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My name is Josh Kirk and I'm a 21 year old from Lynchburg, Virginia, currently 3 semesters away from a Bachelors degree in Aviation Management from Liberty University. While aviation both on the maintenance side and the piloting side is my current passion, I see the value in real-estate investing over investing alternatives and I'm looking for a way to use my rehabbing and administrative skills to grow my future in real-estate. Reading Brandons Book, The Book on Rental Property Investing has convinced me that rental property investing it a great option for both passive and longterm income. I'm interested in learning from the massive wealth of wisdom on this site and growing my future real estate business into a provider of extra quality time, more financial freedom, and deeper life lessons for my future family. 

A little bit about my current financial status: I am working a full time job at an aviation company local to me, working a part time job at Sams club, and going to school full time. After running many excel spreadsheets and logistical calculations I've figured that I have enough to income to save $1000 a month. I also have student loans amounting to $15000 and have around $9000 in liquid cash. Does anyone further along in their real-estate journey share a similar background? If not, I'm curious to learn about how you started and where you are now.

Look forward to engaging with y'all! - Josh Kirk

Hey Josh welcome to the community! My name is Lamont and I am Lynchburg as well. I started this journey back in 2014/2015 it lead to me getting my real estate license after meeting my now mentor. Over the past few years I have dabbled in flips and wholesaling. Just now starting to refocus and looking to purchase my first rentals next year. I have lots of knowledge anything and would love to be a resource. 

Hey guys we have a goal setting group that meets every Friday morning 7am at Market at Main. Feel free to join us. 

DM me and I’ll give you guys my number to connect. Hopefully we can offer you some more people to connect with. 

@Josh Kirk hey Josh, welcome to BP! Have you considered house hacking your first property? That would be my recommendation for your first house. Thats how I got started and I was able to buy a pretty nice house with a low down payment and almost immediatley rented all the spare rooms which more than covered my mortgage. Best of luck! Kyle

@Kyle Deutschmann - Hey Kyle, appreciate your input! I am giving serious thought to house hacking. It seems like a good alternative to putting rent money into someone else's pocket. The ideal situation is finding a place that I can renovate/rehab in about a month while I'm living in it. In your opinion, when is the best time of year to have a location ready to rent?

@Josh Kirk Id say late Spring/early summer is usually the best time to start marketing your house/rooms for rent. Thats when most people are moving or start looking at moving, so you can usually get the most rental income at that time of year

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