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Land Development Is Not for the Faint of Heart!



Guest: Carina Guzmán, Real Estate Investor & Land Developer

Carina started out with buy and hold properties and then quickly got into land development. She even planned her second pregnancy leave from work so that she could work on her real estate projects. Carina now looks for undervalued land that could be re-zoned and valued differently. She goes through soil testing, environmental studies, and much more! Due diligence is very long and expensive. She puts a property under contract right away and then focuses on what’s next? 95% of the work is due diligence: creating the concept, highest and best use, pre-consultation with the city, and much more. A lot of upfront capital investment is required for these types of projects so make sure to be well equipped before proceeding! The risks are big but the rewards are enormous. Tune in for tons of useful information.

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

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Focusing on transit-oriented
  • How to mitigate risk in land development
  • It’s all about relationships
  • What does the city support?
  • Go with the flow to scale up
  • The importance of the city’s official plan – it’s a treasure map!
  • Look for areas meant for intensification

Get in touch with Carina:
Website: https://daveandcarina.com/what-we-do/
Email: 
invest@daveandcarina.com

This episode has been brought to you in part by
Private Buyers – https://privatebuyers.ca/

Black Jack Contracting – https://blackjackcontractinginc.ca/

BM Select – https://bmselect.ca/

The show notes are brought to you in part by:
Building Stack is The REITE Club’s official digital signatures provider. Building Stack is an extremely flexible property management platform built in Canada, for Canadians. With hundreds of features throughout the entire tenant and leasing lifecycles, regardless of the size of your portfolio, you can immediately benefit from enormous cost and time savings wherever needed the most. You can now sign documents and leases faster than ever with their new digital signature add-on! Take advantage of a very special Reite Club discount and get started today! www.buildingstack.com


Get Into Passive Income Faster!



Guest: Danielle Chiasson, Entrepreneur & Real Estate Investor

Danielle is such an inspirational woman! She started out with flips and has recently switched to acquire multifamily buildings to create generational wealth. Listen to the full episode to learn about some great tips on how to organize your life to spend time with your loved ones and focus on where you add the most value. Danielle is also a general contractor and oversees her renovation projects in various areas. She shared some insider tips on how to manage a business and a family! The biggest part is to train the kids and to manage expectations.

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

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Started in her late 20s
  • Went from flipping to acquisitions
  • Doing it all while being a mom of 3
  • The importance of having a support group
  • Being organized is the key to success
  • Managing multiple projects at once
  • Focus your energy on what matters the most to you

Get in touch with Danielle:
Website: www.perfectpropertyinc.com  
Email:
danielle@perfectpropertyinc.com

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/

The show notes are brought to you in part by:
Building Stack is The REITE Club’s official digital signatures provider. Building Stack is an extremely flexible property management platform built in Canada, for Canadians. With hundreds of features throughout the entire tenant and leasing lifecycles, regardless of the size of your portfolio, you can immediately benefit from enormous cost and time savings wherever needed the most. You can now sign documents and leases faster than ever with their new digital signature add-on! Take advantage of a very special Reite Club discount and get started today! www.buildingstack.com


How to get to 3 Properties Before Turning 30



Guest: Skyleigh McCallum, Realtor/ Financial educator.

Skyleigh accumulated a little bit of debt when first starting out in real estate. She eventually learned that she could refinance her property to pay off debt and help to save for the 2nd property.

She learned the BRRRR strategy!

Adding basement suites, using secured lines of credit and other creative financing strategies have helped her scale to 3 properties in a short period of time. Appreciation and especially forced appreciation have been the key to Skyleigh’s growth strategy. Skyleigh also helps her clients get into financial education through life insurance and various saving strategies.

