Hi my name is Stephen Benson I am new to BP I am loving it I am on here all the time reading and listening to podcasts. I am truly inspired. I am a firefighter paramedic in longview Tx a 100k population town 2 hours east of Dallas. I am married to my beautiful wife April and have 3 awesome kids. I have always loved real estate my dad has been an investor for quiet some time. I have tried and failed in real estate twice before but like I have heard on BPP I have figured out 2 ways not to invest in real estate. I am currently looking at and analyzing multiple deals, I will post one up later. I want to introduce myself and say thank you for all the help and for all the future help I will get.
Hey @Stephen Benson welcome and good luck on your third property. What types of properties do you like to invest in and in what markets?
Looking at mainly small multifamily and single family in longview Tx, and thanks I know this time will work cause of bigger pockets and yall
@Stephen Benson Congrats on deciding to come back to your real estate venture! Persistence does pay off at the end! I suggest you educate yourself by reading books, listening to podcasts and networking with other investors. Find local REI clubs via BP (under Network/Events) and meetup site. And spend some time with like minded individuals. Who knows may be you find a partner or your future team members (like contraction folks or wholesalers) at these meetups. It'll benefit you tremendously.
How did you fail the previous two times?
Hi good luck from Avinger,Tx working on my second deal Mike Moore
The first time at about 25 yo I bought 2 mobile homes well over paid didn't know anything about rental or mobile homes, tenants trashed the place and wouldn't pay luckily I got someone just to assume those. Second I moved cities and fell into it and didn't make any cash flow at all. At that times I didn't want to be a landlord. This time I have been reading like crazy and learning as much as I can.
good meet someone in area I live north of you my success has been I do a lot of my work on my homes has work so far
Welcome Stephen! I'm also new to the site. Just moved to Kentucky from central Texas. I know the pain of a mobile home all too well. I bought one years ago (lived in it) when I was young and inexperienced. It's been a rental for years now but it's not cash flowing. One of my very short term goals is to explore every and any option to turn that around. I wish you success as you begin again with investing!
Hey @Stephen Benson nice to see a fellow firefighter on here! Let me know if I can assist in any way! Best of luck investing.
Hey Stephen, I currently live in Kilgore and would love to meet up and chat. I am also looking at a few deals to get started. Shoot me a message.
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