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The Truth About Real Estate Investing... for Canadians is by Canadians for Canadians eh? The show is exactly that, we speaks truths, no get rich quick schemes, investing is a marathon, if you're looking to get rich quick this is not the place for you. Instead, we invest based on economic fundamentals using tried and true best practices that generate wealth for the long term. The Show is hosted by Erwin Szeto aka Mr. Hamilton. Erwin is a professional real estate investor, Realtor at Rock Star ...
 
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Now we recorded this interview almost a month ago so I’ve asked Wayne for a quote on the pending Keystone pipeline cancellation. He says it sucks. LOL. Another good friend of mine tells me Alberta invests heavily into renewable energy so do your own research and decide for yourself. Wayne Hillier has been investing in Edmonton and Leduc since 2015.…
 
On to this week’s show, we have old friend Kathleen Van Den Berg Kathleen van den Berg, MBA, CLU, CFP. I think she’s great because she’s one of the few Certified Financial Planners who recommends owning real estate and she owns a fair amount of real estate too. I invited Kathleen to return to the show asking her to share what lessons she’s sharing …
 
John owns over 10 investment properties including single family duplex conversions, small apartment buildings, he’s well known in the investment real estate community as a Realtor in Barrie, Ontario and surrounding areas. I first met John at a real estate networking group about ten years ago because he loves to learn and network just like I do. Las…
 
This week we have my old friend Martin Kuev on the show. Martin like many had a young family, a well paying job in corporate, started a side hustle investing in condos and progressed into renovating single family homes to create basement apartments, then again levelling up into serious apartment building renovations for highest and best values. Def…
 
Her story is pretty amazing but she wouldn’t tell you it is. Khatera was born in Afghanistan, a war torn country but thankfully her family was able to immigrate to Germany, from there Khatera moved to the greatest country in the world and became interested in real estate. She became a real estate agent, then built an award winning team, started inv…
 
Speaking of rich friends, this week our guest is Rene Masse, his parents were school teachers, Rene went to school to become a teacher, didn’t last a week and became a full time contractor and real estate investor. His focus was largely student rentals and no more on converting single family homes into two family homes. Rene is also a successful gr…
 
Dave Knight is a full time Police Officer who outside the workplace has been able to grow a multi-million dollar rental income portfolio who has since written a book, audio book and created a course intended for first responders to expose to the many possibilities to invest in real estate. Full disclosure, Dave is a past client of ours, a friend an…
 
Our guest this week is David Sun, who is a Princeton graduate, yes he’s American, an engineer who does engineering type stuffs for his day job and he has three serious side hustles, four if you count that he owns a single rental property… I guess that counts. Four side hustles. David is a general partner in an investment real estate syndicate, a st…
 
On to this week’s guest in Mat Piche, he’s a normal guy, third generation carpenter. He used to have a job renovating houses, then he started his own business renovating investment properties for investors. Investors ask Mat if he knew any great investment specialist realtors, he didn’t so he became it. Mat started sharing on YouTube back when fire…
 
Pascale is a mom and wife living in Ottawa, Ontario. As a young mom and school teacher, the pandemic hit her pretty hard with the decision to keep teaching in a changing environment and sending her young son back to daycare. My kids were forever sick while in daycare and preschool pre covid. I can only empathize with parents in this environment. Pa…
 
I first met Joe Costanza 20 months ago when he was a starry eyed 24 year old who had been hustling since a teenager, working several jobs, living at home to save up down payments for real estate. An architect by trade and having tried several side hustles less than successfully, Joe settled on real estate without much support from his parents. Fast…
 
On to this week’s guest, an award winning investor, Kris Lewis Kris is a dad, husband, multiple business owner who is really into spreadsheets, while grinding through to earn his ‘luck’. His current priorities include reverse engineering a life he thought was impossible only a few years earlier. His goal from an investment perspective, which massiv…
 
Andy is a former Home Inspector, he’s a registered House and Small Buildings designer, real estate investor, developer. Andy has a degree in Architectural Science and he’s best known as the leading authority on accessory dwelling units design. In plain english that’s legal basement apartments or garden suites or the million other names for a self c…
 
James MBM or Money Baggs Maggs, left his corporate job for a major telecom company, purchased 17 investment properties, retired his wife, tripled his work income in real estate by helping everyday folks invest in real estate, learnt to stock hack for $4,000 cash per month, and improved his health and spends more time than ever with his friends and …
 
Hello my fellow wealth hackers!! Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure?? This past Friday, I hosted Canada’s youngest retiree to come into the iWIN Hub (my office) to record a podcast, show him Stock Hacking, and shot virtual zombies in virtual reality. This episode was inspired by Mike going on a rant on his Instagram account about his fru…
 
This week’s guest is a returning interviewee in Joel Arndt, when he was on last year, he out of the blue challenged me in my ability to make an investor successful so I had him ask me his questions on the podcast. Some time has since passed and I thought it a good time to check in with Joel on his progress. Full disclosure, Joel now works with Cher…
 
