Episode #195: Pros and Cons of Growing a Real Estate Portfolio with your Spouse with David & Anuja Pereira

November 16, 2023

Anuja and David Pereira bought their first triplex in 2013. It was a money pit. But a profitable money pit and they caught the bug of real estate investing. They’ve grown their personal portfolio to include other self-managed properties including single-family homes, condos and a Rent-to-Own investment.

The COVID lockdown provided an opportunity to reassess their priorities and they pivoted to working together to help others through real estate.

Anuja became a full-time real estate agent with a focus on helping investors, teachers and downsizing seniors. She co-hosts Beyond the Bell: Lifestyle Design for Canadian Teachers, a podcast educating teachers on lifestyle freedom today and after the bell.

David launched a Rent To Own business (www.RentToGrowHomes.com) with a focus on Eastern Ontario. He helps responsible renters with good incomes earn home ownership. His business model offers a targeted 20% annualized return to his passive investors.

They share an office in their Mississauga home and have learned to avoid annoying each other (most of the time).

This episode is sponsored by Ascendant Financial https://www.ascendantfinancial.ca/

Here’s What You’ll Learn in our Interview with David & Anuja Pereira

  • How to get over the initial hurdles of investing in real estate.
  • Why the “safe” path isn’t always the way to go.
  • How to prioritize your relationship while growing a real estate business.
  • How to educate yourself, your partners and your tenants to create a lasting business.