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For this coffeehouse chat, we touch on:

1. How to compare a real estate investment to other asset classes (like Mutual Funds, RRSPs, GICS, bonds, etc.
2. Secondary suites. Zoning & fire compliance, etc.
3. Short term rentals. Rental strategy viz a viz wanting to move back in to use as Primary Residence.
4. Going “green” to reduce hydro bills.
5. Should I legalize my triplex?
6. How to analyze preconstruction condo’s cashflow analysis?

You can access the web chat video here 

It’s that time of the month – the FREE Monthly Online “Real Estate Investing Coffeehouse” Web Chat! Based on feedback from our clients and investors, you want MORE! More networking, more Q&A time, more learning, more community, more like-minded people, more engagement… And that a Meetup once a month wasn’t enough! Volition’s mandate has always been to remove obstacles and roadblocks… and now the REI Coffeehouse will solve this problem!

 

Why did we call this a “Coffeehouse Chat”? Because the format is simple. No format. No presentation. No script. Just an informal 1hr online web conference chat that you can log into from your computer during your lunch hour … not too much different than if you were meeting a friend for a coffee at a nearby coffee shop. Just real people with real problems, and maybe the occasional guest speaker. Send in your questions beforehand, and then we’ll chat about them and answer your questions with everyone else on the line… others may even jump in with their own input or experiences. Even if you don’t have a specific question, join the web chat anyway because you can join from your computer!! (and it’s FREE!!)

 

The REI Coffeehouse will be using Zoom.us, so have your laptop’s webcam and microphone on to join the web chat. And we’ll be screen recording it and posting each REI Coffeehouse Chat on our website, along with our Monthly Meetup content.

The secret world of construction financing! Learn how to get the bank to pay for your next project!

You’ve seen our seminars on laneway housing, renovations, flipping and you want to get started. Who wouldn’t be interested in unlocking the potential of a home through construction? Maybe you’re creating a secondary suite, running a BRRR investment strategy (buy, renovate, rent, refinance), or building a green laneway suite? But there is one major problem standing in your way – money. How the heck are you going to pay for all this?

Fear not fellow investor – we’ve got some help on the way! Hugo, Partner at VINE Group, is coming in to talk specifically about the nebulous world of construction financing. He’ll walk through strategies and case studies on how to get your construction project financed!

Hugo Dos Reis is a Partner and Mortgage Agent at VINE Group; the #1 team at Mortgage Alliance Canada in 2017 and 2018. Hugo has been in the finance industry for over ten years, cutting his teeth at some of Canada’s largest banks on Bay Street in Toronto. During his time at the bank, he was frequently recognized as a top performer and for the past two years, was named one of the Top 1% of Mortgage Agents in the country.

Hugo and his team lead the way with investment financing solutions for clients across Canada and provide financing education presentations to thousands of investors on a regular basis through seminars and workshops.

His signature client-focused approach, value-added advice, and background in financial planning is what has helped Hugo with his success year over year. Hugo’s personal philosophy is to “take care of your clients and they will take care of you”.

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about construction financing in Toronto!

You can access the Meetup slides and video here

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Volition Properties

Volition Properties is an award-winning Toronto boutique real estate investment firm that provides advisory and turnkey real estate investment services. Its mandate is to help real estate investors sustainably invest to build wealth in the Toronto real estate market by investing in low-risk, freehold, cash-flowing income properties over longer-term real estate cycles.

[Volition (vō-ˈli-shən): The power to make your own choices or decisions; free will. Living life by design, not by default.]

Contact us today for any questions about investing in real estate in Toronto! ming@volitionprop.com

Freed Development and Elad Canada is launching Phase 1 of Galleria on the Park September 10th, 2019.  This exciting project is part of the cities Master Plan to revitalize the Dupont & Dufferin corridor, which has been known for its creativity and voice for artistic expression.  With several established businesses already in the location, the Master Plan is to bring modern retail, office and condo living space to the community.

