Real Estate Investing on the True Condos Podcast

Andrew la Fleur - Real Estate Investing

Founder of TrueCondos.com and real estate investing expert Andrew la Fleur interviews some of the most influential and prevalent people in the Toronto condo market. http://www.truecondos.com

All Episodes

[part 3/3] In Part 3 of our Minto Miniseries, Justin Bossio reveals the details for the highly anticipated Phase 1 release of Minto’s brand new community in North Oshawa - The Heights of Harmony. This is the Unicorn of Toronto real estate - affordable low rise in the GTA from a top quality builder. What can buyers expect for this first release? Find out on this, the conclusion of our 3 part miniseries. SHOW NOTES: https://truecondos.com/heights-of-harmony-mintos-brand-new-community-in-north-oshawa Andrew la Fleur TrueCondos.com (416) 371-2333 andrew@truecondos.com

Mar 16

15 min 37 sec

[part 2/3] In part 2 of our Minto Miniseries, Justin Bossio breaks down Minto and Metropia’s plans for Union Village phase 2 release for April 2021. Find out what these 2 great developers have in store for their landmark low-rise community in the heart of Markham Unionville. SHOW NOTES: https://truecondos.com/why-union-village-phase-2-is-the-hottest-low-rise-community-in-york-region Andrew la Fleur TrueCondos.com (416) 371-2333 andrew@truecondos.com

Mar 16

17 min 27 sec

[part 1/3] Part 1 of our Minto Miniseries with Justin Bossio of Minto Communities GTA. Condo investors rejoice! Minto is back with their first new high rise launch in the GTA since 2019. Launching in March 2021, North Oak is going to be something that Oakville hasn’t seen before. Find out everything we need to know about North Oak condos. SHOW NOTES: https://truecondos.com/finally-north-oak-is-mintos-first-new-high-rise-condo-in-the-gta-since-2019 Andrew la Fleur TrueCondos.com (416) 371-2333 andrew@truecondos.com

Mar 16

54 min 39 sec

The last 12 months have been probably the craziest year in Toronto real estate history. So many highs and lows. Winners and losers. Unbelievable records set both in favour of the investor - and against. Andrew breaks down 5 lessons that he has learned from this time and what we as investors can take away from the pandemic so far. Click here for show notes: https://truecondos.com/5-lessons-craziest-year-ever Andrew la Fleur TrueCondos.com (416) 371-2333 andrew@truecondos.com

Mar 9

24 min 17 sec

The Toronto condo market got rocked hard in 2020 by Covid-19. Many people thought it was down for good and might never come back. Then something changed in November 2020 and the condo market has seen a dramatic turnaround. In this episode, Andrew reveals the 4 factors driving this resurgence, and what he expects to happen the rest of 2021. Click here for show notes: https://truecondos.com/condo-market-rebound-2021   Andrew la Fleur TrueCondos.com (416) 371-2333 andrew@truecondos.com

Jan 29

21 min 3 sec

Pod regular Mortgage Jake is back to share his top-5 reasons (with a couple bonus reasons) why he’s bullish on Toronto real estate as we head into 2021. Plus - what is Mortgage Jake investing in himself right now. You’re gonna love this. Click here for show notes and highlights. Andrew la Fleur TrueCondos.com (416) 371-2333 andrew@truecondos.com  

Dec 2020

43 min 47 sec

Renting your condo during occupancy can be confusing for first-time investors - how do you do it? What is allowed? What is required of you? The process has changed quite significantly over the years, find out what you need to know on this episode. Click here for show notes.  Andrew la Fleur TrueCondos.com (416) 371-2333 andrew@truecondos.com

Nov 2020

17 min 6 sec

2020 has been a year of upheaval for the Toronto real estate market but most especially the downtown condo market. But what if Covid never happened? What would this year have been like? Would prices have gone up or down? What about the rental market? How should condo investors think about the current situation and the bigger picture? Click here for show notes.  Andrew la Fleur TrueCondos.com (416) 371-2333 andrew@truecondos.com

Nov 2020

20 min 55 sec

Brian Bogaert is a wealth coach who has had great personal success in investing in condos and he now teaches people to do the same. Andrew and Brian discuss the state of the condo market, the importance of education for condo investors, tried and true strategies, emerging opportunities, and why having the proper mindset during uncertain times is critical to success. Click here for show notes. Andrew la Fleur | TrueCondos.com (416) 371-2333 | andrew@truecondos.com

