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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 ...
 
On Local SEO Today, John Vuong interviews business professionals and entrepreneurs to discuss their own journeys to business ownership. John looks to explore lessons learned, challenges faced and successes in starting your own business. These professionals will share their real-life experiences and how they were able to accomplish their goals. The objective is to provide you with insights into the entrepreneurship journey of many different individuals and give you tips and advice from real e ...
 
Welcome to the Well Off Podcast, where the goal is to motivate, inspire and share success principles. We'll make an effort to always interview knowledgeable and successful people. The majority of the content will relate to Canadian Real Estate Investing whereas there will be the occasional inspirational guest. We always focus on bringing value to the listeners. Enjoy! Hosted by George El Masri
 
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Mistakes are required to succeed; they are the raw material you need to build upon.Tom Karadza is the co-founder of Rockstar Real Estate. Rockstar focuses on education first, helping investors across GTA and Golden Horseshoe invest in real estate and live life on their terms.We don’t want a business plan. We want to know a few things. How much is i…
 
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…
 
You’ve got pent-up demand because there are consumers out there that do want to get out and buy again.COVID-19 has been tough to a lot of businesses. As fellow business owners, we understand how overwhelming this can be, and we try to help others during this challenging time. Here are a few pointers on how to make sure your business survives in a p…
 
Where you are does not define where you will end up.Mike Lander is an entrepreneur who has successfully bought, grown, and sold multiple businesses in sectors like digital marketing, recruitment, education, and more. Currently, Mike is a CEO of Piscari Ltd. and chairman of the digital agency Re:signal.The best innovations are not lightning strikes …
 
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…
 
Kaush is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). After the birth of his daughter, he realized that he didn’t have a solid plan for his family’s financial future, so he turned to real estate investing. He joined REIN and spent the next 5 years building a real estate portfolio of 11 properties! In 2019, at the age of 42, Kaush was able to replace …
 
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…
 
A lot of the hard lessons that I’ve learned are really around learning what kind of work I want to do and the kind of clients I want to work with.Peter Foreman-Murray runs Foreman-Murray Digital, a marketing agency that seeks ROI-focused results, specializing in PPC, marketing automation, and strategy.Learning how to say no to people is one of the …
 
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…
 
Russell Westcott is a husband, father, real estate entrepreneur & author known as the #JVJedi. He built his first million-dollar real estate portfolio within his first year of real estate investing. Russell is also the co-author of 2 best-selling Canadian real estate books. On this episode, we discuss: Growing up in a small town in Saskatchewan Buy…
 
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…
 
Don’t get too carried away by ego/vanity metrics.CEO of Re:signal Kevin Gibbons is a multiple-time Search Awards recipient. He has founded two digital marketing agencies and has been recognised for his work in both by Deloitte Fast 50 UK, among others.When things are going well, it’s good not to get carried away and feel like “we’re on top of the w…
 
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…
 
Failure is best heard through a secondhand story.Author and serial entrepreneur Sean Castrina has started over 20 companies and aims to launch new ones every year. He loves to share his business expertise and knowledge with other entrepreneurs through his books, as well as his podcast, The Ten Minute Entrepreneur.Your ability to ask is one of the m…
 
Cherry Chan is an accountant that started her career in 2003. She joined The Rock Star Real Estate family and specializes in working with real estate investors, developers, property managers, contractors, realtors and small business owners. On this episode, we discuss: Her top cloud based accounting apps for real estate investors (Plooto, Wagepoint…
 
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…
 
When you’ve got nothing to lose, just go in all directions with as much energy as you can and see what’s next.Author and founder of Exposure Ninja, Tim Cameron-Kitchen was a drummer and had no prior knowledge of SEO, but he wanted to help his neighbor promote their business. And that’s how his journey into digital marketing started.There’s a couple…
 
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…
 
Tom Karadza is the co-founder of Rock Star Real Estate, a brokerage I worked for in the past. He and his brother have built a business around helping real estate investors find great opportunities. I had the pleasure of speaking with Tom about: Inflation and the economy The importance of buying assets Why he quit his job How Rock Star Real Estate c…
 
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…
 
We want to give back to the community! Listen to this episode to hear us discuss our Impact Initiative. This new giving back initiative will help small business owners succeed post COVID. We will be giving away 1 year, full-service SEO campaigns to 100 businesses over 5 years. That’s over $2 million dollars in SEO! When we saw how this pandemic was…
 
You can never please everybody. You just need to deliver everything you could to the best of your abilities.Mazen Aloul is the founder and CEO of WebQuest SEO, a marketing agency based in Dubai specializing in both English and Arabic SEO. A Business Network International (BNI) member, Mazen likes to work with and help out fellow entrepreneurs.You n…
 
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…
 
When you’re starting off, take the small gigs. Do it with someone you don’t know. You’re going to learn on the job. There’ll be less expectations when they’re not your friend.Massive Kontent owner Jason Thibault focuses on intelligent promotion of quality content. Jason started out in the corporate world where he gained his customer service and peo…
 
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…
 
Dana Kandalaft is the founder of the NFP organization Tight Knit Syria, which she started after a spontaneous trip into northern Syria. Dana's parents moved from Syria to Canada in 1990 where she was born and raised. Tight Knit Syria contributes to a solution to the refugee crisis in Syria while staying connected to her parents' homeland. Whether s…
 
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…
 
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