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Nick Karadza & Tom Karadza founded Rock Star Real Estate Inc. after quitting their jobs in the Software industry to "go it alone" in the world of real estate investing. Rock Star Real Estate has gone from zero clients and zero revenues to being listed on Canada's Profit 500 multiple times as one of the country's fastest growing companies. Together with their team they've now worked on thousands of investments and over a billion dollars of income properties in Canada. On this show they chat r ...
 
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What the heck is in store for the economy going forward? On this episode, we chat with one of the clearest thinkers on macroeconomics around. Lyn Alden always does an amazing job of providing an articulate analysis of big economic trends. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show, Lyn shares her thoughts on the 1940 comparison to 2020, Bit…
 
Fernando is one of our favourite people to sit down and have an open chat with about life, economics, money, investing, education and our futures. Fernando Cipriano is the CEO of the fin-tech investment company, www.AIT.inc, that uses artificial intelligence to allocate funds. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we sat down with no b…
 
Greg Foss has a 30-year history in banks, bonds and the credit markets as a whole. His insights around Bitcoin and the state of the banking industry and the global economy are amazing. It's rare for us to meet someone as passionate about macroeconomics as we are but we've found our guy. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we chat abo…
 
Mike Desormeaux is one of those people who can change the direction of your life. He definitely changed the lives of Nick and me when he walked into our very first office unannounced. About 45 minutes later he was part of our little team. That was 13 years ago. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show Mike walks us through some humble beg…
 
Dr. Pete is back on this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show to chat about back pain. Specifically why squatting may result in upper or lower back pain and how to resolve it. We discuss the difference between muscles and tendons and how one of them tightens while the other one can shorten. The ability to move well has become more and more im…
 
We have been collecting global economic data for over a decade. It's how we try to front-run the central banks and position ourselves and our families for whatever the economy brings our way. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we share some of our latest thinking on the economy, debt levels, real estate prices, Bitcoin, gold, and mo…
 
Once you taste a moment of feeling like you're in a state of performance it's hard to accept anything else. That's what Dr. Cowan and his team have helped us get more and more of in our lives. In this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show Dr. Cowan walks us through different brain supplements, peak mental performance, the importance of your gu…
 
On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we dive into the local GTA and Golden Horseshoe real estate market. What happens to it if rates go lower? What happens if debt levels go higher? Do the banks keep lending? Does our population base keep increasing? Does anything make sense anymore? No one could have accurately predicted the last ten…
 
Jas is one of those people who is going to inspire anyone he crosses paths with. His energy and enthusiasm for life, entrepreneurship, real estate and people is completely infectious. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we sit down with Jas Takhar, managing partner of www.RECCanada.com, and Laura Stewart, VP of Sales and Marketing. J…
 
Micheal & John Passero of Silvergate Homes along with Nadeem Ahmed from the Rock Star team sit down to chat all things Niagara. Michael and John turn raw land into subdivisions, build purpose-built student rentals, turn single-family homes into legal duplexes and second suites, and offer property management services. You can learn more about them a…
 
Technology is going to demolish the boundaries of traditional finance and real estate faster than anyone thinks. And the proof of that is what is going on with www.AddyInvest.com. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we chat with Mike Stephenson the CEO of Addy and we chat about why the business was started, its purpose, mission and p…
 
So what is going on with the Toronto condo market? On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we bring on Sasha Cucuz, CEO of Greybrook Securities, to share what they're seeing on the streets. Greybrook is deeply involved with some of the top developers in Toronto and has great insights into the mindset of the development community. Sasha a…
 
There are a lot of myths around the primary place of residence tax exemption here in Canada. Especially when it comes to flipping properties. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we sit down with Fabio Campanella and tax lawyer, Joseph LoPresti, to break down everything real estate investors need to know. There are six criteria used b…
 
Dave is a long time Rock Star Inner Circle member who is living life on his terms. He got into the world of Physiotherapy, bought residential and commercial real estate and has survived some pretty epic travel adventures. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we break it all down and learn how a late-night bottle of scotch with friends…
 
Marko Radosevic and John Salameh have a pretty amazing story. They both grew in Mississauga and shortly after school they started their first company, a few years later they got a great offer and sold it, took a couple of years off to travel and spend time with family and then started a second, even more successful company. On this episode of The Y…
 
Steve DeVoe is the guru of commercial leases. He helped us understand the intricate nuances of commercial leases at the previous Rock Star offices and it helped us immensely. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we chat about the state of the commercial real estate market, why he's doing some residential investing, his thoughts on wha…
 
