News From Victoria Newstead
It’s the new year! An optimal time to reflect on the past year (or two or three) and take stock of our experiences and how closely these experiences match what we want our life to be about. It’s a wonderful time to make conscious choices about what we want more of, and what we can let go of, to make space for the best people and projects to take place. It’s time to clear out the cobwebs and be crystal clear on what is best for us, and the people in our life, so that when opportunities present themselves, we’re both clear and ready to seize the moment.
New year, is a time to be expansive and creative and to be relentlessly deliberate about what we want to create in life, personally and professionally. One of the best ways I know to fuel this is to read or, in my case, re-read one of the classics, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. This book is so rich with principles and advice that no matter how many times I re-read it, I not only learn new things… every single time… but the most amazing opportunities and relationships are born from me acting on what I internalize from this book. I hope and trust, you experience the same!
In the interest of time, a precious — non-renewable – commodity, I’ve borrowed an infographic from a prolific source of book summaries and infographics, ReadInGraphics.com. If what you see resonates then I urge you to read the book. The book is written to be read in 15-30 minute increments daily. Confession — I am a binge reader and read it over a weekend. But, if you’re not a bookworm like me, then don’t be deterred, you can dedicate a few minutes daily and gain all the richness from it. And… don’t forget to tell me what you think. I’d love to hear what your favourite take-aways are.
“thoughts are things”,
and when combined with purpose, persistence and desire,
can translate into riches or other successes. You become
and achieve what you think about all day long.
– Napolean Hill
All the best,
Quote of the Month
“Every person who invests in well-selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate is the basis of wealth.”
A Laugh or Two For Good Measure!
Helpful Life Hacks & Cartoon of The Month
One of the reasons I like real estate as an investment (as opposed to mutual funds, stocks, bonds, GIC’s, etc.) is that it is something that I can exercise much more CONTROL over. When buying a revenue property, I can choose the market I want to invest in (right down to the neighborhood, or even the street I want to buy in). I can choose the type of property I want to buy (i.e. single family home, multi-family property, etc.). I choose the condition of the property I want to buy. I have some control over how much I pay for the property (prices and/or terms are negotiable). I then choose what I want to do with the property once I own it. While I own it, I exercise control over how the property is managed and maintained. And last, but not least, I can choose from a variety of different exit strategies when I am ready to sell it. With traditional investments, the only control you exercise is when you buy and when you sell.
About Victoria Newstead
Victoria Newstead is a professional real estate entrepreneur and consultant.
Victoria’s current focus is long term multi-family properties.
If you would like to find out more about how to get an above average return on your money,
backed by a solid asset (real property), and without the hassle of being a contractor and / or landlord – contact Victoria.