It's time to get personal. It's time to open up. It's time to document, in excruciating detail, my journey as a newbie real estate investor.
My biggest priority right now is to acquire a rental property in the next month, get it rent-ready by early 2017, and start collecting monthly cash flow in the form of good 'ole rent. Here's perhaps the biggest challenge: I'm looking for a property that's 2,300 miles away from where I live. Let me lay it out real simple - I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm looking to buy a house in Indianapolis, Indiana. A place I've never visited...
I have NO IDEA where this new endeavor will take me, but I know the Jump In Real Estate community will play a key role in furthering your education, as well as mine. Because real estate is all about the Ups, the Downs, the frustration, the challenges, and the wins. So, follow along by hitting the nice pretty button below:
I promise there will be lots of pictures, actual numbers, and videos! And hopefully, this is property #1 of many, as I work my way toward a life of Financial Independence, a.k.a...EARLY RETIREMENT!
With that, I'll leave you with a few of my favorite quotes from the great Jim Rohn...along with a few of my own notes too:
"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present." - Why does much of society accept the fact that they have to work until they're 65?? Design you "dream" life now!
"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." - Craft your life plan, Jump In, and take action!
"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune." - The value of continued self-education AFTER high school, AFTER college, and AFTER grad school, will positively alter your life.
"If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse." - Bottom line: once you've crafted your life plan and committed to continued self-education, you have to execute. Find a way, not an excuse.