Home Inspector / New Investor - Slidell, Louisiana

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I am a licensed home inspector in the State of Louisiana, and would like to explore the possibility of investing in real estate.  I've been inspecting for 20+ years, owned one owner occupied duplex, but have limited knowledge in the area of contracts, lease agreements, financing, and the many skills it takes to be a successful real estate investor.  My reason for investigating this field is that after helping my oldest daughter graduate with a degree in architecture, and a teenage daughter getting ready to follow her dreams, it would be nice to develop an additional income stream.  

As a retired professional fireman hard work has never been something I've shied away from, but rather something that is expected and celebrated.  I have been listening to several pod-cast, just started browsing the Bigger Pockets Site, and am very impressed by what I have seen and heard.  Using the resources provided I look forward to increasing my KSAs in real estate investing, meeting our family's needs, and adding value to those I meet in my journey.

Looking forward to the future,

Steve Carlson

You have come to the right place to learn and get connected Steven.  My husband and I are newbies as well.  We just made our first offer tonight.  It was very exciting!  We will see what happens while continuing to look for more deals.  Best to you!

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