Category Archives: BRRR

How to Cash Flow Properties in Expensive Markets



Nam Phung arrived in Canada from a refugee camp in 1987, starting high school in Canada speaking very little English and worked part-time to support himself through high school and university.  His formal education includes a degree from York University in Business Administration Studies with a Major in Accounting and his career was spent as a Senior Accountant and Financial Analyst before becoming a full-time investor.
Guest:  Nam Phung, Real Estate Investor Nam Phung arrived in Canada from a refugee camp in 1987, starting high school in Canada speaking very little English and worked part-time to support himself through high school and university.  His formal education includes a degree from York University in Business Administration Studies with a Major in Accounting and his career was spent as a Senior Accountant and Financial Analyst before becoming a full-time investor. He started investing in real estate 13 years ago and focuses on multi-unit properties ideally with 4 up to 12 units in higher-end sub-markets in Toronto, with a current portfolio of a dozen properties valued at over $15 million.  His two more recent investments have been an 11 unit property and also a cottage which he has on Air BnB and enjoys himself. Nam has found his key to successful investing in expensive markets is closely managing the construction, ongoing property management and maintenance and be sure to maintain good relationships with suppliers, the trades as well as his tenants.  Nam has helped a number of his fellow accountants get into real estate investing and also holds a real estate license with Keller Williams in Mississauga. You will learn about: – Toronto market insights – Cap rate, financing and cash flow insights – Tips on finding and financing a property – Some common investor mistakes Get in touch with Nam: Email: namphung@sympatico.ca
“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis. DALIA BARSOUM, MBA Finance  President and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages Best selling Author: Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want  Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award: CMP Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018): Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP) Mortgage Broker of the year (2017, 2015): Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ] Mail:  53 Berry Trail, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2T4 | License # 12900.

Property Management Horror Stories, Lessons and Tips



Eric Blenkarn is a Property Manager and Real Estate Investor. A serial entrepreneur from his early teens, after an initial career in construction, it was following his own frustration with a property management company who was looking after one of his properties, that he knew how he wanted to run his own management company.
Guest: Eric Blenkarn, Real Estate Investor Eric Blenkarn is a Property Manager and Real Estate Investor. A serial entrepreneur from his early teens, after an initial career in construction, it was following his own frustration with a property management company who was looking after one of his properties, that he knew how he wanted to run his own management company. Although he recalls many horror stories (including finding a cat in a freezer!) and refers to property management as a ‘thankless and tough job’ he has positioned his own company Eco Property Management as a stand out provider in the space. He is still able to take time for vacations and follow other business interests by leveraging technology to run his business from anywhere. His clients and tenants can request service via an app all connected to his service teams and providers. He also recruited a former social worker contact to come work for him as a property manager who keeps a presence on the ground when he is travelling. His first property was a house he bought for his impending marriage but had some time to rent it out for a while, planning to move in once married. However, he ended up living in a different city and kept it as an investment property. His own portfolio now consists of around 14 properties which tend to be in constant flux, usually selling to make more investments, e.g. sell one buy two, focused in Hamilton and Brantford. Most are buy and hold or BRRR properties. Although unusually he does have a women’s shelter as one property where he works with not-for-profits as his clients who look to place short-term tenants and they also maintain the property. You will learn about: – Property Management horror stories – How to deal with property and tenant issues – Property manager insider tips on screening tenants – What to look for when hiring property managers Get in touch with Eric: Mat’s Website:https://www.ecopropertymanagement.ca E-Mail:info@ecoproperties.ca Book Featured: More Than Cashflow: The Real Risks & Rewards of Profitable Real Estate Investingby Julie Broad
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“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis. DALIA BARSOUM, MBA Finance  President and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages Best selling Author: Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want  Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award: CMP Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018): Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP) Mortgage Broker of the year (2017, 2015): Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ] Mail:  53 Berry Trail, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2T4 | License # 12900.

