Buying a Condo Right Out of High School & Getting Started in REI



Guest: Amanda Renzella, Real Estate Investor

Amanda’s parents were instrumental in getting her started in the world of real estate investing. They pushed her to buy a condo that eventually led Amanda to buy a pre-construction townhouse. She used the equity in the condo to purchase the townhouse. And now, she’s able to use the equity in both properties to get to her next acquisition.

Amanda has been enjoying our podcasts and applying the content for the past few months and is quickly building her team and learning how to leverage her properties. Tune in to find out how you can get started!

Listen to the full episode at https://www.thereiteclub.com/podcast

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Starting right out of high school
  • Parent’s influence
  • Paid rent to parents after high school to save for a downpayment
  • Bought 1st place in downtown Mississauga
  • Looking for your next property
  • How to do it again?
  • Floods, insurance claims, and other challenges
  • Appreciation and refinancing for success

Get in touch with Amanda:
Instagram: @amarenz_
Facebook: Amanda Renzella
Email:
renzellaa@gmail.com

Listen to the full episode at https://www.thereiteclub.com/podcast
This episode has been brought to you in part by
Legal Second Suites – https://legalsecondsuites.com/

Elevation Realty – http://www.elevationrealty.ca/
BM Select – https://bmselect.ca/


How to Grow Wealth with the Right Priorities



Guest: Cody Yeh, Real Estate Investor & Stock Hacker

Cody came to Canada on a student visa. He quickly learned about stock options and real estate investing. His goal is to buy two apartment buildings this year. He partnered with his mom on his very first real estate deal. He then saved up the down payment through overtime hours to purchase his first property on his own.

In this interview, Cody discusses the fact that as you go up the corporate ladder, so does your stress level! More pressure and more pay… he wanted to get out and found creative ways to do so. He’s even looking at firing himself from his own company to focus on what matters the most to him: his family and friends. Tune in to learn how to prioritize for success.

Listen to the full episode at https://www.thereiteclub.com/podcast

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Motivation is everything
  • The importance of critical thinking
  • Working in a very competitive environment will forge your character
  • Using overtime pay to finance REI deals
  • Leaving a 6 figure income to become financially free
  • Building a power team 
  • The power of stock options

Get in touch with Cody:
Website:  https://www.codyyeh.com/free-webinars
Email:
cody@codyyeh.com

Sign up for Cody Yeh’s upcoming free webinar: https://www.codyyeh.com/free-webinars
Join Cody Yeh’s Stock & Options Fb Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StockInvestingCanadaUs
Subscribe to Cody Yeh’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/CodyYeh/
Follow Cody Yeh on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cody__yeh/
More Cody Yeh’s interviews: https://www.codyyeh.com/interviews

This episode has been brought to you in part by
Building Stack – https://www.buildingstack.com/

Private Buyers – https://privatebuyers.ca/

BM Select – https://bmselect.ca/


How to Diversify Your Portfolio During A Crisis



Guest: Andrew Hines, Real Estate Investor

Andrew is an experienced real estate investor. He owns many student rental properties in Southwestern Ontario. With the current events, he’s been slowly divesting some of his properties to focus on new projects in Florida.

Tune in to find out some great tips and insights on how to manage a real estate portfolio during a crisis. Andrew is now looking at new development and buying empty lots. He shares how to choose the right lot and how to identify the right properties for BRRRRs. As Florida is seeing massive growth, there is also an enormous opportunity to invest.

Listen to the full episode at https://www.thereiteclub.com/podcast

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Hedging your portfolio against market fluctuations
  • What’s happening with student rentals?
  • Being ahead of the curve
  • How to offer a more unique rental property for higher cash flow
  • Now focusing on new constructions and BRRRRs in Florida
  • Acquiring opportunities during massive population growth in FL
  • How to switch out materials to keep costs down
  • Identifying the right land to buy

Get in touch with Andrew:
Website: https://www.andrew-hines.com/
Best Place to Contact: 
https://www.instagram.com/theandrewhines

This episode has been brought to you in part by
Black Jack Contracting – https://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/
Elevation Realty – http://www.elevationrealty.ca/
BM Select – https://bmselect.ca/


Lessons Learned Along the Way… How to Grow Your Portfolio and Build Generational Wealth



Guest: François & Jennifer Lanthier, Real Estate Investors

Jennifer and François started out dabbling in real estate. There was no plan… they were saving for down payments, using their own credit, and eventually hit a financing wall. They were focusing on secondary markets for higher cash flow and they didn’t pay attention to appreciation.

