Hello my name is Dwight, Im new to BP. Currently Im working as a contractor in Afghanistan. Before I came overseas in 2011 I worked as a Lead Maintenance for many different apartment complexes in Texas for 6 years where I developed an interest in RE. Finally I've earned some capital to get started buying my own properties. Finding BP has been a blessing. In just a fews days of reading the discussion Iv'e had so many questions answered and I've been enlightened to a list of topics that i need to focus on as a newbie. Everyone is very kind, helpful and professional Im glad to be here!! My goals are to be an owner occupant of a 4-plex utilizing a VA loan in the DFW area. I will be attempting to locate and purchase 3 homes in a price range of 50k-60k each this coming summer when I return, i figured this will a good starting point. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciate. Thanks in advance
Hey Dwight Randall -
Welcome to BP! Awesome that you have joined us from all the way on the other side of the world. I just met a woman on a flight last weekend that is heading to Afghanistan for 18 months as a contractor and she is doing the same thing you are doing. She has acquired a couple of upper end properties in Phoenix where she lived, has a property overseas and is looking to invest more when she gets back.
Best of luck with your investing. I may not be the best person to help you find what you are looking for in the DFW area, but we are doing a lot of SFR investing there and in Memphis. However, don't hesitate to ask any questions as you get going.
Glad to have you here!
Thanks for the response Chris. Yes sir contracting has been a great experience I like it. Im sure as I get closer to returning I'll have a million questions.
Blessings and respect
Dwight, Welcome to BP. There are a lot of people from DFW here. The fact you won't be back until summer is great. You have plenty of time to learn without impatience causing you to jump into a bad deal. Good luck and stay safe - Ned
Ned Carey, Crab Properties LLC | http://baltimorerealestateinvestingblog.com/
Welcome to BP, Dwight. Your experience in apartment complex maintenance will be very useful as a quad investor. Let me know if I can help as I also invest in Income property in DFW.
Nice to meet you Ned,Yes sir Its good to see people already networking in the DFW area. And your right I will not have the same level of temptation to buy prematurely like my fellow newbies, at least for now. But I know nervousness and anxiety is waiting for me at the door steps of that first property lol. thanks
blessings and respect.
Welcome to BP Nation Dwight. I previously had investments in your area and believe you are in a great cash flow market. Stay active and ask questions, then apply what unlearn in the real world.
Thanks Jon for posting, I always thought that working as the "maintenance man" was a jump off to something better, And REI is it.
Im grateful to have come across BP! And thank you for offering your help I will definitely be in touch and involved.
blessing and respect.
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