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

In this episode you will learn about:

  • If you don’t know what career to choose, interview someone!
  • Having a power team to help you continue to grow and evolve
  • Investing in eastern Canada and in the USA for cash flow
  • Appreciation is great but not the end all be all
  • Combining real estate and financial education
  • Life insurance and the possibilities they offer
  • Helping people accumulate and protect assets

Get in touch with Skyleigh:
Website: https://skyleighmccallum.com/
Email:
skyleigh.mccallum@gmail.com

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

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/


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/


Secrets On Being A Great Landlord During A Crisis



Guest: Kayla Andrade, Real Estate Investor & Landlord Advocate 

 
Covid 19 has been around for more than 6 months and there have been many changes and updates to the landlord-tenant relationship. There are constant changes to bills and government programs that all landlords need to be aware about. This week’s guest, Kayla Andrade, Real Estate Investor & Landlord Advocate, is the expert on being a landlord and started the Ontario Landlord Watch group with the focus of all landlords in Ontario joining forces to make their voices heard against the injustice of Government actions.
 

Kayla provides insights and advice on being a landlord during these times and updates on the new bills and government programs available to tenants. Her main message is to network with as many landlords as possible, get to know them, where they are from, what they like to invest in and work together as a team for the protection of your rental properties.

In this episode you will learn about:

  • What does a payment plan look like?
  • New bills and updates on government programs
  • Next steps/call to action for landlords
  • Getting into property management
  • Market insights and updates
  • Steps to take when getting a new portfolio
Kayla Andrade has 17 years of real estate investing experience and is the President of the Ontario Landlords Watch which provides a comprehensive service to members through education, policy development and advocacy.

Ontario Landlords Watch serves residential landlords and property managers, providing members with a vast network of resources from landlords, property managers, realtors elected officials, businesses, legal services, and consulting.

In their Facebook and private chat groups, they discuss topics that affect investors/landlords’ livelihoods, with the purpose of creating a dialogue for positive change. Subjects include, but aren’t limited to:

  • The Residential Tenancy Act
  • Landlord and Tenant Board
  • Municipal by-laws that affect rental properties
  • Case studies involving experiences with troublesome tenants.

Bottom line – OLW provides landlords with the opportunity to have their voices heard, in order to create solutions for the betterment of the rental housing industry in Ontario.

Get in touch with Kayla:
Instagram:
 https://www.instagram.com/ontlandlordswatch/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OntarioLandlordsWatch/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kayla-andrade-b4855648/

This episode has been brought to you in part by:
White Elm Design Build – https://www.whiteelmdesignbuild.com/

Private Buyers – https://privatebuyers.ca/

Butler Mortgage – https://www.butlermortgage.ca/


The Psychology of Goal Setting To Get What You Want



Nancy Morris is a Business & Performance Psychology Consultant, Speaker and Author. She has 19 years of academics under her belt and is about to pursue a PhD. Some of her clients refer to her as an  “un-guru” – a no-nonsense specialist in translating the academic theories of business psychology and people development into actionable insight for the real world.

Guest: Nancy Morris, Psychologist (MSc in Applied Psychology)

Nancy Morris is a Business & Performance Psychology Consultant, Speaker and Author. She has 19 years of academics under her belt and is about to pursue a PhD. Some of her clients refer to her as an  “un-guru” – a no-nonsense specialist in translating the academic theories of business psychology and people development into actionable insight for the real world.

For almost 20 years, Nancy’s science-backed systems have helped thousands of solopreneurs and self-employed professionals (e.g./ lawyers, commercial and residential real estate agents) master the mind game of productivity, creating more consistent revenue and feeling more confident, focused and valuable at work.

Nancy’s real difference is that she doesn’t float on a cloud with idealistic platitudes or arrive on a stage with fireworks and empty hype. She delivers proven, science-backed advice and ongoing strategy in a system that simply works. She is the same person out at the pub and behind the podium. She is not about pantsuits, long winded speeches or pie-in-the-sky ideals. Instead, she cracks jokes, gets vulnerable, doesn’t pull any punches, and says what you need to hear and how you need to hear it while laughing along as your outcomes are improved.

