Jason Gilliam here, 37 y/o engineer by trade, but striving to become a full-time real estate investor at some point in the future. Currently I own 2 SFR properties in Huntsville, AL (actually closing on #2 later this month!). After stumbling upon the BP podcast while on travel last week, I became obsessed with learning as much as possible. I've listened to dozens of the podcasts, this site is great.
While I live in Huntsville, AL and am currently investing here, I'm actually interested in acquiring properties in my hometown of Hopkinsville, KY. The rent:price ratio seems to be more lucrative there, and 3/2 homes can be purchased at lower costs. While I've had good luck with finding quality tenants for my Huntsville properties, it's hard to get more than a 1% rule for rentals (on properties between $100-150K). From the research I've performed, my hometown seems to have plenty of properties available, a stable demand for rent, and a more lucrative ratio. Plus, it's only 3 hours away and I have a large network of friends and family to assist if need be.
I look forward to networking with each of you on my journey!
@Jason Gilliam Welcome to BiggerPockets Jason.
@Jason Gilliam just wanted to see if you got started in Hopkinsville. Looking at a small property in pembroke. Best wishes!
@Williams Byrd , No, I haven't purchased any property in Hopkinsville, I've decided just to buy more property around Huntsville where I live now. My family still lives in Hopkinsville, in fact my brother lives on just off Pembroke Road! Let me know if there's anything I can do to help
Thanks @Jason Gilliam , I may be looking for some contractors in a couple months and a Property Management Company in that area. So if you have any good contacts, please forward to me.
I have a rental SFR in Huntsville. I left it in 2011. 15 days of vacancy. It is managed by Rosenblum
Greeting fellow Huntsvillian
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