What is Hipster Investments?

We are a matchmaker. We connect you, the investor, to companies who work with some of the coolest hands-off investing opportunities we know about. Currently we are working with turnkey rental properties—all the work (rehab, tenants, and management) are all done for you, all you have to do is buy the property! Don’t worry, we help you through the due diligence.

 

How can Hipster Investments help you?

We will hold your hand through the whole process. We have personally bought properties through the same people we connect you with, so we’ve ‘been there, done that’ and got the income to prove it. Or, we can stay out of it if you’d prefer we just shut up. In that case, we’ll connect you with our folks and be on our way. You tell us! We are here for you, however you want us.

Why should you work with Hipster?

Because not only are we very educated in what we do, and not only have we done all of this ourselves so we aren’t just some sales gig trying to get you to buy things, but we really focus on your goals. Is passive turnkey investing right for you? Maybe not. If it isn’t, we won’t lie and say it is. We are more focused on the end game, which actually isn’t real estate! It’s lifestyle design. Meaning, we think everyone should be able to live the life of their dreams. Passive income is the best way to do that because you don’t have to work for your money. And real estate investing happens to be one of the best vehicles for passive income, which is why we work with it!

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Who’s Behind the Hipster Curtain?

Meet the team.

Comments
  • David Pennington
    Reply

    Hey Crew! Just found you, love the energy you bring….I’m the sales division of a 30 year old hard money lender reaching out for some action. We have asset backed mortgage notes for sale- performing and non-performing across the country….want’a play?

    • Ali
      Reply

      Haha…I’ll bite! Mostly because you sound….AWESOME 🙂 Shoot a message through the Contact Page and send the terms of the loans you can offer. We dig the terms, we’ll tell our folks about it 😉

  • Brian Nobles
    Reply

    HI ALI, So how many turnkey properties have you purchased or how many do you own?
    Thanks Bri.

    • Ali
      Reply

      Hi Brian! I own…quite a few 🙂

  • Adolfo
    Reply

    HI Ali- I am looking to invest in my first turnkey property, the areas I am looking in are Ohio, I would definitely like your input and feedback and possibly help me find my first investment property out of state. I did submit to your contact page.

    • Ali
      Reply

      Hey Adolfo! Great! Did Melissa respond to you via email if you reached out on the Contact page? Let me know. We’d love to help you with your first turnkey purchase.

    • Rich
      Reply

      I am also interested in investing in Ohio. What opportunities have you come across? Thanks, Rich

      • Ali
        Reply

        Hey Rich! We actually aren’t working with any properties in Ohio right now. Those markets don’t meet some of our requirements that we like to see in markets, so we aren’t in those right now.

  • Alex
    Reply

    Hi Ali. I found my way here after seeing you on BiggerPockets and I think I could learn a thing or two here. I’d really appreciate having an email conversation with you about turnkey real estate and how to really make it work. I’m stuck overseas in the Middle East and I simply can’t be there to manage my properties.

    • Ali
      Reply

      Hey Alex! Yes, definitely, I’d love to chat with you. Reach out on the Contact Page and that will let us talk directly!

      • Alex
        Reply

        Well, I gave it two tries and waited a while with no response off the contact page. I’m not sure if there’s some technical issue or if you’re just really busy. Either way I hope to chat with you sooner or later.

        • Ali
          Reply

          Hey Alex, I’m so sorry! I’ve been searching through our emails and I haven’t been able to find any from you? I have no idea where they would be as we rarely hear that we haven’t received a message. We definitely aren’t too busy for you, is for sure a technical issue. I’m going to email you personally right now.

          -Ali

          • Ali

            Hi everyone! I wanted to let you all know we confirmed we were having a major technical problem with our Contact page on the website, and better yet, we had no idea! Thank you to everyone who let us know you hadn’t heard back from us. We missed everyone’s messages for about two weeks we think. Our web guy has tentatively fixed the problem, so if you did by any chance reach out to us and not hear back, please message us again!