Take Action and Specialize to Get the Life You Want



Mat Piche is a real estate investor specializing in the Kitchener-Waterloo region and through his regular eating of a whole food plant-based diet has also become known as  “The Fruitful Investor” with which he has built his brand.
Guest: Mat Piche, Real Estate Investor and Realtor Mat Piche is a real estate investor specializing in the Kitchener-Waterloo region and through his regular eating of a whole food plant-based diet has also become known as  “The Fruitful Investor” with which he has built his brand. Coming from a long line of carpenters, Mat has always had an interest in building and renovations- you could even say it is in his ‘blood.’ Combine this with his passion for real estate investing and his desire to achieve financial freedom for both himself and his clients and together you have one motivated real estate agent! As a child, Mat’s family struggled financially like many others and early on, he knew that there was more to life than just ‘living to get by.’ After graduating from high school, he began his carpentry apprenticeship with a small renovations company, working alongside two senior employees who soon became his mentors. With help from his mentors, Mat soon became a skilled carpenter in residential renovations. Nearing the end of his apprenticeship, Mat began to question his future as a company-employed carpenter. While he loved the work, he found himself caught up in the never-ending ‘rat-race’ they call life-. As a 20-year-old, this is something he had never envisioned for himself and he delved into a journey of self-reflection and analysis. While for some this type of self-reflection comes later in life, for Mat this type-A mentality was nothing new. Mat took control of his life for the first time and bought his first investment property on his 22nd birthday. This purchase marked a major turning point in his life, giving him the confidence he needed to quit his job and start his own renovation company strictly for other investors. Mat’s innovative renovation methods for saving client’s money set him apart from his competitors and earned him the respect of many local investors, allowing him to build strong relationships and connections with them. Going from broke carpenter at 20 years old to now owning 23 properties by the age of 30, his own portfolio did mostly comprise of single family homes but more recently he has been expanding into multiplex units, student housing and flips. Scaling his business accelerated by working with joint venture partners, all of whom he has attracted through his YouTube channel and social media activity. Mat is now focused on helping more people also create freedom in their lives by owning quality investment properties by specializing and educates and helps them through his podcast, videos, coaching and The Fruitful Investing Academy. His real estate investing life has enabled him to have the freedom to follow his passion for travelling and eating fruit around the world. You will learn about: – Real Estate Strategy and financing tips – Working with a Joint Venture partner – Benefits of focusing and specialization Get in touch with Mat: Mat’s Website: http://www.kwpropertypro.com/ E-Mail:homes@kwpropertypro.com The Fruitful Investing Academy: https://fruitful-investing-academy.teachable.com/ The Fruitful Investing Podcast – https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-fruitful-investing-podcast/id1451460493 YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/TheFruitfulInvestor Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/matpiche/ Book Featured: Real Estate Investing in Canada: Creating Wealth with the ACRE Systemby Don R. Campbell
“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis. DALIA BARSOUM, MBA Finance  President and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages Best selling Author: Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want  Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award: CMP Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018): Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP) Mortgage Broker of the year (2017, 2015): Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ] Mail:  53 Berry Trail, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2T4 | License # 12900.

Understanding Private Lending and Investing with Registered Funds



Susan Flanagan started real estate investing by accident when she was an Emergency Nurse but soon got her hungry for more and ended up with a second investment property in little over a year and has now been investing in Real Estate for over 25 years.
Guest: Susan Flanagan, Real Estate Investor and Mortgage Agent Susan Flanagan started real estate investing by accident when she was an Emergency Nurse but soon got her hungry for more and ended up with a second investment property in little over a year and has now been investing in Real Estate for over 25 years. Her Real Estate journey started with a condo purchase in the early 1980s, then continued on with purchasing duplexes, student rentals, rent-to-own projects and also homes to fix and flip even while working in nursing in California. While still buying properties Susan also started lending money from her RRSP funds for mortgages. Initially, it was hard to find people to lend money to but once it started taking off she soon ran out of her own money and started helping investors make a connection with others who had private money to lend. Susan was effectively brokering deals so she realized she needed to obtain a mortgage licence so that she could assist borrowers and lenders on a regular basis. Now as a Mortgage Agent, specializing in Private Lending through her company PrivateMoney4Mortgages.com powered by Streetwise Mortgages (License # 12900). Now, most of her real estate investing is done with private lending for mortgages through registered funds (RRSP, RESP, RRIF, TFSA, LIRA) as well as using cash. You will learn about: – Great Private Lending tips and its risks – Different investing options – Understanding registered fund investing – Financing insights and tips Get in touch with Susan: Website: privatemoney4mortgages.com Phone Number: 519 803 1642 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrivateMoney4Mortgages/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-flanagan-08998a2a/ Twitter:https://twitter.com/AMPmortgage Book Featured: The RRSP Secret: Defend and Build Your Wealth with This Powerful Investment Strategy by Greg Habstritt
“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis. DALIA BARSOUM, MBA Finance  President and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages Best selling Author: Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want  Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award: CMP Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018): Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP) Mortgage Broker of the year (2017, 2015): Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ] Mail:  53 Berry Trail, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2T4 | License # 12900.

