I live in Hawaii and been looking for Investors in the area who I can get feedback, ideas, relate with, and just be able to surround each other by to get the feel of teamwork wether its doing deals together or just sharing stories with each other. Its scary to know that I'm going on it on my own and it don't help that the Real Estate Agents out here tend to give you the whole "That's crazy, that won't work" response. Right now, at this moment I been looking for a house to live in before I get done with my tour in Iraq so I can have a place to live in that I can consider an investment for the future, instead of doing what everyone else does and just rent a place for a year and lose all that money that goes nowhere, the minute we return back to the island. It's not my goal to lose money through renting but to recieve gains from buying my own and renting out. That's the way I think of it. But I haven't had any success for even finding a place for myself.
I have a 4month deadline to find a place, which do you think its best to fnd a deal and be able to lock up the property and be able to move in to on the 4th month? Should I go for a Short-Sale, Foreclosure, Normal Sale Property, etc. Which do you think is best? My intensions is to have a property to live in on my 4th month when I get done with my tour in Iraq and return back to the island right at the same time frame.