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Nick Karadza & Tom Karadza founded Rock Star Real Estate Inc. after quitting their jobs in the Software industry to "go it alone" in the world of real estate investing. Rock Star Real Estate has gone from zero clients and zero revenues to being listed on Canada's Profit 500 multiple times as of the country's fastest growing companies. Together with their team they've now worked on thousands of investments and over a billion dollars of income properties in Canada. On this show they chat real estate, business building, the economy, nutrition, fitness and anything else to help us all live life on our own terms. Visit www.RockStarInnerCircle.com for videos, books, blog posts and other real estate investment resources.

Nick Karadza & Tom Karadza founded Rock Star Real Estate Inc. after quitting their jobs in the Software industry to "go it alone" in the world of real estate investing. Rock Star Real Estate has gone from zero clients and zero revenues to being listed on Canada's Profit 500 multiple times as of the country's fastest growing companies. Together with their team they've now worked on thousands of investments and over a billion dollars of income properties in Canada. On this show they chat real estate, business building, the economy, nutrition, fitness and anything else to help us all live life on our own terms. Visit www.RockStarInnerCircle.com for videos, books, blog posts and other real estate investment resources.
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Nick Karadza & Tom Karadza founded Rock Star Real Estate Inc. after quitting their jobs in the Software industry to "go it alone" in the world of real estate investing. Rock Star Real Estate has gone from zero clients and zero revenues to being listed on Canada's Profit 500 multiple times as of the country's fastest growing companies. Together with their team they've now worked on thousands of investments and over a billion dollars of income properties in Canada. On this show they chat real estate, business building, the economy, nutrition, fitness and anything else to help us all live life on our own terms. Visit www.RockStarInnerCircle.com for videos, books, blog posts and other real estate investment resources.

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Episodes

How To Invest Like A Developer Into Land, Subdivisions & Condos With Greybrook Realty Partners

5/9/2019
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We met Greybrook Realty Partners co-CEO's a few years back and somehow they let us meet with them several times as we were trying to figure out if they were the real deal or not. We had never met anyone who had invested with large developers like they were. They answered a ton of our questions and we've had a great relationship with them ever since. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we go behind the scenes with D'Arcy McConvey and Dylan Kent to describe how they work. We...

Duration:01:09:30

Income Properties, Testing Investing Strategies, Running An Airbnb & Life On His Terms W/Andre Hart

4/26/2019
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Andre Hart is someone who is carving out his own path in life and we admire him for it. He did a year's worth of research and due diligence on Rock Star before jumping in to actually buy properties but once he did there was no holding him back. He started only four years ago, but he's built a team and has some amazing real estate stories already. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show Andre shares his story of being a Toronto Police Officer, moving from Montreal to Toronto and...

Duration:01:02:43

What Does A Real Estate Crash Look Like And What Can We Learn From Them?

4/22/2019
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We're obviously big fans of real estate, but that doesn't mean we're blind to any possible crashes or corrections. Although we can never predict these things accurately, we can prepare for them. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show, we sit down with Mike Desormeaux to discuss the 1990 Toronto real estate crash, the 2007 U.S. real estate crash, and share some of the latest activity we're seeing "on the streets" right across the Golden Horseshoe. Enjoy the show!!

Duration:00:53:42

Property Management Tips, Strategies, Successes And Horror Stories With Nadeem Ahmed And Eric Cleary

4/18/2019
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Nadeem Ahmed has been with us at Rock Star Real Estate for eight years. He's been a great asset to the team and has worked with investors on hundreds of properties and tens of millions of dollars in investment real estate. So when Nadeem mentioned that he actually found a good property management company, Orangelist (www.Orangelist.com), we knew we had to check them out. On this episode, Eric Clearly shares his story and the birth of Oranglist along with some great property management tips...

Duration:01:08:38

Flipping & Rehabbing Properties And Using Education To Change Your Future W/Danielle Chiasson

4/16/2019
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It's always great to chat with people who are actually doing what they talk about. Danielle Chiasson is one of those! She is rehabbing properties for fun and profit and dealing with all the madness that goes along with real estate. Danielle has very well thought out plans and has a systematic process for everything she does. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show, we discuss her journey and also chat education, appreciation, inflation, teaching your kids about money and other...

