Refugee to Real Estate Developer and Legit Baller with Tahani Part 2

Thanksgiving Hamilton Basket Brigade Edition Complete!! 40 underprivileged families have a lot more warm clothing, winter boots, toys, games, food.

As the President I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made this happen.  Our board of governors, our donors and volunteers. The Hamilton elementary public and catholic school boards for your support. They are the ones who identify for us which families need the most help and allow us to be proactive vs. reactive.

 

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Thanksgiving Hamilton Basket Brigade Edition Complete!! 40 underprivileged families have a lot more warm clothing, winter boots, toys, games, food. As the President I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made this happen. Nancy and Liz from the Public School Board for organizing our customers and finding out what they want. Mike from the Catholic school board for getting us half of our customers and reserving us our venue. Thank you to the Catholic School Board for donating the gymnasium, our staging/party area for the day of. Thank you to our board of governors: Matt, James, Roger, Cherry, Maria. Thank you Council member Tammy Ditomaso for your leadership and donating the pizza. Thank you to the Auger Family: Roger, Crystal, Josh, and Madison for donating and cooking the hot dogs, the cart and Madison stealing the show as the Dancing dinosaur. Thank you to our platinum donors for this Thanksgiving: Matt Green, Evelyn and Mike Lamarsh, Tony “Mr Ottawa” Miller, and of course Scott Dillingham of CIBC who holds a significant margin as our #1 donor. Thank to Cherry Chan, CPA, CA for our Accounting Services, the peoples’ real estate Accountant. www.realestatetaxtips.ca Thank you uncle Bill for our photos Thank you John Cerpnjak for recording testimonials Thank you to all the volunteers who donated above budget to ensure your families got what they need, 97.5% of you went over LOL. Thanksgiving as all events took a toll on our bank account, we currently have budget for less than 10 families for Christmas so for volunteers who register, we will assign you a customer for Xmas so you may shop during Black Friday. Otherwise, we will wait for donations before committing to more customers. If you have stories to share, please send them in, email is best (you know how to reach me), your stories will help us raise awareness so we may expand our reach to help more families at Christmas and beyond. If you would like to support us, the three best ways are: 1 Donate 2 Volunteer 3 Send us someone you know who wants to be a real estate investor with heart. Send me an email introduction, please thank you and #bethechange

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For Thanksgiving we changed up our format to deliver more quality instead of quantity by spending the same budget we do for 300 families for a Thanksgiving dinner to 40 of the most impoverished families in Hamilton.  We asked the school boards for their worst and they definitely delivered. We have lots of single mom families, a single dad family who just moved to a trailer park after the loss of mom to cancer, a single mom who just sold the family car to make rent.

This time we asked the parents what they wanted and they asked for warm clothing, winter jackets and boots, toys, games, arts stuff and food. Parents asked for some essentials like deodorant, toilet paper, and clothes, but nothing else. We budgeted $100 per person.

It’s hard to explain the impact of what we do, but here is what volunteer Kara wrote me:

“I just delivered my SUV full off stuff for the Willows (not their real name) family. It was amazing to see the joy on the 7 kids faces and the mother’s gratitude for everything. 6 boys screaming with excitement over new clothes, snow pants, running shoes, hats, gloves and new sweatpants/sweatshirts was absolutely amazing to witness. The mother was so grateful for everything and was so happy with the amount of useful stuff she received. The kids couldn’t believe all of the new stuff they received and one of the boys was yelling “this is the best thanksgiving everrrrrr”. The grandmother said I had ESP because they received everything they were in need of (especially all of the snow pants). This truly was an amazing experience for both the family and myself. Thank you team for all of your hard work and dedication to the community. It was greatly appreciated.

I look forward to Christmas!!

Happy thanksgiving to you and your families.”

If you would like to support us, the three best ways are:

  1. Donate or Volunteer, go to www.HamiltonBasketBrigade.com, we are a registered charity so you get a receipt and community hours OR
  2. Send us someone you know who wants to be a real estate investor with heart. As our business grows so will our charity. As you know, my team is the four time real estate agent of the year to investors and we give back to the community with everything we’ve got.

On to this week’s show!!

Refugee to Real Estate Developer and Legit Baller with Tahani Part 2

Returning guest, and it’s been way too long, is Tahani.  She is baller, but she didn’t start that way. Born into a Jordanian refugee camp, she came to Canada for an arranged marriage that later dissolved, leaving Tahani a single mom in the frozen tundra of Canada who barely spoke English.

She now drives premium German import cars, she trades in developments, Tahani was just on the Marilyn Dennis Show, and has an upcoming TEDx talk in Toronto on the subject of resilience.

