Ian was born and raised in San Diego, California, where many believe that it's too expensive to buy real estate. By serendipitous chance, Ian stumbled upon a real estate seminar where the real estate agent was talking about a concept called "house hacking". Intrigued, Ian worked with the agent and bought his first property: a duplex in the heart of San Diego, west of North Park. He lived in one of the units, rented out a room in the same unit, and rented out the other unit; AKA House Hacked.
After becoming comfortable with the numbers and analytical portions of real estate, Ian found the asset class to be very forgiving, especially when you start from house hacking. He partnered with his dad and bought a single-family property in San Antonio, Texas, and also invested as a limited partner in a multifamily syndication in Austin, Texas. Back in 2020 during COVID, Ian and his wife moved to Parker and are currently house hacking in the Parker area.
Through the growing pains of learning how to become a successful landlord and business-owner, Ian has found real estate to be an incredible investment, especially after seeing the price of his duplex in San Diego increase $200,000 over 2 years, along with all the tax benefits and control you have over the asset! Ian wants to clear the murky waters and educate the masses before they invest in real estate. He can't wait to get others invested in real estate and increase their wealth through the power of tax savings, loan paydown, potential cash flow, and hedging against inflation!