Now is the Time to Start Meandering into Fixer Upper Houses

Yep, that's me painting a fixer-upper house

If your circumstances are such that it is impossible for you to start investing in real estate today, you can start by just meandering in that direction. You can program your mind to pay attention to anything related to real estate. Cut articles out of the newspaper, buy books at book sales, ask friends and co-workers how they purchased their house, watch for free classes or seminars.

If you don’t start following your dream now, you may never do it. There’s a lot more to life than just making a living by working at an uninspiring job.

Start to Prepare Yourself

You can be constantly learning and preparing for the day you will purchase your first fix-up property. Virtually anything you need to know is available to you through books, audio recordings, workshops, seminars, public education programs, consultants and training programs.

I meandered for approximately 11 years before purchasing my first investment property. Now I wish I had started sooner, but you can’t begin until you have the desire and the knowledge. Sometimes, desire and knowledge can be acquired simply by observing someone else operating a successful business.

Reason to Not Invest and Reasons to Invest

There are always reasons not to invest in real estate. The most common reason used to be that people thought house prices were too high. Now, the situation has reversed itself and housing prices are at historic lows.

The time is ripe to start meandering in the direction of Fixer Upper Houses.

See What’s Happening in Your Neighborhood

You might want to check out how low houses are selling for in your neighborhood. You might be surprised.

You can find housing prices at Zillow.com or on the multiple listing service (MLS).

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