Category Archives: Podcast

Tricks from the Trade for Successful Renovations



Guest: Van Sturgeon – Real Estate Investor and Mentor

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Overcome your fear of house renovations
  • The six-steps to a successful renovation project
  • Avoiding the pitfalls
  • Why hiring a mentor is your best investment
  • Tricks of the trade 
  • Systems and processes for success

An experienced real estate investor and contractor for over 30 years, Van walks you through the renovation process from identifying a great deal, to funding options, setting goals and how to find  – and work with – the right contractor. 

Get in touch with Van Sturgeon:
Website: https://vansturgeon.com
Email: van@vansturgeon.com
Van is a real estate investor, home builder, renovator, general contractor and a high performance coach with over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry dedicated to helping new real estate investors overcome their fears of house renovations. 

This episode has been brought to you in part by

Black Jack Contracting Inc – https://blackjackcontractinginc.ca
Elevation Realty – http://www.elevationrealty.ca
BM Select – https://bmselect.ca

The show notes are brought to you in part by Building Stack, our official digital signatures provider. Building Stack is a flexible property management platform built in Canada. Sign documents and leases faster with their new digital signature add-on! Special REITE Club discount to get started today! www.buildingstack.com


Jumping in at 21. Invest. Adapt. Evolve.



In this episode you will learn about:

  • How to navigate the learning curve
  • What formal education and real life education taught her about REI
  • Why starting young was a true advantage
  • The most valuable things she’s learned along the way
  • Building your portfolio in different markets
  • How Rebecca structures her corporations
  • Getting started in REI – What to do when the bank says no

Guest: Rebecca Young

Rebecca Young reflects back on the lessons learned from purchasing her first property at age 21 with single-family dwellings and duplex BRRRRs to knowing when to step back to assess, reflect and restructure – allowing her to scale and build a portfolio with 41 units over 8 properties.

Get in touch with Rebecca:
Website: https://5to9.ca/
Email: 
rebecca@5to9.ca

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

The show notes are brought to you in part by Building Stack, our official digital signatures provider. Building Stack is a flexible property management platform built in Canada. Sign documents and leases faster with their new digital signature add-on! Special REITE Club discount to get started today! www.buildingstack.com


Taking the Stress out of ‘Stress Tests’



In this episode you will learn about:

  • What makes a good realtor for investors
  • A realtor’s tips for real estate investors
  • Investor-specific clauses to add to your agreements
  • Placing tenants – how to make sure they’re a good fit
  • Maximizing the market rents
  • Climbing the real estate investment financial ladder

Our guest this week, Derek McEwen walks you through the ins and outs of growing your portfolio from setting up your business, financing, choosing which strategy is right for you, finding partners and placing tenants – with tips to take the stress out of the process.

Get in touch with Derek McEwen:
Website:   https://www.stormrealty.ca
Email:   
derek.mcewen@bell.net
With negotiating a core part of his career for over 30 years, this real estate investor and real estate investor-focused realtor is definitely the one you want negotiating for you.  

This episode has been brought to you in part by
Inspire Beach Resort – https://liverealfactory.com/event/have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too-retreat
Elevation Realty – http://www.elevationrealty.ca
BM Select – https://bmselect.ca/

The show notes are brought to you in part by Building Stack, our official digital signatures provider. Building Stack is a flexible property management platform built in Canada. Sign documents and leases faster with their new digital signature add-on! Special REITE Club discount to get started today! www.buildingstack.com


Going International – When, Where and How to Diversify your Portfolio



Guests: Mel and Dave Dupuis

Mel and Dave are taking their innovative real estate investing financing formula outside of Canada. Listen in as they take you through their proven processes and strategies in choosing where, when and how to invest internationally.

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Why it makes sense to diversify your portfolio internationally
  • Hotspots they’re investing in – and why
  • What to look for when choosing an international country to invest in
  • Alternative financing options when investing outside of Canada
  • Coaches need coaches too – and why you do too
  • Best piece of advice they’ve ever received

Get in touch with Mel & Dave Dupuis:
Website: https://investormeldave.com/
Email: 
action@investormeldave.com

Investor Mel and Dave are innovative real estate investors and award-winning mentors who have SOLELY acquired over 220 apartments in only a few short years. Even during the pandemic in 2020, they purchased 119 units. Their strategy gives them the ability to purchase properties without using any of their own money or relying on joint ventures – which allows them to own 100% of the property – keeping 100% of the equity, cashflow, and appreciation.

This episode has been brought to you in part by

Black Jack Contracting Inc – https://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/
Inspire Beach Resort – https://liverealfactory.com/event/have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too-retreat/
Butler Mortgage – https://www.butlermortgage.ca/

The show notes are brought to you in part by Building Stack, our official digital signatures provider. Building Stack is a flexible property management platform built in Canada. Sign documents and leases faster with their new digital signature add-on! Special REITE Club discount to get started today! www.buildingstack.com


How they did it! Canadians investing in Costa Rica



Guest: Francois & Jennifer Lanthier

Francois and Jennifer walk you through the steps for Canadians investing in Costa Rica and the lessons they learned along the way.

