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5 Reasons Why My Airbnb Doesn’t Generate As Much Income As Others

Airbnb is a great way to earn extra money.  It has become some of my clients’ side hustle.  A few of my clients become full-time Airbnb operators. We’ve heard how great Airbnb is and I’ve seen some crazy numbers. One…
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How to Use Buy Renovate Refinance Rent (BRRR) Strategy to Make 1.5 Million in 2 Years

We’re up north with the kids this week. My best friend, Monica, shared with me how great her experience with the YMCA Pine Crest family camp was, Erwin & I decided to sign up. We barely made the cut, as there’re only limited…
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Why Robert Kiyosaki said Everyone Needs to Know Accounting to Achieve Financial Freedom

Raptors won last night at Game 5 and I’m in a great mood today. When everyone expected them to lose, they came out with a win in an away game at Milwaukee.  It’s almost as if we broke the curse. They didn’t start off the series…
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End Game: 5 lessons learned from this tax season

I did somehow to squeeze a night out to watch the End Game. I was caught off guard by the ending. Like everyone else, my small logical mind was trying to make sense of the storyline.  Oh well, I am not going to give any spoiler here.…
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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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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…
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How to Split Income From Your Real Estate Portfolio Under the New Income Splitting Rule

Happy Valentine’s day everyone! It has been quite a week getting back from the sunny south to this winter wonderland. I just had a great conversation with my tax mentor, a retired partner at Deloitte to discuss the possibility of…
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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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6 Tax Tips That Flippers or Renovators Should Not Miss

With the 1 million immigrants coming to Canada in the next 3 years (historically about 40% come to Ontario), it’s almost inevitable that we'll have housing shortages and crazy rental increases. It’s basic economic principal – supply…
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Top 10 Deductions a Real Estate Investor Should not Miss [Revisited]

2018 is an exciting year. I shared with all of you in an earlier blog post about my 'why', my reason for doing all that I do, which is to be the best I can be. To do this with my accounting practice, I’ve made some plans to provide…