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Well Off Podcast, the podcast for Canadian real estate investors and entrepreneurs. A podcast about growing your portfolio, wealth, business and relationships. Inspirational and positive content to help you on your journey to becoming "well off". Presented by Georges El Masri, an Ontario real estate investor and realtor.
 
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Eileen Fauster is a registered Acupuncturist, Holistic Nutritionist and founder of Essential Balance Holistic Health, located in Woodbridge. She helps clients with a variety of health concerns: fertility and hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, food sensitivities, anxiety/depression, joint pain, migraines and chronic health issues. This is part t…
 
It will take the average Vancouverite 40 years to save for a down payment to buy a home. You know what that means for most people? They will never own. It’s not hard to argue that this system is broken. Enter real-estate tech company, Key. Co-founder & Vancouverite Daniel Dubois sits down with Melisa and Matt to explain how Key reimagines home owne…
 
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results... and, yet, here we are! Outlandish real estate prices, sky high rents and near-zero vacancies but Vancouver's City Council can't agree on whether we should build more housing along one of the busiest transit and employment corridors in Western Canada.…
 
Eileen Fauster is a registered Acupuncturist, Holistic Nutritionist and founder of Essential Balance Holistic Health, located in Woodbridge. She helps clients with a variety of health concerns: fertility and hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, food sensitivities, anxiety/depression, joint pain, migraines and chronic health issues. This is part o…
 
Homeowners should brace for a 45% increase in monthly mortgage payments. 1 in 4 Canadians will have to sell their homes if interest rates go up. Large private mortgage lenders have stopped lending to Canadians altogether. Feeling anxious? You are not alone. Lie down on the couch for this week’s episode, as President of Mortgage Architects, Dustan W…
 
Ian Poulin is a young investor, construction company owner and realtor. He does it all while working a full time job at Volkswagen. On this episode, we discuss: How he juggles having a FT job and running 2 additional businesses How he grew his construction business as a side hustle Important things to note when hiring trades Setting standards and m…
 
There’s a little known secret why wealthy insiders continue to play in our market and it’s the closest thing to a sure bet. Hot off Zonda Urban’s UDI Presentation, Michael Ferreira & Jon Bennest sit down with Matt & Adam to discuss the forces that drive our market and the structural realities that override market fluctuations. Will new housing supp…
 
Tammy DiTomaso was a self-employed Aesthetician for 17 years and at age 40 made a career change into real estate and investing. Tammy specializes in duplex conversions on the Hamilton Mountain, in Welland and in Brantford. She’s a wife and mother of 2. On this episode, we discuss: How dinner with a friend lead to a career in real estate The key to …
 
Nothing less than the future of Vancouver is at stake with the upcoming vote on the much debated Broadway Plan. But what is it all about and why is it so important? Member of the City of Vancouver Renters’ Advisory Committee, Kit Sauder, sits down with Adam and Matt to detail the Broadway Plan, why opponents of the plan have it wrong, and how a def…
 
Jon Tenbrinke is the owner of Black Jack Contracting Inc. - a full service contracting company. They focus on working with investors to help meet there goal and make the process easy. Their primary market is Legal Second Suite construction and investment real estate construction Jon is also an electrician by trade and offers full service electrical…
 
As the real estate market softens throughout Greater Vancouver, many are wondering what this means for new construction and the presale market in Vancouver. MLA Canada's President, Ryan Lalonde, and Executive Director, Cameron McNeill, join Matt & Adam in studio to discuss the health of the presale market, where to find the deals in the coming mont…
 
Ara is a structural engineer now real estate investor who started his own construction company and focuses on duplex conversions, multi-family properties and soon to be garden-suites in the Cambridge & Kitchener area. Ara also is an advocate and loves doing stock options trading. With being married and having 3 young children, Ara has juggled a lot…
 
Does Vancouver hate children? The answer, the data suggests, is a resounding yes. Data Scientist Jens von Bergmann sits down with Adam & Matt to chart this terrifying trend that will leave you worried about the future of our city as a vibrant place for all ages. How has city policy & practice made the city inhospitable to young families with childr…
 
With 31 years of real estate investing, Mathew has experience in residential, commercial, development, USA, & Belize property. His repertoire includes, flips, lease options, commercial buildings, new development projects & self-storage. On this episode, we discuss: Buying 16 homes with his brother Self storage pros, cons and cash flow Why he likes …
 
Homes sales across the Lower Mainland have dropped steeply in April and the trend continues in the first weeks of May, but what does this mean for the balance of 2022? Steve Saretsky, author of The Saretsky Report and Co-Host of The Loonie Hour, and Michael Uy, Partner at Vancouver's leading brokerage Oakwyn Realty, join Matt & Adam for a real esta…
 
Mike and Mark from Peak Property Investments have developed a proven system based on sound, strategic real estate investing principles. They are multi-unit (apartment building) investors in Southern Ontario. Many of their buildings are in Hamilton, Ontario. On this episode, we discuss: Why Mike is still working after many years of investing Buying …
 
