Strategies to Start & Continue Buying Properties!
Matt sat down with Hugo Dos Reis, Founding Partner and active broker at Vine Group, to give a sneak peek of what to expect at February's Meetup “Financing Blueprint” - Strategies to Start & Continue Buying Properties! Want to learn more? Join our Mastermind Meetup on February 9 where Hugo will be the guest speaker! RSVP for free.Read More
How is talk of an interest rate increase impacting the market right now?
Ming and Chris discuss what is happening with interest rates, how the buzz of a rate increase is impacting the market right now, and what impact it may have on housing prices. Want to stay up-to-date on real estate investing in Toronto? Join our Mastermind Meetup for monthly real estate events: www.meetup.com/volitionRead More
Why people consider using RRSPs to fund their real estate deals
Did you know there are $1.8 trillion in untapped funds that could be used to fund your next deal?It’s NOT JVs… (you get to keep 100% of the profit)It’s NOT alternative institutional lenders… (there are no broker fees)It’s registered funds!!!Ming sat down with Denise and Stuart MacPherson, experts at using registered funds to grow real estate portfolios, ahead of our November Meetup to find out why people consider using RRSPs to fund their real estate deals. Want to learn more? Join our Mastermind Meetup on November 24th where Denise and Stuart will be guest speakers! RSVP for free.Read More
Can’t you just offload your tenant issues to a Property Manager?
Can’t you just offload your tenant issues to a Property Manager? It’s no surprise that we’re tenant profile obsessed. If you’ve been following us, you know that the main reason is risk mitigation, but it’s not the only one. In this segment, Matt and Ming address a common question we get: “Can’t you just offload your tenant issues to a Property Manager?” In other words, outsource the headache! Check out the video to find out why it’s not that simple. Join our Mastermind Meetup for monthly real estate events: https://www.meetup.com/volition/Read More
The Biggest Thing People Overlook When Developing a Laneway Suite
Ming sat down with Tony Cunha, Architect and Senior Manager at Lanescape, to find out the biggest thing people overlook when they start developing a laneway suite. Want to learn more? Join Volition and Lanescape on October 20th for our Mastermind Meetup - Laneway Suites are taking over the Toronto RE Market! RSVP for free!Read More
Toronto Real Estate Market Trends – What’s going on in the fall 2021 market?
Ming and Chris discuss what the last few months have looked like in the Toronto market for leasing and purchasing an investment property. Join our Mastermind Meetup for monthly real estate events: https://www.meetup.com/volition/Read More
Dave Dubeau on Raising Capital the RIGHT Way!
Joint ventures are like marriage, you are "financially married" to that person! However, most people go about raising the capital the wrong way. So what is it they’re doing wrong and what should they do differently? Ming and September’s guest speaker, JV Master Dave Dubeau, discuss the two biggest issues and give suggestions on the most logical way to raise capital! Want to learn more? RSVP for free to "Become a Money Magnet – Learn How To Raise Capital with JV Master Dave Dubeau!"Read More
Profitable Investing in Crazy Expensive Markets
A question we get asked often is why and how do you invest in a crazy expensive market like Toronto? Usually, the answer to this single question takes us a full-day Masterclass to explain, but we narrowed it down to a 1-hour presentation for Dave Dubeau's Money Partner Formula, and now we're sharing it with you! Within the presentation, we breakdown the five most important questions when investing in Toronto: Where is the economic growth in Toronto? Who are the customers for my business? Who are the buyers and where are they buying? What type of asset should I buy?...Read More
Shaw Street Project – The Volition Vision!
Shaw Street Project From single-family to duplex, check out the Volition vision.Read More
Is the real estate market is going to crash at the end of 2021 (and does it actually matter)?
Ming and Matt answer the ever-popular question "Do you think that the real estate market is going to crash at the end of 2021?" ahead of our Real Estate Investing Ask Me Anything event on Monday, August 30. Have your own burning question? RSVP for free to our IN-PERSON Real Estate Investing AMA with the Volition Team!Read More
What should you do after you have one or two rental properties?
Chris and Matt of Volition answer the ever-popular "What should I do after I have one or two rental properties?" question ahead of our Ask Me Anything event on Wednesday, August 11. Have your own burning question? RSVP for free to our IN-PERSON Real Estate Investing AMA with the Volition Team!Read More
Advice for new real estate investors from Austin Yeh and Mayu Thava!
Ming chats with Austin Yeh and Mayu Thava, full-time real estate entrepreneurs, about the one piece of advice they have for new real estate investors. Want to learn more? Austin and Mayu will be guest speakers at Volition's July Meetup! RSVP for free here.Read More
Niran Kulathungam on what makes Canada such a great place to invest in!
Ming chats with Niran Kulathungam, an award-winning leader, speaker and personal development engineer, about what makes Canada such a great place to invest in. Want to learn more? Niran will be part of the expert panel at Volition's "Ask Me Anything" live Q&A on April 28, 2021. RSVP for free and get your questions ready! About Niran Kulathungam Niran Kulathungam, an award-winning leader, speaker and personal development engineer, is a Founding Member of Legacy Global Group Inc. He is skilled at engaging conversations around money and its deployment to create significance. As a Financial Life Professional and Master Coach, he...Read More
What the banks DON’T want you to know about your registered funds!
