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East Meets West is a podcast hosted by Ontario real estate powerhouses, Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani. Together they are coming together to give listeners the inside scoop as to what's currently happening in the market, providing tips on how to navigate, speaking about their experiences both as realtors and as investors.

Hussein Kabani is the owner and broker of record for RE/MAX West Kabani Realty which operates mainly in the area of Durham Region.

Steve Zalunardo is the owner and broker of record for RE/MAX West Zalunardo and Associates which operates mainly in the area of Vaughan.
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Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate?   If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading.   In episode 34 of the East Meets West real estate podcast: We talk about the Canadian banks looking to drop interest rates (which is great news for buyers). We currently see fixed rates sitting lower than variable which can only indicate that variable will be dropping soon. We also touch on mindset, Hussein recently went on vacation, and as always we discuss our week in real estate. Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode.   Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81  Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag
Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate?   If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading.   In episode 32 of the East Meets West podcast: As always we discuss our week in real estate, from our progress and success to our temporary struggles. For this episode we answer a question that had come in from a viewer, "Is Oshawa and beyond good to buy after the General Motors plant shutdown?". After discussing our opinions on the situation we get into a deep conversation about why Durham is going to blow up and all of the projects hey have going on, such as; Durham Live, Seaton, etc. Then we move over to talk about mindset and the importance of taking a break/pulling back from the hustle. Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode.   Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81  Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag
Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate?   If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading.   In episode 31 of the East Meets West podcast: We go over our weekly successes and failures in real estate - so far we're having a good year in business and are continually noticing our businesses are becoming mature. We discuss this new report that came out on consumer debt - this is the highest Canadian households have ever been in debt. We're spending 178.5% more than what we're making and this is due to a change in lifestyle over the years. We then go on to touch on mindset, being humble, and how to teach children to be successful from a young age. Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode.   Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81  Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag
Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate?   If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading.   In episode 30 of the East Meets West podcast: We discuss certain red flags that may show when buyers won’t close, how social media can help you if you utilize it properly, and how you can set up your children for success while they’re young. Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode.   Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81  Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag
Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate?   If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading.   In episode 29 of the East Meets West podcast: We talk about our week in real estate and what we see happening in the Toronto market, we discuss new construction and how it's starting to change due to affordability issues, and Hussein talks about living with a minimalistic mindset to avoid being over leveraged and unhappy. Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode.   Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos/ Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81  Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag Podcoin
Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate?   If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading.   In episode 28 of the East Meets West podcast: We answer and give insight on a question that was sent in from one of our listeners... "I'm 21 years old, still living with my parents, and I have $50k in savings... How do I go about buying my first property?" We also touch on how to pick the right property, how we like to position properties in the current state of the market, and how important it is to give an offer because it's a starting point. Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode.   Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos/ Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81  Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag
Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate?   If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading.   In episode 27 of the East Meets West podcast: We answer a viewer question, "Where is the best place to invest in real estate in order to benefit from the Crosstown LRT being built across Eglinton? Will it cause property at Don Mills and Eglinton to skyrocket?". As always we also tell real estate stories from our week and we talk about the current health of our market. Not to mention we discuss when the market will switch from a sellers market to a buyers market and how inventory can indicate that. Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode.   Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos/ Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81  Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag
Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate?   If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading.   In episode 26 of East Meets West: The Toronto real estate market continues to move, however, it feels as if it might be moving in a delayed fashion as we sit at ~17,000 units of inventory. We always knew debt and insolvency levels were bad, but not this bad! According to a study, 48% of Ontarians are $200 from insolvency and we believe employment levels are slowly going down. It feels like we saw this coming and we discuss what this can mean for the future of this economy and the real estate market, especially if we have a new government come into power for 2020.  Like most of our podcasts, mindset plays a huge role and in this episode we touch on the importance of will power. It is the driving force behind all success and it can be enhanced by creating micro wins that will give your mind a "false" sense of accomplishment - for example, getting up in the morning is a win. We also talk about how important it is for you to lose before you truly appreciate what it means to win. Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode.   Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos/ Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81  Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag
Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate?   If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading.   In episode 25 of East Meets West:    We break down a our take on multiple offers and all the moving parts that go along with it. Could open bidding be the ultimate solution, and if so, how can it be structured to benefit both the buyer and seller.  In our second topic we finally breakdown a key component that not only drives us but directly influences or decisions … our mindset. Are we interacting with too many negative people? Can removing the negative energy truly impact your environment and your decisions?  In Episode 25 we encourage you to protect your mind, remove negative energy and build an empire. Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode.   Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos/ Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81  Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag    
Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate?   If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading.   In episode 24 of East Meets West: We tell you about a few of our wild real estate stories and update you on how our week has been. Then the conversation moves over to discussing our personal investments in real estate and the moves that we plan on taking to better these investments. Hussein pulled some key analytics and like we always say, 2017 was a fable year and now the market is playing catch up to it. We don't know what's going to happen in 2020, but we are thinking it'll be a flat year with not much growth. You shouldn't worry if you are playing the long term game and can afford to hold real estate.  Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode.   Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos/ Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81  Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag
Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate?   If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading.   In episode 23 of East Meets West:   Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode.   Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos/ Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81  Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag
Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate?   If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading.   In episode 22 of East Meets West:   We're into the Spring real estate market and in this podcast we're talking about our week dealing with the market and difficult realtors. We noticed there are a lot of agents out there that aren't working in their clients best interest and don't comply by best practices to get a deal done - which ends up with them losing deals for their clients. Currently we both own sub brokerages under REMAX West, however we discuss the idea of growing our real estate businesses by leaving the big name brand brokerage behind. Big brokerages are like an incubator and you need to use them as a way to structure your business and grow your transactions before you jump off into your own thing.  Then we go on to talk about questionable home rental items in properties such as, hot water tanks and why we think you might as well buy it outright and/or you should be given that option when getting a new home... AND why do new builds come with no fences?! Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode.   Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos/ Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81  Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag
Who Pays The Closing Costs?

