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Gold Award & Economic Update

Hello Halton, Toronto, Hamilton, Brantford, St. Catharines, Niagara, Welland, Thorold real estate investors!!!

Left to Right: Richard Dolan, President of REIN; Patrick Francey, CEO of REIN; me; Don R Campbell

This week we close on another investment property. It’s our 2nd investment property this year, with plans to buy our third, hopefully in December. Last week was November’s REIN meeting, and I finally remembered to update and submit my list of properties I had purchased as a REIN member. Lucky enough, Don Campbell was in town to present live, and I was awarded my gold pin for 17 properties. Don, and the REIN executives and members, have been a huge part of my journey. REIN just announced ACRE, the best weekend of real estate training, on March 2-3rd. Link: http://info.reincanada.com/toronto-acre-2018. The price is a rock bottom $687 plus tax, but hopefully I can get you listeners a discount code, so hang tight! For those of you who have been around for a while, you know $687 is a great return on investment. Other organizations charge $1,500 for a weekend event and I’ve invested thousands more for other business events.

Fully renovated, turnkey.

Funny story about the REIN meeting; as I was getting ready to head out the door to drive with my buddy, Charles Wah, to the REIN meeting, I wanted to wear my red Nike shoes. Specifically, Kobe Bryant’s, knowing that Richard Dolan, President of REIN, wears equally funky shoes some days. Normally, I would just wear dress shoes. Later that night, as Richard called me to stage to accept my award, he jokingly accused me of raiding his closet and stealing his shoes. 😛 Unprofessional of me to wear basketball shoes? Maybe, but fellow members and Don Campbell were complimenting me on both my shoe game and award, so whatever. I’m not sure there is a lesson there, I was just being me: a big basketball fan and a fan of comfortable shoes.
Richard Dolan asked me what my secret was and if anyone can accomplish the same. Yes, anyone can do this. Being a REIN member has helped me, and the secret to success? Anyone who makes investing a priority will succeed.

Economic Update

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen investors across the greatest country in the world. My name is Erwin Szeto aka Mr. Hamilton, bringing you the Truth About Real Estate Investing show for Canadians, where it is my job to bring you experts in the world of investing. We will learn from their experience, pick out the lessons, tips and tricks, and figure out what makes them tick, so you too can replicate their success to enhance your real estate investor’s life of health, wealth, friends, family and fun.
This week we have something different, like we do every week! This week we have the economic update presentation I delivered in October to my Halton Real Estate Investors Group.  I did it in one take, so it’s not polished, but if you want insight into what drives my decision making to continue to acquire investment property while having very little diversity in my portfolio, this will give you that insight! In my opinion, those with assets will create the most the wealth and if I don’t, well, that’s a scary alternate ending I’m doing everything in my power to avoid.

To Listen:
Google Play: http://goo.gl/CAM5Mn

Till next time, Just do it, I believe in you.
Hamilton, St. Catharines, Toronto Real Estate, Land Development Investor
This podcast is brought to you by the Halton Real Estate Investors Group. The goal of the Halton REI is to entice would-be real estate entrepreneurs to get off the sidelines, make things happen, and replicate the success of our multi-millionaire clients such as podcast guests Charles Wah, Andy Tran, Evelyn, Kaush, Cherry Chan, Michal Wywrot and Tim Collins. Our track record of coaching highly successful investors is extensive, and we share our secrets, tips and tricks at Halton REI meetings. So, if you are interested in travelling the path of least resistance to real estate wealth, without ever swinging a hammer, than this is the place for you. Go to HaltonREI.ca/signup to register. Do so quickly to avoid disappointment, as we have waitlisted folks many times, as seats are limited.  One of the secrets of success is to surround oneself with successful people. In my ten plus years of attending workshops and networking events, this is one of the best places to be. I hope to see you soon.

Buying The First of Three Properties in 2017

This week, we’re doing something different, we do not have a guest but instead you’re stuck with me!  My plan is to buy three houses this year and we just locked up the first of three and I’d like to detail for you the lead up to the purchase, how the purchase went, and where we are going with it.  If the listeners enjoy this episode, I’ll make a series of updates on how I invest.

Just to let you know, we have a new website where we will be posting all new and old podcast episodes, show notes, contact info for our guests. The website is www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca. Going forward, all our other websites will forward you to this website for simplicity.  If you’re a newer listener, I highly recommend you go back and listen to previous guests for lessons on investing and stories of inspiration.  Till next time, my name is Erwin Szeto, thank you for listening and happy real estate investing.

Google Play: http://goo.gl/CAM5Mn
On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/truth-about-real-estate-investing…/id1100488294
On Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=87335&refid=stpr

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If you would like to hear more about my back story, you can listen to Russell Westcott’s interview of me here: http://blog.reincanada.com/transitioning-into-full-time-real-estate

Announcing the Halton Real Estate Investors Club (coming soon: HaltonREI.ca)

If you’re from the Toronto area, especially west of the city and are interested in learning more about investing in real estate, I am happy to announce that coming soon is the Halton real estate investors club this September 2017. This will be the best place to rub elbows with successful real estate investors that can help you.  I know more self made millionaires through real estate than any other job or asset class so you’ll want to be part of the club. As the saying goes, birds of a feather flock together. The Halton REI will be hosted by yours truly, Erwin aka “Mr. Hamilton” Szeto. I have been hosting networking meetings for over three years and we’re simply growing and making our wonderful group open to more investors so we may help more people. As always, we will host a guest speaker or two, provide economic updates and market updates on income property prices and rents, mortgage updates, lessons from the streets so you may learn tactics and strategies you can apply tomorrow to your own portfolio.


Who should attend? Anyone interested in learning more about investing in real estate

Why should you attend? If you’re like anyone I know you want to retire early, retire your wife or husband, pay for your kids University, support your favourite charities, the list goes on and on.


So stay tuned, I’ll update you all once we have complete details.