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What does it take to be a real estate investor?

What does it take to be a real estate investor? Does it take fortitude? Or is it something else? How come some people can buy multiple properties while others continually sit on the sidelines and do nothing? Find out what Andrew told his insurance guy about how to become a successful real estate investor on [...]

4 facts about debt that every investor needs to understand

Conventional Canadian wisdom has it that you should pay down your mortgage as fast as you can. This idea, though popular, is exactly the wrong thing to do when to do it comes to real estate investing. Instead you should actually increase the debt in your home to invest in more cash-flow producing property. Why? [...]

The 8 characteristics of the successful real estate investor

Real estate investors aren’t born, they’re made, and among those who are successfully “made,” there are several traits you’ll observe over and over no matter what shape the market is in. So here they are, the eight characteristics of the successful real estate investor. Open-mindedness You don’t become a successful real estate investor by getting […]

Is your home a piece of art or a money making tool

Do you view your home as a work of art to be admired or a tool to be used to generate wealth and secure your financial future? Too many people make the mistake of viewing their principal residence as some kind of object to be acquired, then admired, all the while accumulating massive amounts of [...]

6 keys to real estate investing success in 2018

In this episode Andrew la Fleur shares his 6 keys for real estate investing success in 2018. How can you maximize your chances of success and profits in 2018? What should you focus on, and what should you ignore? Whether you are a brand new investor or a seasoned investor with dozens of units, you [...]

Investing 101: The 4 Dimensions of Real Estate Investing

Disclaimer: this article is not meant to be considered taxation or legal advice. Always consult your appropriate legal and tax professionals for advice on such matters. One of the reasons why real estate is such a powerful wealth creator is that, unlike other types of investment, it allows for multiple income streams and has some […]

How Do You Become a Successful Real Estate Investor?

Andrew la Fleur has noticed over the years of working with hundreds of real estate investors that the most successful investors share certain characteristics. In this episode Andrew breaks down his top-8 characteristics of the most successful real estate investors and he contrasts these with the characteristics of those who fail at real estate investing [...]

How to Have the Right Mindset for Real Estate Investing

What separates the most successful real estate investors from those who are not often comes down to mindset. In this episode, Andrew la Fleur talks about some of the keys to success for the first time investor, and we get to hear about how Shane - one of Andrew’s recent clients - made the leap [...]

The Importance of Long Term Thinking in Real Estate Investing

My old uncle said something very interesting to me recently when discussing current world events like the Greek crisis, Chinese economy losing steam, and low oil prices: “You have to think in centuries”. These things are all small blips on the radar in the bigger picture of world events and history. And the same is [...]