Hey Big Pocketeers!
I looked down and saw that I had posted 99 times, so for post 100 I thought I would do something special, then I realized I never introduced myself! I grew up around real estate with my Dad being a custom home builder, so when I got laid off from my corp america job 4 years ago I got my license and started helping people buy and sell homes. I had been house hacking/live in flipping my first single family at the time and it saved my butt when I lost my job and have wanted to do more ever since. The second deal I was involved in was with two other investors on a commercial property that we are renting out as office/co-working space in downtown Allentown. Allentown is the third largest city in Pennsylvania and part of the larger Lehigh Valley metropolitan area that is booming and is a fantastic place to invest (see episode 276 with my buddy @BryceStewart.)
I found Bigger Pockets through one of my investor partners and was quickly hooked and have been encouraging everyone I talk with to join the community! At our office building we have started a local meet up and its been awesome to see new investors making their first purchases as a result of the encouragement and connections at the meet up, as well as veteran investors learning new tools! Come join us the 3rd Thursday of the month, even if your just passing through!
Helping other people begin the journey on their real estate goals has kept the dream alive for me and I'm excited to share that my wife and I put an offer in yesterday on our first residential duplex. She is more hooked on real estate investing than me and insisted that we move into a duplex by the end of 2018 (with our 3 month old daughter!)
In addition to real estate, I enjoy discussing goal setting, personal finance and side hustles(thank you @Scott Trench and@Mindy Jensen for the excellent #MoneyShow! !) I love connecting with people on BP so hit me up if you want to grab coffee downtown, join us for our meet up, or you just want some good Dad Jokes, I got plenty!
Justin G. Brown.
Congrats sounds like your on your way. No substitute for hard work - discipline and perseverance. Keep at it and keep passing it on!
Congratulations on your success so far! I'm pretty local and work in Allentown. I've been interested in buying something in Allentown for awhile. Wouldn't mind chatting with you to learn the area alittle more. Deals have been harder to come by in my town where I normally invest.
Congratulations @Justin Brown ! House-hacking is a great way to invest for sure
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