Eventually, they chose to enroll in a mentoring program to grow and start using OPM. At that point, they saw an opportunity in distant markets and they’re now investing in eastern Canada, northern USA and now looking abroad.

Another big lesson they learned is that bad property management can be VERY detrimental. It’s a very open conversation, tune in to find out more.

Listen to the full episode at https://www.thereiteclub.com/podcast

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Long-distance investing
  • How to get the whole family involved
  • Slow flips and other beginner strategies
  • How to apply lessons learned from a poor economy
  • Using a mortgage penalty as part of a down payment 
  • Joint Ventures for success
  • Mortgages – look at terms rather than just the interest rate

Get in touch with François & Jennifer:
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/FLHomesCorp
YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcPBtxhWjBkTVI2mhZkMWcQ
Email:flhomescorp@gmail.com

Listen to the full episode at https://www.thereiteclub.com/podcast

This episode has been brought to you in part by
Private Money 4 Mortgages – http://privatemoney4mortgages.com/Private Buyers – https://privatebuyers.ca/
BM Select – https://bmselect.ca/


How To Get The Best Mortgages And The Most Approvals With Proper Planning



Guest: Daniel Patton, Mortgage Agent & Investor Specialist

Private lending, BRRRRs, owning rental properties are all part of Daniel’s experience. His team helps investors buy in all provinces. During this podcast, we learned about the differences you can expect when buying in other provinces and how to manage this very hot market! Local brokers sometimes are better connected with local appraisers, etc. Work in cohesion with locals. Get your appraisal early! Especially when there are firm offers involved. As we always say, it’s all about relationships. Trust BM Select’s expertise for your next deal.

In this episode you will learn about:

  • 19 years in the mortgage industry
  • 15 years of investor financing
  • Real-time adjustments
  • Scaling and buying various types of properties
  • BM Select is the #1 mortgage brokerage in Canada
  • Backlogs are to be expected all over the market
  • How to navigate this hot market
  • Having coaches and power teams to mitigate the risks


Get in touch with Daniel:
Website:  https://bmselect.ca/
Email:daniel.patton@butlermortgages.com

This episode has been brought to you in part by
Black Jack Contracting – https://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/
Elevation Realty – http://www.elevationrealty.ca/
BM Select – https://bmselect.ca/


The Build Rent Refinance & Repeat



Guest: Natalie Cloutier, Real Estate Investor

Natalie and her husband got started with $0 in their early 20s. They found creative ways to grow wealth. Their main strategy is to buy land, build multi-family properties, move into them and refinance and repeat. It’s a new BRRR – Build, Rent, Refinance & Repeat. They’ve been super successful and have learned a lot along the way. Natalie explores how she went from working with financial institutions to sometimes using private lenders to ensure her projects run smoothly.

Listen to the full episode at https://www.thereiteclub.com/podcast

In this episode you will learn about:

  • How to incorporate sweat equity into new build financing
  • Creative house hacking for quick scaling
  • Working with credit unions for construction financing
  • Having a strong why…
  • Working with your spouse
  • Enjoy the journey!
  • Schedule time for yourself and your loved ones

Listen to the full episode at https://www.thereiteclub.com/podcast

Get in touch with Natalie:
Website: https://www.thenewbuildcouple.com/
Email:
info@rn-properties.ca

This episode has been brought to you in part by
Legal Second Suites – https://legalsecondsuites.com/
Private Buyers – https://privatebuyers.ca/
BM Select – https://bmselect.ca/


Building Confidence & Attracting Private Money



Guest: Mike & Lee-Anne Nicholson, Real Estate Investors

Mike & Lee-Anne are real estate investors located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. They have also recently ventured to Detroit, Michigan. They chose Investor Mel & Dave’s mentorship program to learn how to use other people’s money (OPM) to scale up. They strongly believe in listening twice as much as you speak. Let others speak and you’ll hear some interesting things! They also practiced how to sell the idea of private lending. Get ready to ask! Ask for private money – offer the opportunity to work with you – ask for more mortgages – learn how to present your file differently.

