January 20, 2020
Michael Walsh is the President and Broker of Record at Exclusively Buyers Inc (EBI), the only real estate brokerage in Ontario that is dedicated exclusively to home buyers. His brokerage does not accept sales assignments, thereby avoiding the conflicts of interest inherent in traditional real estate brokerages. Clients of EBI receive a guarantee of single agency, the gold standard of real estate brokerage services.
In my interview with Michael, we discuss the driving force behind the proposed Trust in Real Estate Services Act 2019, what is multiple representation and why were some industry pundits lobbying for its prohibition.
January 4, 2020
Rachelle Berube is the founder of Landlord Rescue. She has 25 years’ experience as a property manager. Rachelle rents properties on behalf of homeowners and manages properties. She does all the work for the homeowner. She shows the property, screens the tenants and makes up leases. She works hard to match the tenant to the homeowner.
In my interview with Rachelle, we discuss the benefits of being a landlord, avoiding bad tenants and how to determine whether it’s better to manage a rental property on your own or hire a property manager.
December 28, 2019
Sean Galbraith is President of Galbraith & Associates, a boutique urban planning firm in Toronto, specializing in small projects. Sean speaks the language of planning. Sean has over 20 years’ experience as an urban planner. Sean's career has primarily been focused in the private sector, where he has worked on a wide variety of residential development applications. He also provides planning advice to community groups and others.
In my interview with Sean, we discuss how a city’s policies around urban planning influences the type of homes that are built, what could cities be doing better from an urban planning standpoint to help make real estate more affordable and what could all levels of government be doing to help put shovels in the ground faster for new homes.
December 22, 2019
Sandy Yong and Albert Ho are a married couple from Toronto. They are the property power couple that focus on renting out condos to tenants. Together, they have 2 condo units in Toronto that they rent out and another unit in Kitchener completing construction in Spring 2021.
They are both Authors and Keynote Speakers.
Sandy’s newly published book is called The Money Master: Inside Secrets On How To Make Your Money Grow and Stay Safe which focuses on helping millennials create wealth through investing. Sandy combines her passion for public speaking with personal finance to host workshops and speak at conferences.
Albert’s book is called Checkmate: How to Win the Sales Game in Healthcare which focuses on healthcare sales. His book will be published in the New Year of 2020. Albert helps healthcare sales professionals generate $1 million within the first year.
In my interview with Sandy and Albert, we discuss what is a good way for first time real estate investors to find their first property, how do you find a good real estate agent and the pros and cons of property managers.
December 16, 2019
Ben Myers is President of Bullpen Consulting, a boutique real estate advisory firm that works with land owners, developers, and lenders to better inform them of the current and future macroeconomic and site-specific housing market conditions that can impact their active or proposed development projects.
With over 15 years of real estate research experience, Ben has established himself as an industry expert, and a go to source for the latest information and insight on the domestic residential housing market. Ben has appeared on BNN, CBC, CTV, TVO, Global and CP24 discussing the housing market, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Globe & Mail and the Financial Post.
In my interview with Ben, we discuss what’s driving the condo market in the GTA and other big cities in Canada, the important role that the housing market plays in our economy and what can the government do to help keep housing more affordable for the Canadian middle class.
December 8, 2019
Nabeel Naqvi is a real estate lawyer who operates Naqvi Law. He has completed well over 5000 real estate transactions and specializes in the areas of secured financing and all matters related to residential real estate. With offices in Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax and Mobile Signing Officers available 24/7, Naqvi Law is ready to serve you wherever you are in Southern Ontario at your convenience.
In my interview with Nabeel, we discuss what happens if a legal issue comes up when you’re buying a home, the difference between title insurance and a survey, and important questions to ask when you’re looking to hire a good real estate lawyer.
December 2, 2019
Tyson George is a 17 year old landlord who purchased his first investment property at the age of 15. He currently owns three investment properties, two of which are rentals and one full time Airbnb. He started at the early age of nine with $500 in his pocket. He was inspired by his grandfather to grow his savings, so he bought and sold items on Kijiji and Facebook. He saved his earnings for six years until he had enough for a down payment on an investment property. Tyson has been featured on CBC News, Global News Toronto, CFPL 980 Radio station, 30 Minutes to Wealth (Season Two), and Kijiji Canada Commercial. He hopes to achieve his goal of acquiring 100 units by the age of 25.
In my interview with Tyson, we discuss what inspired him to invest in real estate at such a young age, how to buy a home before age 18 and selecting the perfect tenant.
November 23, 2019
Jason Heath is a fee-only, advice-only Certified Financial Planner (CFP) at Objective Financial Partners. He does not sell any financial products whatsoever.
Jason has been providing fee-only, advice-only financial planning since 2001 and is one of Canada’s best-known fee-only financial planners. He is currently a personal finance columnist for the Financial Post and MoneySense. He is also a regular contributor to RetireHappy.ca.
In my interview with Jason, we discuss how rental real estate is taxed, whether you should hold rental real estate in a corporation and how a financial planner can help you evaluate real estate decisions.
November 3, 2019
Michael Schmidt is the Area Director and Chief Inspector for HouseMaster Home Inspections of Toronto. He is a NIBI Certified Inspector (National Institute of Building Inspectors) and a Member of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors. Michael is Level I Certified (Infrared) Thermographer, and he is trained as a Types I and II Asbestos Worker.
HouseMaster is a well-respected name in the home inspection business. Established in 1979, HouseMaster has collectively performed over 3 million home inspections across North America, and they have been active in the Greater Toronto Area for more than 20 years.
In my interview with Michael, we discuss the major benefits of getting a home inspection, the risks of skipping a home inspection and some important questions to ask when you’re looking to hire a good home inspector.
October 27, 2019
Starr Watson is a highly-skilled professional with over 14 years of experience in marketing and many related fields. She has been working with clients, generating leads, building brands and helping businesses thrive since the age of 19. Starr brings seasoned knowledge, good humor and top-shelf strategies to ensure you get the results you deserve.
In my interview with Starr, we discuss first-time homebuyer mistakes to avoid, choosing your real estate dream team and protecting your home in divorce.