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From Interior Designer to Real Estate Investor and Realtor



In this episode you will learn about:

  • Started about 4 years ago
  • Now primarily works with real estate investors
  • Preconstruction opportunities
  • What to look for when doing basement conversions
  • How to work with the City of London, Ontario
  • Adding value to properties
  • Investor traps

Guest: Lindsay Gowan, Real Estate Investor & Realtor

A lot of people attend real estate seminars, but only a percentage actually take any action and an even smaller fraction take fast action.

But that is exactly what this week’s podcast guest, Lindsay Gowan, Real Estate Investor & Realtor, did.

In June 2018 Lindsay attended a seminar about real estate investing, and basically become obsessed with all things real estate. In less than 4 years, Lindsay sold her condo, purchased some multi-family properties, got her real estate license, and found an outlet for her passion for interior designing too and now primarily works with real estate investors.

Lindsay likes duplex and multiplex conversions while using her design talent and helps out her clients when they’re doing flips and major renovations. Go according to the market and look for the best ROI. 

Her focus is on longevity and making properties tenant-proof as well as using the best finishes for maximum appraisal values. Her advice? If you can paint and fix up kitchens, don’t overspend, keep it more basic when redoing kitchens and invest in pulls and hardware. 

Get in touch with Lindsay:
Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRiLvs4DNDkzW-Sz2pMwsbg
Email: 
lindsay@primebrokerage.ca

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, 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! https://www.buildingstack.com/


Habitable Art: An Out-of-the-Box Real Estate Investing Idea!



In this episode you will learn about:

  • Being creative with your resources
  • Tips on how to get started in real estate investing
  • Tips for financing
  • Incorporating your value system in real estate investing

Listen to the full episode at https://www.thereiteclub.com/podcast
Guest: Sylvia Eng, Real Estate Investor

Sylvia is a mother of two kids, one adopted and one biological.  She is a photographer, philanthropist, adoption and special needs advocate. Sylvia prides herself on pursuing education and mindfulness (almost) every day and community building. 

In this podcast episode, we’ll get to see her out-of-the-box real estate investing ideas. She builds habitable art and hosts travellers in her unique vacation homes globally. Her strategy is one creative way of investing that doesn’t need that painful amount of money. She shows us how to be creative in our resources while keeping every dwelling sustainable. 

Get in touch with Sylvia:
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/seeadkvacations/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sylvia.darling.906
Email: sylvia.r.eng@gmail.com

This episode has been brought to you in part by
REI Branded – https://reibranded.com/podcast/
Elevation Realty – http://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! https://buildingstack.com/


Liquidity is a Key in Real Estate Investing!



Guest: Justin Konikow, Real Estate Agent, Media & Marketing Expert

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Looking for opportunities to invest
  • Understanding the price of land and properties
  • Importance of today’s numbers instead of the future’s
  • Foreign investments
  • Importance of social media and networking in investing
  • Importance of being liquid in real estate investing

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

Justin Konikow is one of the owners of Prime Real Estate Brokerage and Prime Media Productions, covers all things sales, marketing, media content production, and how to build a business

Justin founded the companies with his wife, Shannon, with the intent of turning the industry upside down and coming at things from a completely fresh perspective. Using their platform and networks, they have quickly become one of the biggest and most influential household names in Real estate.  

He is well versed in sales and marketing. He is a trailblazer for the real estate industry from his networking to strategy and everything in between. One of his strategies is focusing more on today’s numbers instead of the future. He has a thorough understanding of the prices of land and properties and even foreign investments. He also has a strong digital presence that showcases his strong understanding of media and how to use media for success. Social media involvement is a big key for earning connections and broadening one’s horizon. 

On top of his Real Estate and Media proficiency, Justin succeeds in all things business building, productivity hacks, and surrounding himself with expert insights from others around him. He also highlights one important thing in achieving such success and that is liquidity.

Get in touch with Justin:
Website:https://primebrokerage.ca/company
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/primebrokerage.ca/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/jkoni
Email:info@primebrokerage.ca

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, 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! https://www.buildingstack.com/


Dive into Calgary’s Real Estate Market!



