Why purchase or invest in Real Estate?
Because –> You can get your family to Hawai’i each year… or whatever floats your boat!
Many hard working people only get by. Yet, if you could purchase an investment property, you can change the trajectory and financial strength of your family and your family’s future.
I was introduced to Mutual funds in the 2nd grade. I began investing my lawn cutting income alongside my dad into Janus Venture, Janus Worldwide, and other funds by middle school. Why did I do this? Growing up I learned money wasn’t to be thrown around lightly. We joke about it now, but if you wanted a soda in our family – you better pull out your own dollar.
My sister often bought a Coke. I never did.
Once somebody showed me that money, once earned and saved, could be invested to make more money – I realized that if I could do that enough, I wouldn’t even have to work! In middle school, that sounded like a good plan. Now that I am older and have a family of my own I know that I will always want to be working – but having financial strength, peace, and the ability to be a blessing to those around me is an incredible way to live.
I went to college and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business & Economics. I was headed towards Chicago’s financial district. Fast forward a number of years and I’m living in Anchorage and working in young adult ministry – and we’re buying our first home. Then I realize – despite going to college for a Business degree – nobody ever laid out for me the basics of home loans – and the financing options readily available to me. We were under contract on our first house before we even decided to go with conventional financing instead of with the FHA.
What I’ve learned now – after immersing myself in real estate investments for the past six years is so much more than I knew then. We’ve bought multiple investment properties, sold and bought homes, and done remodeling homes and short platting land. We’ve used commercial financing, construction financing, conventional financing, in state financing, and out of state financing.
I want to share with you what I’ve learned.
We will keep you updated