Tuesday, August 08, 2006

investments

I'm pretty excited. A friend of mine loaned me some CDs by Carleton Sheets. He's some real estage mogul that I had never heard of. His CDs talk about creative financing and all sorts of fun things--things I've been thinking for years and I always thought I was nuts, but turns out he has crazier ideas than I do! I LOVE real estate so they're super interesting to listen to. I got really motivated after only three discs (and listening on my iPod at work) and realized I hadn't checked the MLS in our area lately. I normally peruse it every few days or so, just to get a feel for what's for sale in our area (and so I can day dream at work).

When we first started house shopping I wanted a serious fixer-upper that we could rehab and customize to our personal tastes. We ended up with a blank slate, not really a fixer-upper. Our home was totally livable the way it was, it was just pretty ugly and plain. We've done some work to it but cash flow has been slow so we haven't been able to do as much as we like. We don't have any investments right now, and I'm itching to have something to fall back on.

WELL. I found a property A BLOCK DOWN FROM OUR HOUSE. We went and looked at it last night and I am in LOVE. Adam is going to try to get a pre-approval in only his name (our house is in just my name). If he can get it, we're going to make an offer on this property. I try not to get my hopes up about these things but it's just so perfect for our situation. This also has me all revved up to look into real estate classes again--there's so much more I want to know. I love houses and I love showings--the thought of getting to potentially make money off of walking through people's homes makes me giddy. PLUS I think I would do awesome in sales. If Adam weren't already in sales, I would be doing it already. I just can't take the risk of sacrificing my steady income and trading it off for the uncertanity of commission.

What the heck. I want to be a SAHM, a real estate agent, and a doula. I need to start thinking about how to juggle all of these dreams!

4 comments:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I hope things go your way! I am the same way with my "what I want to be when I grow up" ... currently am a SAHM but also have plans for many other things, too... it's always changing!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

P.S. Care if I put you in my blogroll?

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Ok, I am lacking in savviness... what does RYC mean?!

New Mama's Nest said...

Sounds awesome... good luck with the house and dreams! My Grandfather (in-law) has an 8th grade education from the old south, decided to get into real estate- bought some tapes off the tee-vee and made himself a fortune! It's an exciting enterprise!

You've inspired my next blog post...