Oct 2020

41 min 32 sec

Minto’s Era condos in Calgary was an investor's dream and sold out in record time. Now we are going back to Calgary for another pre-construction investment opportunity with Minto with East Hills Crossing condos. Learn all about the project and hear from Mark Verzyl - head of sales for Minto in Calgary in this episode. Click here for show notes: https://truecondos.com/no-brainer-condo-investment-calgary-minto Andrew la Fleur TrueCondos.com andrew@truecondos.com (416) 371-2333

Oct 2020

1 hr 9 min

Long time investor asks Andrew - Are you still investing in 2020? 2020 has been a very strange year no doubt about it. With the condo rental market struggling so much, and other storm clouds forming...is it still a good time to invest? Andrew tackles this question today on the podcast and shares his principles for investing right now. Click here for show notes. Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Sep 2020

24 min 29 sec

As the Covid pandemic continues, the Toronto condo market is showing signs of slowing down. Is it time for condo investors to sell? Andrew la Fleur dives deeper into the latest monthly sales results from the Toronto Real Estate Board to let investors know what's really going on in the condo market and the GTA real estate market overall. Click here for show notes.   Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Aug 2020

24 min 1 sec

Covid-19 has been bad news in many ways, but it has also resulted in some very good things for condo investors. In this episode Andrew la Fleur gives an update on the condo market in 2020 and shares what he thinks is the best thing that has come out of the covid-19 pandemic. Click here for show notes.  Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Jul 2020

21 min 34 sec

Is the Toronto condo market crashing? What is going on with the market? Where are the hot deals and opportunities? What is happening with the pre-construction market? Andrew answers the most popular questions from investors in this Covid-19 market update.   Click here for show notes.   Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

May 2020

29 min 16 sec

Benjamin Tal of CIBC recently shared some amazing insights into how the Toronto Real Estate market is poised to withstand and rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for show notes.   Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Mar 2020

16 min 1 sec

As the COVID-19 pandemic is front and centre on everyone’s minds, Andrew shares his thoughts on how condo investors can keep a successful mindset during scary times. Links: Donate to the Foodbanks of Canada Click here for show notes .   Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Mar 2020

15 min 54 sec

Andrew interviews local Calgary real estate expert Jeremy Tomalin-Reeves who shares some startling statistics about the Calgary market and how investors can take advantage of current and future rental trends. Click here for show notes. Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Mar 2020

25 min 4 sec

The rental market in 2020 so far is showing signs of significantly slowing down compared to the huge growth we saw in 2019 and 2018. Should investors be concerned? Find out why Andrew la Fleur says he’s not worried at all and what to focus on instead. Click here for show notes.   Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Feb 2020

21 min 55 sec

Brian Bogeart is a personal wealth coach who helps people understand money and investing and grow their personal wealth. He invests heavily in pre-construction condos personally and now teaches others to do it too. Find out why on this episode. Click here for show notes. Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Feb 2020

51 min 11 sec

The Toronto real estate market has started off 2020 absolutely on fire with bidding wars on most properties and price records being shattered every day. Andrew discusses this and gives investors advice on what to do and opportunities that he sees right now. Click here for show notes. Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Jan 2020

16 min 55 sec

Ben Myers of Bullpen Consulting comes back to discuss the biggest surprises in the market in 2019 as well as looking ahead to 2020. Find out what he says is the biggest challenge facing condo investors in 2020 and what they can do about it. Click here for show notes.   Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Jan 2020

56 min 38 sec

Mortgage Jake returns! 2019 was a year that surprised a lot of people how strong the market was but Jake says 2020 is looking even better. Jake Abramowicz is one of the top mortgage brokers in Canada and he is here to share his insights once again on what investors can do RIGHT NOW to get their properties financed and what to expect in 2020. Click here for show notes. Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Jan 2020

41 min 33 sec

Ann Marie Lurie is the Chief Economist at the Calgary Real Estate Board and she joins the podcast to talk about the state of the Calgary market, where things are heading from here, and what some of the biggest misconceptions are that people outside of Calgary have about this great city. Click for show notes Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Nov 2019