In this episode you will learn about:

  • The Calgary real estate market in 2021
  • Ways to approach the Calgary market
  • Pros and cons of investing in Calgary
  • How to mitigate risks in real estate investing
  • Things a first-time investor should know or do before embarking on the journey
  • How tenancy laws are different in Alberta

Listen to the full episode at https://www.thereiteclub.com/podcast
 
Eddie Kamps is a part-time real estate investor and realtor in Calgary. In this interview, he shared about the opportunities he’s found in Calgary over the years. The city is still undervalued compared to most other Canadian cities, especially with the massive appreciation Canada has seen elsewhere. The real estate market is now much hotter than it was. Prices are going up and rents are improving. The average house price is at a 538k which is much more affordable. 

The outlook in Calgary is looking good. Lots of good jobs, a great variety of employers and very advantageous taxes. RBC recently published the affordability metrics and Calgary is at 31.5% of a family’s income vs. Vancouver where it’s almost double. Tune in to learn about this great investor-friendly market.

Get in touch with Eddie Kamps, Realtor:
Cell: 403-603-0132
Email: 
eddie@kampsrealty.ca

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, 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! https://www.buildingstack.com/


Things You Need to Know When Planning to Move and Invest in Costa Rica



In this episode you will learn about:

  • Advantages of choosing Costa Rica to move and invest in
  • How to move and be a resident in Costa Rica
  • Ways to afford a cheaper home and furniture in Costa Rica
  • Taxes as a foreigner in Costa Rica
  • Managing your Canadian business remotely
  • Investment opportunities in Costa Rica

Natasha Cultraro is a creative real estate investor and owner of Investor’s Choice Property Management, Inc. based in Ontario, Canada. She and her family have recently moved to Costa Rica where she continues to buy Ontario and Costa Rican properties while living the “Pura Vida” lifestyle. In this interview, Natasha shared how she’s traveled around the country and has started to invest in pre-construction opportunities. She’s also identified areas that are prime for flips and how to do it. You’ll also learn about the various visas that are available to investors looking to move and or invest in this beautiful country. You can achieve the Pura Vida lifestyle and make some money investing in Central America..

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

Get in touch with Natasha Cultraro:
Website: www.icpmpros.com
Email: 
natasha@icpmpros.com

This episode has been brought to you in part by
Private Buyers – https://privatebuyers.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! https://www.buildingstack.com/


The Accidental Real Estate Investors!



Guests: Esther Nicolas & Matthew Regan, Real Estate Investors

Esther & Matthew have been together for 12 years and married for 7 years. They live in Ottawa with their two young children and their chocolate lab. They work on a full-time basis and find their careers very fulfilling. Esther is a French teacher and Matthew is a social worker. 

Not long after moving to Ottawa, they bought their first home in 2015 and immediately added a secondary dwelling in the lower level of their bungalow. It was at this time that they fully realized the power of real estate investing. They were truly blown away by the passive income generated by ”house hacking” and what it could do for their family. In 2019, they purchased a townhouse in Ottawa, using the BRRRR method. A few months later, they used the same technique to buy another home in the Ottawa area, detached this time. In 2021, they decided to take their side-hustle to a different level and founded Matter Holdings Corp. They hired a coach to help them scale up and jumped right into multifamily investing. It appears to be paying off as they closed on an out-of-province 25-unit building last June. 

In this episode you will learn about:

  • How to live mortgage-free
  • House hacking for success!
  • The Ottawa market
  • Finding opportunities in hot markets
  • How to create passive income
  • Making the most out of unused space

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

Get in touch with Esther & Matthew:
Instagram: @esther.the.investor and @matthew.d.regan
Email: 
matterrealestate@gmail.com

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


Get Out of Your Comfort Zone And Grow!



Guest: Danielle Unsworth, Real Estate Investor

Danielle started when she was 24 years old and she didn’t want to pay rent. She didn’t formalize her investing career until 2020. She says early on the potential that real estate investing offers. Instead of a big wedding, they used their funds to buy properties. Danielle’s husband lost his job in 2020 and they pivoted to becoming full-time real estate investors. Danielle shared how a coach helped her grow and scale. She looked at optimizing her existing portfolio and how to scale by pooling resources with family members and joint venture partners. Her journey is now leading her to larger multifamily properties, 24 units and up! Her progression was from single-family homes, small multis, and now much larger multis within a year. Get out of your comfort zone, speak to others and take action.