The market has shifted but a lot of questions remain. Where will interest rates go and what will be the impact? What will happen with inventory? And what does this all mean for home prices? This week, BCREA's Chief Economist, Brendon Ogmundson joins Matt & Adam to discuss where we are at in the current market and, more importantly, where we are hea…
 
Alex Pal is a returning guest and a real estate investor in the greater Hamilton region specializing in conversions and flips! He and his team specialize redeveloping single or multi-family properties throughout Southern Ontario. On this episode, we discuss: Finding deals in today’s market Current market Buying for cashflow vs appreciation Converti…
 
With considerable headwinds in the market, many are wondering if this is the moment to Love it, or List it? This week's guest can help! Celebrity Realtor & Past Guest, Fan Favorite Todd Talbot Joins Adam & Matt in Kokomo Studios to give his take on the state of the Vancouver real estate market and outlines why he just sold his house. Is Todd pullin…
 
We get it - you watch a lot of HGTV and have a flair for design. But, does that really mean you should be taking on that renovation project? And how can you find exceptional deals that not only mitigate risk but offer healthy returns? This week, Matt & Adam discuss 10 tips for super-charging your real estate portfolio and finding lucrative reno pro…
 
Andrew Choubeta from Choubeta Legal services is a licensed paralegal from Hamilton, Ontario. He specializes in landlord and tenant law and has a unique strategy when it comes to negotiating with tenants. On this episode, we discuss: Focusing on landlord and tenant board matters Andrew’s unique negotiation style that benefit landlords Why it’s impor…
 
Nadeem Ahmed went from owning several retail stores in Mississauga and neighbouring cities, to selling it all and starting a new career in real estate. After completing a few rent-to-owns, he decided he wanted to build up his cash flow through student rentals. On this episode, we discuss: Breaking down student rentals - what prices their paying, re…
 
The Bank of Canada just hiked the benchmark interest rate to 1% at a time with runaway inflation and a softening national housing market. But what does all this mean for prices and Vancouver real estate? This week, Andrey Pavlov, Professor of Finance & Real Estate at SFU’s Beedie School of Business, sits down with Matt & Adam to break down the key …
 
Nick Karadza went from the software industry to starting a brokerage with his brother Tom (who was interviewed on this podcast in the past). They were one of the first to bring the concept of rent-to-own to Canada. Unlike other brokerages, their only focus was on working with investors to help them live “their lives in their terms”. On this episode…
 
With over 20+ years experience, almost 20,000 homes sold, and over 100 presale projects launched, few people understand real estate markets like our guest today! Vince Taylor, President of Pilothouse & Author of Beyond the Blindfold, sits down with Matt & Adam and offers up some bold predictions about the future of the Vancouver real estate market.…
 
Gretchen Casey has 18 years of experience in the mortgage industry. She works specifically with real estate investors to determine their best financing options. On this episode, we discuss: Breaking down monoline lenders Working with alternative lenders to grow your portfolio Programs based on net worth and liquid assets Why you shouldn’t just go a…
 
After four decades of shaping urban and suburban skylines, Marcon has earned a reputation for quality, integrity & constant innovation. But this is not only a story of real estate development in an ever-changing city and market, it’s a story about humble beginnings, hard work, family, and incremental growth. This week, Nic Paolella joins Matt & Ada…
 
Financial freedom is often the goal for real estate investors, but how to get there (and quick!) is where many people stumble. How do you find the money to invest? How do you learn a market? How do you assemble a team? And how do you make it all work? Well, today's episode answers all these questions and more. As part of our ongoing Zero to Kokomo …
 
Andrew Eldebs is a land developer in Southern Ontario. He has traded and worked on multiple parcels of land. He has worked closely with municipalities to get variances, severances and more. On this episode, we discuss: A recent land development project in Dunnville, ON Bottlenecks in developing land How he finds lands and evaluates opportunities Co…
 
How we build across the country is at the forefront of conversations around climate change and it’s changing a lot quicker than you think. So quickly that it almost goes without saying that whatever you live in is already outdated. So how do you avoid buying a gas car in a world moving towards electric and what does this mean for the properties you…
 
Gary Hibbert is a full-time Real Estate Investor, Real Estate Agent, Author and Educator. In 2008, he made a decision that would be life-changing by purchasing his first investment property. Through hard work and dedication, Gary left the corporate world to become a full-time entrepreneur in 2014. On this episode, we discuss: Private lending and pa…
 
We've talked a lot about Kokomo on this show - the pursuit of living your best life through investing in real estate. But today's episode is a deep dive into tangible take-aways and action plans from someone who is nearly there through investing in Vancouver real estate. Clint Murphy, Host of The Pursuit of Learning Podcast, avid real estate invest…
 
Today’s show features a real estate developer launching two projects along the Cambie Corridor in the very near future. A risky and challenging venture for anyone. Did we mention he is under 30? Fastmark’s Hans Fast sits down with Adam & Matt to discuss his rapid ascent through Vancouver’s expensive and tricky to navigate real estate market. We cov…
 
