Now that my weekly sit-in for Grim is just about done; I’m opening up this thread for open discussion, but mainly to find what; who are you and what brings you here?
We definitely have a very broad range of individuals who visit, read, and post here. I was just curious to see the different varieties of people we have here, and why everyone is so interested in real estate.
I’m Richie, 31, married, and a first time home owner since 2004. My day job is in computer consulting. I’m interested in Real Estate mainly because of my father. He’s a contractor/builder who’s been in the business since the late 70’s so over time I’ve learned a lot from him when it comes to the industry. I hope to expand my ownership to more then just the home that my wife and I live in. Since my dad has been through this market once before; he knows exactly how bad it can get. He said it was ugly when real estate was sour in the late 80’s/early 90’s and he thinks that it’s going to be just as bad this time around.
I did not start paying attention to real estate until 1998-1999 when I started saving up enough $$ to purchase something. Through my father’s advice, I picked up an empty parcel of land at the end of 1999. The land stayed vacant until 2003 when my wife and I started construction on our new home which is where we live today.
With some more money saved up now; I hope to increase my stake in real estate once prices become reasonable by purchasing more land or buy getting some rental property.
So everybody, introduce yourself!