Successful Tenant Screening in 5 Easy Steps – Step #3 – Phone Screening



In this solo episode, Sarah shares the third step, Meeting with potential applicants, of her, tried and tested 5-step process to finding the best tenants. Don’t rely on guesswork or your gut. Use these 5 steps to ensure you find the best tenants for your rental properties.
What you’ll learn:
  • How to plan property viewings
  • The right questions to ask
  • What to listen and watch for – the red flags
  • How to reject tenants the right way
In this solo episode, Sarah shares the third step, Meeting potential applicants, of her, tried and tested 5-step process to finding the best tenants. Don’t rely on guesswork or your gut. Use these 5 steps to ensure you find the best tenants for your rental properties. To understand Step 1 listen to episode 43 here To understand Step 2 listen to episode 46 here To really go deep on this subject buy Sarah’s comprehensive online program covering this subject. https://udemy.com/successful-tenant-screening-in-5-easy-steps/ FOR A LIMITED TIME: Grab your copy of the ‘Market Fundamentals’ worksheet that Sarah mentions in this episode. Only available for a short while https://sarahlarbi.com/free/

How to Increase BRRRR Cash Flow By Expanding Single Homes to Multi-Family Units



Elizabeth Milder is the co-owner of Expansion Properties, a real estate investment firm based in Victoria, BC. Expansion Properties currently has 11 units under management and are in the process of building 2 new single-family homes that will be ready to sell around June 2019, a first for the company.

Guest: Real Estate Investor, Elizabeth Milder

Elizabeth Milder is the co-owner of Expansion Properties, a real estate investment firm based in Victoria, BC. Expansion Properties currently has 11 units under management and are in the process of building 2 new single-family homes that will be ready to sell around June 2019, a first for the company.

Elizabeth and her partner in life and business Cole have become experts in the application of the BRRRR method (Buy, Renovate, Rent, ReFinance, Repeat) and identifying properties with the potential for adding additional square footage, By converting single-family homes to multi-unit rentals (2,3 and 4 units) they can significantly add to the property value and cash-flow.

With her passion for entrepreneurialism and a desire to encourage other women to realize the power of real estate investing, Elizabeth has recently started a VLOG called Queens of Expansion. Through Queens, Elizabeth leverages her relationships in the real estate industry, interviewing other successful women investors/developers, to offer insight and encouragement to would-be investors

You will learn about: – Insights on property conversions – The process of converting properties – Key people to have on your team – Insights for doing joint venture projects – Tips on financing your projects

Get in Touch with Elizabeth: Website:https://www.expansionproperties.com E-mail:elizabeth@expansionproperties.com Facebook:facebook.com/queensofexpansion/ Other social media @queensofexpansion

“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis – be sure to mention the podcast!  Read more about Dalia by clicking here.

DALIA BARSOUM, MBA Finance  President and Principal Broker, Streetwise Mortgages Bestselling Author : Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 

Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award: CMP Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018)  : Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP) Mortgage Broker of the year (2017, 2015 ) : Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine

[Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ] Mail:  53 Berry Trail, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2T4 | License # 12900


