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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,…
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10 Lessons Learned From Analyzing Commercial Properties

A couple of weeks ago, Erwin and his friends found a mixed-used property that they’re interested in. The property is located on a busy street, across the street from a site that was sold to a developer.  This site will be home to a future…
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Contractors: 3 Business Tips to Take Your Business to the Next Level

My dad is a general contractor in Hong Kong. My brother works for him as a project manager. My dad loves to share with me how much business he has completed in the last year. He loves to talk about the top line, revenue. Revenue, he does…