There is an added element of risk when you take the steps to buy something big, such as a home, car or investment property. It terrifies some and yet also gives you a sense of empowerment.
It felt so great to buy a house by myself with no help. Just me. I had thought about acquiring rental properties once I was divorced but I wasn’t sure if I would get approved on my own. I mean, I knew I had what it took but would the world know?
I reached out to a lender and was preapproved the next day!
I owned the house I was living in and needed to find a renter. That wasn’t too difficult because an employee of mine and her new husband really wanted to move out of their apartment and into a home with a garage and yard. I did my due diligence and found that they appeared to be a good fit to rent the house. Typically, I don’t rent to family or anyone in my inner circle but this time it worked out very well.
The real estate market was heading toward a boom in 2019 and I got in just in time.
I knew what I wanted and found the perfect house for me. It’s a 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, 2 car garage, fenced-in backyard for my 2 fur babies, covered back deck, and a beautifully remodeled kitchen. What else does this girl want?
To some, it may not be a big deal, but to me it was huge! I was an investor, single woman, and starting my new life, life of endless opportunities, single and slaying it, alone but not lonely, and real estate rockstar. These were all names I called myself.
This is when I decided to put my relationship status as “Independent” on Facebook because with my new purchase and one home added to my investment portfolio made me feel independent and I wanted the world to know.
I’d love to hear what empowers you, whether you feel it is big or small, it’s the journey that molds us to who we want to become. Now Roar!
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