When I was 20, I bought my first rental property. I was working a full-time but I wasn't making much money. I knew I wanted to start a side business. My choice for real estate was for 2 big reasons, the first being growth. If I did my math right, I could generate income regardless of how many hours I worked.
For each house I purchased it was like opening another franchise that produced money day after day. Of course, there would be setbacks and I have lived through quite a lot but I knew the property would never be worthless, with the growing population and insurance to guard against catastrophes. Second, I wanted to provide a good house for someone to call home. Before I was a homeowner I lived in a house that was less than ideal with what some would call a slumlord. That has stuck with me through all my rehabs and builds to make sure I am providing a place that I would like to live.
When I started I had little money, I financed as much as I could of the purchase price and did a ton of sweat equity learning drywall, painting, electrical and plumbing. While working a full time job and spending off hours on my rehab projects. It was a lot of work and many sleepless nights. One thing I understood was this was a business like any other not a get rich quick as so many instructors would try to sell it. For every deal and every repair I got better and better, eventually to the point that I can focus more time building the business and less time working in the business.
This website and my YouTube channel are a way that I can share my journey for those wanting to learn the business or those that want to follow along. I don’t like most of the mainstream house fix and flip shows that leave a lot of details missing. Also this site is about holding myself accountable and continuing to learn. No one knows it all, while the rehab may be complete I am always a work in progress.