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 One... @wholelifechallenge  It’s a weekend of family, friends, and games!! If you live with @rabeccaelizabeth you have no choice...you are playing one of the hottest games and we’ve got them all on the blog today . Nana’s and Grandpas, moms and dads, these will keep all your little ones (and cynical older ones ‍♂️) laughing and having fun all weekend!! What’s your favorite game?? #thanksgiving #familytime
 Our renovation (15 months and counting) is reaching the finish line with a new front porch and front door. We haven’t been able to use the front door yet Part of that process is finishing with a paint job on our little abode in the city. @rabeccaelizabeth has pitched me on the idea of a pink front door. I’m tempted  we also need a new little car for the city and want it to be electric. Does anyone know how we can charge it while parking on the street in front of the house?  PS want to learn about why the move and all the reno details come to the @vanhomeshows or @yeghomeshows   Happy Thanksgiving 🇨🇦 We are off to the coast for our Talbot family tradition ❤️❤️ We wish you all a safe and joyful weekend!!
 Today’s retreat is a conversation about change and learning. I’m with 10 other inspirational thinkers sharing ideas and challenging each other. One thing that continues to fascinate me is the motivation behind our decisions in life. I think as parents, at least for us, it’s learning through our children, either through their joy or pain, and our fear for their wellbeing that gives us the fire to make change and transform our lives. I encourage everyone to observe the subtleties and instincts in the little ones around us to point our direction for the future.  Most of you have heard me talk about the move we made and the lifestyle changes we took on. I think the @vancouriernews did a pretty cool job breaking it down (link in bio) For anyone who owns a home or is looking to own one day this is a conversation to be a part of and, unless you win the lottery or have a sugar daddy, we all need to consider the financial part of the game of real estate. Very few people talk about it or even acknowledge that it’s one of the biggest stresses in life. How do you fix that? What’s the strategy? Take a read and let me know your thoughts. Come with your questions when I’ll be on stage for the @vanhomeshows and @yeghomeshows to tackle one of the biggest issues facing our cities in Canada! #rightsizing #realestate #smartmoney #rightrenos #architecture #design #urbandevelopment
 One week from today we kick off the Vancouver Fall Home Show!! It’s one of my favorite events in my calendar. Being on TV is great but it can’t replace being on stage talking with you. Come out Saturday or Sunday when I will share some big ideas and a little inspiration around how to navigate our real estate market...it’s not what you might think!! You can ask all your burning questions about renovation, design, investment, buying and selling as well as hear some behind the scenes news from a little TV show I’ve been shooting for the last 6 years  It’s a star studded line up with my buddies @colinandjustin and the charming and colorful @thetiffanypratt If you want 2 for 1 tickets use my discount code TODDTALBOT (link in bio) @vanhomeshows #vfhs18 #rightsizing #vancouver #realestate PS I’ll also share my take on what’s happening right now in the market and what’s coming...see you there!!  @pineconecamp  Love me a good podcast  Thanks for having me @viawesome Pop over to their feed for a listen  #podcast #vancouverisawesome
 Today is world mental health day and @rabeccaelizabeth and I are standing together, open, and proud to share what we do to promote mental ‘wellness’ for ourselves. I TALK...which helps me get all my thoughts and feelings that build up and rattle around inside...out. For those of you close to me, you already know this...I can talk your ear off...thank you for listening. Mental health is something we ALL deal with every day and continues to get less stigmatized but there’s still a long way to go. Please have compassion and patience with those around you as you travel through your day, we are all in this together ❤️ What do you do to take care of your mental health? #FOTshiftingperceptions #WorldMentalHealthDay #MentalHealthMatters #FaceofToday #RemoveTheStigma  Great day shooting at the lake with my friends @endy This was a fun one!! A special thanks to @secasurfnmarine  and @jennymckinneymua  Stay tuned folks!!
 Giving thanks  taking time to consider, stretch, be outside, and sleep in. When I grew up, instead of grace, every night we would go around the table (of 7) and everyone would share what they were thankful for. It was a cool tradition that we reignited last night around the ‘thanksgiving’ table. I try to keep present to being thankful but sometimes I need a little reminder. I think we should bring back the tradition @rabeccaelizabeth  Real estate comes in all shapes and sizes! People are always asking about how we find our next property/investment. It’s really more of an art than a science. The reason is after months, sometimes years of due diligence I end up pulling the trigger based on a ‘gut feel’. To be clear, in the world of real estate I’m an investor first and foremost which means I believe in the long term future value of properties. I buy in order to build a financial foundation for me and my family that allows us to live the life we want. I don’t believe in dream homes or buy for emotional reasons, it’s a business transaction. That doesn’t mean I don’t look for cool, unique and creative projects (you can have your cake and eat it too). In fact I think my patience, vision and creativity is what’s allowed me to be successful. I’ve built a portfolio of properties for the last 17 years that fit my philosophy of ‘buy and hold’ I don’t believe in ‘flipping’ because that introduces a level of risk and timing that generally doesn’t work for me. There’s a lot of folks out there that talk about systems of getting rich quick but be wary...if it sounds too good to be true it likely is. The number one golden nugget is knowing HOW you invest which is more important than WHAT you buy. Rushing in RE is the kiss of death. I’m a turtle who lets tons of good deals pass me by. I focus first on location. I buy where I know. This gives me confidence and knowledge that others don’t have, an advantage of sorts. I look for properties that others aren’t excited by. Usually that means they don’t look so hot. I want to be able to add value through renovations putting in my own sweat equity, creativity, and design. It needs to be rentable on a long term basis, and ultimately the property needs to cash flow. This has gotten very tricky in extremely expensive cities like Vancouver. The other criteria I like is to only buy where I would live...if I’d live there chances are others will want to as well. In fact we often (but not always) live in our new property for a number of years until the value is up and the rents can cover the mortgage (yes always mortgage those properties)
 Just hanging around 🧗‍♂️ @straitupclimbing #sechelt #thanksgiving #sunshinecoast  All the cool kids are doing it  not sure why they said I have to wear these white things for the next 2 weeks, my face feels like a piece of cheese from the deli 🧀 @sukissalons @palumboa77

Todd Blogs

Follow Todd’s personal projects while he takes on renovating his unique home, as well as styling his life with adventures in fatherhood, dating someone you’re married to, and doing it all in the perfect pair of socks.

  • Todd and family playing games

    FAMILY GAMES NIGHT

    Family games night is a lot tougher than it sounds.  There are all kinds of things you have to maneuver such as a discrepancy of interests, ages, capabilities and attitudes.  But there is nothing our kids love more than getting … Read More

  • Todd jumps over a Spud.ca box

    WHY YOU NEED SPUD.CA IN YOUR LIFE

    Ok, here’s the thing about Spud you guys, I keep talking to people about how this grocery delivery has improved my quality of life but I need to do this post cuz I don’t think people are trying it. Usually … Read More

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    NOVEMBER 16, 2018

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    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Once again Todd will emcee this gala benefitting the Burnaby Hospital Foundation ...

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    NOVEMBER 2, 2018

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    TORONTO, ONTARIO

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    OCTOBER 23, 2018

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    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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    October 27 & 28, 2018

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    Edmonton, Alberta

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