New member from Louisiana

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Hello all, my name is Mike Hay and I’m from Zachary, LA. I work for a chemical manufacturing company and have owned a sfh rental for 2 years. 

My wife and I became accidental investors 2 years ago when we moved into a larger home to fit our growing family. We kept the first house as a rental and quickly realized the power of RE investing. After being blessed with triplets, we realized RE investing could be a great help to us in the future for things such college expenses for the triplets. So we decided to keep going. We’re still working out our long term goals but our immediate goal is to buy our second investment property in 2018. 

I’m passionate about expanding my knowledge and experience and look forward to learning as much as I can, and then putting it into practice.  

Hey @Mike Hay , I'm an Operator/Realtor/Investor from Denham Springs.  Welcome to BP.  You'll find a ton of info on the site and podcasts.  Congrats on the triplets... I've got two little girls that are a year apart and I could imagine that triplets are a handful.  

Reach out anytime if you need anything.

Thanks Shaun. I’m an operator also. I’ve been here lurking for a while, gorging my brain on all the info. I never had much of an interest in real estate until I had my first taste. No going back now. 

No, nothing in life can prepare you for triplets. 

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Welcome to Bigger Pockets, Mike! Congrats on the triplets and finding out the benefits of REI. What area are you looking to invest in for 2018?

@Mike Hay

Welcome to the group,  I'm about 3 hrs west of you in DeRidder, LA.

If you have questions or need help feel free to reach out, I'll help if I can!

Jeff V

Welcome @Mike Hay ! We somewhat stumbled through the early stages when we were first starting out as well! You're in good company here! 

Hey Mike,

Welcome to bigger pockets there are quiet a few of us in the forums... I’m a realtor and apartment complex investor in New Orleans. I started out in single family and built from there always awesome to see someone else taking the plunge. Good luck to you and just ask most of us are willing to grab a cup of coffee or take a phone call and talk shop. Great business and good fun is ahead of you.

Welcome to BP @Mike Hay !  If you want to connect with other investors in the BR market, there’s a meetup tomorrow night in Baton Rouge at the Hyatt on Bluebonnet just off I-10.  Starts at 6:30PM.  Join for free at to get a notice when meetings happen.

 I’ve done some  investing in Baker and Zachary.  I’d like to hear what type of property you are looking to make your next rental?

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