  • Christina
    Reply

    Loving your blogs. Just started this year and I have been trying to figure out what niche I want to get into and I like what you do. With my market the way it is, I don’t have too many options without knowing somebody that knows somebody… How can I be like you when I grow up??? lol. Please hit me up sometime, would love to connect!
    Thanks,
    Chris

    • Ali
      Reply

      Hi Chris! Haha…well you can be like us anytime! Looks like you are a wholesaler? You’ll learn a ton. We don’t wholesale, so can’t help you much there, but feel free to reach out anytime.

      • Miguel
        Reply

        Hello Ali,
        You mentioned good turnkey companies in Philadelphia. Would you be will to recommended any to me?

        • Ali
          Reply

          Hey Miguel! Absolutely. Reach out to us on our Contact page and we can give you all of the company information there.

  • Paul
    Reply

    Hi Ali. I have seen your posts on BP and was wondering what the turnkey areas are that you like. I was also wondering what your thoughts are on purchasing fixers in those out of state areas and getting them rehabbed (not doing the work myself but overseeing and making sure it gets done). Would it be worth it to buy the fixers if I could get them repaired and be at 70%ARV (or as close to as possible). I have about $500K to work with.

    • Ali
      Reply

      Hi Paul. So a couple answers here… as far as the areas, the areas are always changing because the markets are always changing. But right now, in August 2014, my favorite turnkey markets (in thinking of value of the deal and ease of working with the turnkey provider) in my opinion are Philly, Dallas, Houston, and some in Chicago. As far as doing all the work yourself, it’s hard for me to answer that because I would never personally want to do that or take on that risk, but that doesn’t at all mean no one else should do it. I just prefer to spend as little time (and stress) on my properties and taking on a project like that doesn’t fit into my ‘wants’ list.

      • Paul
        Reply

        Hi Ali-Thanks for your reply. Those are areas I have heard were currently good (except Chicago-I did not know that was an area to consider). Do you have any good turn key providers you could recommend as I do not know anyone out in any of those areas. Thanks!!:)

        • Ali
          Reply

          Hi Paul, yes, reach out to us on our Contact Page and we can give you info there.

  • Scott
    Reply

    Ali, awesome site; love that you play RUGBY! Discovered you through BiggerPockets. I’ve been considering SFR opportunities in California but noticing better returns (and demographics) out of state. Hearing a lot of good things about TX. A friend of mine told me last night that he is having problems keeping his 2 rentals in Memphis, TN, occupied. Is there a market you especially like right now?

    • Ali
      Reply

      Hi Scott! Do you play rugby? Amazing sport. Yes, returns are better outside of CA unfortunately. TX has some good cash flow cities. I’m not personally a Memphis fan myself. The most popular markets I’m seeing right now are Philly (lower prices, higher cash flow) and Houston and Dallas (higher prices, less cash flow, but more growth potential and nicer properties). Philly is beating the pants off everywhere else as far as where everyone I know is buying, and Houston and Dallas have great stuff. Secondary markets to those are Chicago, Atlanta, and Indy. That is all of right now tho, it’s always changing. Hope that helps!

  • Joseph
    Reply

    I bumped into your web site en route to going to a rehab real estate meetup this Saturday. You’ve carried that out ot the nth degree. So interesting. I went to a guru training and that is seeming to mean 0. I sing Opera type music and when I go to the rehab real estate meeting I sing a sort of real estate song. haha I put it on youtube. I do agree with your videos. real estate is capitalism and that is why, like Nasa space ships, we can reduce risk if we plan. It does take a lot of IQ though to do, without cash of your own in his field.

    • Ali
      Reply

      For sure, Joseph and thanks for commenting! Best of luck with your rehabbing. Keep us posted on how it goes!

  • Arsene
    Reply

    Hi Ali,

    I found your website through surfing the web about turnkey REI. I wanted to know your recommendations for any you have come across. Thanks a lot. Keep up the excellent work.

    • Ali
      Reply

      Sure thing, will email you Arsene. And you’re welcome, thanks for reading!

  • Praise
    Reply

    Hi Ali, found you through BP. Your site looks awesome! I just started looking into Turnkey REI, but not sure of the company to use. Can you help? Thanks!

    • Ali
      Reply

      Absolutely! Coming your way.

