Why Passive Income in Real Estate is a Myth and What to Do Instead



Are you tired of being sold the dream of passive income in real estate?

Managing rental properties can be a real headache, overwhelming and frustrating.

Join us as Ginger Crystal Faith shares the truth about passive income in real estate.


The best way to go broke is to think that your real estate portfolio is passive income, because once you lose control of it, you have to either manage the manager or manage the portfolio. – Ginger Faith
In this episode, you will be able to:
  • Unveiling the reality behind passive income in real estate: what you need to know.
  • Mastering the art of managing rental properties for maximum returns.
  • Discover the secrets to finding the perfect property manager for your real estate investments.
  • Discover the untapped benefits of investing in Section 8 housing.
  • Aligning your skills with the most effective real estate investment strategies for success.
Ginger Crystal Faith is an accomplished real estate investor with a career spanning over 30 years. Her initial foray into real estate began with acquiring a six-family Victorian property, leading to a profound understanding of the fallacy of passive income in real estate.

Through her diverse investment portfolio, which encompasses managed rentals and successful ventures in Section 8 housing, Ginger offers practical knowledge of property management and investment strategy alignment.

Her extensive expertise extends to providing valuable tips for managing rental properties, finding the right property manager, and aligning skills with real estate investment strategies.

With a reputation for delivering sound advice based on firsthand experiences, Ginger’s contributions are instrumental in guiding aspiring investors through the complexities of the real estate venture.

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How to Cope With Procrastination Woes of Real Estate Investing



Do you want to know the surprising truth about procrastination that successful real estate investors keep under wraps?

Join us as Nancy Morris discusses how embracing procrastination can help you achieve your goals and discover why asking for help is your secret weapon in the journey to success.

Stay tuned for an eye-opening revelation that will transform how you overcome challenges and reach new heights.

Procrastination isn’t the problem, it’s the underlying fear or concern. When you acknowledge that, instead of saying, ‘I’m such an idiot, I’m procrastinating again,’ you can say, ‘Oh, look, I’m procrastinating. What am I worried about?’ And then you can solve that problem. – Nancy Morris

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Master the Art of Decision Making: Understanding the Psychology of Procrastination in Real Estate Investment.
  • Unleash the Power of Procrastination: How Delaying Can Lead to Real Estate Investment Success.
  • Conquer Fear and Cultivate Confidence: Building the Mindset for Real Estate Investment Triumph.
  • Procrastination-Proof Strategies: Overcoming Obstacles and Taking Charge in Real Estate Investment.
  • The Power of Collaboration: Leveraging Support and Expertise for Real Estate Investment Growth.
Nancy Morris, a professional in understanding and conquering procrastination. With her in-depth understanding of the psychological factors behind procrastination and its impact on decision-making, Nancy provides valuable wisdom in the real estate field.

As the author of Procrastinate Now, she offers practical strategies and relatable anecdotes, emphasizing the significance of confidence and the willingness to seek assistance in the business world. Nancy’s expertise and relatable approach make her a valuable resource for real estate investors seeking to overcome procrastination and achieve success in their endeavours.

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From House Hack to 25-Unit Multifamily: How This Couple Grew Their Real Estate Portfolio



Want to learn how to build a successful real estate portfolio while balancing a full-time job?

Imagine the ability to achieve this result alongside your career. In this episode, Esther Nicholas and Matthew Regan will be sharing the solution so that you can achieve that result.

Get ready to discover the secrets of real estate success while working full-time!

Being able to compartmentalize is a big plus. Time blocking and being able to focus is crucial. – Esther Nicholas

In this episode, you will be able to:
  • Master the art of real estate investing through inspiring journey stories that offer valuable tips and lessons.
  • Discover the effective house hacking strategies for beginners entering the real estate world.
  • Discover the numerous benefits of investing in multifamily properties and how they can boost your real estate portfolio.
  • Learn how to build and manage a real estate portfolio while balancing a full-time job.
  • Explore the power of networking and how it can lead to exciting real estate investment opportunities.

Esther Nicholas and Mathew Regan are expert real estate investors in Ottawa, Ontario. Esther, a committed teacher, and Matt, a dedicated social worker, have successfully built a diverse real estate portfolio alongside their full-time professions.

Their strategic approach, starting with house hacking and expanding to include single-family and multifamily properties, demonstrates their practical expertise in real estate investment. With a strong foundation and a wealth of experience, Esther and Matt offer valuable wisdom for full-time professionals aiming to navigate the world of real estate investing while managing their careers.

Their journey is a testament to the possibilities of building a successful real estate portfolio alongside a demanding full-time job.

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Detroit Rental Secret Revealed: Why Canadians Love Investing in the Motor City



Are you seeking higher profitability and success in your real estate investments?

Imagine achieving higher returns and success in your real estate ventures. In this episode, we sat down with Voytek Mardula and James Lloyd of U.S Properties and they will share the solution so you can achieve that result.

Get ready to step into a world of elevated real estate investment success.