On to this week’s show, we have Seth Ferguson, a real estate TV Show Host, Podcast Host, author, soon to be second time author, apartment building investor and Stock Hacker. I first met Seth a year ago when he invited me to his podcast, it’s one of my favourite interviews. Not only is Seth a great producer and great dresser, he came prepared like n…
 
This week’s guest is the lovely Kayla Andrade, founder of the Ontario Landlords Watch, a grassroot advocacy group for good landlords and good tenants. If the environment is good for landlords that only benefits good tenants. Kayla also has her own investment properties in Cambridge, Ontario, her own property management business Boardwalk Property M…
 
This week’s guest has some crazy awesome advice on how to use technology in his sizeable real estate portfolio to save himself time, money, grief, and it even got rid of a drug dealing tenant who assaulted another tenant out of his property. Some of Christians’ technology even makes him money. Needless to say, this is an excellent interview. This i…
 
This week’s guests are none other than Leslie and Jamie Collard of Collard Properties and this is their 2nd interview on the Truth About Real Estate Investing. The Collards did start with smaller residential investments and are now focused on apartment buildings and developing vacation properties internationally. Leslie and Jamie are quite open and…
 
On to this week’s guest, Lynne Tham. She was nervous to come on the show which is not uncommon. Public speaking by some surveys ranks higher on the lists of fears above death it self…. Lynne’s kids including my friend Simon told her to just do it and she did! I’ll post Lynne’s full bio on our website, www.truthaboutrealestateinvesting.ca. It’s a wo…
 
Speaking of cash flow we have Ryan Carr of RW Carr Investments as this week’s guest talking about highest and best use and being creative in real estate. How he groups his real estate investments into buy, renovate and hold, short term renos/developments and flips, and longer term projects including a waterfront 14 unit multifamily he renovated tha…
 
Meet Michael Bugg, he’s young father, husband and just recently a full time real estate investor out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He began buying properties in 2010, specifically new construction and his investing has evolved into small apartment buildings. In July 2018, Michael hung up the stethoscope and quit his job as a veterinarian. On this epi…
 
On to this week's guest, Monica Lee who is like family, she is Cherry’s BFF, godmother to our most prized assets, our son and daughter. Monica and husband Rich are both second generation Canadians, their parents immigrated to Canada from Korea with not much in search for a brighter future for their kids. Rich and Monica both became lawyers who even…
 
In planning on a future without his wife Kaitlin and mother to one year old son Kingston, Ken Beckendam made the decision to quit his job and double down on his efforts to build his real estate investing business. At the time, half his income was coming from Ken’s investment properties plus the need to build towards the flexibility of schedule bein…
 
Cody is a first generation immigrant who came to Canada while still high school age, went to university, got a white collar job but apparently it was good enough as he quit this past January. I learnt of this before we started recording but I assumed he got a new job. What 29 year old doesn’t have a job? This one I guess. Cody is a YouTube influenc…
 
We have my friend Ron Esteban on, he considers himself an average investor and not a big shot but he’s got a couple properties but what is super cool is he’s teaching students how to invest in both real estate and stock options. That’s right, Ron is a teacher with one of those big fat teacher pensions we’re all jealous about but he received some gr…
 
Many of you listeners are interested in careers in real estate, today we have coach Tammy Ditomaso aka the duplex queen on the show. About five years ago, Tammy switched from her esthetician business to becoming a Realtor. First she joined our iWIN Real Estate a an assistant, the started taking clients in 2017 and since then she’s rocketed to becom…
 
Buying high in demand assets with growing demand makes a lot of sense in hindsight. The business case for Canada to grow the economy via immigration makes a lot of sense financially to attract investment and talent. Unfortunately, many investors heard the same advice I did and instead of investing in Toronto, they invested in Edmonton and Calgary A…
 
“Deadbeat. Loser. Failure .Criminal. Imagine growing up in a family where those words were meant to be your future. Without loved ones supporting you, would you, too, believe “You’ll never amount to anything?” All around you, right now, there are kids who dream to be great but live without the support or circumstances to do so. Whether you were rai…
 
SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR OBSESSED WITH EMPOWERING ENTREPRENEURS AROUND THEIR BUSINESS FINANCES. Her track record speaks volumes: she has built a highly profitable 7 figure company, been on Dragon's Den (the Canadian version of Shark's Tank), done a successful crowdsourcing campaign and sold two businesses in the e-commerce space. She now works with a fe…
 
We have yet another multi side hustler in Paul Yeung! Paul is one of the newest members of my team of real estate coaches, he invests in Las Vegas, the GTA, Hamilton, he used to sell headphones before he got licensed in real estate and sold real estate too while holding down his middle management job at one of Canada’s largest telecom companies wor…
 
