fear of heights perspective, this is the scariest thing I’ve ever done.  Edgewalk is scarier because it’s a 30 minute walk where you are actively participating.  In tandem skydiving, you are pulled/pushed out of the plane. Ziplining/hangliding, leaving the ramp takes seconds.  Edgewalk, no one holds your hands, you legs feel like jello and you are gripping the a cable I call your lifeline! :p

The team did great! I’m very proud of them. No one bailed, they each accepted the challenges of leaning out both forwards and backwards. It’s just unfortunate that our safety was actually at risk as lightening struck a few km away from the CN Tower, so our walk was cut short after about 3/4 of the adventure so no pictures and video this time, but we get a rain check good for 12 months.

Investing in real estate is no different. It is common knowledge among veteran investors that the first investment property is always the toughest and every property from there gets easier.  But unlike the CN Tower Edgewalk, the coaches at Titan Investment Real Estate are there to hold your hand to make it less scary than Toronto’s tallest adventure.

How to Claim Thousands of Dollars of in Home Energy Rebates with Nick Crosby

“I wish I knew you before I did my renovations” is what everyone tells Nick “the Rebate Guy” Crosby upon meeting him.

It is exactly what I said too. For years, I have not been able to locate a home energy auditor since many of the last sets of rebate programs went away and the majority were only for your principle residence and NOT rental properties.

No more!! Friend of the show and our client, Kaush Nanubhai, recommend Nick to us after he hired Nick to inspect his property. Kaush is netting a cool thousand dollars in rebates for renovation work he was planning on doing anyway.

I personally could have netted several thousand for my AC and window replacements in the last two years. It’s too late now, but I’ll be having Nick inspect for sure before I have my ancient, mid-efficiency furnace replace!

Show Notes:

The gas program links, depending on where you live, are below…

https://www.uniongas.com/homereno OR

Home Energy Conservation – Enbridge Smart Savings

CMHC — Energy-efficient Housing Made More Affordable with Mortgage Loan Insurance | CMHC

Genworth has a program too: http://genworth.ca/en/index.aspx

How to get in touch with Nick Crosby: https://www.homeenergyadvice.ca/

Sponsored by:

TitanInvestmentRealEstate.com – would you like to know how our investors returned 341.8% on positive cash flowing real estate over the last five years? On average, that was 68.4% per year, just imagine what winning in real estate could do for you. If you would like to know how we did it, ask us how by calling 289-288-5019 or email us at admin@mrhamilton.ca. Don’t delay, the top markets we focus in are trending upward in price, so you can pay today’s price or tomorrow’s price.

HaltonREI.ca – This episode is brought to you by my networking group, the Halton REI. We meet in Oakville (part of the Halton Region), but mainly invest in the top investment towns west of Halton: Brantford, Hamilton, Niagara Region.

We regularly feature the top speakers from our industry. The vast majority of our attendees are seasoned investors, so you will want to spend more time around these folks, as you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Your net worth is your network, so choose how you spend your time wisely.

Knowledge is power. Every meeting we share the latest in market rents, prices in the top neighbourhoods, and strategies for investment. We share the best property available as our Best Buy Property of the Month. We share the best tips and tricks for you to implement immediately to your investment businesses to fast track YOU on your journey to financial freedom. It’s up to you if you’d like to be on said journey.

To get on the invite list please register at http://www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca/meeting/ and you will receive an invite to the next Halton REI meeting once announced.

But don’t listen to me, here’s what members of our community are saying about the Halton REI!!

Till next time, Just do it, I believe in you.
Erwin

7 Years Part Time and $800K in Returns

Thank you real estate investors, readers, listeners and clients for your kind words and nominations!!

This past week, the Real Estate Investment Network bestowed upon myself and my team at Titan Investment Real Estate, the winners of 2018’s Realtor of the Year. We are now two-time winners. We last won in 2015, along with our wins as Agent of the Year by Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine’s in 2016 and 2017.

Thank you Denise and Stuart for the epic photo!!

Our efforts are proof that the good people doing good things in Business and in the community can excel in the investment real estate industry. Thank you to the Real Estate Investment Network for this award. To be honest, I didn’t think we would win considering the very steep competition. All four finalists had all previously won the award and are doing wonderful things for their own respective clients and communities.

I’d like to thank our clients for believing in us to follow our advice in their pursuit of financial freedom and security for themselves and their families. I’d like to thank the OG’s of REIN – original gangsters Don R Campbell, Russell Westcott, and Melanie Tenant-Reuter, plus the current leadership team Patrick, Richard, and Jennifer.

Thank you again to my team: Tammy, Meaghan, James, Han, Koukun, Maria, John, Charles, and Tim. Thank you to my broker owners and mentors in Tom and Nick Karadza. Thank you coach Mary-Anne Gillespie.

I’d like to thank my wife and kids for putting up with my attempts at a work/life balance, without their support and inspiration, this would not be possible.

Finally I would like to thank my parents for uprooting their lives to move half way around the world for a better opportunity for themselves and their children and grandchildren.

Thanks listeners and readers for being part of my community and this is only the beginning, we have big and better things planned for our clients and the Hamilton Basket Brigade in 2018.

Stay awesome everyone and just do it because I believe in you!

And if you wonder why we won the award? Just have a listen to this week’s guest, the legendary John Roumanis, my friend and client who is doing quite well with his real estate investments.

7 Years Part Time and $800K in Returns

John Roumanis is back again and upon his insistence we opened a 2009 Italian bottle of Chianti (I can’t help but think of Hannibal Lector’s line how he ate liver and kidney beans with a nice Chianti…) and chatted about real estate, mindset for success, challenges and successes, stock investing and so much more.  I know it’s a long episode, but do listen to the end to hear what motivates John. It wasn’t what I expected.

John is my friend and client, he holds a CPA, MBA, and he’s a part time instructor at Sheridan College to round out his busy life as an executive at a major coffee company and new father.

To follow or contact John:

on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_roumanis/

on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnroumanis/

Sponsored by:

TitanInvestmentRealEstate.com – would you like to know how our investors returned 341.8% on positive cash flowing real estate over the last five years? On average, that was 68.4% per year, just imagine what winning in real estate could do for you. If you would like to know how we did it, ask us how by calling 289-288-5019 or email us at admin@mrhamilton.ca. Don’t delay, the top markets we focus in are trending upward in price, so you can pay today’s price or tomorrow’s price.

HaltonREI.ca – This episode is brought to you by my networking group, the Halton REI. We meet in Oakville (part of the Halton Region), but mainly invest in the top investment towns west of Halton: Brantford, Hamilton, Niagara Region.

We regularly feature the top speakers from our industry. The vast majority of our attendees are seasoned investors, so you will want to spend more time around these folks, as you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Your net worth is your network, so choose how you spend your time wisely.

Knowledge is power. Every meeting we share the latest in market rents, prices in the top neighbourhoods, and strategies for investment. We share the best property available as our Best Buy Property of the Month. We share the best tips and tricks for you to implement immediately to your investment businesses to fast track YOU on your journey to financial freedom. It’s up to you if you’d like to be on said journey.

To get on the invite list please register at http://www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca/meeting/ and you will receive an invite to the next Halton REI meeting once announced.

But don’t listen to me, here’s what members of our community are saying about the Halton REI!!

Till next time, Just do it, I believe in you.
Erwin