Category Archives: Investing in the USA

Assisted Living a Real Estate Investing Mega-Trend



Guests:  Gene and Manny Guarino, Real Estate Investors

Gene and Emmanuel (Manny) Guarino are father and son real estate investors based in Arizona who focus on the growing residential assisted living investment space. Gene got started in real estate investing at an early age and over the years completed a variety of investments including buy and hold, flips and commercial.

Around 7 years ago he got started in residential assisted living, which is running the day to day living needs for a group of seniors inside a residential home. One of the key differences between this and larger eldercare homes is there is not a medical component to the daily care.

Manny was attracted to the business after seeing his father being recognized by Robert Kiyosaki as ‘THE Residential Assisted Living Guy’. He is now one of the top realtors in this space in the area and also works on other areas of the business.

The family personally owns and operates three care homes in Phoenix and Scottsdale and through a planned merger and other investments they are invested in around 200 spaces in assisted living buildings across the country.

Gene has over 30 years of experience in real estate investing and business and now is focused on the mega-trend of senior assisted housing. Having trained tens of thousands of investor/entrepreneurs over the past 25 years, 5 years ago he looked to specialize in helping others take advantage of this opportunity, founding the Residential Assisted Living Academy. Both Gene and Manny teach, coach and mentor individuals, who are looking to get into the industry, the ins and outs of this business. You will learn about: – Why assisted living is becoming a mega real estate investing trend – Understanding what is needed for a property and local regulations – Different types of real estate investing models for residential assisted living – What expenses look like and the cash flow upsides of this strategy – Why more people are not looking at this investing strategy and why you should

Get in touch with Gene and Manny: Websites: https://residentialassistedlivingacademy.com https://www.ralnationalconvention.com https://www.theassistedlivingagents.com Gene Guarino   (​480) 704-3065 support@ralacademy.com Manny Guarino    480.567.8264 emmanuel@ralacademy.com


Building a Real Estate Investing Business with 3 Separate Paydays Per Property



Chris has been in real estate for over 25 years and his team, based out of Rhode Island and students across the US, acquires 5-10 properties each and every month without using any of their own money, through owner financing or lease-purchase (rent to own), the latter of which creates 3 separate paydays totalling around $75,000.

Guest:  Chris Prefontaine, Real Estate Investor and Author

Chris has been in real estate for over 25 years and his team, based out of Rhode Island and students across the US, acquires 5-10 properties each and every month without using any of their own money, through owner financing or lease-purchase (rent to own), the latter of which creates 3 separate paydays totalling around $75,000.

He and his family team have done over $80 million in real estate transactions. They mentor, coach, consult, and actually partner with students around the country (by application only) to do exactly what they do.

Chris’ past experience includes the construction, mostly during the 1990s, of over 100 single-family and duplex homes. He owned a Realty Executives Franchise (Massachusetts 1994-2000) as broker/owner which maintained high per-agent standards and eventually sold to Coldwell Banker in 2000.

During the 2000s his focus included coaching $½ million and higher REALTORs® in order to scale and automate their business throughout the US and Canada. He also participated (and still does selectively) in doing condo conversions (multi-family homes to condos) and “raise the roof” projects, converting single-family ranches to colonials in growth neighborhoods.

Chris is a big advocate of continuing education and participates regularly in high-end mastermind groups, as well as consults with private mentors. His goal is to continue to have his adult children involved in the business to grow to 50+ properties and 125 working students around North America.

You will learn about:
– Lease purchases (rent to own) strategies
– Investing processes in the US
– Purchase agreements
– Joint venture screening tips
– Tips on finding deals

Get in touch with Chris:
Contact Page: 
www.smartrealestatecoach.com/contact/
Website: www.smartrealestatecoach.com
Podcast: https://smartrealestatecoachpodcast.com/
Phone: 855-667-7336 x825
Email: support@smartrealestatecoach.com

Books Mentioned:

#1. The New Rules of Real Estate Investing: 24 Leading Experts Reveal Their Real Estate Secrets by Chris Prefontaine

#2. Real Estate On Your Terms: Create Continuous Cash Flow Now, Without Using Your Cash Or Credit by Chris Prefontaine