26 min 21 sec

Matthew Boukall from Altus Group is an expert on the Calgary real estate market and he’s also an investor himself. Hear from someone who lives in Calgary and knows this market better than anyone why there are some very positive signs that the market has bottomed out and now is the time to invest in Calgary. Click here for show notes Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Nov 2019

30 min 30 sec

Andrew la Fleur shares where he is investing next and exactly why he picked this particular building in this particular market. You might be surprised, you’ll definitely learn something new - take a listen and share this episode with someone you know. Click here for show notes Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Nov 2019

26 min 45 sec

Erwin Szeto is an investor, Realtor, podcaster, and self-described “wealth hacker”. Hear his journey as a real estate investor and learn more about his upcoming Wealth Hacker Conference with Grant Cardone on this episode. Interested in attending the conference? Listen to the end for a special promo code for 10% off tickets. Click here for show notes Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Oct 2019

57 min 29 sec

Are you waiting for the perfect condo investment? Find out why Andrew says this is a horrible strategy and what you should do instead, on today’s episode. Click here for show notes Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Oct 2019

16 min 7 sec

One of Andrew’s favourite developers - Minto Communities - is launching 2 new projects in Downtown Toronto this fall. Get the inside scoop on these 2 exciting new projects and learn how you can get to the front of the line to reserve your suite. Click here for show notes Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto  

Sep 2019

20 min 30 sec

Every day as real estate investors, we are bombarded with headlines around the real estate market and stats are thrown at us like prices up, sales down, new listings etc. etc. Find out the one statistic that Andrew la Fleur is most interested in checking daily as a real estate investor, and what this means for the future of investing in the Greater Toronto Area. Click here for show notes Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Sep 2019

21 min 35 sec

Special guest Jim Ritchie - President of Tridel - joins the show to discuss The Well which is one of the most ambitious developments in Toronto. Click here for show notes ** We apologize in advance for any issues related to volume due to technical difficulties we were experiencing at the time. For the best listening experience, please use headphones. Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Aug 2019

44 min 6 sec

Dave the Investor joins the show to share his inspiring story of success in condo investing from nothing to millionaire in less than 10 years - all through investing in pre-construction condos. Whether you are a brand new investor or a seasoned vet, there is something for you in this episode! Click here for show notes Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Aug 2019

45 min 15 sec

Sociable Living founder Roman Bodnarchuk is back on the show to give us an update on co-living. This is a massive new opportunity in the market that all real estate investors need to understand. Find out from a guy who is actually on the ground doing it! Click here for show notes Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Aug 2019

43 min 2 sec

Ryan Rabinovich of PSR brokerage stops by the podcast again to talk about Galleria on the Park - a master-planned community at Dufferin and Dupont that is about the start selling very soon. Ryan shares his own inspirational story of how he got started in real estate investing at a very young age and gives his advice for new investors. Click here for show notes Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Aug 2019

33 min 23 sec

The CRA now has $50m in new funding to seek out and recover money from unreported real estate transactions. Condo flippers are a major target. Flipping your condo has never made sense - don’t do it, condo investors! Listen to what Andrew says to do instead. Click here for show notes Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Jul 2019

15 min 16 sec

Sharon Florian from Cityzen-Fernbrook joins Andrew on the podcast to talk about an amazing new opportunity for investors to get positive cash flow from a freehold property in Toronto with Riverside Residences. Sharon also reveals what mindset made her a successful real estate investor even from a very young age - a must-listen for any new real estate investors! Click here for show notes Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Jul 2019

39 min 15 sec

The condo market has been red hot for the last 2+ years while the low rise market has been struggling to say the least! There are now starting to be signs that the tide is turning in the low rise market and things have slowed in the condo market - is it time for condo investors to buy low rise? Listen to what Andrew thinks on today’s episode Click here for show notes Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos https://truecondos.com/new-condos-toronto

Jul 2019

20 min 17 sec

Many condo investors get stuck and confused and are not able to move forward to invest because they fail to make one simple decision first. Find out what that is and what Andrew’s advice is for all condo investors on this episode. Click here for show notes Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos

Jul 2019

16 min 11 sec

Thinking about buying a condo this year? How can you be sure that it appreciates in value? What will it be worth when it’s completed 3-5 years? Andrew gives his expert advice for condo investors looking to find the best answer to this question. Learn how to make sure your condo always goes UP. Click here for show notes Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos

Jun 2019

15 min 19 sec

The stats for May are in and the Toronto real estate market continues to show tremendous signs of strength. All signs point to higher and higher prices and more growth despite the stress test and other market challenges we are facing. So what is causing all this? Andrew shares his insights in this episode. Click here for show notes Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos

Jun 2019

21 min 22 sec

Andrew la Fleur breaks down the latest stats from TREB. Sales are up big in the month of April. Good news right? Condo market downtown showing signs of slowing? The greatest mystery of Toronto real estate remains but Andrew offers some ideas on how to solve it. Click here for show notes. Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos

May 2019

23 min 51 sec

Andrew la Fleur shares 4 reasons why he’s investing in Minto Oakvillage and why you should too. Plus, find out the 2 mistakes to avoid that many rookie condo investors often make. And finally, if you’re interested in this opportunity, learn which units Andrew recommend for investors to buy and why. Click here for show notes. Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos

Apr 2019

35 min 17 sec

In this episode Andrew chats with Charles Jaque about Tretti condos at Wilson Subway. This project is an investors dream with perfect floor plans, amazing prices, a location that is in a rapidly changing area while still having the subway entrance just a few steps away from your front door. Top it off with the best deposit structure in the city for a pre-construction condo, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a great investment. Click here for show notes. Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos

Apr 2019

31 min 12 sec

Riz Dhanji returns to the podcast for another great conversation about the state of the Toronto condo market and why he believes that King Toronto will become the single most important piece of real estate that we will see in Toronto over the next 25 years. Riz has been responsible for selling some of Toronto’s most iconic condo projects over the past 2 decades including College Park, Aura, DNA3, Shangri-La and now King Toronto. Click here for show notes. Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos

Apr 2019

25 min 2 sec

When a new condo building is completed, it’s not uncommon for there to be dozens, or even hundreds of rental listings available at the same time making it challenging on the investor trying to find a tenant. In this episode you will learn specific tips and strategies to get your condo rented out quickly when you are up against a lot of competition. Click here for show notes. Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos

Mar 2019

30 min 39 sec

For years, everyone from the Bank of Canada to your average taxi driver has been calling for higher interest rates, but what if interest rates actually are about to go down? How will that affect the market and are you prepared as a real estate investor? Learn more on this episode Click here for show notes. Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos

Mar 2019

20 min 3 sec

Jake Abramowicz, aka Mortgage Jake, is back on the podcast to share his advice and insights for real estate investors in 2019. Learn the best strategies and tactics for getting the best mortgages and building out your portfolio this year. Click here for show notes. Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos    

Feb 2019

41 min 57 sec

The final stats are in, and after 2 wild and crazy, record busting years in 2016 and 2017, the condo market returned back to more normal levels in 2018. Looking ahead to 2019, Andrew la Fleur lets us know what he is looking forward to most in the condo market this year. Click here for show notes. Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos

Feb 2019

12 min 56 sec

Something incredible and unique is happening in Ontario right now that makes us the envy of the western world. Our population growth destroys all other regions including our neighbours Illinois and New York both of which are actually facing a huge problem of shrinking populations! Ontario is quite possibly the best place in the world to invest in real estate. Learn more and get behind the numbers on today’s episode. Click here for show notes. Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos

Feb 2019

19 min 35 sec

Why have condo prices gone up so fast in the last decade? As Ben Myers put it, the reasons are many and complicated. There’s not just 1 factor driving this market. In this episode Andrew la Fleur breaks down 15 reasons why condo prices have doubled in recent years and why they will most certainly double again. Click here for show notes. Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos

Feb 2019

30 min 20 sec

One of Canada’s largest institutional investors, Sun Life Financial, just announced it’s getting into residential real estate in a big way. RioCan REIT also recently announced a major strategy shift into residential real estate. Why is institutional money flowing into the rental market and what can we learn from this as individual condo investors? Click here for show notes. Andrew la Fleur / Sales Representative 416-371-2333 / andrew@truecondos.com http://www.truecondos.com http://www.twitter.com/andrewlafleur http://www.facebook.com/truecondos

Feb 2019

20 min 6 sec