My name is Dan. I am 50 years old and live in the bucolic college town of Charlottesville Virginia. I am an emergency physician and know that I don't want to do shift work forever although I do enjoy patient care. I bought my first house in 2000 and when we sized up (and into town) 5 years later we kept the first house and rented it out. Then in 2008 I bought a duplex in town. Both of them cash flowed $200/month for the house and $50 per door for the duplex and we managed them ourselves.
Fast forward 4 years and I got separated and heading for divorce. It was not amicable and was financially devastating. Both properties had to be sold (at a significant profit) and much of this money went to my lawyer. Now I'm happy to say I have come out on the other end a happier man. I am remarried to the most amazing woman a guy could have. I have loved real estate since my early days as a landlord and am looking to buy some rental properties
Welcome to the fold Dan, I'm a new investor in the C-ville area and would like to meet other like minded people, and chat about real estate!
...at the moment I'm overseas attached to a ship in Guam, but I should return in a couple months and I hope to get back into it.
Andrew good to meet you. Would love to get together when you return. I am curious to know your background. Do you have any investments now and if not what are you most interested in?
Dan, I am currently investing in the Charlottesville and surrounding area. I focus primarily on multi family buy and hold investment properties. I would be interested in looking into deals with someone who likes to get renter into the properties and manage them. I also manage a construction company so I am use to getting subs in to fix issues and renovate properties. I currently have 6 units in Louisa county and 2 units out of state. If you are interested in chatting and seeing if we may be on the same page the hit me up and IM me.
@Dan Ricciardi , I have returned! My background...well, I'm in the Merchant Marines as a Marine Engineer. I work on Ships and tend to be out on the sea more then on land, but eventually I'll transition back to a land based job. In the meantime I want to get into REI. I currently have zero investments, but I'm eager to get going. The past few months have been a bit of a research and learning curve for me...albeit a distracted and inefficient one. I'm most interested in the buy and hold strategy including renting and house hacks. :)
@Timothy Allen Kidd , Welcome! A contact in the area who knows sub-contractors and various repair people...good to know! :)
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