Nancy has written the book on procrastination called Procrastinate Now: Rethinking Time Management and listeners can download it for free from her website.

In this episode learn about: 

– The importance of goal setting
– Controlling your goals
– Defining your objectives
– Keeping things within your control
– Performance & behavioral goals

To get in touch with Nancy:
Personal Website: 
http://nancymorris.com

Email: nancy@nancymorris.com

Download Nancy’s complimentary goal setting workbook http://nancymorris.com/reiteclub/


The Importance of Working With a Great Team During Conversions



Anita Bongers-Lewis is a seasoned and award-winning real estate investor of 5 years who helps others realize how they can build wealth through real estate investing. She primarily focuses on duplex conversions and also has some student rentals in the Durham Region. She is the 2016 Canadian Real Estate Wealth Top Investor award winner, owner and manager of 15 doors. She wants to help others grow their portfolio and see them realize financial dreams they did not previously think possible.

Guest: Anita Bongers-Lewis, Real Estate Investor, & Realtor

Anita Bongers-Lewis is a seasoned and award-winning real estate investor of 5 years who helps others realize how they can build wealth through real estate investing. She primarily focuses on duplex conversions and also has some student rentals in the Durham Region. She is the 2016 Canadian Real Estate Wealth Top Investor award winner, owner and manager of 15 doors. She wants to help others grow their portfolio and see them realize financial dreams they did not previously think possible.  

As someone who is truly passionate about helping other individuals, families, partners and organizations to build real estate portfolios, Anita allows them to build their futures and achieve their most ambitious goals. She started in real estate as an investor but continues in it as both an investor and a realtor. This allows her to share her passion and experience with others. She is investing in real estate to design the life and lifestyle that she desires.

Anita is a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister, a granddaughter, a friend, a Realtor, a Real Estate Investor, and an ever-evolving Entrepreneur. And that’s not to mention some other professions of her past. Anita is actually a chiropractor by trade, however, she sought a way to grow income to create true wealth – a wealth of time, health, relationships, knowledge and in general freedom to live the best life. 

 
In this episode learn about: 
  • Purchasing and converting properties
  • Things to consider when converting duplex properties
  • Legal basement suite checklist
  • Financial insights converting properties
  • Exit strategy tips
To get in touch with Anita:
Website: 
https://www.anitabongerslewis.com


Success as a Newbie Real Estate Investor and Lessons Learned



Roger Sherwood is a young, newer Real Estate Investor having started a little over a year ago and already has two buy and holds and recently bought his first flip. Although he has many of the challenges that younger people face, like student debt he still was open to looking at real estate investing and was immediately attracted to the future freedom it offers.

Guest: Roger Sherwood, Real Estate Investor 

Roger Sherwood is a young, newer Real Estate Investor having started a little over a year ago and already has two buy and holds and recently bought his first flip. Although he has many of the challenges that younger people face, like student debt he still was open to looking at real estate investing and was immediately attracted to the future freedom it offers.

His goal is to have 31 doors in 5 years and he focuses on up and coming areas in the Niagara region having already found properties that have future development potential as he builds equity in his portfolio. Roger attributes his early success to taking action and following his mantra of ‘always learning, always growing’ being sure to surround himself with the right people. As he says real estate investing is a team sport.

Roger continues to be employed full-time, is a Certified Engineering Technologist, Professional Quantity Surveyor and Project Management Professional and uses his daily commute as his very own mobile university listening to podcasts and continuing his real estate investing education.

In this episode learn about:
– Investing insights and process for the first-time homebuyer investor
– Opportunities in the Fort Erie and Port Colborne Market
– Understanding the fundamentals before investing in an area
– Breaking down some of the figures in his investments 

To get in touch with Roger: 
Website: 
https://ontariopropertyfreedom.com/
Facebookwww.facebook.com/ontariopropertyfreedom/
Instagram:www.instagram.com/ontariopropertyfreedom/