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 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.

TREI 10: Your 2015 Economic Wrap-Up  

This episode will be a guiding light in the current economic cycle, helping you think like a strategic investor. Plus, this audio recording and insights it contains will provide you greater clarity as it will cut through the confusion and mixed signals occurring in the market right now. Finally, it will provide a 2015 economic year wrap-up and a look ahead to 2016 and beyond.

TREI 09: The Future of Canada's Economy - with Economist Todd Hirsch  

With oil prices collapsing, Canadian dollar down at decade lows and the world's economies ‎in turmoil, strategic investors need to know the good, the bad and the ugly facts in order to make smart decisions. ATB Economist Todd Hirsch is the man many of us turn to for non emotional analysis. In this special podcast you will hear his full forecast presentation from the 2015 REIN Commercial/Industrial Property Conference in Calgary.

TREI 08: The Importance of Creating Your Own Economy  

Creating your own personal economy has become more important than ever before given the fragility of the current world economy. In this special LIVE podcast you will hear how to do so directly from the best-selling author, speaker and wealth coach Bob Proctor.

TREI 07: Alberta’s 2015 Real Estate Market Reality  

The impact on Alberta’s real estate market due to oil price drop has just begun. A strategic investor and homeowner must pay close attention to what is about to occur in the coming 6 months. Dangers and opportunities exist.

TREI 06: What’s Next for Ontario’s Real Estate Market  

In this edition, we discuss what’s occurring today March 2015 and what is expected to be occurring in the Ontario and Toronto real estate markets for the rest of the year.

TREI 05: Your Path To Bigger, Better Cash Flow  

This week, veteran real estate lawyer and quick-turn real estate expert Barry McGuire dives into the details on two lucrative investment strategies – Agreements for Sale and Rent To Own investing.

TREI 04:Climbing the Financing Wall – Part 2  

Russell Westcott is joined this week by mortgage expert Calum Ross as they discuss the latest updates in the mortgage market.

TREI 03:Climbing the Financing Wall – Part 1  

Russell Westcott is joined this week by mortgage expert Calum Ross as they discuss the latest updates in the mortgage market.

TREI 02:Our Population Evolution  

This week on The Real Estate Insider Podcast, we hear from Melanie Reuter, Director of Research at REIN. She chats about the evolution of our growing and aging population and relationship between the Boomer and Millenial generations.

TREI 01:Finding the Calm Port in the Storm  

The first episode of The Real Estate Insider Podcast. Don R. Campbell, Founding Partner and Senior Analyst at the Real Estate Investment Network joins us on this episode with his expert opinion and insights into the effect that global events are having on the various real estate markets across Canada.

TREI 18: Building Real Estate Wealth - Nischal Ram  

Coming to Canada as a political refugee from Fiji in 2000, Nischal Ram had nothing but the change in his pocket 16 years ago. At age 25, his aunt in Burnaby, BC convinced him to pack up his belongings and leave his family behind in order to start a new life for himself in Canada. Believing that no matter how much adversity you face, there’s always an outcome that can work in your favour, Nischal persevered, and in 2009, he began investing in real estate in earnest. Since 2012, he’s acquired another 100 units and retired from his job – by the age of 40.

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