Real Stories In Real Estate podcast

Real Stories In Real Estate podcast

Real Stories In Real Estate podcast focuses on the challenges, success and yes, even the failures in real estate investing. With every failure comes lessons learned, which can push someone to success and greatness tomorrow. Join us as we chat with guests so you can learn from their experience on your way to building wealth through real estate. We'll discuss many different types of real estate transactions such as aging in place, having a business in the home, and investment strategies such as using B lenders, buying during the bubbles, and buying your first home with a rental in it. Denise will chat with industry experts on a variety of topics, to give you weekly, easily-consumable blasts of information to jump start your adventures in real estate - whether as an owner or an investor.


September 26, 2023 19 mins

#038 RSIRE Tahani Aburaneh Shares Her Journey Empowering Women To Grow Wealth Through Real Estate Investing


Tahani Aburaneh is one of Canada’s top real estate investing experts, an Amazon bestselling author, wealth coach, but above all, a proud single mother of 2 grown children. She has spoken to thousands of people as a keynote speaker on stages across North America and is a featured guest on numerous podcasts, TV shows and 2 in...

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#037 RSIRE Steven Pargetter Discusses How He Helped His Parents As Retirees Through The Stress Test


Steven is a GTA-based realtor who has been helping clients purchase and sell real estate for over 10 years. He LOVES living in downtown Toronto. As his bio says, “I have been living in downtown Toronto with my wife and son selling real estate for a decade now. I love to help people find the perfect property for their needs and see ...

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#036 RSIRE Arsalan Siddiqui Shares His Experience Building A Large Addition On His Home


Arsalan is a Toronto-based realtor who decided to move his parents in with he and his family in 2019. They first started investigating buying a larger home, but what he thought they required was $2.5 million and above. 


To be practical, he decided to see if he could build a 550 Sqf addition onto hi...

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#035 RSIRE Pasqualina De Rose Shares Tips About Estate Law & Real Estate From A Lawyer’s Perspective


Lina De Rose is a Durham-based lawyer with extensive experience in both estate law and real estate law. In this episode, Denise and Lina chat about estate law and what happens with passing on without a will or with a will. 


How are real estate sales, purchases and transference handled ...

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#034 RSIRE Sai Lee Shares How He Has Made Money Flipping Properties with $0 Out Of Pocket


Sai Lee is a top real estate Mentor.  After many years in the corporate world as an IT consultant.  Sai Lee made the stunning decision to pursue a full time career in the world of real estate investing.  


He learned how to build wealth without using any of his own money, and that was a game changer.


Working with a mentor, he had finally ...

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#033 RSIRE Brady Bodley On Dealing With The Landlord Tenant Board In Ontario


Brady Bodley is a Durham-based lawyer with Thomas Efraim LLP. He has much experience with the landlord tenant board, for many reasons. He’s here with guest host Nicolee Evans to discuss many of the challenges he’s seen, how COVID made hearings more challenging, and some of the good things that the LTB does here in Ontario.


Join host award winning mortg...

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#032 RSIRE Kevin Harding Buying A Cottage For A Short Term Rental Business


Kevin Harding is a Durham-based real estate agent, and has owned traditional rental properties that come with tenants and toilets. His wife and he were looking for something different, so decided to buy a 4 season cottage to use a few times a year, then rent out the rest of the time. While this can yield amazing financial returns, it also comes with many u...

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#031 RSIRE Denise & Gabriel Share Their Experience Building A Legal Basement Apt In Their Home


Denise and her husband Gabriel found their dream home, it was the 3rd house they would buy, but it checked all the boxes. Both had a long drive to the office, and could not get to their daycare in time, so looked for something closer. They looked at Markham and other areas, but decided on Brooklin, closer to Gabe’s work so that he could...

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#030 RSIRE Denise & Gabriel Share Their Experience Buying A Home Before Selling


Denise and her husband Gabriel found their dream home, it was the 3rd house they would buy, but it checked all the boxes. Both had a long drive to the office, and could not get to their daycare in time, so looked for something closer. They looked at Markham and other areas, but decided on Whitby, closer to Gabe’s work so that he could pick up the kids...

