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Ryan Halverson

Multi-family Investor from roswell, Georgia

Feb 14 '13, 07:27 PM

Hey everyone, I have been lurking for awhile but decided to post and get more in depth help from the community. I have been learning a lot from formulas to recommended furnishings, the community is awesome and I look forward to learning/contributing more.

As you can tell from my picture I am prior US Air Force, served 4 years and moved to Chicago with my wonderful fiance last year. I am an IT professional for now with ambitions to move into real estate. We are looking to purchase a multi plex and would like to set ourselves up for wealth 15+ years from now.

Ben Leybovich Video

Multifamily Investor / Syndicator from Lima, Ohio

Feb 14 '13, 07:30 PM

Hey @Ryan Halverson,

Thanks for introducing yourself, and thank you for your service. Stay active.

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Ryan Halverson

Multi-family Investor from roswell, Georgia

Feb 14 '13, 07:33 PM
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Hey @Ben Leybovich, thanks for the support. I was actually stationed a stones throw from you, I was at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton last year (did all 4 years there)

Been up to the Kewpee burger joint in Lima a couple times.

Joshua Dorkin Verified Donor

Commercial Real Estate Agent from Denver, Colorado

Feb 14 '13, 08:16 PM

Welcome to the site, @Ryan Halverson! We appreciate having you here. There are a ton of military folks here to network with along with the rest of the community. Definitely jump in and get involved!

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James Vermillion Donor

Property Manager from Lexington, Kentucky

Feb 15 '13, 06:01 AM

Welcome to BP Ryan...I have to get my daily fix(es) as well. I too am an Air Force Vet. I served 4 years as a Maintenance Officer and separated this summer to pursue some other opportunities including being closer to my investing market. Good luck to you!

Doug Perry

Real Estate Broker from Chicago, Illinois

Feb 15 '13, 08:47 AM

Hi Ryan, welcome to Chicago! I applaud your decision to invest in multi-family property. Re: prices, we're at the bottom of the trough, so now is a good time to buy. Have you connected with any of the local investment groups?

Jon Klaus Verified Moderator Donor

Investor from Garland, Texas

Feb 15 '13, 08:52 AM

Welcome to BiggerPockets, Ryan. I'm in IT, too. There are a good number of techies at BP.

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Ryan Halverson

Multi-family Investor from roswell, Georgia

Feb 15 '13, 08:55 AM

@Doug Perry I have not connected with a local investor yet, my MFU would be small as the move here and other expenses dismantled my savings, plus I would like to start small on my first property.

Hey @Jon Klaus, good to hear. The analytical mindset of IT people probably does well in REI.

Doug Perry

Real Estate Broker from Chicago, Illinois

Feb 15 '13, 09:36 AM

@Ryan Halverson, nothing wrong with starting small...base hits win games too! To learn more and network with like-minded people, you might want to check out Chicago Creative Investors Association:

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Feb 15 '13, 09:47 AM

@Ryan Halverson - Welcome. I am a fellow Chicagoan and Fellow Air Force Veteran. Welcome to BP. I suggest you get educated on the Chicago market. As we all know, the first rule of real estate is Location, Location, Location. So educate yourself before you buy.

Attend REI Groups locally. Lots of information, not just from the presentations, but be sure to engage with and network with other investors in the area.

Good Luck!

Ryan Halverson

Multi-family Investor from roswell, Georgia

Feb 15 '13, 09:56 AM

@Doug Perry *********** Thanks for all the support and info! Look forward to my time here.

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