It's been a fun ride so far. We've got another four weeks to go until we get our new house and best of all, we're taking off to Florida next week for a little holiday! We have a cool beach house rented near Fort Myers and my old buddy Mike Schaaf will be joining us there for a couple days.
I've been quite busy getting a new company up and running. It's called Grand Ventures Inc. and the main component of it is a real estate investment company. Which means, I look for properties which I can buy below market price then either fix and sell or buy and hold for monthly cash flow and future gains. You're thinking, "oh yeah, just like those Flip this House tv shows". Well, not quite. Unfortunately those shows just concentrate on the renovation and resale parts. That's that easy stuff...the hard part is finding the great deals on properties in the first place. If you can't get a great deal on the property then there's no way you can make any money flipping it. Anyway, have a look at www.houses.grandventures.ca and let me know what you think.
Stella has been growing rapidly and is now getting quite pudgy, just like her big brother Magnus was. He, on the other hand, is getting long and lean, probably due to his non-stop galloping around the house knocking things over. They are both sleeping very well, which means we have been sleeping very well. It helps that we don't need to be up at 5:30 every morning getting ready for work. I wonder how long we can make this last?
We had a weekend trip to New York recently which was fantastic! We met my friend Ian and his girlfriend there. Him and I went to the Real Estate Wealth convention over the two days and the ladies (including Stella...Magnus was left at home with his grandparents for this trip..) went shopping all day long and thoroughly enjoyed it. We heard some amazing speakers at the conference and came away with plenty of new ideas - quite timely considering the business I'm in now. I didn't get to see too much of the city so we'll have to plan another trip there sometime soon to explore it properly.
Next up will be the annual Christmas letter...