Ming chats with Denise and Stuart, Real Estate investing experts who specialize in private mortgages, about what the banks DON'T want you to know about your registered funds! Want to learn more? Denise and Stuart will be part of the expert panel at Volition's "Ask Me Anything" live Q&A on April 28, 2021. RSVP for free and get your questions ready! About Denise and Stuart MacPherson Denise and Stuart MacPherson are award-winning real estate investors and dynamic entrepreneurs living in the Ottawa area. Drawing from their successful careers in the public and private sectors, Denise and Stuart began...Read More
Catastrophic Case Study: What if I invest and property prices go down by 25%?
Here's what we like the call a "catastrophic case study" used to demonstrate the importance of holding for the long term. What would happen if you invested and property prices decreased by 25%? Check out this clip from our 2021 Masterclass as Matt takes us through this unlikely but enlightening scenario. Connect with Toronto investors at our monthly Mastermind Meetup and learn from people who are actually doing it! Join for free here: www.meetup.com/VolitionRead More
Legal Multifamily Conversion Projects – Step by Step
We breakdown the four major sections of a multifamily conversion project; from the point of your accepted offer to handing the keys over to your new tenants! Join our monthly Investors Mastermind Meetup! www.meetup.com/Volition Contact us to start or improve your real estate investing journey! firstname.lastname@example.org 1-833-416-BRRR (2777)Read More
FREE RENOVATION!? Volition Legal Triplex Conversion
Check out one of Volition's LEGAL TRIPLEX CONVERSION projects, including: The business model The financials Avoiding development fees And yes, before and after picturesRead More
Volition REI Coffeehouse Webchat – November 4, 2020
Volition is bringing back our REI Coffeehouse 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 isn’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 1-hour Zoom call that you'll actually want to join. Real people with real problems, and maybe the...Read More
Toronto Property Tour: Subsidize Cost of Living & Build Equity!
Attention aspiring investors! Ming takes us on a property tour and shares the details of why it works and what needs to change to make it a strong long-term hold. While it’s not a straight investment property, it is set up well to help subsidize cost of living, or as a first rental property to get in and build equity. Why It Works! - Location: Located in East York in the Blake-Jones neighbourhood the property is 10-minutes from the subway. The area attracts a good tenant profile, allows for good rents, and has quick access to public transit, which is...Read More
Volition REI Coffeehouse Webchat (2019/10/09)
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...Read More
Volition REI Coffeehouse Webchat (2019/06/05)
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...Read More
**BONUS** Volition REI Coffeehouse Webchat (2019/05/22)
For this coffeehouse chat, we'll be focusing on Triplexes Conversions! We'll touch on: The triplex business model and why it makes sense How much capital is required? (Hint: It’s not for a beginner, but it’s well worth it!) What we look for in a property. What are the key physical aspects that make a property a good candidate? How to estimated construction costs 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...Read More
Volition REI Coffeehouse Webchat (2019/05/01)
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...Read More
Volition REI Coffeehouse Webchat (2019/04/03)
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 during...Read More
REI Coffeehouse Webchat (2019/03/06)
34 joined our first ever REI Coffeehouse Webchat!! About 20 stayed for the entire time, and 11 stuck around at the end to fill out a poll. Pretty positive response... Most people rated it between 8-10 (out of 10)!! And 10 out of 11 people said that they would join again. I myself thought it was kinda boring, but maybe that was because I was staring into a blank sea of black screens (most people kept their webcams off) and so it kinda felt like I was talking to myself!! Topics covered: AirBnb (and possible tax implications) Executive Fully-Furnished rentals...Read More
REI Coffeehouse Webchat
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 during...Read More
Edward Zhang, Featured Speaker on Vine Rant VLOG, Provides Expert Insights into the Toronto Real Estate Market
Edward Zhang of Volition Properties was the guest speaker of this week's "Vine Rant", the Vine Group's weekly VLOG providing updates on everything and anything real estate. Whether you are buying, selling or investing in your first rental property, the Toronto real estate market is still growing – but with limited supply to meet the demand. Edward sheds some light on turn-key investment properties, market trends, and (perhaps most controversially) why investors shouldn't focus JUST on cash-flow. The Vine guys are top-notch (how else do you get to finance almost $2 BILLION worth of mortgages?), and are a strategic partner of the...Read More
Matthew Lee as Guest Speaker on Vine Rant VLOG
Matthew Lee as Guest Speaker on Vine Rant VLOG Matthew Lee of Volition Investment Properties was featured as the first ever guest speaker on the "Vine Rant", the Vine Group's weekly VLOG providing updates on everything and anything real estate. While Vine Group provides up-to-date perspectives from a financing perspective, Matthew provides expert insights into the Toronto Real Estate Market from a Real Estate Investment Advisor and Investor Realtor perspective. Check this and other videos at the Vine Group's weekly Vine Rant. https://youtu.be/XGHErbJ8NgwRead More