October 11, 2021
Mark Weisleder is a Senior Partner at RealEstateLawyers.ca. Mark is recognized as a real estate industry expert on real estate issues, having spoken for real estate associations, boards and brokerages across Canada. Mark is a regular guest expert on BNN, Global News, Citytv and CTV and has written columns for the Toronto Star and Real Estate Magazine on real estate issues. Mark has written best selling industry books for real estate agents, buyer, sellers and landlords.
In my interview with Mark, we discuss how has the legal process changed when buying a home during COVID times, some important things to know about real estate deposits and how people can complete their refinancing to take advantage of the low interest rates.
September 19, 2021
Reza Khoshdel is on a mission to help you break free of the limitations that are holding you back from being the best version of yourself. Reza is a stock trader, a co-owner of a luxury floral boutique, and a real estate investor who strives to help people get on the path of financial freedom. For Reza, financial freedom is something deeper than money; it’s the ability to live a purposeful life on your own terms. He strives to help people break free of the internal chains that hold them back from attaining this freedom through lessons from his own personal journey. In his free time, Reza runs a TikTok channel that he uses to teach people the technical skills needed to successfully trade the markets with a YouTube channel in the works.
Reza’s TikTok: @mistamarket
Mona’s business website: https://www.earthandglam.ca/
September 12, 2021
Natasha Feghali is one of the recipients of the 40 Under 40 United Way/ Leadership Windsor-Essex Award 2018 as well as numerous awards and recognitions; most notably the Sovereign Canadian Medal in 2015 for her dedication to education and the future of entrepreneurship and youth. More recently she has received the Odyssey Award from the University of Windsor and has been published in a book on Women and Leadership in Ontario by the Elementary Teachers Federation.
As the owner of Feghali Group Inc (FGI), an independently owned and operated rental homes, rental storage units and holding group, Natasha has helped build a strong portfolio of homes in the Windsor-Essex County Region and works with local and international investors as well. FGI pride themselves on giving the best quality care and expertise when it comes to rental homes as well as the community at large and delivering great service for clients and tenants.
In my interview with Natasha, we discuss the most important part of being an investor, why women could benefit from investing and creating your own life via real estate.
February 15, 2021
Christopher Bisson started his mortgage career in 1999. After 15 years in the mortgage industry, Chris went back to school and was able to realize his desire to obtain an MBA. He led a small group of classmates through a research project on the Appraisal Management Industry in North America, which was based on his experience in the mortgage industry.
The research was the genesis for Value Connect, a new Appraisal Management Solution, where he’s devoting 100% of his time to change the industry for the betterment of loan originators, appraisers and the users of reports.
In my interview with Christopher, we discuss when do lenders require an appraisal, how the appraisal process has changed since COVID-19 started and tips for homeowners to ensure the appraisal process goes smoothly.
February 7, 2021
Austin Yeh is a 25 year old real estate investor. Austin’s journey began 29 months ago when he first picked up the book Rich Dad Poor Dad. Since then, Austin has accumulated over 35 rental units in addition to completing 10+ wholesale deals. Moreover, Austin has founded and operates the RISE Network community. Currently, with over 3,200 members, this network continues to inspire and help the everyday investor break in to the world of real estate investing. He is also a co-founder of the RISE Real Estate Networking Podcast which highlights different investors’ journeys’ and strategies’ as they navigate through the real estate world to achieve financial independence.
Austin has most recently retired from his full time job at a large financial institution at the age of 25 to pursue real estate investing and wholesaling full time. Moreover, he has recently reaped the fruits of his labour by selling his first property and redeploying the profits to purchase his first ever primary residence without any financial assistance from his parents.
In my interview with Austin, we discuss scaling your rental property portfolio, lessons learned as a real estate investor during COVID-19 and how the everyday person can enjoy similar real estate investing success.
February 1, 2021
Rizwan Malik is a realtor to reckon with. Becoming the youngest VP of Sales at Sotheby's International Realty Canada in the company's history, along with his credit as a host on HGTV Canada's Hot Market, Rizwan is fuelled with passion, knowledge and an innate desire to help people.
In my interview with Rizwan, we discuss why buying a home makes sense even with five percent down, how he became a TV host on HGTV and COVID-19’s continued effect on the real estate market.
December 13, 2020
Neal Winokur, a CPA, is the author of the new book, The Grumpy Accountant. An active blogger, several of his articles have been published in the National Post. Neal feels a moral obligation to speak out against the inherent flaws, unfairness and needless complexities that define Canadian tax. His dream is for the Canadian tax system to be massively simplified to the point where his job as a tax accountant would no longer exist. His wife won’t be too happy about this, but it’s for the good of the nation.
In my interview with Neal, we discuss the tax breaks first-time homebuyers receive, how the RRSP Home Buyers’ Plan works and the tax implications of renting out your home.
December 7, 2020
Sarah Larbi specializes in helping take the mystery out of homeownership for Canadians who thought real estate investing was going to be out of reach. She has earned their trust and respect by having the drive and focus to embark, build and grow a 7-figure, 10 property, 14 door, investment portfolio by her mid 30’s all whilst employed full time. She is now able to exit the job world as of fall 2020, only 7 years after buying her first investment property.
Sarah is an invited back speaker and panelist with the Investor Forum and her expertise and insights are a sought after subject at professional networking groups and as co-founder, she also hosts regular investor learning sessions for experienced and newer investors through the successful REITE Club.
In my interview with Sarah, we discuss how she was able to retire from her 9-5 job 30 years early, the importance of “key power team members” and how advanceable mortgages can help you grow your real estate portfolio.
November 29, 2020
Stephanie Jourdier came to Canada in 2017 after spending most of her life and career in Paris, France. She worked for almost 14 years in the asset management, real asset management and insurance industry, first as an HR specialist and then as a financial controller.
In 2020 she and her husband took the plunge and bought a house in Canada in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. They called on my services to help them get a mortgage and were able to savour the joys and surprises of homeownership.
It turned out that several unpleasant surprises invited themselves to the party. Stephanie will share her experience with you and offer you some helpful advice along the way.
August 2, 2020
Robin Taub is a financial writer, speaker and consultant. A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) by training, Robin is also the best-selling author of Raising Money-Smart Kids: How to Teach Your Kids about Money While Learning a Few Things Yourself, a book that gives parents the information and skills they need to teach their kids about money.
In my interview with Robin, we discuss some of the issues to consider when deciding to renovate or move, what COVID-19 may mean for the future of housing and personal finance as it relates to affordability.