Tahani is hosting a women’s only conference in November on the subject of real estate.  She shares on the show how 90% of her clients are men and why she’s giving some attention to the ladies.

We also talk about her son’s experience on Big Brother Canada, how she’s raising her kids to be leaders, and how she won’t spoil them with guaranteed inheritance. Funny enough, raising rich kids is a coming topic among my investor friends, so you don’t want to miss this.

Like Madonna, Tahani only goes by one name, so without further ado, I give you Tahani!!

To Reach Out to Tahani:

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/

 

 

 

CEO Health and Nutrition with Dr. Cowan

Thank goodness my health and nutrition are on point as it’s been a tough week with Cherry in China attending a funeral. Thank you to everyone sending in your condolences. No sorries are needed. Grandma Chan is leaving behind a successful legacy. Much of her family evaded Communist China, her grandkids are all quite successful, and her great grandkids (my kids) are on a good path while living in the greatest country in the world, during the best time in history to be alive.  RIP Grandma Chan, we honour you in our efforts to make this a better world for everyone around us.

Another tough week is upon us as we approach Thanksgiving where we as the Hamilton Basket Brigade will spend $20,000 on what has become a birthday party for 40 of Hamilton’s most underprivileged families.

I am the co-founder and President of our registered charity on a mission to relieve poverty and be the change I want to see in the world.

The local elementary school boards support us by contacting the families and having the families fill out wish lists. Here is what one Hamilton school administrator wrote about one of the families we are supporting on Oct 6th and this Christmas as well.

“We have definitely kept our eye on this child and have helped where we can.

Last year our principal got some outside help for this student during the Christmas season and the family was very grateful as they were unable to provide.

This boy often comes to school without having eaten and depends on us throughout the day to sustain him until he returns. Last year this student fainted from hunger. He is in grade 7.”

The slogan for the Hamilton Basket Brigade is “be the change,” a shortened version of the famous Mahatma Gandhi quote. Gandhi may not approve, but come hell or high water, we will be the change for this family and 39 others this Thanksgiving.

Thanks to all the listeners who are donors and volunteers. Volunteers, I’ll see you Saturday for what has proven to be our most challenging event, and hopefully the most rewarding.

CEO Health and Nutrition with Dr. Callum Cowan

You as the CEO of your life and business.  If you were to take a third person view, say as the chairman, and have a look at the CEO you have employed to run your life and business, would you want them to have high energy and eat a healthy diet or would you want someone sluggish who considered french fries a vegetable?

In masterminding with many entrepreneurs, health and weight are concerns for many, as they should be. Much of your health and weight depend on your inputs, meaning what you eat, and here to help us all with what the heck we should be eating, is my performance doctor, Dr. Callum Cowan. If you follow him on Instagram (@phenom_doc), you’ll notice his patients include many elite athletes, whether Canadian Olympians, or NHL’ers (such as local Hamilton boy and defenceman for the Nashville Predators, Ryan Ellis) and UFC Champion, Max Holloway.

Dr Cowan answers my millions of questions on what to eat vs. not to eat: e.g. coffee, chocolate, a glass of wine a day, most science backed optimum diet, the fastest path to gaining more energy and health.  If you don’t believe in functional medicine, that’s cool too, I just know I’ve gone from needing regular naps in afternoons to having the best mental clarity I’ve ever had. I’m pushing new personal bests in the weight room, my abs are popping, and I know I could beat up any previous version of me.  I’m not looking to impress, but rather share my results from my lifestyle changes.

If you hear me mention Tom, that’s my friend, mentor, gym buddy Tom Karadza, co-owner of Rock Star Real Estate. He’s the one who introduced me to Dr. Cowan.

Anyways, without further ado, Dr Callum Cowan.

To Reach Out to Dr. Cowan:

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/

 

 

 

Starting a Grassroots Landlord Advocacy Group with Kayla Andrade

Hello Investors!!!

What a great weekend of weather!!! The weather man has been way off, it’s been way hotter than forecast these last few days. Of course we spent Saturday morning indoors at our Halton Real Estate Investors group meeting talking about ecommerce businesses with Greg Kowalcyk and Brian Zammit.  It was great to see so many investors taking interest in becoming more entrepreneurial with side hustle, because we all know having a single source of income from a job is not the fastest path to financial freedom. I’ve actually had a number of clients who recently lost their employment and are now going full steam into eCommerce and real estate, so I wish them all luck!

We have a big announcement, have you heard of that other real estate podcast out there called the Breakthrough REI Podcast with Rob Break? It happens to be among the top rated real estate investing podcasts, and possibly the most downloaded podcast on the subject. I know, I haven’t heard of them either….

