Real estate investor newbie from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Hi guys,

My name is Alon, I currently live in Toronto, Canada. I am looking to start out in real estate investing and am excited to join the community and interact with other members. I am hoping to purchase some rental properties and create some passive income with the hopes of financial freedom. 

I know this is an American based real estate site, but I am hoping that I may find some folks that are purchasing properties in Canada, although I plan to purchase some real estates in the US as well.

Hoping to start out small - single family homes and then move to small apartment buildings to build some decent income. 

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Hi Marlon,

Thanks for the response. I have already started listening to the podcasts, they are great!

I will check out the other things you mentioned.

The meet option requires a pro membership?

Thanks!

Pod cast and books!
Joe fairless podcast
Hunter Thompson podcast cash flow connection
Passive real estate investing podcast (first 10 episodes or so)
ABCs of real estate investing book was very helpful in starting out @Alon Rokach

Cheers! 🎉

Thanks Ellis for the tips!

I actually think I will only buy a one or two properties here and then buy in the US. I've been to San Diego...it's such an amazing city...how is the market there? Toronto market is untouchable...but the surrounding cities have some good opportunities.

@Alon Rokach San Diego is a great place to live and a great market to invest if you get the timing right! Not a market you want to come to at the moment if you are looking for passive cash flow. 

You need to be boots on the ground and doing significant value add plays for that.

But historically in SD (like a lot of CA) it has been a huge wealth builder for investors who bought low and sold high (huge surprise lol).

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