US Investment Insights and How it Applies to Other Markets



Marco Santarelli, originally from Calgary, Alberta, is an investor, author, and founder of Norada Real Estate Investments, a national real estate investment firm offering turnkey investment property in growth markets nationwide, based in California.
Guest:  Marco Santarelli, Real Estate Investor Marco Santarelli, originally from Calgary, Alberta, is an investor, author, and founder of Norada Real Estate Investments, a national real estate investment firm offering turnkey investment property in growth markets nationwide, based in California. Marco is also the creator of DealGrader™ – a scoring system that measures the investment quality of a real estate investment, giving you an overall snapshot of its profitability and investment risk. He purchased his first real estate investment at the age of 18.  He successfully handled the entire rehab and property management of his first property without ever taking a course or reading a book on the subject. He now has 84 properties in his portfolio. Marco went on to get his real estate license and sell residential real estate for three years before leaving real estate sales to pursue other active business ventures. Because of his mantra “Live where you want, invest where it makes sense” he eventually returned to real estate investing and founded Norada Real Estate Investments in 2003 because of his love and passion for real estate and desire to help others succeed in building their wealth through real estate investing. Today, Marco is a licensed California real estate broker and runs a successful real estate investment firm focused on helping other investors build wealth and passive income through the power of income-producing real estate. You will learn about: – Knowing the RV ratio and how it helps you find good investments – Avoid the big mistake when financing a property – What market fundamentals to look for and finding supply and demand – The concept of turnkey real estate investments – The differences between investing in Canada and the US – Why it is important to do your due diligence The Ultimate Guide to Passive Real Estate Investing Get a Copy Here: http://www.noradarealestate.com/Guide/
Get in touch with Marco: Websites:http://www.noradarealestate.com www.passiverealestateinvesting.com
“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.

From a $17 million Net Worth Increase to a $50 Million Loss and Back Up Again



Rod Khleif’s experience involves both remarkable triumphs and spectacular failures, which he affectionately calls “seminars.”, at one point overnight increasing his net worth by $17 million but then losing $50 million in the 2008 crash.

Guest: Rod Khleif, Real Estate Investor

Rod Khleif’s experience involves both remarkable triumphs and spectacular failures, which he affectionately calls “seminars.”, at one point overnight increasing his net worth by $17 million but then losing $50 million in the 2008 crash.

A compelling rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story, Rod soared from humble beginnings as a young, impoverished Dutch immigrant to incredible success. Rod Khleif is a passionate real estate investor who has personally owned and managed over 2000 properties. As one of the country’s top real estate, business, and peak performance luminaries, Rod has also built over 23 businesses in his 40-year business career.

Rod brings incredible authenticity and insight to his approach to business, success and life and loves training and coaching the “psychology of success” to aspiring real estate investors and entrepreneurs. He can train and coach on virtually any business or success related topic in great depth, contributing incredible first-hand, technical, and motivational knowledge and skills.

Rod Khleif has combined his passion for real estate investing with his personal philosophy of goal setting, envisioning, and manifesting success to become one of America’s top real estate investment and high-performance life coaches. As an accomplished entrepreneur and business owner, Rod has built several successful multi-million dollar businesses. But ask him what he is most proud of, and he will tell you about his work as a community philanthropist.

Giving back to the community is a major passion for Rod. He is the founder and long-serving president of the Tiny Hands Foundation, a children’s charitable foundation that leads several annual community charitable initiatives including Back-to-School Backpack Brigade; provides thousands of new Backpacks filled with school supplies to community school children in need. Teddy Bear Brigade; provides thousands of Teddy Bears for community police department patrol cars to be given out by police officers to comfort children in distress. Holiday Basket Brigade; provides thousands of Holiday Gift Baskets filled with food and Christmas toys to community children and families in need. Over the past 14 years, Rod’s work has benefitted more than 60,000 underprivileged community children.

You will learn about: – The mindset to success – How to get out of debt – Setting your ultimate goals with no limits – Giving to your community and why it’s so important

Get in touch with Rod: Website: https://rodkhleif.com

FB Private Group: multifamilycommunity.com

Get a Copy of Rod’s Book for Free: Text Rod to 41411

Need an Investing Partner? Text Partner to 41411

“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 
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


Insights Into Agriculture Investing as Part of a Diversified Portfolio with Chris Rawley



In 2016, while visiting a farm investment in Central America, Chris Rawley conceived the idea of building an equity crowdfunding platform to streamline agriculture investment and help farmers access alternative sources of funding. He founded Harvest Returns to bring that vision to reality as one of the first ever in this space.

Guest: Chris Rawley, CEO & Founder of Harvest Returns

In 2016, while visiting a farm investment in Central America, Chris Rawley conceived the idea of building an equity crowdfunding platform to streamline agriculture investment and help farmers access alternative sources of funding. He founded Harvest Returns to bring that vision to reality as one of the first ever in this space.

Previously Chris held corporate management roles in Jones Lang LaSalle, Electronic Data Systems, L-3 Communications, and served as a defence consultant at Special Operations Command headquarters with Blackbird Technologies.

A third generation real estate investor, Chris has invested in real estate and income-producing agriculture for nearly two decades.

As a Captain in the United States Navy Reserve, Chris is Chief of Staff for the Naval Reserve Surface Forces, helping to oversee 3,800 sailors supporting fleet units around the world. His 26-year military career has filled a variety of leadership positions in naval, expeditionary, and joint special operations units afloat and ashore. He has deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, throughout Africa, the Middle East, and Western Pacific.

