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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.

Millennial Mindset and Approach to Investing and Business



As a millennial Tyler Vanderwoude was never planning to follow the traditional job for life path and from early on in his career he was educating himself about how his money was going to make money.
Guest: Tyler Vanderwoude, Real Estate Investor and Entrepreneur As a millennial Tyler Vanderwoude was never planning to follow the traditional job for life path and from early on in his career he was educating himself about how his money was going to make money. With a BComm degree from McMaster, he had a good overall understanding of business and has always felt to have an entrepreneurial mindset. This enabled him and his wife to get into real estate early and by 25 they had two properties and had helped his wife launch her own salon business. On the podcast, Tyler indicated his desire to also have his own business and earlier in 2019 he started Tykel Commercial Door Supply Inc. You will learn about: – Insights on refinancing your mortgage – Tips on buying properties as a millennial – What are Purview and GeoWarehouse reports and the insights they give – Setting up your goals and the right mindset Get in touch with Tyler: Email: tylervanderwoude@hotmail.com Website: https://www.tykel.ca/ Instagram: @tylervanderwoude LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tyler-vanderwoude-47204946/

Working With a Contractor and Project Manager as Part of Your Team



Brandon Williams is a Real Estate Investor and Contractor with 5 years of experience, executing construction and renovation projects for small to large firms in the Healthcare and Residential sectors. He has also built his real estate investing business with flipping.
Guest: Brandon Williams, Real Estate Investor / Contractor Brandon Williams is a Real Estate Investor and Contractor with 5 years of experience, executing construction and renovation projects for small to large firms in the Healthcare and Residential sectors. He has also built his real estate investing business with flipping. He was born in Jamaica and in a competitive culture, he soon understood the importance of excelling. He now lives in Brampton, Ontario and has degrees and qualifications in Architecture and Architectural Technology and initially started working on Construction and Renovation of fire damaged houses which involved intense projects and long days that soon had him looking for alternative longer-term opportunities and came across real estate investing as a market to work in. He generated over $90,000 in renovation project sales in a 6 month time period while successfully maintaining a 30% profit margin on all projects managed. He has managed the full life cycle of projects with over $1.2 Million in capital costs, including responsibility for multidisciplinary teams from 5-25 people. You will learn about: – Tips on overcoming your fear of quitting your job, getting out and started in real estate – Why educating yourself is important – Lessons learned from the ups and downs of his first flip project including finding $290,000 at the last minute. Get in touch with Brandon: Email: brandon@stewardv.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandon-williams-b8643026/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/joshgusscott Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshgusscott/ “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

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


Getting Through the Pitfalls and Analysis Paralysis to Multi-Family Investing Success



Britta Hild started in the world of real estate investing in 2011 purchasing a 5 unit building in Toronto. Having only previously bought a primary single unit residence she was unprepared for the added work to close the deal and handling the day to day life of a landlord. She quickly learned about property management, renovations and tenant relations through doing these tasks on her own.
Guest: Real Estate Investor and Landlord, Britta Hild Britta started in the world of real estate investing in 2011 purchasing a 5 unit building in Toronto. Having only previously bought a primary single unit residence she was unprepared for the added work to close the deal and handling the day to day life of a landlord. She quickly learned about property management, renovations and tenant relations through doing these tasks on her own. These early real estate investing challenges did not deter her, rather they served as great lessons for Britta when she pursued a subsequent joint venture in Hamilton with another multi-unit property because of the benefits of having more doors in one building. The current market in the GTA is changing rapidly and it is essential to have a plan in place to make sure that your real estate investments are working for you and not the other way around. This was brought home in a very stark way for Britta when her mother fell seriously ill and she was able to look after her full-time knowing her properties were cash flowing. Never one to tire of talking about real estate investing, Britta understands the concerns, worries and benefits of being a real estate investor and landlord, from financing to renovations to tenants. You will learn about: – Benefits of having multiple tenants – Tips on how to overcome your real estate investing struggles – Tips on building a solid team – What new investors should be aware of – Tips on finding and screening tenants Get in Touch with Britta: E-mail: britta.hild@gmail.com

