I'm a newbie from Little Rock. I am also an architect. By day, I do mostly commercial work for my firm. However, I have a passion for residential design as well. I have a side business designing houses for private clients and/or builders and have done numerous houses in central Arkansas for over 14 years. Many of these houses have been remodels/renovations. I love to take something that is boring or dated and transform it into something new and exciting. I'm excited to be a part of the BP community since I see a lot of folks out there doing this very thing in their areas. Good design can be accomplished on a budget.
I would love the chance to connect with folks in the BP community.
Welcome to Bigger Pockets!
I'm originally from Southern Arkansas, (born in NLR), but am currently in California. I am pretty sure that I will be coming back to Arkansas within the next few years.
I have plans to invest in Arkansas before I come back, and when I do come back I will likely be remodeling an existing home or building a new home in Central Arkansas, so maybe I'll need your services for one or all of those things.
Welcome to BP @Josh Newton ! It's great that you have a lot of experience and hopefully that can assist you in your real estate journey. What kind of investing are you looking to do?
Welcome aboard @Josh Newton , did you have nay involvement in the historic district of LR? There are few opportunities there to renovate older properties while receiving Tax credits.
Thanks everyone. The work I have done to this point involves either desigining new residences or modifications to existing homes. I enjoy it all, but the renovations are often the most fun as they require some creativity to pull it all together.
I am attaching some images showing a before and after for a renovation that I worked on in Little Rock. The builder is a friend of mine who specializes in flipping. I did the design work along the way and he did the financing and construction. In this particular project, we basically doubled the square footage by adding a second level which included new roof lines, new bedroom spaces and a fully renovated downstairs as well. It all came together nicely. I would love to do more flips like this.
Hello! @Josh Newton
Welcome to BP, and congratulations on making the decision to invest in your future via real estate.
I have written a few blog posts that may help you get started here on BP, and with your investing. Please click on the links, give them a read, and share your thoughts in the comments.
First is a post that I feel will help not get overwhelmed with the amount of info that is here on BP:
The second is a post that will help get you focused with your real estate investing goals:
The last one is a post that will help you choose an “investor friendly” real estate agent.
There are many agents out there, but it’s important to choose the right one.
I love answering questions if you have any! Good Luck :)
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