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#029 RSIRE Milli Fox Shares Her Experience Getting To Her Dream Home


Milli Fox and her husband Junior decided to purchase a pre-build 3 bedroom condo, based on plans and thought it would be perfect for their life. Milli had resisted the suburban life, and envisioned a perfect life downtown. By the time the condo was ready and they were conducting their PDI, pre delivery inspection, they had a 2.5 year old and it was one week from...

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#028 RSIRE Nicolee Evans - Her Experience With Bridge Financing


Nicolee and her husband were living in their first starter home, before she was a mortgage agent, and it was beginning to feel cramped. She decided they needed something bigger, but her husband wasn’t quite on board, so began a purposeful search.


Her friend suggested another friend had a house for sale, although it wasn’t listed yet. It was PERFECT! The family want...

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#027 RSIRE Mohamed Bachani - Buying With a “B” Lender & Moving To an “A” Lender


Mohamed Bachani is a Durham Region-based accountant, founder and president of Unique Accounting Services, an Accounting and Bookkeeping firm that helps Canadian small and medium sized businesses with all their bookkeeping, taxation and accounting.


He wanted to move from renting to owning, was pre-approved and had his down payment, but when he came d...

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#026 RSIRE Johnathan Pollock Shares The Ups & Downs Of Being A Landlord



Johnathan Pollock has been a landlord for the last 6 years, and chats with Denise about the challenges and benefits of being a landlord. 


While real estate is an amazing tool to grow your wealth, it is NOT a passive investment, requiring you to stay on top of your money and know what’s going on with your tenants....

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#025 RSIRE Brady Bodley Shares Info On The New Anti-Flipping Tax Law

Brady Bodley, lawyer with Birch Law, joins Denise in discussion of the new Federal Anti Flipping law, coming into effect in January 2023. What does the bill aim to accomplish?

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has already been investigating and enforcing residential real estate that was being flipped or assigned and not properly reported as business income.  Essenti...

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#024 RSIRE Farah Dhalla Shares How Staging Makes a Difference in Home Sales

Have you been to an open house or a house viewing and were wowed by how neat, tidy and organized the house was? Chances are it was professionally staged. We all get busy day to day and leave our homes a bit unorganized, but that can be a deal killer when you’re trying to sell your home. Many people can’t see past the clutter, or they notice your throw pillo...

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#023 RSIRE Todd Miller 2nd Time In The Rental Market

Purchasing investment real estate can be rewarding and challenging, and sometimes both! Sometimes you are stressed and overwhelmed and want to sell your rental properties.

Todd Miller experienced this a few years ago, after purchasing an investment property that was empty when he and his wife bought it. Instead of an exhaustive search and...

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#022 RSIRE Julie Gill Separating and Selling A Home

What happens typically when a couple separates and they have a matrimonial home? Do you sell and both move? Does one partner buy the other out?

Julie Gill experienced this a few years ago, and had small children that went to local schools, so her thought originally was to buy her husband out so that the kids could stay in their local schoo...

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#021 RSIRE Using An Accountant To Watch Your Bottom Line

You want to be a real estate investor…perhaps you already own a few properties, but do you have a good handle on the finances of your investments? What can be written off? What can’t be? Can you pay your self as property manager? Is my HELOC deposit taxable?

MIKE LIBBY is a Durham-based Chief Operations Offices of Your bottom Line, an...

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#020 RSIRE Buying A House In Rough Shape

KAELEIGH NADEAU is a Durham-based designer and renovator that found a great 2nd investment property.

The house was cute, but it was currently tenanted and was dirty, which make it harder to see the potential. She did a walk through and as a designer, could see what she wanted opened up, and what was to be closed off.

Were there horrors ...

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#019 RSIRE Using Equity To Buy A Rental Properties

CRISTIN TEDFORD is a Durham-based realtor that decided to advantage of the equity in her family home to purchase another property, to eventually help her kids have a place to live.

Was it easy, was it a hands-off investment? No, but there is no other single investment vehicle that gives you the control and flexibility that real estate offer...

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