Book Smart


So I’ve come across a true find during my week here in NYC – and I just had to share it with the Redfin posse. 

Being sorta ADD (okay fine - really ADD) most books keep me interested for a max of about 2 pages before I either A) begin snoring or B) toss said book across the room in disgust. 

Happily, neither happened when I cracked open “A Million Bucks by 30: How to Overcome a Crap Job, Stingy Parents, and a Useless Degree to Become a Millionaire Before (or After) Turning Thirty” by Mr. Alan Corey.  This book about how Alan, 29, managed to turn a $40k entry level job in tech support into an actual cool million just by (gasp!) saving his money and making smart real estate choices, all of which he details for us, was SO good and SO much fun to read that I read it cover to cover in a single day.  No lie.  Now that’s some darned good writing, lemme tell ya. 

It helps that I know Alan and that he is a real actual person, not some “how-to-make-jillions-overnight-in-real-estate-infomercial” faker.   But, to be fair, I was actually planning to pretend to read it and just tell Alan it was really really good.  But no, I found I actually could…not…put it….down.   Like a really juicy novel but it was all about real estate.  Go figure!

Now in the past 12 years, I’ve flipped properties, bought (and sold) tax properties, and bought, renovated, and sold houses often without an agent  - and all at a nice profit.  Plus I got this here “blog” thing going on.  So I tend to let it go to my head and think I know a whole lot about real estate.  But the reality is there is always more you can learn!  So it was great to actually learn something from this book – which means if you are reading this blog, trust me, you will too.  

If you’re passionate about real estate investing – or even just like money – you should do yourself a favor and buy it on Amazon – NOW.  

Ok, now y’all can’t say I never gave you any ‘good’ advice here.

And once you are done reading it, go check out some of these brand spanking new bargains:

2619 W AGATITE #1E CHICAGO, IL 60625

Price: $144,900

Beds: 1
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: -
Lot Size: -
Property Type: Attached Single Family, Condo
Floor: 1
Area: Lincoln Square
On Redfin: 2 days

4343 N CLARENDON Ave #2411 CHICAGO, IL 60613

Price: $130,000

Beds: 0
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: -
Lot Size: -
Property Type: Attached Single Family, High Rise, Studio
Year Built: 1973
Exposure: West
Floor: 12
Area: Uptown
On Redfin: 2 days

5603 N Wayne Ave Chicago, IL 60660

Price: $267,900

Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 800
$/Sq. Ft.: $335
Lot Size: -
Property Type: Condominium/Townhouse/Apartment
Year Built: 2009
Seller Type: By Owner
Condition: Resale
On Redfin: 1 day
New Listing (24 hours)