I just wanted to share my story because #1 I AM SOOO PROUD OF MYSELF and #2 maybe help someone else step out on faith and recieve their blessing. So I have been battling my issues with fear and insecurities for many years. These last couple of months have really been about me repairing myself in preparation for the BIG VISION I have. So I have come to realize that fear is an illusion and not anything of substance. It is formed from our past experiences and hinders our present and future if not confronted. Well I am so happy to say that I did it. I broke through that wall of fear and on that other side of that wall was a blessing. Although the deal is not finalized as of yet the greatest part is. I HAVE cast down the imagination of fear and insecurity that I created in my own mind. The only limits in life are the ones we place on our own minds. Change your perception and change your life. Just the thought of it gives me chills because I first hand know what it is like to be a prisoner of my past. Well here is my first Real Estate deal leap of faith. I have been passing by this house on the way to my grandmothers house for the last couple of weeks that had a For Sale By Owner sign. I made up every scenario in my head of why I couldn't do it. Well today I grabbed the bull by the horns and I called the phone number listed on the sign. I spoke to the owner and he said he owned 2 more houses. At that point I started shaking because I saw the amazing opportunity. After he so excidedly explained the situation of each house. I came to find out that he lived in one that was completely remolded(4bd/ 2 bath/ pool)asking price $244k. The second was vacant and also was remolded and has a one bedroom detached living space that can be rented (4bd/ 2 bath/ 1 bd rental and permits for an additional room to be added to house if I wanted to)asking price $279k. The third house is occupied and renting for $4k a month and is also remolded and has a pool and he will sell for what he owes left on the house $522k (houses in that area are $600k to over $900k in the down market). So I started chatting some more to find his magic buttons and found out he has been living in here for over 20 years and wants to move back house out of state. So here is my big LEAP of FAITH. I said if I want all three houses will you carry the mortgages on them. AND he said...........OF COURSE. WOW!! It was as easy as that. All I had to do is ask. Of course he said that if I decided to take all 3 or just 2 he would need a down payment since he was going to carry them but then again I know like some of you know that will our new "Think A Little Different" mentality all things are possible. So I have a meeting with him tomorrow to check out the properties and see what we can work out. And like I said even though the deal is not officially finalized I took the step and I know that anything is possible if you just aren't afraid to ask. So to all of you reading this that are struggling with this same excuse of fear. Just do it with your eyes closed and God will lead the way. Don't focus on the obstacles you imagine to see in front of you just be lead by inspiration.
NOTE: Some of my so called obstacles or as Dean would say excuses: Single mom, unemployeed, not so good credit and no money BUT this one think I do know NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE IF YOU BELIEVE.