Category Archives: Renovations

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

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


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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lee@rockstarbrokerage.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 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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Episode 22- How to Find Off-Market Deals



In this episode of Where Should I Invest, Sarah featured Kory MacKinnon and his journey in Real Estate Investing. Kory MacKinnon is a successful Real Estate Investor with over decade of experience. He started with a 6-plex property back in
2005 and today managing 20+ properties / 60+ rental units. In this episode, he will share his experience on how he was mentored by his landlord and walk us through how he transitioned himself from having a corporate job to doing Real Estate full time. Also he bought a house for only $5k, WHAT!? Hear about it here and more….
Listen to learn about. . .
– Finding off market deals
-Different real estate investing methods
– The BRRR method
– Multifamily properties
– and so much more!
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Episode 21- What You Need to Know About the BRRR Method & Why it Works



Matt and Kellan live and invest in London Ontario.

Matt McKeever is a full time Real Estate Entrepreneur who quit the rat race at 31 and Kellan Paniccia is a real estate investor who achieved financial independence through real estate.  Both are successful millennials that are giving back to the community by hosting monthly real estate clubs and sharing their knowledge through many avenues such as on social media and a youtube show.

Episode Highlights:

  • Learn about the BRRR Strategy (Sarah’s Favorite)
  • Hear about the 1% rule for Cashflow in Real Estate Investing
  • Finding Off-Market Houses
  • Tips on where to get leads and deals.
  • Listing Properties; Kijiji Vs Multi Listing Service

Contact Information:

For more information;

  • Matt McKeever: YouTube, www.YouTube.com/MattMcKeever, www.instagram.com/mattmckeever85
  • Kellan: Instagram, www.instagram.com/kellan.pan