First-timer up in Fairbanks!

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Hello, my name is McKenzie and I’m investing in Fairbanks, Alaska.

I grew up watching my mother renovate each house that she owned and immediately following completion, sell it. I moved many times throughout my childhood and it was my normal. Now that I’m an adult, I put two-and-two together and realized she was flipping. When I inquired about it, I discovered that she only wanted to make each home exactly as she wanted it, and then moved because she needed a change of scenery. Regardless of my incorrect assumption of her desire to invest in real estate, the inquiry started my journey.

I am currently active duty military and my husband and I were looking for a home that we could rent when we move to our next base in a year. We came across a duplex and bought it. The duplex is actually a converted 4-plex and we’ve decided to restore it to its former glory. We are currently living in one of the units renovating the others.

Since we purchased the 4-plex, the universe has provided an opportunity for me to leave the military and I plan on pursuing real estate investing full time.

We're mostly interested in rentals and plan to use the BRRRR method.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story and our goals!

That sounds like a great first property!  Multifamily will get you closer to your goals.

Thank you! We’re very excited. I think we got a little lucky too. I’m hoping we can get it done in the next few months. My husband is an assistant coach for the kid soccer team and his work prevents him from attending every practice/game. I would love for him to have the opportunity to commit to all of them one day!

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