Anthony DeGazon is one of the most thoughtful people we have ever met. He's always looking for a way to share more, give more and contribute more to those around him. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show, we chat about his upcoming Child Enrichment Summit, family, life and how he identifies where to place his attention. Anthony quit h…
 
Jason Mischele doesn't let anything stop him. He's a Canadian Federal Prosecutor, a hiker, diver and adventurer. And he's doing it all while being blind. When you hear his story it's obvious that anyone can live life on exactly the terms they want. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we get to know Jason as he shares his journey thro…
 
Marc Lafleur was just featured on the cover of The Report on Business this month and we couldn't be happier for him. We brought him back for another chat on The Your Life! Your Terms! Show to discuss TruLocal's growth, his own personal journey and how he's giving Canadians direct access to local food at a time when it may be needed most. Marc's pas…
 
Joe Glube's life story is going to shock and amaze you. It has so many twists and turns that we could barely keep track. He has survived the craziest boarding school experience we've ever heard of in our lives. He's gone from being a landlord at 21 and stealing cars to being an amazing car salesman and an investor in income properties. He's 27 year…
 
Dr Jeff Perron is a clinical psychologist who helps people work through how their feelings affect their thoughts and how their thoughts affect their behaviours. It's a fascinating subject that is important in all our lives. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we get the opportunity to explore how our mindset really works. You can lea…
 
Todd is a good friend and one of the good guys in the insurance world. He has helped Rock Star Inner Circle members with insurance on different properties for years. But what many people don't know is we used to work together at Oracle 15+ years ago. Back then we hatched a plan to quit our jobs that didn't quite work out but a couple of years later…
 
Many people talk about wanting to become full-time real estate investors, few accomplish such a feat. Christian Kalb is one of the few who has done it. On this episode of the Your Life! Your Terms! Show we sit down with Christian and his coach here at Rock Star, John Paul Gulbis, to chat about his journey. Christian shares how he went from Canada t…
 
We feel so grateful to be born in Canada. This country is far from perfect but it's got a lot going for it. And we're reminded of just how lucky we are when we hear stories like Ken Green's. Together with his wife they arrived in Canada from Nigeria and got settled in Saskatoon before finding their way to Toronto. On this episode of The Your Life! …
 
Sometimes Nick and I feel like we're sandwiched between the huge and influential Baby Boomers and the growing force of the Millennial generation. So on this episode, we bring in a Millenial, Callum Wallace, to get his world views, his thoughts on real estate and real estate investing. It's refreshing to see someone in their 20's trying so many thin…
 
Greg Foss is a wealth of information and insight. With his 27-years trading high yield credit, his experience gives him an interesting perspective on what's happening with monetary policy here in Canada and globally. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show Nick and I chat with Greg about Bloomberg and the evolution of information exchang…
 
We once dismissed whole life insurance as useless. We must have argued with Sean for hours about how the "inflation-adjusted" payout would be completely worthless when it paid out. But with his extreme patience, deep knowledge of the subject and genuine interest in our lives, Sean helped us appreciate its value. We took the plunge a few years ago a…
 
Our good friend Dan Thiessen from Radix Performance dropped by to chat about fitness, calories, kickboxing, boxing and we get into both of our experiences with concussions. We also get into the impact of a 12-week fitness challenge and goal setting. My own 12-week challenge with Dan pushed my physical and mental limits to the max. You can learn mor…
 
Aidan (Tom's 18-year-old son) began asking us what he needs to know about credit cards and credit scores because he's saving up to buy his first rental property. And we get these types of questions a lot from young adults and parents who want to set their kids up for success. So we brought in Aidan and Dave Butler of Butler Mortgages (www.ButlerMor…
 
We believe you need cash, hard money and income-producing hard assets to protect yourself from anything the economy can through your way. We are obviously big believers in real estate. And in the hard money "bucket" we have been huge fans of gold for many years. After reading The Bitcoin Standard we've come to realize that Bitcoin is important hard…
 
We're back with another "Rock Star Chit Chat" where we discuss the headlines in the media around CMHC, real estate's apparent resilience, Canada's debt levels and the importance of hard money. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we also discuss what we may be missing and how every generation has its investing "blind spots". Enjoy the…
 
Can you invest in real estate with as little as $1? Apparently you now can. Steve Jagger has a great story. He doesn't go to college or university and instead starts multiple businesses all over the world. He's now returned home to British Columbia and together with his good friend and business partner are building out a pretty interesting real est…
 
The Greater Toronto Area is a world class metropolitan centre. If you're born and raised in this area you often miss the forest for the trees but the secret is out. International investors, new developments in the core and around the Golden Horseshoe continue to change the landscape. Peter Politis, CEO of Greybrook Realty Partners, is on this episo…
 