Duration:01:10:03

A Millennial's Guide to Social Media, University & Creating Businesses with Alex Kowalczyk

4/8/2019
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When Alex walked in the doors at Rock Star as a 19-year-old to pitch us on doing an internship, we were fairly interested. But then when he busted out his presentation on the plans he had for our social media strategy, we were immediately sold. He's proven to be a great contributor to the team here at Rock Star and we're blessed and grateful to work alongside him. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show, we chat about University, social media strategy, starting his own business...

Duration:00:59:59

Quitting Your Government Job, Investing In Niagara & Epic Living With Mike Gillespie

4/3/2019
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Mike quit his job at the government after catching the real estate bug to live life on his terms. He's just the kind of guy we love talking to. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show, Mike shares his story, the type of properties he purchased, and the spreadsheet strategy he used to decide quitting his job was the way to go. We also chat how we met at a Biohacking conference in Los Angeles, and Mike shared how he now runs Epic Living Academy (www.epiclivingacademy.com). Great guy...

Duration:01:10:01

Tiny Homes With Big Opportunities For Real Estate Investors Looking For Cash Flow W/Daniel Ott

3/29/2019
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When we asked Daniel Ott to come in and share his story on this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we thought we were going to chat only about "tiny homes". But about 20 min into this episode, Daniel begins unpacking a huge potential opportunity for real estate investors in Ontario. As the housing crisis in Ontario gets worse, (the GTA is expected to grow 43% from 2016 to 2041) tiny homes may offer a unique solution to housing needs across the province... wait until you hear this!...

Duration:01:06:15

Buying Farms, Quitting Microsoft, BJJ Competing, Raising A Family & More Adventures W/Barbie Perry

3/27/2019
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It's not often we meet someone that stuns and shocks us (in a positive way), but Barbie Perry is one of those amazing people. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show Barbie shares her story of leaving high school to work for Microsoft, hiring her Mom, buying farms with her husband, raising kids, competing in BJJ and now Barbie is giving back to the community. If you visit www.elevatabjj.com you can check out what she's up to and for any bracelet purchased Barbie is donating BJJ...

Duration:01:03:47

Economic Trends, Housing Prices, Interest Rates, Ontario Population Growth, Demographics Chit Chat

3/20/2019
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So we love digging into the economic data and trying to make sense of it all. Specifically over the last decade we used the U.S. data to help us forecast what our Bank of Canada will do with interest rates. As real estate investors interest rates are one of the biggest variables we have, we can't control when it comes to our properties so we pay special attention to any economic data that may gives us clues as to their direction. In this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we dive...

Duration:00:58:06

Surviving A Heart Attack, Mortgage Updates, Financing On Severed Land W/Dave Butler

3/13/2019
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Health is priority number one. Sometimes we need a reminder about just how important our health is. Dave Butler got one of those reminders in the worst possible way - a heart attack. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show, he shares what happened to him last year and what he's done since. We also chat about Canadian mortgages and get the latest updates, discuss private lending in Canada, renewing your mortgage, and things to think about when financing severed land. Enjoy the...

Duration:01:13:37

From Hong Kong To Toronto - Real Estate Accounting Tips And Living Life On Your Terms W/Cherry Chan

3/11/2019
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Cherry Chan is an amazing woman. She came to Canada in her teens, graduated high school and hustled over to the University of Waterloo to complete an accounting degree. She then worked in one of the big accounting firms, decided to buy properties sight unseen with her husband Erwin Szeto (boyfriend at the time ... they're now married with two kids!) and ultimately decided to quit her job to "go it alone" with her own accounting practice (www.RealEstateTaxTips.ca). She's written a book, puts...

Duration:01:07:53

Music, Walking Away From Corporate Canada, Working With Your Spouse, Yoda And Raising A Family

3/7/2019
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Sometimes you get lucky and amazing people just walk into your life. That's how we felt when we met Anthony DeGazon and his wife, Rachel. Anthony walked away from corporate Canada to work together with Rachel to build and grow their amazing music studios, go.DeGazonMusic.ca and www.TheLessonGurus.com. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show, Anthony takes us behind the scenes and shares how he made some of the biggest decisions of his life and how he thinks about business, family,...