 

DEVELOPMENT DETAILS

Project Name:  Galleria on the Park Condos
Developer: Freed Developments & Elad Canada

Address:  Dufferin St, Toronto
Major Intersection:  Dufferin St & Dupont St
Architect:  Hariri Pontarini Architects and Core Architects

Release Date: Sept 10th
Building:  12 new buildings
Units:  3416 new condo units

Maintenance Fees: $0.60/sq.ft Including:  High Speed Internet & Elad Link
Taxes:  Approximately 1%
Locker: $5,500
Parking:  $60,000
Estimated Completion:  Fall 2023

 

Platinum Deposit Structure – Buy with Only 15% Down Until Occupancy

5% in 2019

10% in 2020

5% at Occupancy

 

VIP Incentives

  • Capped Dev. Fees at $10000 for studio/1BR /1BR+ and $15,000 for 2BR and larger
  • Right to lease during occupancy
  • Free Assignment
  • Free flex sliding glass door

Master-Planned Community

 

CONDOS ON THE PARK

Situated at Dufferin and Dupont, Galleria on the Park offers a modern urban lifestyle. This new condominium development will overlook an extended and reconfigured Wallace Emerson park. Expansion plans include doubling the size of the community centre to 95,000 sq. ft., making it one of the largest in the city and expanding the park to nearly 8 acres. With added infrastructure including cycling lanes, it’s no wonder this new community will be the centre of activity in Central West Toronto.

 

CREATIVITY AT WORK

Look forward to approximately 20,000 sq. ft. of office space tailored to meet the demands of the rising creative and tech booms in the city. A heightened design focus, applied to layout and flow, blends modern convenience with creativity.

 

MODERN RETAIL

With nearly 300,000 sq. ft. of retail, Galleria on the Park offers a fresh look at the retail experience to complement existing favourites. Drawing inspiration from the artisanal renaissance in the area, the planned retail reflects the original and specialty offerings that make them one of the main attractions in Toronto’s new Dupont. With fitness and lifestyle retailers, healthy on-the-go dining options and park on the premises, there’s no better place to be actively inspired.

 

HIGHTLIGHTS

 

Walk score of 91/100

Transit score 84/100

Located in Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction Toronto

TTC stops at the front door and less than 20 minutes ride to downtown Toronto

Less than 15 mins away from 2 subway stations and UP Express

30 mins ride to Hospital for Sick Children, Mt Sinai Hospital, and Toronto General Hospital

30 mins ride to Financial District

Within 30 mins ride to UofT, Ryerson University, George Brown College, OCAD

20 mins drive or 17 mins UP Express ride to Toronto Pearson International Airport

Easy access to Gardiner Expressway

 

How to Purchase a Unit:

Floor plan and price list are available

Unit selection will be on a first come first serve basis.

Click HERE for price list
Click HERE for Floor Plan
Click HERE for Brochure
Click HERE for Investor’s Kit

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email, text, or call me at 647-895-8945 or 647-829-6969.

 

Laneway housing has revolutionized cities like Vancouver and it’s here, now in Toronto. If you’re not familiar with laneway housing, the concept allows the use of the many laneways, which are typically used to access garages and other spaces, and allows for housing development along the laneway. Laneway housing is important to Toronto as it allows for both gentle densification and meets the requirements of the Official Plan.

Savvy developers and seasoned investors are already starting to take advantage of laneway opportunities. Learn how to invest strategically and plan for this massive change to the Toronto housing landscape!

We have an expert in the industry, Daniel Hall, coming to teach us all the critical elements of laneway housing. During this meetup we’ll answer questions like:
– How do I avoid development fees – I heard the can cost upwards of $30k?
– How can I avoid going to the Committee of Adjustments, adding months to my planning process?
– What’s the fastest way to build a laneway house? Are there spec builds out there?
– How can I identify a potential laneway property? What are the zoning rules?
– I heard that you need to be near a fire hydrant, is that true?
– What’s the best way to get services like water, sewage, and electricity to my laneway house?
– What are the parking requirements for a laneway suite?

