The Accidental Real Estate Investors! (Ep. 153)

In this episode

  • How to live mortgage-free
  • House hacking for success!
  • The Ottawa market
  • Finding opportunities in hot markets
  • How to create passive income
  • Making the most out of unused space

Guest

Esther Nicolas & Matthew Regan, Real Estate Investors

Esther & Matthew have been together for 12 years and married for 7 years. They live in Ottawa with their two young children and their chocolate lab. They work on a full-time basis and find their careers very fulfilling. Esther is a French teacher and Matthew is a social worker. 

Not long after moving to Ottawa, they bought their first home in 2015 and immediately added a secondary dwelling in the lower level of their bungalow. It was at this time that they fully realized the power of real estate investing. They were truly blown away by the passive income generated by ”house hacking” and what it could do for their family. In 2019, they purchased a townhouse in Ottawa, using the BRRRR method. A few months later, they used the same technique to buy another home in the Ottawa area, detached this time. In 2021, they decided to take their side-hustle to a different level and founded Matter Holdings Corp. They hired a coach to help them scale up and jumped right into multifamily investing. It appears to be paying off as they closed on an out-of-province 25-unit building last June. 

Get in touch with Esther & Matthew:

Instagram: @esther.the.investor and @matthew.d.regan

Email: matterrealestate@gmail.com

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