In this episode you will learn about:

  • the attraction for Canadians to invest in Costa Rica
  • what Canadians need to know about: 
    • owning property in Costa Rica
    • banking and financing
    • diversity of currency
    • property management
    • taxes, accounting, and legalities
    • whether to incorporate or not to incorporate
    • how to choose and build your team

Get in touch with Francois & Jennifer Lanthier:
Website: https://flhomescorp.wixsite.com
Email:  
flhomescorp@gmail.com

With a plan, bringing together the right mentors, team and community by putting in the blood, sweat and equity – Francois and Jennifer have built a multi-national investment portfolio, including mentor and coaching programs to help others also become successful investors, hosts of their own popular and fun ‘Wine and Real Estate’ Podcast, becoming Creative Financing Masters as they scaled from 5 to (currently) 42 properties.

This episode has been brought to you in part by
Legal Second Suites – https://legalsecondsuites.com
Private $ 4 Mortgages – http://privatemoney4mortgages.com
BM Select – https://bmselect.ca/

The show notes are brought to you in part by Building Stack, our official digital signatures provider. Building Stack is a flexible property management platform built in Canada. Sign documents and leases faster with their new digital signature add-on! Special REITE Club discount to get started today! www.buildingstack.com


Interpreting the Federal Budget for those wanting to Rent to Own 



Guest: Alfonso Salemi

The Federal Budget for the first time has recognized the need to regulate the Rent-to-Own industry, a viable option for renters to move from renting to becoming homeowners. 

Alfonso Salemi, President of the Canadian Association of Rent to Own Professionals (CAROP) weighs in on how this proposed budget is going to affect those who choose the Rent-to-Own Strategy and explains why he gives a thumbs up, or thumbs down, to the highlights. 

In this episode you will learn about:

  • What is Rent-to-Own and how will this help renters move from renting into homeownership
  • What the Federal Government is promising to make it easier for renters to get on the path to homeownership
  • The three principles of the program are designed for both landlords and renters
  • Proper safeguards to protect future homeowners. What does this mean? 
  • How much money is the Government committing to, and how it will be allocated
  • The Key to successful Rent-to-Own home ownership

Get in touch with Alfonso Salemi:
Website:  https://www.carop.ca/https://www.jaagproperties.com
Email:  
alfonso@jaagproperties.com

Alfonso is one of the REITE Club Co-founders. He is a co-founder of JAAG Properties specializing in Rent-to-Home and President of The Canadian Association of Rent to Own Professionals (CAROP), the collective voice of Rent-to-Own Professionals across Canada. 

This episode has been brought to you in part by
Inspire Beach Resort – https://liverealfactory.com/event/have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too-retreat/


Playing Outside the Sandbox to Scale your Portfolio



Guest: Sarah Larbi

How do they do it? Most of what you see is the tip of the iceberg in someones real estate investing journey.  Sarah takes you below the surface and shares how in just a few years, she has gone from not knowing anything about Real Estate Investing to becoming one of the most inspirational success stories.

With focus, grit, and determination she’s gone from her first project, to numerous BRRRR (Buy, Renovate, Rent, Refinance, Repeat) for single and duplex income properties, short and medium-term rentals, building townhomes (that sold out in six minutes), and now building an exclusive upscale lakeside resort.

Through her Real Estate Investing, Sarah was able to retire from her 9-5 career after seven years. Here, she shares her story and the fundamentals that have allowed her to scale as quickly as she has.

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Insights and fundamentals of how to expand and scale your portfolio
  • The importance of, and what to look for, when building the right team
  • Due diligence in choosing a property and pitfalls to avoid
  • Different options are available for financing a larger project
  • Grassroots of Zoning
  • The steps needed to take you from vision to welcoming your first guests – and beyond
  • Inspire Beach Resort – a unique resort experience

Get in touch with Sarah Larbi:
Website:  https://sarahlarbi.com/
Email:  sarah@sarahlarbi.com

Sarah, one of The REITE Club co-founders, is a speaker, coach, and mentor as well as host of two top-ranking Canadian Real Estate Investing podcasts (Where Should I Invest? And our very own The REITE Club Podcast). Sarah’s results-oriented approach has been featured in The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Canadian Real Estate Wealth magazine, and 1010 News Talk Radio and is a co-host on the weekly television show, Everyday Investor

This episode has been brought to you in part by
Inspire Resort Retreat  – https://liverealfactory.com/event/have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too-retreat/
Elevation Realty – http://www.elevationrealty.ca/
BM Select – https://bmselect.ca/

The show notes are brought to you in part by 
Building Stack, our official digital signatures provider. Building Stack is a flexible property management platform built in Canada. Sign documents and leases faster with their new digital signature add-on! Special REITE Club discount to get started today! www.buildingstack.com


2022 Federal Budget Insights for Real Estate Investors from a Realtor’s Perspective



Guest: Christopher Hummell

With the 2022 real estate market flexuations, and a Federal Budget looming – is now a good time to invest in real estate? Christopher a seasoned realtor and real estate investor unpacks the budget and gives you the ‘quick and dirty’ on where he sees the market heading, where he’s investing, and what he’s recommending to both his seasoned and new investors. 