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about laneway housing in Toronto!

You can access the Meetup slides and video here


Daniel Hall, O.A.A. is the founding principal of The Architect Builders Collaborative Inc, a progressive Architecture and Design studio focussed on delivering great green design. As a licensed carpenter, with the perspective of over 15 years hands-on experience building in addition to 20+ years of exploring architecture, Daniel ensures that our designs will be able to be built efficiently and cost- effectively. Most recently, the firm has been developing smart, eco-friendly prototypes for cost-effective Laneway Suites in Toronto. Daniel was invited to present research and designs to an audience of professional planners, architects, and urban designers as part of the inaugural Spacing School of Urbanism seminar series. He regularly provides informational seminars on the ins-and-outs of Laneway Housing.

You can access the guest speaker’s slides here 

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Volition Properties

Volition Properties is an award-winning Toronto boutique real estate investment firm that provides advisory and turnkey real estate investment services. Its mandate is to help real estate investors sustainably invest to build wealth in the Toronto real estate market by investing in low-risk, freehold, cash-flowing income properties over longer-term real estate cycles.

[Volition (vō-ˈli-shən): The power to make your own choices or decisions; free will. Living life by design, not by default.]

Contact us today for any questions about investing in real estate in Toronto! ming@volitionprop.com

SUMMARY: 

  • Lifetime Developments team up with CORE Architects to create two incomparable buildings rising 14 storeys at the edge of Liberty Village

  • Luxurious suites await you and the indoor and outdoor amenities will be highly desirable. XO Condos will truly be a remarkable condo with gorgeous features and coveted finishes.

  • XO Condos will offer residents direct access to the King-Liberty Pedestrian Cycle Bridge and the proposed King-Liberty Smart Track Station. 

DEVELOPMENT DETAILS

Project Name:  XO Condos
Developer: Lifetime Developments

Address:  1221 King Street West, Toronto
Major Intersection:  Dufferin St & King St W
Architect:  Turner Fleischer and Core Architects
Storeys/ Units:  14 Stories/297 Units
Maintenance Fees: TBD
Taxes:  TBD
Locker: TBD
Parking:  TBD
Estimated Completion:  Summer 2022

15% Deposit Structure

$5,000 Upon Signing
Balance of 5% in 30 Days
5% in 370 days
5% in 540 days
5% on occupancy

VIP Incentives

  • Free $10000 – $20000 Credit on Closing
  • Free Assignment
  • Capped Dev. Fees at $10000 for 1BR and $15,000 for 2BR and 3BR
  • 100/100 Transit Score
  • 14 Story condo
  • Adjacent to Liberty Village
  • Close to the Exhibition Place
  • Close to fashionable and lively Queen West District
Pricing:
  • Unbeatable pre-construction prices almost at par with re-sale condos in the same area
Layouts:
  • Excellent layouts that allows the use of den as a secondary or tertiary bedroom
  • Projected Cash-Flow Positive upon property completion

HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Walk score of 93/100
  • Transit score 100/100
  • Located in South Parkdale, Toronto
  • 5 mins walk to King St W streetcar and less than 20 minutes ride to downtown Toronto
  • 7 mins walk to Liberty Village
  • 11 mins walk to Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
  • 20 mins ride to Hospital for Sick Children, Mt Sinai Hospital, and Toronto General Hospital
  • 20 mins ride  to the Union Station
  • 20 mins ride to Financial District
  • Within 30 mins ride to UofT, Ryerson University, George Brown College, OCAD
  • Easy access to Gardiner Expressway

 

Rental Rates:

1BR + Den and 2 Washrooms (Conversion of Den to 2nd Bedroom)

Pricing: $685,900

Current Rent: $2800

Projected Rent: $3276

2BR + Den and 2 Washrooms (Conversion of Den to 3rd Bedroom)

Pricing: 920,900

Current Rent: $3600

Projected Rent: $4211

 

How to Purchase a Unit:

  • Floor plan and price list are available.
  • Unit selection will be on a first come first serve basis.