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

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Sharing your journey on social media
  • JVs to continue scaling
  • Adding basement suites to maximize your existing portfolio
  • Forcing appreciation and refinancing
  • Pooling resources with family members
  • Moving to multifamily units

Get in touch with Danielle:
Website: https://danielleunsworth.com/
Email: 
invest@danielleunsworth.com

This episode has been brought to you in part by:
Elevation Realty – http://www.elevationrealty.ca/
Private Buyers – https://privatebuyers.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


Being Intentional About Designing Your Financial Independence!



Guest: Sarah & Lénard Sémajuste, Real Estate Investors

Sarah & Lénard shared their story as a couple becoming investors, facing challenges on the real estate investing side as well as infertility. They shared tips and tricks about how to get your spouse on board with real estate investing. Have you been struggling to get your partner interested? Sarah suggested that you speak about your why. It’s not about the vehicle which is real estate, it’s really about the future plans as a couple, a family, and more. Why not go on a dream date and take time to talk about your vision as a couple. This will fuel you to achieve more and overcome many obstacles. Make sure to surround yourselves with like-minded people. You are creating your life so be intentional about it. Sarah & Lénard are now focusing on multi-family projects and land development deals. They also still wholesale in the Ottawa area where the city is seeing a huge boom and growth.

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

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Overcoming challenges
  • Having a financial buffer when facing issues
  • How to pivot during hard times
  • Mindset and mentors for success
  • Working as a couple 
  • How reading & masterminds can change your perspective

Get in touch with Sarah & Lénard:
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/samepage.with.sarahandlenard/
Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/Same-Page-Investments-108931257603278

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 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


150 Episodes! The REITE Club’s Co-Founders Reflections



Guests: Daniel St-Jean, Laurel Simmons, Sarah Larbi & Alfonso Salemi

In this episode, Sarah led the interview and asked each of the co-founders what’s changed in their lives since they started the podcast 3 years ago. Alfonso is now a proud father and has a full team at JAAG where the team completed 100 rent to own deals. Sarah has retired from the 9 to 5 and has started investing in land development projects as well as growing her coaching business. Laurel and Daniel’s business has grown to setting up multiple systems to focus on their strengths and delegating other tasks. Daniel shared on how they are now investing their money to gain time. Time is so valuable their focus is no longer on money but on saving time. Daniel now asks how much time projects will take before considering taking on anything else! Fun is an important part of every investor story and it should be part of your daily life! Customize your life with the REITE Club.

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

In this episode you will learn about:

  • What the co-founders have been up to
  • How they are now spending their time
  • Reflecting on 3 years of the REITE Club podcast
  • How it all began
  • Delegating successfully
  • Customizing your life as an investor
  • Networking wherever you are

Get in touch with the co-founders:
Find them on our website at www.thereiteclub.com and on our Facebook group
This episode has been brought to you in part by
Building Stack – www.buildingstack.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


Remote Flipping While Working Full-Time!



Guest: Vinod Krishnan, Real Estate Investor & IT Manager

Vinod started in September 2020 and has since grown tremendously! His wife is on board and fully supports all his efforts. He’s constantly making new contacts by networking and taking phone calls. That’s how he was able to grow his business. I only a little over a year he’s investing out of province (Alberta, New Brunswick, and more!), he’s done Airbnb arbitrage, remote flips, acreage flip, and much more. He started out self-financing and eventually needed some joint venture partners and private lenders to keep growing and scaling. Vinod still works full-time and he’s looking for further opportunities for big lifts for himself and his investor partners. He believes in creating win-win strategies. Listen to the full podcast to learn how you can become an investor while working full-time.

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

In this episode you will learn about:

  • Work with trustworthy people – network!
  • Processes and systems are crucial
  • Build a close-knit group of allies
  • Take to someone new on a daily basis
  • How to build a remote team
  • Airbnb arbitrage pros and cons
  • Remote investing

Get in touch with Vinod:
Emailvinod@kanvin.properties
FB: win.win.with.vinod
Instagram: win_win_with_vinod

This episode has been brought to you in part by
Elevation Realty – http://www.elevationrealty.ca/

Private Buyers – https://privatebuyers.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