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7 Best Back-Office Practices A Real Estate Investor Should Adopt – Part 2

It’s Ontario’s budget date.  When the Federal budget was released, the message from the Fed was to spend, spend and spend. Ontario, however, has a pre-budget message to cut, cut and cut.  Cutting taxes and cutting…
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Quit Your Job With Just Two Rental Properties

It was Erwin’s birthday the past weekend.  He just turned 40.  We went out with a bunch of friends to this place that we could do archery, throw some knives and axes as well, it was so much fun!  His big 40th birthday…
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How a 220sf Condo Got 724% Return in 5 Years

It’s March break.  Between losing one hour of sleep and driving the kids around, I’m deep into tax season reviewing files and answering clients’ questions. It’s busy and difficult.  We’re super grateful that the local…
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Why I Learned from My Mistake (And Maybe You Should Too)

I made a mistake. It’s sad but I made a mistake.  It was the last week of November. In a week or so, our family would be going on vacation in the south. Canadian winter is hard to predict.  Sometimes, you get snow in…

How to Have a Better Life When You’re Stuck in a Rut

I did it.  Just like all the practice run; I jogged for a bit; I stumbled. My throat was dry. I breathed hard. Sweat was coming directly to my eyes blurring my vision. My heart was going super fast. I thought I was going to die from lack of…
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Do You Recognize These Six Tax Changes for 2018?

Have you ever heard of the term Fear of missing out (aka FOMO)? FOMO is part of the reason why most of us are so addicted to social media. We’re worried that we’re missing out something, which for the most part, is nothing. This…
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How to Become Financially Secure When You’re Not a Millionaire

It’s 2019. As an entrepreneur, I just completed my annual goal review and goal setting exercise. One of the things I noticed from my review was that I had been lazy in 2018 – didn’t follow much of my regular morning routine. …
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How to Build a Successful Real Estate Business You Can Be Proud of

I’m a real estate investor and an entrepreneur. For each property/business I’m in, there’s always a setup period. Some are longer than the other. I was making less than 5 figures for the first 2 to 3 years. I was making all the amateur…
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6 Simple Ways to Create Freedom that Works for Real Estate Investors

I had a rare and candid business conversation with my dad and Erwin one night. He asked us about our numbers and how our businesses are structured. He was fascinated that we could be away for two weeks while our businesses are still running…
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4 Simple Ways to Solve the Canadian Housing Issue

A few months ago, I saw a piece of artwork at Queens Quay park.  The artist was expressing the ideal of “everyone is entitled to have a place to live” through this art piece. Erwin and I are currently in Hong Kong with the kids. Yep,…