Sandy Mackay is making another appearance on the Well Off Podcast. For those that don’t know, he’s a multiple business owner, including a property management company - Executive Properties Inc., a real estate brokerage - Keller Williams Legacies, a real estate investment company - Executive Properties Capital and more! On this episode, we discuss W…
 
Many put the mortgage approval process in the same category as a CRA audit or maybe a root canal. But is real estate financing always that painful? Not necessarily in the world of commercial real estate. This week Impact Commercial’s Managing Partner, Alan Haigh, sits down with Adam & Matt to chart the many differences between commercial and reside…
 
Jesse is the VP of Business Development at Calvert Home Mortgage - short-term mortgage lender in Alberta and Ontario. He focuses on creating solutions for Real Estate Investors through Calvert’s flexible mortgage options. Their goal is to provide options that will keep you coming back! On this episode, we discuss: Getting financing on a property wi…
 
We have been on a wild roller coaster ride straight out of the gate this year & haven’t even hit the spring market yet. But does the market continue to soar or stutter from here? President & CEO of Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Scott Brown sits down with Adam & Matt to discuss where we have been, where we are at, and most importantly where we …
 
Erwin Szeto is a talented man to say the least. He founded a successful real estate team focused on investment properties, he manages a large real estate investment portfolio, he has one of the top business podcasts in Canada and runs the “Stock Hacker Academy”. He’s also a major contributor to the “Hamilton Basket Brigade”. On this episode, we dis…
 
The spring market has come early in Vancouver but almost no Sellers got the memo. Multiple offers, unconditional offers & record sale prices define the first weeks of the new year on the heels of record smashing 2021. What is going on? Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, Keith Stewart, sits down with Adam & Matt to talk current market condition…
 
Jayson Lowe is the founder and CEO of Ascendant Financial. His team helps people “become their own banker”, a system developed by the late R. Nelson Nash. This strategy revolves around life insurance. On this episode, we discuss: Advice Jayson received from his father that has always stuck with him An overview of the “Becoming your own banker” stra…
 
Six homes on a standard lot in Vancouver! The City of Vancouver's 'Making HOME' initiative, brought forth by Mayor Kennedy Stewart and just passed by city council, promises density that has the potential to re-shape every neighbourhood in Vancouver. But will this transform real estate values in the city &, if so, exactly how? Professor Tom Davidoff…
 
Randall is an investor and realtor. He started off in the restaurant industry, even becoming the manager at The Drake Hotel. Things changed for him when he realized he could change his life by investing intelligently. He currently owns dozens of units in just a short few years. Randall holds properties in Peterborough, Oshawa, London and Toronto. O…
 
Lorne Segal is known for developing some of the Pacific Northwest's most iconic real estate. And, after listening to today's episode, you will understand the philosophy, passion and discipline required for such a task. Lorne sits down with Matt & Adam to discuss a lifetime dedicated to honing his craft, from recognizing potential in overlooked area…
 
Mary-Anne is the CEO of Red Apple Coaching and Consulting, she’s been on stage with Grant Cardone and many more! A woman of many talents, she also completed several Ironman competitions. Mary-Anne has gone from being homeless to being a CEO. On this episode, we discuss: Where her passion for coaching comes from and seeing potential in others The po…
 
The pace of Canadian inflation is now higher than it has been since Boyz II Men dropped Motownphilly. Don't pretend you don't remember. But what do these inflation numbers & the ensuing consequences mean for your real estate & real-estate-related goals in 2022? Mortgage Broker Kyle Green sits down with Adam & Matt to discuss this uncertain moment i…
 
Mike is a full time truck driver and real estate investor! He started investing in Cambridge and later tackled the Hamilton market. He has successfully BRRR’d a bungalow on the Hamilton mountain by putting in a legal basement apartment. Mike has also been able to raise capital to fund his projects. On this episode, we discuss: Running the numbers o…
 
Everyone’s talking about what’s in store for the Vancouver real estate market in 2022 but what does the data actually suggest? President of REW.ca, Simon Bray, sits down with Adam & Matt this week to conduct a deep dive on the data collected from the most popular real estate search portal in the province. And his findings are nothing short of remar…
 
Kasey has managed over 3,000 units including condo buildings, townhomes and plazas. In the past, he managed properties for companies like Brookfield Residential Services and CAPREIT. On this episode, we discuss: Developing land, apartment buildings Converting apartment buildings to condo units Analyzing a $200M portfolio Dealing with tenant problem…
 
Michael Dominguez is the founder of Doors to Wealth Real Estate Group - a team of realtors focused on educating and assisting people in residential real estate. He bought his first investment property in 2008 after getting his license and continued to add to his portfolio for 10 consecutive years. He is also the author of Armchair Real Estate Milli…
 
Mandy is an advocate of strategic partnerships within the Real Estate Industry. She has used Joint Ventures to quickly grow her portfolio in the last 10 years. Mandy's goal is to make a difference in the lives of her partners Financial trajectory's for generations to come. On this episode, we discuss: Buying properties across multiple cities in Ont…
 
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