Chris has a degree from Texas A&M University, earned an MBA at George Washington University, and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College.

You will learn about:

  • Insights on how to make money with agricultural and farmland investing
  • Things you need to consider and the various options to be an active agricultural investor
  • Risks in developing different agriculture ventures
  • Understanding real estate crowdfunding deals

Get in Touch with Chris:

Website:https://www.harvestreturns.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisrawley/
Twitter:https://twitter.com/HarvestReturns
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/harvestreturns/
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/harvestreturns/
YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8P5C8Z_NSJfScGa8BM3UyQ

“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 32 – Long Distance Real Estate Investing and Property Management



In this episode of the Where Should I Invest? podcast,  Sarah interviews Thomas Lorini and talks about how he got started in real estate investing.

Thomas is a successful real estate investor with over a decade of experience. He started with a townhouse back in 2004 and today manages 20+ rental units, from Southern California. Additionally, he has completed several flips and wholesaled properties from over 4,000 kms away!

He will share how he transitioned from Ontario Canada to Southern California, how he self-manages his properties by implementing a solid system in his local markets and has been rapidly expanding his portfolio in the last year.

In this Episode you’ll learn. . .

– Tips on Long Distance Real Estate Management

– More Investing information on Windsor, Ontario

– Tips on finding and buying properties

– Financing differences between US and Canada

And more about Thomas.

Get more about Thomas  Lorini at:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thomaslorini77

E-Mail – tlorini@kw.com

Phone – 949-701-8272

Share and Subscribe for more content, visit our Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9DbFl4XFDGpMl4mUQvpi5Q

On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SarahLarbi84/

“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 31 – From food stamps to $18 million in real estate deals & learn about turn key property investing with Ali Boone



In this episode of the Where Should I Invest podcast, We interview Ali Boone and talk about turn key property investing.  Ali is an Aerospace Engineer, Entrepreneur, Consultant and a Real Estate Investor.

She started her first year of business on food stamps. By year five of business having facilitated over $18,000,000 in real estate sales, she speaks from her own experiences and offers the best solutions that she came up with that propelled her to success.

In this Episode we’ll talk about:

– Turn Key properties

– Pros and Cons of having Turn Key Properties

– Cashflow calculations

–  How to manage your property manager

And more about Ali’s Real Estate experience.

Get more about Ali Boone at:

www.hipsterinvestments.com

www.aliboone.com

Email:  ali@hipsterinvestments.com

More about Sarah

Share and Subscribe for more content, visit our Youtube channel at

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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 30 – From $24k a Year to $2.5 million in Property with Whitney Nicely



In this episode of Where Should I Invest the podcast, we interview Whitney Nicely and talk Real Estate Investing.  Whitney Nicely is an expert property investor, speaker and real estate coach.  Today, she’s called the Queen of Real Estate Investing in East Tennessee.  Before quitting her job back in 2013, Whitney scraped by on $24,000 a year working a desk job and living on her parent’s couch.

Now at the age of 33, Whitney owns more than $2.5 million in real estate assets.

In this episode, we will talk about;

–  Creative ways for finding deals

–  Lease options

–  The process of finding and closing properties

–  Tips on buying houses

And more about Whitney’s portfolio.

 

Share and Subscribe for more content, visit our Youtube channel at

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On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SarahLarbi84/

 

Get more about Whitney Nicely at:

www.whitneynicely.com

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/whitneynicelyeast

Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/whitneynicely

“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 18- Canadians Investing in the USA the Differences You Need to Know & Understand



Are you a real estate investor looking to sharpen your skills? Or a newbie looking for your first investment? You’ve come to the right place! Join host Sarah Larbi for a journey into the world of Canadian Real Estate Investing. In this episode, Sarah Interviews Omar Khan about Canadians Investing in the USA.

Today’s Guest:

Omar is a successful investor with 10+ years of experience in real estate investing, raising capital, buying multifamily investments, and in syndications. With a history and preference towards Commercial Real Estate Investing, Omar has become an active and successful Canadian investor now living in Texas.

Episode Highlights:

  • Learn about investing in the USA
  • Learn about the main differences between Canadian and US Real Estate Investing  
  • What do Canadians need to know before they invest abroad 
  • Understand the factors to consider before investing in American Real Estate 
  • What are some of the misconceptions we hear about that we can’t or shouldn’t do as Canadians (such as 1031 exchanges, LLCs etc.)
  • What are some of the best ways for Canadians to Invest their money in the USA
  • Storage and Mobile-home investing
  • How to get a team on the street while living in another country
  • Learn about syndications 

Contact Information:

For more information, visit www.boardwalkwealth.com

Email Omar at omar@boardwalkwealth.com or call him directly at (214) 727-8643