Listen to the full episode at https://www.thereiteclub.com/podcast

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Inspired by investor uncle
  • Job transitions pushed them to look at other income streams
  • 2017 was a turning point
  • Understanding price points – 100k, 200k, 300k, and up
  • How to buy with OPM
  • Exit strategies for your own business and to attract OPM
  • Having solid cash flow and maintenance budgets

Get in touch with Mike & Lee-Anne Nicholson:
Email:
mikebnicholson@yahoo.com
Instagram: @nicholson_property_investments

This episode has been brought to you in part by
Black Jack Contracting – https://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/
Private Buyers – https://privatebuyers.ca/
BM Select – https://bmselect.ca/


Early Mistakes Can Lead To Great Success In The Future



Guest: Austin Yeh, Real Estate Investor

Austin was very candid about his rapid growth and early mistakes. What matters here is that he learned a great deal from taking on too much and not having the right systems in place. Austin discussed how having a power team and the right systems can make a world of difference in your real estate investing. He shared some great tips on how to acquire off-market properties, look for money partners, how to do JVs the right way and so much more!

Listen to the full episode at https://www.thereiteclub.com/podcast

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Early mistakes during the rapid growth phase
  • Quit his 9 to 5 
  • Started with only 40k in Windsor, Ontario
  • The importance of ARVs
  • JVs for success
  • Private money – private lenders
  • Toronto Life article that changed his life
  • Not over-leveraging!

Get in touch with Austin:
Website:  https://linktr.ee/austinyeh6
Email: 
austinyeh95@gmail.com

This episode has been brought to you in part by
Building Stack – https://www.buildingstack.com/
Elevation Realty – http://www.elevationrealty.ca/
BM Select – https://bmselect.ca/


Real Estate Investing Can Sometimes Be Like IKEA Furniture…



Guest: Cam Rowland, Real Estate Investor & Coach

Cam was held back by fear. He feared what others would think, what if he lost money? Taking action turned everything around. He found some investor partners, hired a coach and the rest is history. Cam is passionate about helping people acquire a home through his rent-to-own contracts. He’s also very involved in CAROP. In this interview, he also explores the fact that you need a solid power team to grow your real estate portfolio. He also mentions that this model can work in pretty much any setting.

Listen to the full episode at https://www.thereiteclub.com/podcast

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Started in 2006 after reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  • Waited 6 years to take action
  • Has done flips, BRRRRs, land development
  • Now a coach
  • Focusing on rent to own 
  • The BRRRRito – BRRRR + Rent-to-own
  • Sandwich leases

Get in touch with Cam:
Website:https://www.creativeinvestor.ca/
Email:
cam@creativeinvestor.ca

This episode has been brought to you in part by
Black Jack Contracting – https://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/
Elevation Realty – http://www.elevationrealty.ca/
BM Select – https://bmselect.ca/


It’s Never Over If You Don’t Give Up – Investment Strategies For Hard Times



Guest: Natasha Phipps, Realtor & Real Estate Investor

Calgary’s economy is diversifying after years of ups and downs. And, it’s now a seller’s market in some areas. Natasha has been a realtor for over 12 years and her focus is now on out-of-province investors that are looking for turn-key, cash-flowing properties. She recommends investors keep a close eye on market variations as they can greatly impact their bottom line. The best opportunities in Calgary right now are “Buy and hold” suited homes in the suburbs. Condos and downtown apartments are not doing so well due to an oversupply. Natasha loves her job as she believes in long-term relationships that have a tangible impact on people’s lives. She also shared some amazing tips and tricks of the trade.

Listen to the full episode at https://www.thereiteclub.com/podcast

In this episode you will learn about:

  • The Calgary, AB market
  • Turmoil can be an opportunity
  • How to build your power team
  • Be part of the solution when there is a problem
  • Find a community of investors as there are many naysayers out there… 
  • Out-of-province investors are now about 75% of Natasha’s clients
  • New home construction warranties vary by province

Get in touch with Natasha:
Website: https://phippsgroup.ca/
Email:
nphipps@cirrealty.ca

Listen to the full episode at https://www.thereiteclub.com/podcast

This episode has been brought to you in part by
Private Buyers – https://privatebuyers.ca/
REI Branded www.reibranded.com
BM Select – https://bmselect.ca/