Happy Easter to everyone!
I had already devoured Dean's Be A Real Estate Millionaire about a month ago and just received the Profit From Real Estate Right Now. I can't wait to finish the book and will get through it for the first time later today.
I recently had the chance to adapt my work schedule from the standard 9-5:30 (no paid lunch here) Monday through Friday to a 4 x 10 shift where I work 4 days a week for 10 hours at a time. This opens up 2 weekdays for me each week where I can look at property, visit town hall for records, and meet with real estate agents or mortgage brokers.
I am currently working with a mortgage broker who is helping me make my first home purchase by helping me clean up my credit. He gave me some clear steps to follow and it feels good as each situation is taken care of. I procrastinated on many of these old issues and they are coming back to bite me in the behind. Definitely learned my lesson here! Just take care of things as they come up because they are not going away on their own!!!
There are many REOs in my area and I think I want to start with these since I do not feel up to working with people possibly losing their home at this time. I have 2 properties I am currenty interested in, one for my family to live in and another that would make an excellent buy and hold for rental income. I can get pre-approved for a mortgage soon with my work on my credit report, but I want to look into other financing for the rental property soon so I don't lose the opportunity. It has been on the marker for several months and is a duplex listed for $140,000 in a great area not too far from me.
Wish me luck on my progress and I will check in soon!