Become a Money Magnet – Learn How To Raise Capital with JV Master Dave Dubeau People aren’t investing in deals… they are investing in you. Date: Wednesday, September 15 Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm Place: Zoom “There is more money chasing good deals than good deals chasing money.” There is truth to this old adage… but this statement is an incomplete perspective. Remember: people aren’t investing in deals… they are investing in you. As a result, before you are able to attract this kind of capital, you need to invest in evolving yourself into the type of person that people...Read More
IN-PERSON Real Estate Investing AMA with the Volition Team - Ask Me Anything! NEW Date: Monday, August 30 Time: 6:00 -8:00 pm Place: Withrow Park RSVP for free! Your most pressing questions about real estate investing in Toronto – ANSWERED LIVE AND IN-PERSON! Yes, you read that right. We know we’re not the only ones tired of talking to blank screens and desperately craving facetime with the community. In line with public health guidelines, we’ll be hosting this Meetup at Withrow Park! Record-breaking prices, falling rents, strict stress tests, “the exodus from the city”, possible rising interest rates, impacts of...Read More
Massive Action: From zero to 90+ units before the age of 30! Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm You’ve listened to them on podcasts, watched them on YouTube, and seen them featured in Toronto Life; now they're gracing the Volition stage!! Volition is thrilled to welcome Austin Yeh and Mayu Thava, real estate investing superstars and leaders of RISE Network, as guest speakers! Like many others, Austin started exploring the world of real estate investing after reading the classic book Rich Dad, Poor Dad. UNLIKE many others, Austin took massive action and has grown his portfolio...Read More
Toronto's Next Hottest Neighbourhoods! Why and how to invest there! Date: Wednesday, June 23 Place: Zoom Schedule: 6:30 - 7:00 pm: Online networking 7:00 - 9:00 pm: Presentations RSVP for free! Get ahead of the masses! Volition is going to show you four neighbourhoods to keep an eye on which have the potential of turning into Toronto's Next Hottest Neighbourhood. We will walk you through "Why this neighbourhood", the pros/cons of each, and which investment business models work in these areas. This isn't just throwing a dart at a map and hoping that we get lucky; this is based on decades...Read More
Advanced Tax Planning & Strategies with Expert RE Accountant, Cherry Chan! Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm Place: Zoom Cost: Free "It's not about how much you make... it's about how much you keep!" Improper tax planning can be one of the largest drains on your real estate investments, so join us on May 19 and learn how to pay less tax! We’ll be joined by Cherry Chan, expert Real Estate Accountant, and covering topics like: Corporations - When should I incorporate? - Should I buy in a corporation? - Taxes on corporations? - Active vs...Read More
AMA! Ask Me Anything - Live Q&A with Real Estate Investing Experts! Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm Place: Zoom Cost: Free Back by popular demand, our Real Estate Investing AMA - Ask Me Anything! This edition will be centered around the following themes: How do you scale and grow your real estate business? You've bought your first or second rental property. Now what? Using your RRSPs to invest in real estate Structuring your Real Estate systems as a business Raising capital with JV partners We have put together an expert panel of Real Estate Investors...Read More
Insurance for INVESTORS – “Insuring” you avoid coverage pitfalls! Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm Place: Zoom Cost: Free Being a sophisticated investor requires mitigating risk from all angles. This month we welcome property insurance expert Dan Tetzlaff of Hub Insurance to bring attention to common coverage pitfalls in investment property insurance. Home insurance is typically an afterthought for most investors, and most investors typically shop around for the cheapest possible policy. Dan will bring to light how, in an attempt to save a nominal amount per month on a cheaper policy, you may be opening...Read More
A rare glimpse at current projects!Date: February 20, 2020Time: 11:00am -1:00 pmPlace: ZoomDon't miss this rare chance to see our current projects!We typically can't bring the public onto a live construction site, but on February 20, technology will break that barrier! We'll be sharing tours from properties that are currently under construction and opening the floor to your questions.Our street smart tours in the past have had a fantastic reception. You'll learn first-hand what we look for when analyzing and evaluating a potential investment property so that nothing goes overlooked. You'll have that extra advantage as you make your future...Read More
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2021 10 AM – 5 PM Online Tickets: $149 Register here: hopin.com/events/toronto-rei-masterclass We're going virtual for our second annual all-day Masterclass! If you only go to *one* event this year – THIS IS THE ONE! Come learn from the Volition team, Toronto’s real estate investment experts and organizers of the largest and most active Real Estate Investment Meetup in Toronto. We've helped clients generate $113M+ in wealth, and $10.3M+ in cashflow using these strategies and we are here to help you do the same. Who this Masterclass is for: If you are NEW to real estate investing and don’t...Read More