  • Ryan Zweng
    Reply

    Ali, I saw the catchy name of your blog a few times on Bigger Pockets.com.
    Thought I should check out your site, and glad I did; its gorgeous!I
    What types of resources or “mentoring” do you offer through the Education part of your site?
    Cheers,
    Ryan
    ryan@popdropdesign.com

    • Ali
      Reply

      Hi Ryan! The mentoring/education is really informal. We used to charge a flat rate one-time fee (small one, nothing crazy) just to help coach you along if you are looking for some help. We haven’t done much of it lately so haven’t been advertising it, but if you are interested we can definitely talk. We’d want to make sure first that what you are looking to get mentored in is something we can for sure help with. Feel free to reach out.

  • Teresa
    Reply

    Hi, Ali. I met you on Bigger Pockets where you gave me some good advice. Thought I drop by your website, and I think it’s great here. I admire you girl! I have a request: Will you create a blog about buying and holding and/or wholesale properties. I would like to know the a-b-c’s and 1-2-3’s about how to get started in these investment areas. Thanks!

    • Ali
      Reply

      Hi Teresa, actually yes I am finishing an eBook about buy and holds right now that I’m hoping to release soon! I won’t write anything on wholesaling as I have never done it, have zero experience in it, and am actually not a huge advocate of it (I am in some regards but not for what I teach). Stay tuned for the eBook!

  • Frank
    Reply

    Hey Ali,

    It’s Frank from BP. I like the premise of your business and your site looks great. Looking forward to following you.

    Frank

    • Ali
      Reply

      Thanks for following, Frank! I got your other messages, I’ll shoot you an email to respond.

  • Taylor
    Reply

    We are a strong, passionate and experienced managment agent with a combined 25 yrs experience in the business, any advice we can offer please let us know….We manage Class a-Distressed assets in the Southeast!

  • Darren Levene
    Reply

    Ali, thanks for reaching out to me on bigger pockets. Seeing that you live in Venice Beach (I spent 10 years in Santa Monica & Venice beach before moving back to NYC), I had to check out your site and it’s totally awesome ! Great job !

    • Ali
      Reply

      Thanks Darren! Oh man, you must be missing the beach right now if you are in the cold NYC 🙂 Although Venice has been stupidly cold (relatively speaking of course) the last few days. I’m sitting with a heater on my feet as we speak.

      Awesome, reach out anytime! Especially if you will be in the area.

  • Onan Dumas
    Reply

    This is a great one for sure…I have an almost identical rental property in Dallas as well….great cash, appreciation area…the only problem is we have had a large infux of investors/hedge fund places coming in trying to compete and sucking deals up fast! Anyway, I am from Nicaragua and I think it is awesome that you are investing/spending time there! I’d love to learn how you are investing there as I would love to one day (even if it gives me an excuse to just go there!)…Cheers!

    • Ali
      Reply

      Hey Onan! Wow, small world. Definitely feel free to reach out anytime about the Nicaragua stuff. I can tell you all about it. And I too love it as an excuse to go there fairly regularly 🙂 Sounds awesome about your Dallas property! Dallas is a great market, it’s just a matter of finding the inventory.

  • Todd Boczkowski
    Reply

    One of the better real estate sites I have been to. Awesome! good site, good content, draws in your audience, I like the blogs, advice, and how your site can be seen as part of your personality. I too have found you through bigger pockets. I am still waiting to do my first real estate deal but it looks like you have a great team in place so congrats to you 🙂 Just wanted to drop a line and comment on your site. From somebody who has been researching and studying how to create websites and an authority blog, Yours def stand out and I’m sure you will continue your success!

    • Ali
      Reply

      Aww thanks Todd! That really makes me smile knowing it stands out and is engaging… I know ZIP about websites and such and really had no idea what I was doing when I started this one. Have just worked on it day by day.

      Congrats on getting into RE! Any plans for what you want to do?

      • Todd Boczkowski
        Reply

        Well I really want to get into rentals and multi-units basically get the cashflow and really start to build up my portfolio. I love investing! I got hooked! I love stock investing now trying real estate. I’m out of a job right now so budget is tight lol I know! I’m trying to change my life and trying to start from where I am at since I have no real career obligations. So making my first deal will have to come with a lil bit of time and some finese but I’m determined to take this path and finally start my life lol.

