Our Next Meet-up Announced: June 21

A big thank you to those who joined us for our inaugural meet-up of the St. Catharines Real Estate Investing Club.

We are pleased to announce that we are holding our next event on Tuesday June 21st.  This event is open to anyone who is or might be interested in the world of Real Estate Investment.

We are pleased to welcome this month’s guest speakers to our next event who have both made the leap from part-time to full time investor:

JVJulie Vance bought her 1st rental property at the age of 27 years old as a single Mother. She got a Vendor Take Back Mortgage, borrowed the down payment from her own Mom and used a Joint Venture Partner to make the deal happen. She rented the home for a couple years before moving into it.

In 2012, Julie and her husband John Kiely started buying properties for investment purposes and today they own 6. Their plan is to add 5 more properties this year!

They partner with people to help them achieve success in real estate that may not have all the resources, time or expertise to do it themselves. She is also the current President Elect for Mountain Rotary for the upcoming year starting July 1st.

Julie recently joined forces with her daughter Sherri Mathura to launch Rent NOW Properties Inc., offering “Property Management the Way it Should Be!”

Julie has been featured in Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine (C.R.E.W.), the Rock Star Inner Circle monthly newsletter and has been a guest speaker at Real Estate Investing Clubs.

Her expertise is to buy positive cash flowing investment properties in great areas that are under value. She pushes the value up through renovations and then refinances to pull cash out.

Julie can be found at InvestWithJulieVance.com where she features some of the before and after pictures of some her renovations.


DVRMDon Vogel is a successful real estate investor currently living in Mississauga.  He has been focused on actively investing in real estate since 2012, and he currently owns 12 single family homes in the Barrie area.  Due in large part to the success he has had procuring cash flowing assets, Don left his full time job with a company that he had been with for over 20 years in 2014.

He enjoys looking for investment opportunities that may require significant effort upfront but provide a long term payoff and result in a diversified income stream.  In addition to investing in real estate, Don purchases mortgages and has been active in limited partnerships in real estate development projects.

The event is free-of-charge so please bring lots of business cards and questions you might have for Julie & Don.

Please email info@welcomehomepropertysolutions.ca if you have any questions or require any further information on this event.

Look forward to seeing everyone on the 21st!


Our First Meet-up under our Belts!

Wow! What a great turnout for our very first Meetup of the St. Catharines Real Estate Investing Club.

We had over 20 seasoned and new investors attend our session last Tuesday at the St. Catharines Public Library.

A big thank you to our sponsor Inspired Custom Designs for sponsoring our meet up. As we mentioned at the session, these events do cost money to put on and our goal is to make these events free-of-charge for all investors to attend.

We also announced our next Meetup will take place on Tuesday, June 21st at the St. Catharines Public Library from 7-9pm.

If you are interested in sponsoring our next session, please reach out to us and let us know.

Our First Meetup — April 26: Investing in Real Estate 101


Tired of attending expensive Real Estate Bootcamps with high pressure sales tactics?


The St. Catharines Real Estate Investing Club is hosting their inaugural meet-up & networking session on April 26th. During this session you will meet with other like-minded individuals who are interested in doing the exact same thing or who have started doing the same thing and just looking for more information. That’s the purpose of this group!


If you are interested in any of the following topics, then the St. Catharines Real Estate Investing Club is for you:

  • How to Invest in Real Estate without being a landlord
  • Buying investment properties with low down payments
  • How to invest in Rent-to-Own Properties
  • Case studies of actual investors in the Niagara region
  • Investing using Other People’s Money
  • How you can increase cash flow on your existing rental properties.

Best of all, you can ask as many questions as you like!
Our Meetup is focussed on networking NOT Selling.

Our first meetup will take place on April 26, 2016.

Doors open at 6:30 with the session beginning at 7:00pm at the
St. Catharines Library, Main Branch — Rotary Room.
54 Church Street, St. Catharines.
Best of all, it’s FREE

If you are interested in attending, please click on the meet-up login here. If you are not a member of meetup it’s free to sign up.

For further information, please check our meetup site or email us here.

Look forward to seeing many of you on the 26th.

Welcome to the NEW St. Catharines REIC

House 2Interested in getting into real estate investing but just don’t know where to start? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

Welcome to the NEW St. Catharines Real Estate Investing Club (REIC). This site will be a hub of information for all things real estate investing in St. Catharines and the Niagara region.

The St. Catharines Real Estate Investing Club is open to anyone who is or who might be interested in the world of real estate investing.

It’s no accident that over 90% of all millionaires became wealthy through real estate. Many of the world’s wealthiest people already know, real estate is a key part of any wealth building strategy.

The key to real estate’s success is that everyone needs a home to live in and no more land is being created. Existing land continues to appreciate as more and more people seek to purchase a small portion of it for their families and their businesses. It is well recognized as a stable and profitable investment strategy.

We will soon be announcing our very first REIC meeting through the platform site Meetup.com. Check this site for further information and join us to meet with fellow investors as well as meet industry professionals and network with fellow real estate investors and soon-to-be real estate investors.