Newbie from Mid Michigan

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Hello There,

My name is Jake and i am From Mt Pleasant Michigan. I am a Project Manager for an excavating contractor and graduated from  Central Michigan University with a degree in Construction Management last year, which is where one of my professors put the idea in my head that investing in buy and hold rentals is an awesome strategy. I am relatively new to real estate but over the last year and a half i have learned a lot about investing both from reading books and listening to podcasts. This lead me to convincing my wife that we needed to buy rentals ASAP, so last fall about 5 months after purchasing our primary residence we bought our first duplex in Bay City, we followed up that purchase by buying a 4 bed 2 bath single family rental last month also in bay city.  

We are hoping to keep purchasing properties as cash flow builds up and i am interested in purchasing in other markets in michigan. I would like to continue building my portfolio with small multi family and potentially move into apartment complexes. I also am interest in trying the brrrr strategy but havent quite dove into that yet.

Hope to make new connections and continue my education of real estate!

@Jake Toth

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@Jake Toth hi Jake! I've just moved to Mt Pleasant and bought a duplex to house hack right by CMU's campus. Although both sides need serious renovation a friend needs the apartment in 1.5months. I'm rushing to get it ready but all contractors seem to be busy, and it would take too long to do all the work myself. I've got a couple questions about the properties you bought in Bay City. I'll message you!


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