We have Victoria Masucci Very happily married mother of two Self employed for over 20 years and former business owner Voted Insurance Business Canada’s top 10 Women of Distinction Huge life change resulting from the diagnosis of a life threatening illness of a child Became a real estate investor at 53 years of age and a stock hacker at 56 years of …
 
On to this week’s guest, my friend, client, iWIN member, real estate investor, Captain Manny Cabral. He’s a great guy, for years he owned and operated a large scale construction company that even took on government contracts. One day Manny hurt his back and got a desk job running a car dealership. Manny loves cars and he’s got some good stories to …
 
On the real estate front, can we stand down the red alert on real estate? Not to say challenges are not ahead but much more is known about the problems we as real estate investors face compared to two months ago pre-march break. Commercial is a sore spot both residential and non residential. Student rentals will be a challenge as McGill and UBC ann…
 
On to this week’s show! We have with us today real estate investor and private lending specialist Susan Flanagan! Susan Flanagan is a seasoned real estate investor of over 25 years’ experience. She has done everything from regular buy and holds, student rentals, rent to own, flips and along the way added creative financing strategies to build her p…
 
On to this week’s show! As a real estate nerd, I do enjoy reviewing real estate market stats however, we wealth hackers know, the stats are great for general consumption however none of us are investing in average real estate and the smart money invests in investment grade real estate. This is why I reached out to some of the best Investor agents I…
 
This episode is with my friends Ping and Andrew of Spotted Properties Property Management in Hamilton Ontario. They are good guys and here to share show they are handling managing their tenants across their 6 or 800 door portfolio, they have a unique perspective as well and they do manage quite a few student rentals as well. The letter they sent ou…
 
On to this week’s guest: Kathleen van den Berg, MBA, CLU, CFP. I think she’s great because she’s one of the rate Certified Financial Planners who recommends owning real estate and she owns a fair amount of real estate too. I invited Kathleen to come on the show asking her to share what advice she has for her clients during these historic times. Kat…
 
Hello Wealth Hackers!! As you may know, I was dabbling in stock options, had a lot of early success, took a deeper dive, hired a coach who in turn is my stock hacking mentor as he loves to share and teach me outside of my coaching time. He’s is an ex Wall St, options pits trader as a career for seven years, he left to move to Hawaii and trade from …
 
This episode is with Mortgage Expert Claire Drage Claire’s been through this before Claire has been an active member of the mortgage and real estate investing industry for more than 30 years. She has experience from all sides of the industry, from managing over 140 properties in Spain, to growing her own successful mortgage brokering business in Ca…
 
Tenants under financial distress and ability to pay rent is the subject of this week’s interview, the first in a series of emergency webinars as I’m asking friends who are leading experts in the community for favours to come on my webinar and podcast to share what they are doing starting with multifamily expert and investor Sarah Coupland. She is a…
 
On to this week’s show! We have good friends of mine Andy Tran who I’ve been friends with since 2008, Charles Wah I was in his wedding party, and Steve Ford who is a newer friend, client and he’s the general contractor for our new office!! What a coincidence that they happen to be real estate investors too! They are a team of three who are passiona…
 
On to this week’s show! Jamie and Leslie and Aaron Collard Jamie and Leslie Collard are a husband and wife team who have spent the last few years building financial freedom through real estate acquisitions. Their focus in the past year has been on apartment buildings with an acquired 73 units. They were able to “retire” before turning 40 years of a…
 
On to this week’s show! “Mike Rosehart is Canada's Youngest Early Retiree, an Ivey Business Graduate, Youtube Social Media Influencer, Entrepreneur, and a Real Estate Investor in London, Ontario with an 8-Figure real estate portfolio comprising of over 50 buildings. Mike is an expert Joint Venture Strategist with a wealth of experience in finding o…
 
Speaking of #1 Investment strategies, this week’s guest has done plenty of basement apartments, probably a few dozen over the last few years. Ryan Carr is a full time real estate investor who’s big on the math of real estate. What folks may not know is the way he runs his business is highly calculated hence I wanted Ryan on the show to share: from …
 
This week’s guest is friend, real estate client, Stock Hacker, iWIN Member Karen Cumming You may remember Karen Cumming from the decade she spent as a television reporter at CH-tv - a station based in Hamilton that also serves Niagara and the GTA. Years before that, she worked as a radio newscaster and talk show producer everywhere from Hamilton to…
 
Today’s guest is Chris “The Captain” Hook, our friend and client since he met him back in 2012 when started investing in real estate. His journey in Real Estate Investing began by being fear stricken at purchasing a Stoney Creek Townhouse for $214,000 because it would only cash flow $100-$200. Fast forward to today and this same townhouse is sellin…
 
Speaking of successful clients we have Kaush Nanubhai returning to the podcast. When we first met Kaush years ago, he had a full time job in Toronto and was stuck in analysis paralysis for close to two years before buying his 3rd investment property after a long hiatus from buying two condos in downtown Toronto. Fast forward to today, he’s quit his…
 
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