New Member Alan From Illinois

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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 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.


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. 

@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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