To tell you the truth, when I started podcasting I looked up to Rob, and have been trying to get the message out to as many as possible. Rob has interviewed 70 of the best Canadian investors. I’ve interviewed around 70 of the best Canadian investors as well. We are both accomplished investors and we’ve helped local investors from in and around the GTA acquire somewhere north of $200 million in real estate.

So we came up with this crazy idea.  Why don’t the two of us put together a Master Class on investing for beginners, an investing 101 course for folks who are just starting out, those who need a refresher, or your friends and family that you care about and need more financial stability in their lives.

So we want to hear from you. What city would you like us to come to? We are happy to share the secrets to the success our clients investments that have earned them over 400% from their investments in 2012 and a meager 342% for our clients who started in 2013.

Please email me at admin@mrhamilton.ca or direct message me on social media.

Thank you and hope to hear from you soon!

Our guest this week is Kayla Andrade, founder of a grassroots landlord advocacy group called the Ontario Landlord Watch. Feel free to use Google to check them out.

This all started when Kayla’s city tried to download unpaid water bills to landlords without even bothering to try to collect from the tenants whose names were on the bill and used said water. Kayla is now trying to spread word about the issues facing home service providers on the provincial scale with Ontario Landlord Watch and is getting political, so have a listen on what she’s up to.

To Reach Out to Kayla:

Ontario Landlords Watch Members Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/818378618219840/
2018 Ontario Landlords Watch Conference: http://ontariolandlordswatch.com/2018-ontario-landlords-watch-conference/

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/

 

 

 

How to Invest in Toronto and Actually Cash Flow with Cindy Wennerstrom-Wroblewski

Hello investor!

I hope you all had as great a weekend as I did!!! My Friday and Saturday were spent with my wife Cherry and friend James Maggs at the Archangel Summit (a business and self development conference) and it was excellent!! I’m fired up to do more, be more, help more!! I will summarize my notes and present them to you all at a later time.

Happy birthday to my mom, the lovely woman who gave me life. A blessed life that I lead where I can take my mom to lunch on a Monday afternoon in a near empty restaurant as if it were a private, chefs table, for just mom and me.

My dad’s brother was the first to immigrate, who then brought my dad to Saskatoon. Thank the powers that be he soon decided to move to Toronto as he found Saskatoon to be too cold. My mom followed on a student visa a few months later at the age of 19. For my fellow Canadians, imagine uprooting your life from a tropical climate to the frozen tundra that is Canada. 😛

From a language barrier standpoint, we Canadians learn French much like students from Hong Kong learn English. It’s a start but if you’ve been to Quebec, you know how challenging it is to communicate.

Anyway, thank goodness for real estate.  My grandpa was able to provide my parents a downpayment on our first house in Scarborough, Ontario. The house was only $61,000 but my parents still had three mortgages. I don’t even know anyone personally who’s had a third mortgage. Seconds on primary residence are quite uncommon.

At the time, my dad was still in University, I know because I was in the family pictures at dad’s graduation. They were quite broke.

Out of necessity to pay the bills, my mom was the first real estate investor in the family. She AirBnb’d rooms in our home (before AirBnb even existed) for $50 per month plus $50 for food. Mom was cooking and cleaning for up to four house guests at a time.

My mom has sacrificed and hustled a lot, resulting in the blessed lives my family and my kids now lead.

My mom is now retired and can enjoy the fruits of her labour and I get to now share my successes with her.

What greater definition of success is there than giving back to your family?  This November we’re bringing my mom on a Caribbean cruise with us on a brand new ship in a room with a balcony.  Paid for by our real estate. Not bad for a child of immigrants.

How to Invest in Toronto and Actually Cash Flow with Cindy Wennerstrom-Wroblewski

Yes, it’s actually possible and Cindy is doing it.

Cindy is a full time Real Estate Investor, Owner of Oro Properties, and a Consultant specializing in Toronto’s South East End. With 17+ years experience in the rental and investment properties arena under her belt.

Cindy is an old friend from REIN, the Real Estate Investment Network, she’s most famous for targeting high end tenants and renovating her properties accordingly to charge precedent setting, above market rents.

We talk about how it all started, sweat equity, the Toronto market, mistakes, the earlier than expected transition from corporate to full time investor and lessons learned, plus how and where she would invest today if she were to start all over.

So without further ado, I give you Cindy Wennerstrom.