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:30 - 9:00 pm We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. "There are only two types of real estate investors out there: ones who HAVE run out of money and ones who WILL run out of money." Let's all be the latter!! If you're a Real Estate Investor, you'll know that financing is your biggest pain in the ass (next to tenants, of course!). If you're a Real Estate Investor, you'll know that every property you buy makes it harder to buy the next one (because of the 50% rental offset and increased Debt...Read More
Do you know how to protect yourself as a landlord? Do you know what it takes to avoid "professional" and "predatory" tenants? Did you know that the Ontario Landlord Tenant Board laws heavily favours the tenants? Tenants have always been one of, if not THE BIGGEST risks to your real estate investing business. Mix in a global pandemic resulting in people losing their jobs, and a backlog of cases at the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) and things are even more skewed against landlords. Learn from the incredible Veteran Landlord Legal Representative, Steven J. Smith, in this important session about...Read More
Nothing is certain in life but death, taxes, and not having enough cash to fund your next deal...but what if there was a way to borrow from yourself?? Join us and guest speaker Mary Sun to learn about the basics and beyond of Life Insurance for sophisticated real estate investors. At the VERY LEAST you should be protecting your assets. But we never stop at the very least. If used correctly, life insurance can be an effective tool to accelerate you to achieving your goals - ACCESS TO CASH AND CAPITAL, LEVERAGE TO FUND YOUR NEXT PROPERTY, AND TAX-EXEMPT INVESTMENT...Read More
For years, the Volition team has heard from casual investors that "Toronto doesn't work, it's too expensive, it doesn't cashflow". If you do what everyone else does, then you'll only get the same results as everyone else. At Volition, we're not interested in being like everyone else. We want to be better. We want to do better. We want to achieve more. At Volition, WE MAKE TORONTO WORK. This is the impetus for wanting to share with you the natural evolution of our well-established triplex business model, Legal Luxury Fourplexes. These are an extremely desirable asset class, attract top-quality tenants,...Read More
If you’ve opened social media in the past week, you’ve seen the headlines - “Tiny Toronto House - $1 Million!!” and “Record Falling Rents!”. Increasing asset prices and decreasing rents are not exactly the recipe for success. So, as a sophisticated investor, what can you do to position yourself to WIN in this market? This month’s guest speaker Jin Kim, long time real estate entrepreneur, is navigating the intersection of these challenges and is using two strategies. 1. A combination of short, medium, and long-term rentals to solve the cash flow problem 2. Investing in real estate in alternative ways...Read More
COVID-19 presents a number of challenges and an air of uncertainty for those of us in the real estate investment sector. During these tense times, it takes a different approach to find investors and source capital for our ventures. Some people say: “just find a good deal and the money will find you.” Does that ring a bell? We’ve all heard it. Unfortunately, it’s NOT that simple. Especially right now…with such HUGE stock market volatility that have affected so many people (and their retirement savings). In reality, you need to have a bunch of investors who are already in the...Read More
Following on the heels of our wildly popular FULL-DAY Quick Start Seminar on Feb 1 where we taught 100+ investors how, why, and where to invest in Toronto, we are finally having our first Meetup of 2020. We ran out of time on Feb 1 (apparently an 8 hour event just isn't long enough!). By all accounts, it was because Matt kept speaking for too long. While his tangents might have been interesting (to him, anyway), it meant that we only glazed over the some of materials that you investors told us that you want to learn more about. The...Read More
As the Coronavirus spreads through our community, the impact to our daily lives here in Toronto is unprecedented. Unsurprisingly, we’re getting asked constantly about what we believe the impact is going to be to the real estate market. To address the urgent need for help with our investor community, we’re changing our agenda to tackle the most pressing questions about the virus and your investments. Questions we’re going to address are: Should I be worried about the market? What will the impact be to Toronto? How can I protect myself during the downturn? Short-term and executive rental impacts? How will...Read More
Photos from the event You can access the presentation slides here —– If you only go to *one* event this year – THIS IS THE ONE! If you are new to real estate investing and don’t know how to get started – THIS IS THE EVENT FOR YOU! If you are a seasoned investor and are looking for ways to take your investing to the next level – THIS IS THE EVENT FOR YOU! If you have a partner/spouse/family who has reservations about your desire to invest in real estate and is concerned that it’s too risky – THIS IS THE EVENT FOR THEM!...Read More
