I’ve been trying to be patient in holding back good news for when we had all our ducks in a row, but I have to spill the beans. Our little charity endeavour started as a plan to feed six families in Hamilton, Ontario for Christmas 2014 betweenÂ Roger AugerÂ and I. To date, it has ballooned to 762 families or close to 4,000 men, women, (mostly single mothers), and children at risk of going hungry for the holidays. TheÂ Hamilton Basket BrigadeÂ is happy to announce we are now a registered charityÂ with CRA and can now take our little charity project to the next level. Our goal this coming holidays is to provide a Christmas dinner to 238 families, or 20% more than our previous best of 200 families, to make it an even 1,000 families for our short history. We will need help, but our systems aren’t quite ready, so stay tuned! Join our FacebookÂ groupÂ Hamilton Basket BrigadeÂ to stay informed and volunteers can register on our website: https://www.hamiltonbasketbrigade.com/
DONATIONS: can be made here: https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/29065 and you will get a charity receipt!!!!
With pride: Registered Name: Basket Brigade Charity, Reg #: 77441 9493 RR0001
If a child with speech issues, who took English as a second language (ESL) classes, born to immigrant parents (they moved here at 17 to finish high school) can grow up to lead a charity that will provide some poverty relief this Christmasâ€¦ then know that we are all capable of good. â€œBe the change you want to see in the worldâ€ ~ Mahatma Gandhi.Â Because nothing upsets me more than the idea of children going hungry when I can do something about it.
Thank you to my wife, Cherry Chan, CA, CPA of www.realestatetaxtips.ca for leading our efforts to register as a charity and donating not just her time but the lawyer and legal fees, incorporation costs, etcâ€¦ Cherry and I have spent a couple thousand dollars of our own money to register the charity and hundreds more for the website: https://www.hamiltonbasketbrigade.com/. I hope my great uncle who was the first Szeto to come to Canada as a railway worker, who paid the Federal, Chinese head tax to stay immigrate to Canada and bring the rest of our family over, including my father, is proud of what we’ve started.
This Saturday is our final Mr Hamilton Inner Circle Meeting of 2016!!!
I promise we will end the year with a bang!!
Lessons From a Career Property Manager
At least 50% of the battle is won by quality property management. It’s not a sexy subject,Â like flipping houses for fast money, but property management can make or break buy and hold investors. From tenant screening to property maintenance, Roger Auger of Auger Properties will share the lessons he wished he knew when starting out.
AÂ TRUMPÂ Presidency, What it Means to Investors and Interest Rates.
It is what it is and as a strategic investor, you know to roll with the punches. Erwin will delve intoÂ Trump’s policy changes forÂ Trump’s first 100 days and the implications to Canadian real estate investors.
Market Update FROM THE STREETS
Erwin’s recurring update on local economic fundamentals and how to capitalize on them to maximize cash flow and real estate returns. As always, attendees will learn highly tactical advice and business practices from the award winning Mr Hamilton and Team, and their massive network of investors.
Mortgage Update by Butler Mortgages
The mainstream media has not done a good job explaining how the latest mortgage rule changes affect us real estate investors, so we’ve invited one of the very top top mortgage companies, the best of the best investor specialist mortgage professionals, to explain how the financing rules have changed.
I recommend you register ASAP as we already have 60 RSVP’d as of Monday and will have to start a waitlist soon. Don’t be left out in the cold!!!
As always with our events, we do our best to offer tons of value and, in support of our charity, we have raised our admission fees to $10 per person. We’ve had attendees tell us our meetings are better than the networking meetings for which they pay $200/month!!! Thank you everyone for your generosity and taking the time out of your busy schedules to spend a Saturday morning to improve your investing and lives. We love to share about real estate investing so we may all have the resources to retire early and support loved ones and preferred charities!!
Finally,Â our free Mr Hamiltonâ€™s Street Smart Tour of the top investment townâ€¦ HAMILTON!!!
[Video] Investing in Student Rentals
A few weeks ago, I was asked to be the guest co-host on Rogers TV on the Everyday Investor with Rav Toor Show. I Invited two of my everyday friends and clients who happen to be exceptional investors: Margaret Plut and Nick Ditomaso. Rav, the host, (super successful, veteran real estate investor) asked me questions about how the strategy works and some tips. Margaret and Nick each took turns walking Rav and viewers across Ontario through their investments, including breaking down their returns. If youâ€™re looking to learn more about investing in student rentals in Hamilton or St. Catharines at McMaster University or Brock University respectively, then have a watch! Even if you already invest in student rentals, you will want to hear about Margaret and Nickâ€™s returns in case you can pick up some tips on how they’ve achieved such significant returns.
For those lucky enough to have reserved a seat for Saturday, Rock Star VIP investor and REIN Bronze award winner Nick Ditomaso will walk you through his investment, followed by a Q&A.
The Everyday Investor: Investing in Student Rentals
Erwin Szeto |Â MrHamilton.ca
Sales Representative, Owner of Hamilton Real Estate Investment Property
Rock Star Real Estate Inc., Brokerage
President of the Basket Brigade Charity
Podcast Host/Producer of the Truth About Real Estate Investing for Canadians
PS:Â If you are just starting out investing, start byÂ spending more time with like minded people and take guided tour of Hamilton by joining us for the next Mr. Hamilton Inner Circle by clicking here!!!
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