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Invest Kamloops Newsletter | Dec 2, 2014 | Vol 1 | Issue 13

by Sam Perren

1150 words (5.5 minute read)

Originally Published: 2014-12-02



It’s starting to feel like Christmas – I know, I know, I’m way early…

But this year I am very excited!  It’s our first Christmas with our kids, and Livy is old enough to understand what’s going on so we are going to have a ton of fun.

Anyway, I’ve got my business Christmas shopping done: chocolates for tenants(and welcome basket for my newest – Welcome Ashley and Jen!), and Bailey’s for my JV partners ��

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It’s important to show appreciation to those who make life better, and as much as I help my tenants and JV partners by working very hard, I feel blessed to have them in my life and contributing to my family’s future. Anyway here is what is in this week’s newsletter:

  1. Feature blog post – “Kamloops sits between Million dollar markets”
  2. Book review: “MONEY, Master the Game” by Tony Robbins
  3. Deal of the week: analyzed, researched, and ready to buy!



Kamloops sits between Million dollar markets

The average single family home in Vancouver has been $1M for years, but now Calgary homes are reaching this price in record numbers.

Investors have been struggling in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland(LMD) and Calgary to get real estate to cashflow(pay for itself as a feasible investment).

Investors in these markets must use strategies like Rent To Own, super suites(furnished rentals), or building houses.

All these strategies are fine, but they add a layer of complexity to real estate investing(and more opportunity for things to go wrong) that require a real expert to navigate. The potential pitfalls are simply not worth it, especially when the same(or better) Return On Investment is available.



MONEY, Master the game

I recently finished 21 hours of a neat audiobook, Tony Robbins’ latest work.

This was a great reminder and summary of most of the books I’ve read about money and prosperity.

In fact, if I could only give my younger self a single book, it would be this one. The dry financial information is nicely sandwiched between abundance, gratitude, and positive thinking.

This book could give you a “paradigm shift” toward accumulating wealth if you get through it with an open mind.

Here is a summary of the key points: “the 7 simple steps to financial freedom”:



Due to an overwhelming demand for consulting services, I am limiting new clients.

Are you…

– trying to decide if Real Estate investing is right for you?– struggling with a nightmare tenant?– thinking about selling?

If you have a real estate problem, advice from a third party can be invaluable. I have a solid consulting track record and has dealt with evictions, filling vacancies, and every tenant situation imaginable. Since services are in high demand, consulting rates start at $100/hr.

Book a FREE, no obligation, 30 minute phone call with me to learn if we can work well together. Call 1.888.532.7660 or email sam@investkamloops.com.*

– Sam

*When requesting a phone call, please provide as much information as possible. A detailed message or email complete circumstances will ensure I can best help you quickly.



This week’s deal is another with great potential, here are the numbers:

Purchase: $314,900

Downpayment: $63,000($252,000 mortgage)

Reno(add 1 more basement unit): $30,000

Working Capital needed: $93,000

Refinance value :$360,000

New mortgage: $288,000 – $252,000(old mortgage) = $36,000 recaptured

Total Investment After Refinance: $57,000

Rents: $850 x 2 and $1400 = $3100

ROI: almost 15% per year in Cashflow alone on year 1(with 30yr 2.6% mortgage).

There are simply too many good deals in Kamloops for me to capitalize on all of them. As result, I am publishing my proforma reports(like the one for the above property) and the plans I would carry out on these properties. With these properties, the double digit returns I talk about on this website are easily within reach.

Since I am doing deal analysis on an ongoing basis anyway, I may as well help anyone who is searching for their next property in Kamloops.

To get a full pro forma with the address and detailed numbers, you must either be on my investors list by clicking here, or be a paid subscriber(I am practically giving these away.) You can see what a full proforma looks like here: 724 Battle Street.

The value of my pro forma analysis?

Well, if I could purchase them all, each one could be worth $1000/mo(the cashflow of my most recent deal). Since I cannot at the moment purchase them all, you can have them for $7 each.

Why only seven dollars? Especially when I spend at least two hours per week on my initial due diligence? Because I want to make sure the opportunities I find benefit you, my loyal readers.  If you can make money with a property I find, that makes me happy.


Invest Kamloops Interview Series

The Invest Kamloops monthly interview series features successful business owners and investors who are benefiting from the Kamloops economy.  You will learn the secrets to their success, and specific strategies to implement.

Whether you are just starting out, or have been investing for a while, the stories here will inform and inspire.

 These interviews will show you what small changes in your life will produce big results.



Sam Perren has purchased over 1 Million dollars in residential real estate, and is a member of Mastermind Networks who’s members have purchased over $5B of real estate. Sam’s education and experience includes two years of university sciences at UBCO, two years of carpentry, and more than seven years law enforcement. Sam successfully completed the Canadian Securities Course in 2011, a credential required for all financial advisers.

Sam is growing his portfolio using the S.A.F.E. principles he developed, and has been creating double digit returns using Real Estate since to the delight of his partners since 2009.  Sam is seeking more investment partners, however due to time constraints, opportunities to work with Sam are limited. 


About the author: Sam Perren has helped dozens of investment partners aquire real estate, representing over $16Million CAD in purchases with rental income of over $100,000/mo. If you'd like access to Sam's "deal of the week" please click here.