Joint Ventures are the solution to every real estate problem, am I right? Have no money to invest - find a JV partner! Have too many properties and can’t qualify anymore - find a JV partner! Want to invest from your couch, never lift a finger and get great returns? JV, JV, JV!! Well, not so fast. As our members know, we like to paint the whole investing picture - the good, the bad and the ugly - and joint ventures are no exception. Come join us on October 16th, at Creeds Coffee Bar to hear from Erwin Szeto a...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Have you always wondered how the world of executive rentals work? How are some investors able to get $3000, $4000 sometimes upwards of $5000 in rents on their condos? Join us to hear Rick Aubry speak! Rick is the Managing Partner at Premiere Suites and will be teaching us all about the world of executive rentals! For most unsophisticated consumer-level investors, cashflow negative between $200-$400 is a reality when buying a regular investment condo. As sophisticated investors, this isn't good enough for us. We are supposed to be sophisticated, so let's act like it!! By thinking creatively and strategically, we...Read More
The very first book I read that started me on the path to become a real estate investor, was Rich Dad, Poor Dad. In that book, Robert Kiyosaki uses an analogy on how wealth is built. Think about wealth as water and your finances are a bucket holding that water. Most people have one tap filling that bucket - their job. But they’ve got lots of holes in that bucket - bills, car payments, their mortgage, and **TAXES**. To build wealth, you’ve got to turn on as many taps as possible and close as many holes in your bucket as...Read More
February 20, 2019 – Volition Real Estate Investment Mastermind – SOLVE YOUR MORTGAGE PROBLEMS IN REAL TIME!!
This is an ADVANCED-LEVEL MORTGAGE PLANNING session. This doesn't mean you have to be at an advanced-level and/or expert in order for this to be applicable to you, this just means that the LEVEL OF SOPHISTICATION that we will be bringing is top-notch. Financing is the SINGLE BIGGEST CHALLENGE facing real estate investors. There are only two types of real estate investors out there: ones who HAVE run out of money, and those who WILL run out of money. It’s no wonder when we polled our members, a session on mortgage planning was their #1 pick. We strive to solve...Read More
January 17, 2019 – Volition Real Estate Investment Mastermind – Start Real Estate Investing! Where to invest? When to invest?
** OUR POPULAR ANNUAL INTRODUCTION TO REAL ESTATE INVESTING ** The holidays are done and the credit cards have been filled just as high as stockings. January is looking tight and KEEPING YOUR JOB is on your mind, let alone early retirement. If this is you don’t beat yourself up - in fact almost *50%* of consumers go into debt to pay for Christmas. THIS WAS ME 18 years ago. Faced with huge student debt, holiday costs and getting laid off during the dotcom crash. Good thing I had started investing in real estate and had a reliable second source...Read More
During last month’s Street Smart Tour, we checked out 3 awesome cashflowing investment properties. All of them were in the $7800-8200/month rent range, which is amazing… but they were also in the $1.75-1.85M range 🙁 These are the types of properties that we aspire to as sophisticated real estate investors. But unfortunately, the reality is that only the 1%ers can actually ever afford to purchase them. Right? Right?? WRONG!! You will be able to purchase them too!! Eventually. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but eventually. How do we know this? Because we understand the mechanisms through which one...Read More
September 20, 2018 – Volition Real Estate Investment Mastermind – LANEWAY SUITES! Learn what it takes to build and invest in laneway homes!
September 20, 2018 - Volition Real Estate Investment Mastermind LANEWAY SUITES! Learn what it takes to build and invest in laneway homes! Question: What's our number one job as real estate investors?? Answer: **To put our money to its highest and best use!!** With rising costs of property in Toronto, however, this is getting more and more difficult to do. Is the answer to look outside of Toronto for cheaper properties? No! As sophisticated investors, we know that along with lower prices comes increased risk. So what's the answer? DENSIFICATION!! Laneway housing in Toronto has been a LONG TIME...Read More
April 19, 2018 – Volition Real Estate Investment Mastermind – Reno For Renting, Flipping, And More!! Part 2 Of Our Popular Series!!
April 19, 2018 - Volition Real Estate Investment Mastermind Reno For Renting, Flipping, And More!! Part 2 Of Our Popular Series!! Renovating for Renting, Flipping, and more! How to maximize your money and reduce your headaches. Join us on April 19th, to learn about renovating for your investment property from Alcina Sung, the Head of Volition Design and Construction. It's going to be packed full of great information, so if you're ever planning to do a renovation on any of your properties, this is not one that you will want to miss! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idmzHTq-hvQ&list=PLiKrBijgEi9-t90NaT4U1_Iz--7nk1khJ Renovations are a critical element to...Read More