I have been interested in real estate for some time now. Last year my wife bought me Brandon Turner’s book, The Book on Rental Property Investing. That’s how I worked up the courage to make my first purchase and how I found BiggerPockets.
I live in Layton Ut. My first purchase is a townhome, 3 bedroom 2.5 bath. We used conventional financing and are living in it for a year as this allowed us to put less down up front. Come November 2018 we will be able to move out and start renting. So we are ramping up to make our next purchase hopefully in the next 6 months.
My goal is to at least supplement my retirement with rental properties, but would love to be able to someday get into investing full time and stop working for the man. I am very interested in learning about house flipping as well thanks to the BP podcast.
Looking forward to networking with other investors and get my business off the ground!
Welcome to Bigger Pockets.
Welcome, @Patrick Flint ! So glad you found Bigger Pockets early in your journey - I love the strategy you and your wife are following. That's a great way to get into the business.
A few tips that may be helpful to you here on the Bigger Pockets website as you build your portfolio:
You can set up keyword alerts so anytime someone posts about Layton (or the specific neighborhoods you're exploring), you'll be notified. That could be a great way to find and stay engaged with local investors, realtors and opportunities. http://www.biggerpockets.com/alerts
You can also search for other investors or brokers in Layton and follow their journey on Bigger Pockets here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/search/users
Best of luck to you and look forward to following your success on BP!
@Patrick Flint welcome to BP. Buying just a house every year or two over the long run will make a big difference in your finances at retirement.
Thank you for replying and for the tips!
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