The Real Estate Insider

The Real Estate Insider


Your inside look at the Canadian real estate market and expert analysis from best-selling author and researcher Don R. Campbell


TREI 32: The Monday Morning Motivator - Session 8, Fear  

What is your biggest fear in life and business?

TREI 31: The Monday Morning Motivator - Session 7, Commitment  

What are you doing with what you know about real estate investing?

TREI 29: The Monday Morning Motivator - Session 5, Discipline  

Being disciplined in your business and your life will help propel you forward.

TREI 28: The Monday Morning Motivator - Session 4, Being Yourself  

You are perfect as you are, and as you are not. Your uniqueness gets you into the game.

TREI 26: The Monday Morning Motivator - Session 2, Forging Ahead  

What does it take to forge forward through daunting times?

TREI 24: A Speed Walk Through Canada's Real Estate Markets with Don R. Campbell  

Join Don R. Campbell in a speed walk across Canada's real estate markets in an interview with Peter Kinch, one of Canada's leading mortgage brokers.

TREI 23: Building Real Estate Wealth - Erwin Szeto  

While some know him by his brand, Mr. Hamilton, we know him as REIN Member Erwin Szeto. Erwin is a very busy man. He is a Realtor, real estate investor, father, husband and philanthropist. With his company, he helps investors purchase roughly 60 properties per year. Erwin is a firm believer in only showing homes he would invest in himself, so when he shows properties that just aren’t being purchased, he will often purchase them himself. Before investing in real estate, Erwin graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a business degree, and worked for IBM. Not long after starting his job, Erwin realized he would never get rich working a job like that; he was merely trading dollars for hours and not finding fulfillment – and he hated the commute.

TREI 22: Building Real Estate Wealth - Oliver Limcangco  

Oliver Limcangco has been investing since the mid-2000s and now uses his real estate portfolio to fund his travelling lifestyle. Once he had acquired 27 doors with strong cash flow, Oliver and his wife, Annie, bought one-way tickets and spent the next 352 days travelling the world. They didn’t know where they were going, they just knew they’d be gone for a year, and it was only because of Oliver’s successful real estate portfolio that this was possible.

TREI 21: Building Real Estate Wealth - Jose Jafferji  

Inspired by the HGTV house flipping specials that we’ve all seen on TV, Jose Jafferji began investing in real estate nine years ago at the age of 24. Without the support of a good team or a good understanding of fix and flips, Jose went over budget, over-improved his property, listed too high and ended up losing about $7,000. “Mistakes are learning opportunities,” he says now that he’s completed approximately 30 transactions including both single family and multi-family homes. After his first property, Jose still made a few mistakes in the next few properties, but he has learned from every one and now has a successful portfolio.

TREI 20: Building Real Estate Wealth - Brian Chen and Nicky Tu  

A young couple who have only been investing in real estate for three years, Brian Chen and Nicky Tu currently hold five properties and are rising fast. Real estate investing creates the opportunity to have greater control of one’s life, which is a major reason Brian and Nicky have chosen the real estate investing path. Brian and Nicky focus on wholesaling, rent to owns, and joint ventures. They stress the importance of being part of a likeminded community – any time they are feeling down and they attend a REIN meeting and talk with other investors, it’s always a pick me up.

TREI 19: Building Real Estate Wealth - Sean and Dani Hayes  

Meet dynamic power couple Sean and Dani Hayes. The two met at university in London, Ontario when Sean was just beginning to invest in student housing, and moved to Calgary after graduation, where they began to invest in secondary suites. The two of them try to live with every aspect of their lives aligned with their calling: people being free and loving what they do. Freedom from working until 65, freedom to operate their business the way they want, freedom to do the things they want to do with family and friends when they want to do them, freedom is the ruling intention behind all that Sean and Dani do.

TREI 17: Building Real Estate Wealth - Thembi Bheka  

Thembi Bheka is a part time nurse, single mother, and full time real estate investor who empowers other women by giving them the tools to begin real estate investing themselves. She started out with virtually nothing, as an immigrant from Zimbabwe. Initially, real estate investing was just about making money and quitting her job, but she quickly realized that it wasn’t just about money, it was about securing her retirement and then helping others find the same freedom she attained through real estate.

TREI 16: Building Real Estate Wealth - Jared Hope  

Before investing in real estate, Jared grew up in a conservative home. He was always told that he needed to go to school, get a good job, and retire on that pension. You'll learn how Jared and his wife plan to have clear titles on their entire portfolio in the next seven to ten years and how real estate investing has created the opportunity for Jared to focus most of his energy on being a great father and husband to his family.

TREI 14: Building Real Estate Wealth - Mitch Collins  

A former drilling rig worker turned real estate investor, top BC realtor, and family man. Find out what it took to build a 100 property portfolio while balancing a family.

TREI 13: Fire Disaster Strikes - What Do I Do?  

Whether it be fire, flood or earthquake, disasters do strike. In this instance it is the fire burning Ft McMurray Alberta. In this episode we discuss what you must begin to do today under your property insurance. Just as importantly, it is a wakeup call for all investors to check their current coverage and to have a disaster plan in place. Learn from those going through it right now.

TREI 12: Alberta's Stormy Economy, What's Next  

The Alberta Real estate market is in the midst of an economic storm that hasn't been experienced since 2008. In this episode we captured Don giving his views live in front of 700 interested investors and analysts‎. What is real, what to expect and how to position yourself during the storm. Visit for more.

TREI 11: Strategies For All Market Conditions  

In this episode, you'll hear directly from Don R. Campbell and Patrick Francey as they share their insights gained from more than 40+ years of combined experience owning properties and managing businesses in all market conditions. Some markets are having challenges managing rapid growth and others are in the grips of an economic slowdown, learn tangible action steps for all markets conditions.

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