Ron Butler has a wealth of experience in the Canadian mortgage industry. We're thrilled to have him on this episode of The Your Life! Your Tems! Show. Never shy to share his opinions we discuss housing supply, regulations, Canadian banking, immigration numbers, the economy and more. You can find Ron at www.ButlerMortgage.ca or on Twitter @RonMortga…
 
Deflation is a massively misunderstood concept. It's difficult to believe that prices can actually go down and we can still have a thriving economy. It took Nick and myself a bit of time to wrap our heads around the concept. And it's why we're so pumped to share this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show. Jeff Booth is a tech entrepreneur and …
 
Tom got his DNA run through some crazy database that tells you all sorts of things about yourself. Everything from the vitamins you need, to the supplements you should avoid, to your recovery traits, your fitness and your nutrition. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show, Dr. Cowan from Phenom High Performance Medicine (www.PhenomHPM.co…
 
Looks like everyone is unhappy with Bill 184. Tenant advocacy groups don't like it and advocates for landlords are saying it doesn't go far enough. As usual, no one is happy. If we've learned anything over the years it's to adapt to what is happening in real time. And to do that we need all the information we can get. On this episode of The Your Li…
 
Fernando Cipriano is living life on his terms. He almost accidentally got started in finance and then was fortunate enough to learn the business from a Canadian billionaire, Michael Lee-Chin. Fernando went on to start and then sell his own company, take an early retirement and is now back in the game! He ran into a brilliant partner who introduced …
 
Ingrid and Richard Clayton are a power couple! They have been Rock Star Inner Circle Members for 8 years and have a passion and energy about them that is incredible. The way they support each other through the ups and downs of real estate investing is truly inspiring. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show, you'll hear how they've worke…
 
Once you take the "red pill" and begin to understand the money system, currency vs. real money and the destructive power of inflation on your savings it's like going down a rabbit hole that never ends. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we chat with the author of The Bitcoin Standard, Saifedean Ammous, about the history of money, it…
 
On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we chat with Lee and have a lively discussion about Kitchener, student rentals, real estate investing, contractors, the future of education and more. Lee Strauss is one of those guys that handles everything that life throws his way. He started investing in his early 20's, started and managed severa…
 
Can you build a brand new Canadian pizza parlour by bartering for everything from floors, to ovens, to the labour? Apparently you can and Mike is going to explain how! Mike Muzzin from ITEX Canada is on this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show to chat all things barter. We love reading about the history of money and economics. And you'll alw…
 
We had no idea that Ontario's long term care facilities were in the situation that they are. After chatting with Karen Cumming on this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we have no illusions what is going on. It can be a confusing and frustrating experience trying to navigate the system in Ontario. On this episode we break down the basics a…
 
Steve Dekok is one of the those people who just gets stuff done. His story of living in the basement of his first duplex to buying a block of homes and then an apartment building is truly incredible. He's all about sharing his mistakes and the lessons he's learned along the way. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we have a great cha…
 
Some people take "NO" as a final answer. It seems that Adam Kitchener uses that as a starting point to "YES". On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show, Adam shares his journey into real estate that has a few interesting twists and turns along the way. At the ripe old age of 27 he already has years of management experience and is building …
 
On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we chat with Dave Butler of Butler Mortgages about the new "Risk Manager" role at the banks and we get the latest rate updates on both fixed and variable. We also discuss the latest on the deferral mortgage programs and what investors need to be aware of, income requirements going forward, credit s…
 
Oh magical crystal ball, what will the economy do next? Will interest rates go lower, will inflation stay negative, will lending increase or decrease... what say you crystal ball? On This episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show, we summarize some of our own thoughts and analysis on the state of the Canadian economy and what the future may look l…
 
It's not often we meet someone with a Philosophy Degree who ventures into accounting and estate planning but not everyone is Fabio Campanella! On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show, we chat about the state of the equity markets, the economy, estate planning and get into Fabio's unique back story. You can reach out to Fabio at www.cmllp…
 
When we quit our jobs to start Rock Star Real Estate, we double down on systems, non-negotiable tasks and waking up every day at exactly the same time. We know the power of good routines and systems. They've literally changed our lives. So on this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show, we're pumped to chat with Craig Ballantyne about creating …
 
Is it time to play financial offence or defence? Where does Crypto come into play? Are we dealing with Inflation or Deflation? Why should we care about the Velocity of Money? We cover all of this on the latest episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show.By Tom Karadza & Nick Karadza
 
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