It’s been a market where people continue to flock because it’s one of the most undervalued markets in the entire country. – Voytek Mardula

Resilience and a drive to be very regimented and consistent in my daily habits. I’m a hard worker and I really had a vision to become successful in this and to be consistent. – James Lloyd

In this episode, you will be able to:
  • Discover untapped Detroit real estate investment opportunities that could transform your portfolio.
  • Discover the advantages of investing in US properties for Canadians that you won’t want to miss.
  • Learn about the impact of COVID on construction and renovation, and how to navigate the changing landscape.
  • Explore Detroit’s transformation and economic growth, and how it could shape your real estate investment decisions.
  • Discover the untapped potential of the Section 8 rental program and how it can elevate your real estate portfolio.

James Lloyd and Voytek Mardula are the co-founders of US Properties, a Canadian boutique real estate investment company with a strong focus on the Detroit market for the past eight years. They have established themselves as prominent figures in the industry, specializing in providing comprehensive turnkey solutions for Canadian investors venturing into the US market.

With a robust suite of services encompassing entity formation, property selection, renovations, and management, their company offers a reliable and holistic investment experience. Leveraging their extensive market experience, James and Voytek deliver valuable insights into Detroit real estate investment opportunities, the benefits of investing in US properties for Canadians, the impact of COVID on construction and renovation, Detroit’s ongoing transformation and economic growth, and the advantages of the Section 8 rental program.

Their in-depth knowledge and hands-on involvement make them authoritative sources for navigating the complexities of the Detroit real estate landscape.

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Surprising Truth: Converting Existing Structures into Living Spaces



Real estate investors and property developers are in for a jaw-dropping revelation transforming how they view garage conversions.

This unexpected advice could be the game-changer you’ve been searching for.

Want to find out how this shocking revelation could impact your property investments?

Tune in for the unexpected twist that’s about to reshape your approach to garage conversions.

In this episode you will be able to:
  • Discover how building additional dwelling units in Ontario can unlock new income streams and increase property value.
  • Uncover the impact of Bill 108 and Bill 23 on housing to stay ahead of regulatory changes and optimize your real estate investments.
  • Learn the essential steps for starting a construction management company and take your real estate projects to the next level.
  • Explore effective strategies for managing real estate construction projects to streamline processes and maximize profitability.
  • Unlock the potential of converting garages into living spaces to boost property value and rental income.

Michael Emanuele, a construction professional with a background in architectural technology, brings a wealth of expertise to building additional housing units. As the founder of Tri City Builders, located in the Toronto area, Michael’s extensive experience and knowledge make him a valuable resource for real estate investors and property developers looking to explore strategic garage conversions.

With a keen eye for navigating zoning bylaws and a passion for innovative construction management, Michael offers practical knowledge on improving property value and maximizing rental income through creative living space transformations. His unique blend of industry know-how and forward-thinking approach equips individuals with the tools to capitalize on evolving housing trends and leverage new opportunities in the real estate market.

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Creative Financing: Solutions for Real Estate Market Turbulence



Are you ready to discover the remarkable adventure from bartending to becoming a real estate mogul?

From personal struggles to massive success, Zachary Beach’s story will leave you in awe. Stay tuned for this eye-opening twist.

I went through all of these ups and downs and trials and tribulations and good things to lead me exactly where I’m supposed to be and transform me into the person I’m supposed to be right now.”
In this episode, you will be able to:
  • Master creative financing strategies for real estate success.
  • Discover the secrets of transitioning from bartender to successful real estate investor.
  • Unlock powerful strategies for securing profitable off-market real estate deals.
  • Elevate your personal development for greater real estate success.
  • Navigate turbulent real estate markets with confidence and savvy.

Zachary Beach, a former bartender and personal trainer, brings a unique perspective to real estate investing. He transitioned from unconventional career paths to becoming a successful investor.

He showcases the power of personal development and resilience in overcoming financial challenges. With a focus on creative financing strategies and a keen eye for off-market deals, Zachary offers practical strategies for navigating turbulent real estate markets. His ability to identify and solve sellers’ challenges through communication and strategic problem-solving underscores his expertise in the industry.

Zachary’s story serves as a source of inspiration. His approach to real estate investing highlights the potential for success through determination and adaptability, making him a valuable resource for investors seeking unconventional yet profitable pathways in real estate.

Get in touch with Zachary Beach here: 


Unveiling the Secrets of Investing in Boutique Hotels Through Innovation



Step into the world of real estate innovation with Mark Gonneau on the REITE Club Podcast. In this episode, Mark shares his expertise in boutique hotels, offering insights into strategic property conversions and maximizing investor returns.

Join us for a insightful conversation that explores the dynamic opportunities in this untapped niche!

Key Points Covered:

  • Definition of boutique hotels and their unique characteristics
  • Strategic location choices in Quebec for boutique hotel investments
  • Utilizing technology to streamline operations and enhance guest experiences
  • Flexibility in property usage, including extended stay options and potential conversions
  • Mark’s personal insights on success, persistence, and self-investment

Mark Gonneau brings over 25 years of real estate expertise, navigating diverse avenues from student rentals to multifamily value-adds. Now, as the force behind Honeytree Grow REIT, he’s carving a niche in boutique hotel investments.