Duration:01:04:52

Toronto Condo Update, Executive Short - Term Rentals, Demographics & Employment Trends

3/1/2019
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Montu is joining us on The Your Life! Your Terms! Show to give us the latest on the Toronto Condo and Pre-Construction Condo scene. We chat short term executive rentals, Airbnb, population trends and even get into the "flat earth" craze and how it applies to investing in the Greater Toronto Area. You'll also hear about some of the latest projects, the builders Montu likes to work with and where his favourite place to buy right now is, enjoy the show! You can learn more about Montu at...

Duration:01:02:13

Investing With Your Son, Operating Multiple Family Businesses With Matt & Gino Spada

2/27/2019
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We have to start a Rock Star legend series. Recently, we had very longtime member Jason Jenson on the show and on this episode we chat with longtime Rock Star Inner Circle members Matt and Gino Spada. Gino has competed in Body Building for years and together with his son they own and operate G&M Fitness in Port Colborne, Ontario (www.GandMFitness.com). We met them a decade ago and they began aggressively investing all over Ontario. Gino's daughter runs multiple Dance Wear stores and...

Duration:01:03:14

How To Live At Peak Performance- Your Diet, Hormones, DNA, Liver Detox And More With Dr. Cowan

2/21/2019
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Dr. Cowan from Phenom High Performance Medicine (www.PhenomHPM.com) is back to chat with Tom Karadza and Mike Desormeaux about living life at peak performance. Dr. Cowan and his team use the Phenom Method to break down nutrition and optimal performance in a very structured way. We love it, we are patients of Dr. Cowan and we can't say enough good things about him and his entire team. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we chat about our diets, blood markets, inflammation, DNA,...

Duration:01:16:16

Skipping University To Buy Properties, Invest In Yourself With Koukun Unosawa

2/20/2019
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Somehow Koukun blames us for deciding not to go to University, and we're OK with it as long as he keeps investing in his own education the way he has. Together with his brother they have managed to purchase multiple properties and at the age of 23 Koukun already has a sizeable real estate portfolio. On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we discuss how Koukun decided to not go to University and what path he has chosen instead. You don't meet many 23 year olds as analytical and...

Duration:01:04:49

Raising $400K Crowdfunding A Travel T-Shirt- Unbound Merino's Dan Demsky Shares His Journey

2/19/2019
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The minute you meet Dan you realize he's full of passion and full of entrepreneurial spirit, which is amazing!! On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show Dan Demsky shares his business building journey and specifically how he raised over $400K crowdfunding his new T-Shirt business on IndieGoGo. Dan was running other businesses that were driving him crazy and used IndieGoGo to prove there was demand for his next venture. And the rest is history! Dan co-founded Unbound Merino, the...

Duration:01:02:19

Using OSAP To Buy A Condo, Surviving The 90s Recession & Buying Properties With Felix Vortsman

2/14/2019
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We used our OSAP money (loan) for University to buy trips to Mexico on reading week. Felix did the much smarter move and used his OSAP cash to buy his first condo. Since then he became an accountant, bought several more properties, joined Rock Star Inner Circle as a member first and now has joined Rock Star Real Estate (brokerage). Today, when he's not taking his family on vacation, he helps clients and fellow investors buy awesome investment properties across the Golden Horseshoe.

Duration:01:06:36

Rock Star Legal Update With Chris Argiropoulos- Insurance, Liability, Legal Games And More!

2/11/2019
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On this episode of The Your Life! Your Terms! Show we bring in our lawyer Chris Argiopoulos to chat about everything from his espresso drinking and intermittent fasting to liability insurance claims, the Canadian legal system, real estate strategies, joint venture agreements and more! We used to be scared of the legal system but once you understand it, you realize that it can work quite well. Understanding the legal system and finding developing relationships with good lawyers is definitely...

Duration:00:59:41