What a strange time to be alive!
One day, I’ll stop saying these are historical times we live in, but I’ll say again, these are historical times we live in.
I’ve spoken to a couple of real estate investors who have lost significant amounts of money in alternative cryptocurrency coins. I find it difficult to reconcile how one invests in cash-flowing real estate because it’s an incredibly defensive and offensive investment, and then place their money into such speculative… I don’t even know what to call them, alternative coins, e.g. Luna coin, which fell from $80 to 2 cents in a matter of hours.
Personally, I’m a believer of the Ethereum and Bitcoin, but I don’t have much because I don’t like the current prices; I own enough stocks I overpaid for, so I’m being patient this time as the risks in the crypto and financial markets are high compared to the reward, so I’m being patient. What I’m not being patient about is pushing our refinancing process through to free up more capital to take advantage of opportunities in real estate, stocks and crypto.
So far in 2022, cash is a winning asset, but I don’t think it will stay that way for long. The central banks in both Canada and US have been very successful in cooling both housing and stock markets.
My crystal ball is no better than yours, but I expect at least two more interest rate increases this year. The pain for some will be great, and that may also be the best opportunity to get into any quality asset for the next who knows how long.
Today reminds me a lot of 2017 when the housing market corrected, and Cherry and I picked up two houses in the 4-500s. There were no competing offers; I had conditional offers. We have since converted both into duplexes, each recently appraised for $1 million. We plan to buy this dip as soon as our refinancing is done.
The nice part of the market today is there are turnkey duplexes available for sale, which was not a luxury back in 2017. Cherry and I are too busy with our lives and prefer turnkey these days, collecting rent and cash flow ASAP, and going back to our busy lives, including watching our kids in sports since they grow up so fast!
When I was a bit younger and had more time, I’d be all in doing BRRRs and renos, but our businesses provide enough cash flow, and we’re having fun hence no immediate plans for retirement.
Everyone needs to choose an investment strategy suited to their goals, those who want to quit their day jobs will have to be more active than Cherry and I. That’s the Truth About Real Estate Investing, AND I have several multi-millionaire clients who invest as a side hustle.
If you’re new to investing, whichever you choose, please start with quality education and have some expert eyes review your deals. This week, I learned of an investor who bought a property from a well-known wholesaler. Unfortunately, the wholesaler did not disclose there was a legal marijuana grow-op in the basement. An honest omission? Maybe but at the end of the day, buyers beware. Verify everything, and do your own due diligence.
This wouldn’t have slipped by my coaches. If we wouldn’t buy a property with our own money, we’ll let you know.
A few other investors asked me how to scale their real estate portfolios when they own pre-construction condos when theirs are negative cash flow. I tell them they don’t. The bank doesn’t like negative cash flow.
If you were the bank, would you prefer a negative cash flow property or a positive one? Definitely the latter; hence I’m able to keep getting more mortgages to buy more real estate, which is in line with our goals.
BRRRs To Pre Construction Condos; Travelling to the Ukrainian Border To Help Refugees With Todor Yordanov
On to this week’s show!
We have an incredible story from my old friend Todor Yordanov, one of the first serious real estate investors I met in 2007, and he’s done quite well for himself.
He’s done so well that he’s progressed to helping others, specifically Ukrainian refugees in Varna, Bulgaria, where he’s from. How his partner Natalia would cry all night when the war broke out, and one morning, they dropped everything to get on a plane to go help.
Today, Todor is sharing how he became a successful investor and Broker, from BRRRR investor to his now focus, pre-construction condos.
As I type, Todor is actually on his way back to help Ukrainian refugees. What a guy!
Todor’s gofundme for charity the Ukrainian Humanitarian Emergency Relief: https://gofund.me/bc23b150
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