Click HERE for price list
Click HERE floor Plan
Click HERE for Volition Investor’s Kit

If you have any questions, feel free to email, text, or call me at 647-895-8945 or 647-829-6969.

 

When people think about development, they think of it as something reserved for rich, well-connected people. They envision high-rise condos, large commercial projects, or huge sub-divisions. This isn’t reality. Development can be as simple as splitting a large lot or building purpose rental homes. Most importantly, development is something the average person can work towards!

What is reality is that development isn’t easy to learn – there are no courses, no books and certainly no seminars on development. The only way to learn is from someone else and most people don’t know someone who is a developer within their network – but we’re well connected at Volition!

On July 17th, come listen to Jin Kim, founding partner of Golden Triangle Development and learn about his journey from a regular IT guy to building a subdivision of townhouses. Learn about his use of creative financing strategies and entrepreneurial grit to go from a regular 9-5 job to running a development and renovation company!

You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to get a glimpse into the world of real estate development!

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Jin Kim is a real-estate expert and financial consultant based out of Toronto. He is the founding partner of Golden Triangle Development, where they specialize in urban transformation and infill property development. Jin has more than a decade’s worth of experience in real estate investing and mortgage funding for clients. Prior to founding Golden Triangle Development, Jin amassed a diverse portfolio of rental properties in Toronto, Chatham, and Hamilton.

Jin has a Bachelor’s degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Waterloo, a fine arts degree from OCADU specializing in sculpture, and over 10 years of professional experience in architectural IT management. Jin lives in the Little Portugal neighborhood with his wife, Celine, and daughters, Eloise, and Eden.

You can access the Meetup slides here 

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Volition Properties

Volition Properties is an award-winning Toronto boutique real estate investment firm that provides advisory and turnkey real estate investment services. Its mandate is to help real estate investors sustainably invest to build wealth in the Toronto real estate market by investing in low-risk, freehold, cash-flowing income properties over longer-term real estate cycles.

[Volition (vō-ˈli-shən): The power to make your own choices or decisions; free will. Living life by design, not by default.]

Contact us today for any questions about investing in real estate in Toronto! ming@volitionprop.com

For this coffeehouse chat, we touch on:

• Executive Rental Strategy with Triplexes
• Operationalization of your real estate business
• What does it take to be the best landlord in Toronto? Personally, I’m always interested in out-performing my neighbors not just the marketplace index
• What can I do (besides renovate my unit) to attract and retain premium clients?
• Which listing websites should I be using? Viewit.ca, Craigslist, Kijiji, AirBnB, Condo.ca, padmapper, torontorentals.ca, etc?
• rental application fee
• move-in fee
• criminal record check
• credit check
• allowing pets (and what is the best way to screen pets?)
• cleaning services included
• parking included
• utilities included
• internet included
• furniture included (I hate the thought of tenants destroying my newly reno’d property with all that back and forth)
• how often do you recommend checking in on the unit/tenant…. how often is too much
• general communication expectations
• Understanding the service expectations of my customer and their willingness to pay for those services is really important to me. I hope you’ll consider this topic.
• Have a corner lot house in north York by a four way stop that I want to add a second driveway. Typically how far from the intersection does it need? Where do they start measuring from?
• Off market deals
• You guys talk a lot about how you don’t invest in areas outside of the Toronto core (Hamilton, Waterloo, etc) I was wondering if you could elaborate more about that on why and if you had any anecdotes. Is that the same even if it’s a targeted purchase like student housing in a university town
• Between executive rentals and triplexes, the investment types i’ve seen you guys talk about tend to be on the higher end, for someone who’s just starting out and doesn’t have 800k cash, what is a strategy that you would suggest for a lower budget? (Or is there none and you should just save up more money)
• MONEY IS ONLY A ROADBLOCK IF YOU BELIEVE THAT IT IS A ROADBLOCK
• TVS Tenant Screening Servicestenanverification.ca
• what price point would you be looking at for a condo to start off

