Hi my name is Alan Easter and I am from Blue Mound, IL which is in central Illinois. I have been coming to bigger pockets for a couple months now as I start this journey into real estate investing.
I first found the podcasts once I decided to buy my first property, which I close on in a couple weeks. I have a separate business I have ran here Blue Mound for almost 20 years, the house behind my shop went back to the bank, then was auctioned at xome.com where I purchased it.
My interest is to acquire a handful of properties as rentals that hopefully will supplement my retirement one day.
Bigger Pockets has been a wealth of information, I've spent untold hours listening to podcasts and reading articles, I want to say thank you to all of you that have taken the time to share your knowledge so patiently and generously.
I look forward to more learning and creating new friendships here with people of similar interest.
Welcome to BiggerPockets. I am a Mortgage Broker in Milwaukee, WI. Let me know if you need assistance with financing your future real estate investments or are in the area and want to talk about a specific topic. I enjoy meeting new investors in the community.
Welcome to BP.
@Alan Easter welcome to BP
Good to see another local investor, I live in Decatur.
Let's connect and get together.
Thanks so much for the welcome.
Verdan, I get to Milwaukee area 4 to 5 times a year with work, I have a couple customers just north of you. Thank you for the invite, after I get this first one under my belt and running I will be working on number 2. I'm sure I will need advice and financing in the near future.
John, you are close! I would very much like to meet you. I grew up in Decatur and it is a market I have interest in. It would be nice to meet someone with the same interest, this seems like a great community here on biggerpockets. Thanks again for the welcome.
Sounds great! Good luck to you. Feel free to shoot me an email at anytime.
@Alan Easter hello and welcome to BiggerPockets!
You’ve taken an amazing first step in real estate investment...coming to BiggerPockets for knowledge and advice in real estate investing.
I wish you all the best. You are not alone in your real estate ambition. We are happy to help in any way we can.
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