Who Pays The Closing Costs?

2019-03-2800:33:09

Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate?   If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading.   In episode 21 of East Meets West:   We start off by answering a question we got from a viewer which was; "When buying and selling real estate, what are the closing costs and who incurs what?". We touch on this topic pretty deeply and we even take a look at closing costs for first-time homebuyers specifically. After that we go over to talking about some issues associated to buying and selling real estate too quickly, such as HST and other miscellaneous costs. We then touch on our weeks in real estate. As we inch closer and closer to the spring market we're are picking up MORE listings, MORE buyers, and closing MORE deals. Not to mention Steve is planning for the future as he unloads his current investment properties to reinvest into duplexes that are sitting on sub-dividable lots. To end off, we jump into our current mindsets, what we need to do in order to not burnout and keep grinding with high intensity. Of course we sprinkle in some stories of why real estate is a good proven investment and why everyone should look at it as such. Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode.   Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos/ Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81  Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag
Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate?   If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading.   In episode 20 of East Meets West:   If you like cars, you're going to love the start of this episode. Formula 1 is back and Steve is amped up about it as he's decked out in Mercedes AMG gear! Not only that, but we start off by talking cars - more exclusively our Mercedes. Okay, now back to real estate! Our week's have been interesting to say the least... From firming up deals, to getting new listings, to crazy condo stories, and stressful situations dealing with agents. We pull out a ton of stories for you this episode. We chat about situations with desperate clients who would give anything just to close the deal and we explain why we did the exact opposite. We also touch on the topic of; Should you find your real estate sweet spot or should you have an inventory list filled with multiple SKUs (luxury, family, starter, investment, etc.). More and more we're noticing that 2019 is going to be quite a tough year. Not only from our personal experiences in the market, but simply from watching consumers and others. At times like these you need to be extremely aware of your surroundings to know how to move. Pay attention to debt levels, bankruptcy, and the amount of people preaching something is coming. Due to this we have began to be cautious and have started trimming the fat in our business to prepare for the worst and have even started unloading some of our investments. We also touch on our opinions of lending money, what we think about rent to own, and why Brampton is the Wild West of real estate. Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode.   Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos/ Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81  Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag
Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate? If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading. In episode 19 of East Meets West: We finally didn't have a snowstorm on a Wednesday! This week see the Toronto real estate market continue to be moving along quite nicely with an increase in inventory and continued buyer interest. One thing we did notice is that certain price ranges are moving better than others. The conversation moves over to working with client expectations (pricing) and why it's important to set them straight when they don't line up with ours. You don't want to be stuck listing for a price your client wants when you know it won't move at that price, it's just a waste of time for both parties. We dive into talking about a rise in bankruptcy which is mostly due to the purchase of pre-construction. There's a ton of people out there who are way over leveraged and are starting to get in trouble. Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode. Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos/ Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81 Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag
Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate? If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading. In episode 9 of East Meets West: We're excited it's our second last episode of the year and next week we will be recording in Collingwood! Going to Collingwood to spend a week strategizing about the year ahead of us is something we have made a tradition. It helps us step back from the hustle and bustle to allow us to look at our businesses as a whole. Both of us had a great week - and even month - in real estate, closing deals and having some ready to go into 2019. As inventory continues to drop for a variety of reasons, however, there is less competition and more properly positioned properties are able to sell. We discuss how it is a really good market right now and a great time to list your property on the market because you'll get more exposure than you would when the inventory was up. We also have builders pulling projects while immigration is still strong as ever. Some other things we talk about are Chinese investment in the market, Hussein's Dodge Viper, the pricing difference between Kleinburg and Pickering, Steve's adventure taking the new Vaughan subway line, our experience with lending money, and the responsibilities behind being brokers/incorporated. Enjoy and see you next week in Collingwood! Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode. Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos/ Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81 Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag
Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate?   If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading. In episode 18 of East Meets West: Apologies for Steve crunching on chips before he turned into a pumpkin and for us having a video drop-off mid video. We will try to make sure it doesn't happen again! Right now we believe we're in a very healthy ebb and flow market which is setting us up for a strong spring real estate market. Approvals are happening fast and there are multiple offers on properties. Like we always say, it's an amazing time to list when inventory is low and the buyers are looking, so right now is an ideal time for sellers to hit the market. We both plan on hustling hard during the Spring and taking a break during the Summer when the market slows. The idea behind this is to clear our minds and give ourselves a break after the non stop work that we expect during the spring. At the end we touch on Purple Bricks and these discount brokerages again explaining how there is always a downside to these services. Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode.   Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos/  Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81  Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag
Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate?   If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading. In episode 17 of East Meets West: We had a pretty productive week with listings, buyers, and general business. The market is moving, new inventory continues to flood in and buyers continue to eat it up. Steve picked up a couple big luxury listings and is preparing them to get on the market by the end of the month. We have to be carful when selling a property for way over asking as it may not be approved by mortgage lenders once it is appraised. Going into our main topic is for sale by owner versus using a real estate agent. There are more services such as Purple Bricks which are popping up and offering real estate services with low commission fees. We discuss whether these these services are worth it or should you just stick the real estate agents? Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode.   Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos/  Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81  Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag
Are you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate?   If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading. In episode 16 of East Meets West: We speak about how our weeks have been going and from what we’ve seen, it’s OFFER SEASON. There are tons of buyers out there looking to buy up inventory. We recently closed on that collaborative deal we were handling in Angus, Ontario and are moving onto new projects such as Hussein’s client looking to flip a disastrous home in a nice neighbourhood. We were shocked to see that we have bidding wars happening in our market, but it must just be the perfect recipe between low inventory and bad weather mixed with lower interest rates and the potential of relieving the stress test. We also touch on how to properly handle competing with other listings on the same street, it’s better to collaborate than it is to fight. Steve then brings in some great information on insolvency and lending money. Bankruptcy’s are down, however, debt consolidation proposals are up! We go over what this means and how we believe it should be navigated. Most importantly, we discuss the importance of living frugal instead of chasing that materialistic Instagram lifestyle. Live within your means and/or even below, and you’ll live happy with minimal financial stress. Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode.   Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos/  Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81  Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag
re you looking to start a career and/or investing in real estate?   If so, you'll really want to tune into this one. In East Meets West, we (Steve Zalunardo and Hussein Kabani) let you in on our conversation - most would probably call it a debate with the way we talk to one another. We share our very different stories of how we got started in real estate and go on explaining where we are heading. In episode 15 of East Meets West: Things are getting interesting as we have been receiving a ton of positive messages about the podcast recently. We appreciate you all for watching and are happy you're all enjoying it! This week we talk about the importance of pricing, especially because we have had a decrease in price during the end months of the 4th quarter. We also touch on our experiences with pricing a property. Then we go into how we are always on top of the statistics. The reports that you hear from the media about the market being up or down are usually late reports and don't mean much. We also talk about the upcoming market, new inventory, interests, etc. Please don't forget to rate and subscribe to our podcast! We would love to hear your feedback and answer any of your questions in our next episode.   Shoot us an email at: eastmeetswestrealestate@gmail.com Subscribe to us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCDwrM3HwYDRr1_WUts-YpZw  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/zalunardos  Follow Steve Zalunardo on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/zalunardos/  Follow Steve Zalunardo on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/user/Szalunardo81  Follow Hussein Kabani on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/getkabani Follow Hussein Kabani on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkY2_P3zlD89FcwjcqaGRag
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