Mark’s journey, from chiropractic practice to real estate, underscores his resilience and commitment to self-improvement. His innovative strategies, blending technology with operational agility, redefine success in the industry. With a passion for guest satisfaction and investor returns, Mark is a beacon for those venturing into this distinctive real estate space.

Get in touch with Mark Gonneau here: 

Strategic Investing: Harnessing the Benefits of Registered Funds



Join us as we sit down with long-time REITE Club supporter Steve Blasiak for an enlightening discussion on registered funds, investment opportunities, and insider tips for maximizing your returns. Get ready to dive deep into RRSPs, RESPs, LIRAs, and TFSAs as we uncover hidden strategies to turbocharge your investment portfolio.

Don’t miss out on this insightful conversation that promises to change your approach to investing.

In this episode, you’ll be able to learn about:

  • Registered funds like RRSPs, RESPs, and TFSAs offer unique investment opportunities.
  • Utilizing registered funds can have significant benefits for investment strategies and returns.
  • Consider using registered funds for investments to maximize growth and tax benefits.
  • RESP investments can provide higher returns than traditional savings accounts.
  • Understanding the different types of investments suitable for registered funds is crucial.
Meet Steve Blasiak, a financial advisor and seasoned investor with a flair for unconventional ventures. Drawing from his rock and roll roots, Steve brings a fresh perspective to finance, emphasizing the importance of listening and understanding in effective communication.
Steve’s investment journey is a testament to his commitment to lifelong learning and diversification. He shares insights on diverse opportunities—from campgrounds to music royalties—helping others confidently navigate the investment landscape.
Driven by a passion for financial literacy, Steve’s approach involves personalized guidance and thorough analysis to empower clients on their wealth-building journey.

Get in touch with Steve Blasiak here: 

Greening Your Property: Tips for Achieving Net Zero



Join us as we explore the real estate industry’s importance of transitioning to net zero and discover actionable insights on reducing CO2 emissions and implementing green technology.

From staying informed about changing legislation to utilizing incentive programs, Roy Budgell shares invaluable tips for maximizing asset yield while prioritizing sustainability.

Don’t miss out on this enlightening conversation shaping the future of property management!

In this episode, you’ll be able to learn about:

  • Valuable insights on maximizing yield on assets in commercial property management
  • Importance of transitioning to green technology to meet net-zero goals by 2030 and 2050
  • Tips on reducing CO2 emissions by upgrading equipment like boilers and lighting
  • Utilizing incentive programs for rebates on energy-efficient upgrades
  • Importance of staying informed about industry changes and regulations

Roy Budgell is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in commercial property management. Having managed properties for major firms in downtown Toronto, Roy holds significant titles and extensive knowledge of maximizing asset yield.

His expertise extends to navigating the industry’s evolving landscape of net-zero requirements, making him a valuable resource for landlords seeking to enhance their properties’ sustainability.

With a proactive approach to incorporating green technology, such as electric boilers and energy-efficient systems, Roy showcases his commitment to driving revenue and enhancing property value.

His dedication to continuous learning and staying abreast of industry trends underscores his success in the dynamic property management field. Roy’s blend of experience, innovation, and passion positions him as a trusted leader in sustainable property management, poised to guide clients toward a greener, more profitable future.

Beyond his professional endeavours, Roy is an adventurous individual with a passion for sports, kayaking, and whitewater rafting.

Get in touch with Roy Budgell here: 

Drive and Determination: From Real Estate Operator to Investing Visionary



From transforming single-family homes into duplexes to conquering ultramarathons and beyond, Brady McDonald’s story is a testament to relentless drive and unwavering determination. Join us as we unravel the thrilling adventures, life-changing decisions, and incredible achievements that have shaped Brady’s path from Canada to Florida. Get ready to be inspired, motivated, and captivated by the incredible journey of a true visionary.

In this episode, you’ll be able to learn about:
  • Brady McDonald shares his journey from real estate investing in Canada to wholesaling land in the US
  • Highlights include transitioning from operator to visionary in business
  • Brady’s personal challenges include completing endurance races like Ironman and Ultraman
  • He emphasizes the importance of continuous growth and pushing oneself to achieve more

Brady McDonald is a dynamic force in real estate investing and entrepreneurship. He embodies the zero-to-100 mindset. In 2015, Brady transitioned from a background in utility arborist to real estate investing, and his journey has been remarkable. Originating from Canada, Brady has since made his mark in the US, where he successfully oversees two thriving enterprises: Barefoot Land Company and Bright Work Development.

Driven by an insatiable thirst for growth and improvement, Brady’s ambition knows no bounds. Beyond the business realm, he embraces extreme physical challenges with the same fervour, conquering ultramarathons and pushing his limits in endurance events like the Ultraman.

Brady McDonald’s relentless pursuit of excellence transforms his life and inspires others to reach for greatness. With a trailblazing spirit and an unwavering commitment to success, he continues to redefine what it means to achieve extraordinary feats in business and life.

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