You can access the web chat video here 

It’s that time of the month – the FREE Monthly Online “Real Estate Investing Coffeehouse” Web Chat! Based on feedback from our clients and investors, you want MORE! More networking, more Q&A time, more learning, more community, more like-minded people, more engagement… And that a Meetup once a month wasn’t enough! Volition’s mandate has always been to remove obstacles and roadblocks… and now the REI Coffeehouse will solve this problem!

 

Why did we call this a “Coffeehouse Chat”? Because the format is simple. No format. No presentation. No script. Just an informal 1hr online web conference chat that you can log into from your computer after your dinner time (7pm-8pm)… not too much different than if you were meeting a friend for a coffee at a nearby coffee shop. Just real people with real problems, and maybe the occasional guest speaker. Send in your questions beforehand, and then we’ll chat about them and answer your questions with everyone else on the line… others may even jump in with their own input or experiences. Even if you don’t have a specific question, join the web chat anyway because you can join from your computer!! (and it’s FREE!!)

 

The REI Coffeehouse will be using Zoom.us, so have your laptop’s webcam and microphone on to join the web chat. And we’ll be screen recording it and posting each REI Coffeehouse Chat on our website, along with our Monthly Meetup content.

For this coffeehouse chat, we’ll be focusing on Triplexes Conversions! We’ll touch on:

  1. The triplex business model and why it makes sense
  2. How much capital is required? (Hint: It’s not for a beginner, but it’s well worth it!)
  3. What we look for in a property. What are the key physical aspects that make a property a good candidate?
  4. How to estimated construction costs
  5. Navigating the approvals process (permits, committee of adjustments, etc.)

 

You can access the web chat video here 

It’s that time of the month – the FREE Monthly Online “Real Estate Investing Coffeehouse” Web Chat! Based on feedback from our clients and investors, you want MORE! More networking, more Q&A time, more learning, more community, more like-minded people, more engagement… And that a Meetup once a month wasn’t enough! Volition’s mandate has always been to remove obstacles and roadblocks… and now the REI Coffeehouse will solve this problem!

 

Why did we call this a “Coffeehouse Chat”? Because the format is simple. No format. No presentation. No script. Just an informal 1hr online web conference chat that you can log into from your computer during your dinner hour (7pm-8pm)… not too much different than if you were meeting a friend for a coffee at a nearby coffee shop. Just real people with real problems, and maybe the occasional guest speaker. Send in your questions beforehand, and then we’ll chat about them and answer your questions with everyone else on the line… others may even jump in with their own input or experiences. Even if you don’t have a specific question, join the web chat anyway because you can join from your computer!! (and it’s FREE!!)

 

The REI Coffeehouse will be using Zoom.us, so have your laptop’s webcam and microphone on to join the web chat. And we’ll be screen recording it and posting each REI Coffeehouse Chat on our website, along with our Monthly Meetup content.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR CONDO PROJECT?

 

  • BEST SUITED FOR OWN USE.  While the area and location is amazing, and while there are tons of infrastructure developments going on in the area (East Harbour, Google Smart City, etc.), this does NOT fit our traditional cashflow business model, and thus is most suitable for owner’s own use / end users.
  • LARGE UPSIDE POTENTIAL.  Although it’s not our traditional cashflow business model, we still believe in the area and the upside growth potential of this development, the business model is just slightly different and slightly more speculative if viewed as an investment, which may still suit certain investor profiles.
  • VIP ACCESS.  We have VIP early access to this project because of our relationships with the developers.

*Location: Regent Park which is beginning Phase 3 of a 5-Phase Master Gentrification Plan.