Successful Tenant Screening in 5 Easy Steps – Step #2 – Phone Screening



In this solo episode, Sarah shares the second step, Phone screening potential applicants, of her, tried and tested 5-step process to finding the best tenants. Don’t rely on guesswork or your gut. Use these 5 steps to ensure you find the best tenants for your rental properties.
What you’ll learn:
  • What to do once you have suitable potential tenants
  • Why it’s important to have a phone conversation
  • The right questions to ask
  • What to listen and watch for – the red flags
  • How to set up the next stage of screening
In this solo episode, Sarah shares the second step, Phone screening potential applicants, of her, tried and tested 5-step process to finding the best tenants. Don’t rely on guesswork or your gut. Use these 5 steps to ensure you find the best tenants for your rental properties. To understand Step 1 listen to episode 44 here To really go deep on this subject buy Sarah’s comprehensive online program covering this subject. https://va2site.udemy.com/successful-tenant-screening-in-5-easy-steps/ FOR A LIMITED TIME: Grab your copy of the ‘Market Fundamentals’ worksheet that Sarah mentions in this episode. Only available for a short while https://sarahlarbi.com/free/

Episode 29 – Vertical Splits and Mortgage Plus Improvement with Scott Zandbergen



In this episode of Where Should I Invest the Podcast, We interview Scott Zandbergen and talk about Real Estate Investing.  Scott is a Real Estate Investor, Speaker and a father to two girls. He took almost 20 years to finally decide to invest in Real Estate. In 2014, he bought 3 single family homes within the span of 3 months that started his real estate investing journey.

In this Episode you’ll learn. . .

– What is vertical split

– Learn about mortgage plus improvement

– Difference between doing mortgage plus improvement and BRRR

– Joint Ventures

And more about Scott’s portfolio and approach to real estate investing.

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Website: https://scottzandbergen.com/

Email him at: szandbergen@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/szandbergen

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/szandbergen

“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

DALIA BARSOUM , MBA Finance 
President and Principal Broker , Streetwise Mortgages
Best selling Author : Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 
Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award : CMP
Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018)  :  Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)
Mortgage Broker of the year ( 2017 , 2015 ) : Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine
[Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]
Mail:  53 Berry Trail , Woodbridge , ON , L4H 2T4 | License # 12900

Episode 24 – Identify Your Goals & Up Your Negotiating Skills



In this episode of Where Should I Invest the Podcast, We interview Lee Strauss and talk about Real Estate Investing.  Lee is an Investor, Speaker, Coach and at the same time works as a firefighter.  He started with Real Estate at the age of 21, a straight rental property.  Lee has an innate desire to drive forward and keep developing his knowledge, skills and success.

He’s currently continuing to build his real-estate portfolio through utilizing new strategies and looking for more opportunities.

In this Episode, Lee and Sarah will talk about. . .

– Buy, Fix and Hold

– Flipping Properties

– Negotiating Tips and Strategies

– Tips on analyzing properties

– Identifying your Real Estate goals

And more about Lee’s portfolio.

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Get more about Lee Strauss at:

www.straussinvestments.com

Email him at:

lee@rockstarbrokerage.com

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/strauss_investments/

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“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages. contact her to book a FREE Goals Analysis.

DALIA BARSOUM , MBA Finance 
President and Principal Broker , Streetwise Mortgages
Best selling Author : Canadian Real Estate Investor Financing: 7 Secrets to Getting All The Money You Want 
Winner of the Outstanding Customer Service Award : CMP
Top 75 Brokers in Canada ( 2017 and 2018)  :  Canadian Mortgage Professionals Magazine ( CMP)
Mortgage Broker of the year ( 2017 , 2015 ) : Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine
[Direct: 416-985-4698 | www.streetwisemortgages.com | Toll Free & Fax: 1-800-208-6255 ]
Mail:  53 Berry Trail , Woodbridge , ON , L4H 2T4 | License # 12900

Episode 23- What to Look for & What to Avoid With Basement Conversions



In this episode of Where Should I Invest the Podcast, we interview Ken Bekendam from my favourite investment city of Brantford Ontario. Ken Bekendam is a full-time Real Estate Investor and expert in basement conversions.
Listen and learn about. . .
– How to successfully complete a basement conversion
– What to look for and pitfalls to avoid
– What the numbers look like
– How to get permits and approvals
– Hear about how Ken was able to grow his portfolio
And so much more. . .

To get a hold of Ken, reach out to him directly on Facebook by searching Ken Bekendam or meet him in person at the next REITE Club meeting as he is a regular attendee.

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