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Interest rates and how they can work in your favour
  • What real estate investing strategies he’s personally using
  • Available support for first-time home buyers
  • Homebuyers Bill of Rights – and what that means
  • Speculation Tax – what is it and why it will have an effect on the market
  • How the Cap Rate can affect your numbers

Get in touch with Christopher Hummell:
Website:  https://smarthomechoice.ca
E-mail: 
christopher@smarthomechoice.ca

Christopher is a full time investor AND a full time real estate agent – working with some of the best in the industry – winning several real estate awards and being profiled in several RE Investment magazines and articles. 
This episode has been brought to you in part by

Inspire Beach Resort Retreat – https://liverealfactory.com/event/have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too-retreat/

The show notes are brought to you in part by Building Stack, our official digital signatures provider. Building Stack is a flexible property management platform built in Canada. Sign documents and leases faster with their new digital signature add-on! Special REITE Club discount to get started today! www.buildingstack.com


Scaling your Portfolio – Success is in the Details



Full-time Real Estate Investor Axel Monsaingeon provides insight into the intricacies of real estate investing in Montreal and how he not only found his real estate investing niche but has been scaling rapidly in a challenging market.  Taking you behind the scenes, Axel shares his mindset, habits, methods, and lessons on how he’s built his portfolio – and one of the secrets to building a successful team.

Guest: Axel Monsaingeon

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Finding opportunities and deals in today’s competitive market
  • You’ve ‘found a deal’ – but is it really?  
  • What factors make a real estate investment successful
  • Adjusting your structure when scaling your portfolio
  • The nuances of developing your team to support your operations and for long-term success
  • The process of buying in Montreal – how does it differ from other provinces
  • The importance of your Mindset in terms of daily tasks

Get in touch with Axel Monsaingeon:
Website:  https://www.realestateeffect.ca
Email:  
axel@realestateeffect.ca

Axel is the host of the “The Very Real Estate Effect” Podcast focused on real estate investing in Quebec. Along the way to real estate investing, this strong operations professional wove his corporate career through various industries ranging from consumer products to manufacturing honing his negotiation and analytical skills. These skills, along with operations management, have proven invaluable to his real estate investing success.  

This episode has been brought to you in part by
Private Money 4 Mortgages – https://privatemoney4mortgages.com
Black Jack Contracting – https://blackjackcontractinginc.ca
BM Select – https://bmselect.ca

The show notes are brought to you in part by Building Stack, our official digital signatures provider. Building Stack is a flexible property management platform built in Canada. Sign documents and leases faster with their new digital signature add-on! Special REITE Club discount to get started today! www.buildingstack.com


2022 Federal Budget Insights – Mortgages & Financing



The Federal budget highlighted a number of initiatives and proposed changes that will have direct and indirect impacts on the real estate market.

One significant area will be interest rates that we are already seeing rise with more increases predicted by the economists and indicated by the Bank of Canada.

How will all this affect mortgages and financing and real estate investing generally? 

This podcast episode is from a recent National Event session with guest Brian Hogben, Mortgage Broker and Real Estate Investor.

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

In this episode you will learn about:

  • What the Federal Budget has in store for Real Estate Investors 
  • What’s behind the Federal Budget strategy in ‘managing’ inflation. 
  • What’s better –  Variable or Fixed Rate Mortgages?
  • How to run your numbers to invest now and the best strategies.
  • Stress tests for REI vs. new home buyers – what you need to know. 
  • What the leading indicators are of a competitive market
  • When should you refinance in this market? 

Get in touch with Brian Hogben:
Website:  https://mission35mortgages.com/
Email:  
brian@brianhogben.com

After building a massive real estate portfolio, Brian opened Mission 35 Mortgages and quickly becoming one of the industries top mortgage brokerages.  Brian is also the Author of ‘How to Get Mortgage Free Really F*$%ING FAST’ to show other people that becoming mortgage free faster is not just a pipe dream, it is a reality.

This episode has been brought to you in part by
Inspire Beach Resort Retreat – https://liverealfactory.com/event/have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too-retreat/
The show notes are brought to you in part by Building Stack, our official digital signatures provider. Building Stack is a flexible property management platform built in Canada. Sign documents and leases faster with their new digital signature add-on! Special REITE Club discount to get started today! www.buildingstack.com