To Reach Out to Cindy:

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/

 

From Renting a Basement to Over 100 Properties with Joint Venture Jedi Russell Westcott

First Day of School

Today I’m a bag of mixed emotions. My daughter is off to her first day of school. No more daycare (saving $500/month in daycare fees is a big win! Like gaining cash flowing property!! HAHA). She’s going to a real school, junior kindergarten to be specific. I was choked up watching her get on the school bus for the 2.1 km commute. Cherry, my wife, told me I’m silly and I am.

Here is just one example of how nuts I am. I’m reading Wonder Woman comic to my daughter (I’ve purchased many children’s books showcasing strong female characters where a female is the main protagonist) and we come to the last page of her book and here it is below.

I read the page quickly as I’m getting choked up.  Too often I’m looking for lessons and meaning in all aspects of 

life.  This time I’m reading the story from a parents’ perspective, instead of “I would use all my training with the Amazons to make the world a better place.” As it is written, I rephrased the words and turned it around to my perspective, “I will use all my training to teach Robin to make the world a better place.”

Yeah, I’m nuts, but she’s been out of the house a whole two hours and I can’t stop thinking about how her first day is going.

And people think real estate investing is hard. Parenting is infinitely harder…

Speaking of real estate investing, check out the new boat belonging to Mike and Evelyn!! Life is good when investing starts at age 26, and 10 properties later they are well on their way to Freedom 45.

From Renting a Basement to Over 100 Properties. Joint Venture Jedi Russell Westcott.

Our show guest is none other than best selling author Russell Westcott who co-authored the book “Real Estate Joint Ventures” with Don R Campbell.

I met Russell back in 2008 as a green investor at the Real Estate Investment Network’s weekend workshop called ACRE, and he’s always been one of my favourite real estate educators.

He’s on the show to share how he got started and his mistakes and lessons from building a portfolio at its peak size of 60 properties. Russell was buying a property once per month even while having a full time job as the Vice President of the Real Estate Investment Network.

I even put Russell on the spot to pitch me his latest project he’s raising capital for and it’s just as awesome as you’d expect.  

Without further ado, I give you Russell Westcott, the Joint Venture Jedi.

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 Russell:

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/

Learning Lessons From Mental Illness With Jay Gabrani Part 3

Life is too short to not have more fun

Life is too short to not have more fun, more often. I was thinking this after a night out on Friday with a bunch of buddies who all happen to be real estate investors, to celebrate a friend’s birthday doing axe throwing, indulging in an adult beverage or ten, gambling, clubbing, and more gambling.

That how we do!! #bullseye #howicollectrent

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Then on the following Tuesday, I was reminded how short life is as I was driving home from my colonoscopy appointment. My family doctor requested the procedure because we lost my uncle at 51 to colon Cancer. My cousin was ten when he lost his father. He’s a good man now, having turned 18, and is apprenticing as a car mechanic at Honda. But I’ll never forget the image of my cousin after the coffin was in the ground and buried, how he ran back to place his hand on the mound of dirt to say one final goodbye.

My friends, life is short. Go have more fun, stay away from negative people, make lots of money while you’re young so you can enjoy it.

Last week I made the decision that on my 45th birthday, I’m taking most of the year off to travel the world with my wife and kids. Anyone can do the same with our Freedom 45 program. Don’t know what that is? That’s OK, we at Titan Investment Real Estate will be rolling it out soon. For our existing clients, you’re already a part of it, we’re just finally giving it a name now.

Learning Lessons From Mental Illness With Jay Gabrani Part 3

This week we have part 3 of my interview with Jay Gabrani. Parts 1 and 2 had a lot more about investing passively so that you don’t have to work, but part 3 is the most important part. Personally, I’d rather have my wife and mother of my children than my real estate. A real estate portfolio is easy to build with the right team and education – I can’t replace Cherry.

So you’ve been warned, this episode is less about making money and more about Jay’s lessons and story of living with someone suffering from mental illness and what he would have done differently. This may be the most important episode of the podcast and I hope we make a difference in a few lives.

I give you, Jay Gabrani.

To Reach Out to Jay:

https://www.jaygabrani.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, 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/

 

Investing in a 250 Sq Ft Tiny House With Ryan Carr

The bearish Ryan Carr is back on the show to share about his latest investment, a 250 square foot house.  That’s right, 250 sq feet. That may just be smaller than many of your master bedrooms in your homes.

Sadly that is the reality of today’s housing market. On a recent vacancy of mine that we just filled last night, we rented it to four lovely young adults. Vacancy is too low and rents are unaffordable to many, unless folks are willing to share.

Onion volcano. Never gets tired #teppanyaki

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[Out celebrating our nanny’s birthday with her family and ours :)]

To Reach Out to Ryan:

https://www.facebook.com/rwcarrinvestment
http://www.rwcarrinvestment.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, 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/

 

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/