*Nearby Developments (East Harbour): 15 mins walk from the massive East Harbour master planned office/retail mixed use development (50,000 new jobs)! www.eastharbour.ca

*Nearby Developments (Google Smart City): 20 mins walk from future revitalization of Eastern Waterfront by Google Smart City (50,000+ jobs)! www.sidewalklabs.com

*More details available in the Volition Investor Kit PDF.

 

DEVELOPMENT DETAILS

Project Name:  River & Fifth
Developer: Broccolini

Address:  5 Defries St Toronto 
Major Intersection:  River St & Queen St
Architect:  Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc
Storeys/ Units:  37 Storey/580 Units
Maintenance Fees: TBD
Taxes:  TBD
Locker: $7,000
Parking:  Standard $60,000, EV $65,000
Estimated Completion:  TBD

Deposit Structure

$10,000 Upon Signing
Balance of 5% in 30 Days
5% in 90 180 days
5% in 540 720 days
5% in 720  occupancy

International Deposit

$10,000 Upon Signing
Balance of 10% in 30 Days
10% in 180 days
10% in 540 days
5% on Occupancy

HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Transit score 99/100
  • Located in Regent Park, Toronto
  • 3 mins walk to Dundas St streetcar and less than 10 minutes ride to downtown Toronto
  • 3 mins walk to 6 acre Regent Park & Aquatic Centre
  • 6 mins ride to Ryerson University
  • 15 mins walk to St Lawrence Market
  • Within 15 mins ride to UofT, George Brown College
  • 15 mins ride to Hospital for Sick Children, Mt Sinai Hospital, and Toronto General Hospital
  • 20 mins ride  to the Union Station
  • 20 mins ride to Financial District
  • 25 mins walk to The Air Canada Centre
  • Easy access to Gardiner Expressway and DVP

 

How to Purchase a Unit:

  • Floor plan, price list and brochure are available.
  • Unit selection will be on a first come first serve basis.

If you have any questions, feel free to email, text, or call me at 647-895-8945.

 

This is a new format, so we are going thru the learning stages of how to best make this work this work. The mandate for this is just that I kept hearing that Volition clients and Meetup attendees just wanted more opportunities to grow, to network, to learn from each other, to get their questions answered, and to share experiences both good & bad. So… it’s really informal right now. For now, I’m just going to run this as an AMA – Ask Me Anything. You can ask your questions, and either I can try to answer them or I can call upon others on the Webchat to share their experiences. Cool? No holds barred! Every question is fair game!

You can access the web chat video here 

Volition is starting a FREE Monthly Online “REI Coffeehouse” Web Chat! Based on feedback from our clients and investors, you want MORE! More networking, more Q&A time, more learning, more community, more like-minded people, more engagement… And that a Meetup once a month wasn’t enough! Volition’s mandate has always been to remove obstacles and roadblocks… and now the REI Coffeehouse will solve this problem!

Why did we call this a “Coffeehouse Chat”? Because the format is simple. No format. No presentation. No script. Just an informal 1hr online web conference chat that you can log into from your computer… not too much different than if you were meeting a friend for a coffee at a nearby coffee shop. Just real people with real problems, and maybe the occasional guest speaker. Send in your questions beforehand, and then we’ll chat about them and answer your questions with everyone else on the line… others may even jump in with their own input or experiences. Even if you don’t have a specific question, join the web chat anyway because you can join from your computer!! (and it’s FREE!!)

The REI Coffeehouse will be using Zoom.us, so have your laptop’s webcam and microphone on to join the web chat. And we’ll be screen recording it and posting each REI Coffeehouse Chat on our website, along with our Monthly Meetup content.

We will be scheduling our REI Coffeehouse Chats thru Meetup.com (www.meetup.com/Volition), so make sure you go there and sign up to get notified of the next one!

What do you think? Will you be logging on and joining us to talk about all-things-real-estate??

(1. Also, if you have any suggestions on the format, content, etc., let me know by posting it below!)
(2. If you have a suggestion on the SPECIFIC TIME other than the planned 12pm-1pm, also let us know by posting it below!)

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