Well, I guess it's about time I started my member journal. As you can see from our profile, we've been here since last March, but progress has been slow. I've started to show my face on the forums more because January and February are the "slowest" (a relative term) months in our otherwise busy lives.
To this point we have looked at a handful of houses and put in several offers. We are currently getting ready to go to a real estate investment club on Tuesday night. I put up our first flyer today -- you can read about that and give me some much-needed feedback on it under the "marketing" section of the forum.
Our family is blessed that my dad has a secure position as a high school teacher. The only drawback is that he has to supplement his salary with jobs in the summer and work as a security member for football and basketball games at the high school. He's at the school right now until 9 pm for basketball. We would like to be able to free him up from his summer and security jobs to give us more time together as a family. Additionally, my mother had to have oral surgery three years ago and the cost has tightened us financially, but not beyond our means. Thirdly, my only passion before I found out about real estate was writing fiction, and I had no desire to pursue journalism. I have enjoyed everything I've learned about real estate investing to this time and I have enjoyed becoming a part of the DG family, especially since I'm an only child!
Well, I'll wind it down here and hopefully be coming back regularly with progress on our end!
"He who is mighty has done great things for me...He has...exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things..." Matt. 1:49-53