Lessons and Benefits of Focusing on One Market to Grow Your Real Estate Portfolio



Tyler Soulliere is an award-winning real estate investor born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. After obtaining his MBA at Northwood University in Michigan he returned to the city to follow a business career and working in the family business. After the business was acquired by a Fortune 500 company Tyler decided to pursue a career as a realtor initially in Toronto to be mentored by one of the top RE/MAX producers. On returning to Windsor he started to work with real estate investors taking the opportunity to learn before taking the plunge with his own fixer-upper for $48k. In the next 11 months, he purchased another 14 properties, which resulted in his being awarded the Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine National Investor of the Year in 2015 from over 1,000 candidates. As Tyler continued to expand his experience and portfolio, which now stands at 55 doors, he wanted to start sharing his knowledge of investing in real estate with other like-minded individuals. As a result, he has created online training courses as well as launching TySoull Educator to help share his expertise and lessons learned with investors looking to invest in real estate. You will learn about: – The opportunities, growth and boom in the Windsor Market. – Importance of building a power team when scaling your business. – Real estate terms new and experienced investors need to know. – Why numbers matter, especially when buying multi-units. Book Recommended: Flip by Gary Keller
Get in Touch with Tyler: Website: http://tysoulleducator.com
Get a copy of Sarah’s brand new “Market Fundamentals Worksheet” that she mentions in the podcast –  click here to grab your copy.
“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 34 – Branding and Marketing in Real Estate Investing



Think you don’t need to market yourself in the world of real estate investing? Think again!

In this interview, I talk with my branding coach, Paul Copcutt, about the importance of branding, marketing and standing out from everyone else.

A business card and logo are not where marketing ends and they certainly are not what your brand is. Equally, social media is a tool to communicate your brand but you need to be sure that your message is a clear one for anyone to take notice in today’s noisy world.

Your personal brand is what sets you apart from the competition and tells prospective clients and partners why they should choose you over anyone else. But it is up to you to own the definition of who you are and personal branding enables you to do that.

In this episode you’ll learn:

– Tips on identifying what makes you unique

– Understanding the need to have a niche and specialty

– Why social media is not the be all and end all

– 20 topics you can use to create unique videos

– Tips on using LinkedIn to build your business

– Why doing your own podcast may be a great strategy

Get more about Paul Copcutt at:

Website: http://paulcopcutt.com/

Phone Number: 905-233-2290

Email:  paul@paulcopcutt.com

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

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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 33 – Completing Every Type of Real Estate Investing Transaction



One of the challenges as your real estate investing career develops is being able to make the switch from one form of investing to another successfully.

With nearly 30 years of experience in real estate, there is not a strategy that Mat Frederick has not executed; in fact, it is believed he may be the only Canadian to have done so!  

Everything from starting in residential income property then expanded to buy-fix-sell, lease option, commercial buildings and new development.  Mathew has led on renovating properties over 28 years which includes partnering with a developer over the past 6 years to build houses and low-rise condo buildings.

He now focuses on managing the assets of commercial portfolios including plazas and multi-family buildings plus coaching investors in business and real estate acquisition. He will also be sharing his thoughts on what he sees as the next big investing opportunity, storage units.

His application of these strategies is more than just simple engagement – it’s about performing each strategy 4 or 5 times and wrangling out most kinks… the kind of kinks you only discover during application.

In this episode you’ll learn:

– Tips on getting a great Joint Venture Partner

– Tips and strategies on Real Estate Development

– Great Real Estate philosophies

– Pro’s and Con’s on storage properties

– Great Real Estate insights and analysis

And more about Mat’s portfolio.

Get more about Mat Frederick at:

Website: http://nidushub.com

Phone Number: 647-243-3600

Email:  info@NidusHub.com

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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 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

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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