        • Ali
          Reply

          That’s great Todd! Definitely stay on BiggerPockets, you will learn a ton there. Stay in touch with me too and let me know if I can help with anything! Talk to you soon.

          • Todd Boczkowski

            Thanks! I will!

  • Jeremy
    Reply

    Looks like a great deal. I just found you, Ali, on BiggerPockets and then had to check out your site…and then this deal. Interesting for sure. I seem to find great turn-key deals often, but my biggest issue is the financing. I would love to hear more about how you are picking up these deals without a J.O.B. Keep fighting the good fight Ali. By the way, when I call my 4-year-old “Ali” she says “No Dad, my name is ALICIANNAH” in her best I’m-the-boss voice. 🙂

    • Ali
      Reply

      Haha Jeremy. Sounds like you are going to have a go-getter daughter when she gets older! That could be both great and horrible! Great because she’ll end up a CEO of some huge company and horrible because she’s going to con you into going out with any guy she wants to. Ha.

      I’m not actually buying right now, since you asked! 🙂 I sucked up all the mortgages I could get right before I quit the J.O.B. Now I run Hipster full-time so trying to build capital with no mortgage ability 🙂 Other help, investor partners.

      • Susan
        Reply

        Ah, I was going to ask you about this since I have a job exit fantasy/strategy but am realizing I must consider the impact on my future investing aspirations since it might not be as easy for me to get conventional loans. Appreciate your sharing!

        • Ali
          Reply

          You bet Susan! Yeah, it is a huge bummer when you can’t get conventional loans anymore. So definitely try to grab as many as you can before you quit so that when you do, you can assume it time to take a small buying break until you are back on your feet (unless you are okay paying all cash for properties in the meantime).

  • Kim
    Reply

    Awesome! I’m following your leads…for the longest time, I’m stuck doing research, analyzing deals, scouting the MLS, nothing! I need to take action! I want to go to Nicaragua too!

    • Ali
      Reply

      Yayy! Come on down!

  • Charles Thomas
    Reply

    How do you find these places?? I’ll troll around zillow for months and never find anything like you have on your site. That Dallas property is insane!! Teach me the ways Ms. Boone!!!!

    • Ali
      Reply

      Lol. Sure thing Charles! Just tell me what you want to know. And no, you won’t find these properties on Zillow. They are all unlisted! Makes them more special that way.

  • Michelle M
    Reply

    Hi Ali,

    Like many others who have commented on your blog, I found you on Bigger Pockets. You are such an inspiration.

    I am looking to get into real estate investing. I live in the Washington, DC metro area where real estate prices are higher than the natl avg. I would love to invest in my own backyard, however due to the prices, I have been researching other areas such as San Diego County (e.g., El Cajon, CA) and Riverside County (Temecula, CA & Canyon Lake, CA). I would be curious your thoughts on investing in the CA markets I have mentioned. I should mention, I do plan on moving to the west coast in the next 5+ yrs.

    What actually brought me to your website today (by way of BP) is I was looking for information on analyzing a property using one of the investment calculator’s on BP. But first I stumbled on to your article, How to Survive Real Estate Investing: 12 Life-Changing Tips. Great article by the way! In your bio on BP, it mentions you became involved in real estate investing 2 yrs ago and have managed to purchase 5 properties in 18 months using only creative financing methods. Amazing!!!! How can I do this? Also, what kinds of creative financing methods are you using? If I keep thinking I need to have all this money to get into real estate, my thinking will continue to prevent me from taking the first step. Would love to hear your thoughts. (Maybe investing in my own backyard is not out of reach). Excited to receive your reply!

  • Keerthi
    Reply

    Saw your link in BP when you commented on my thread.

    Can I know the details of this place and other properties if you come acorss any in the Chicago market.

    Thanks,
    Keerthi

    • Ali
      Reply

      You bet! Will email you.

  • Justin
    Reply

    Hi Ali,
    I posted a comment the other day in regard to flipping, but the more I read through your site, the more interested I become in the idea of investing in turn keys. Are there particular companies and/or people you locate these properties through? Or, are you doing all of the legwork yourself?
    Thanks for the great blog!
    Justin

    • Ali
      Reply

      Awesome! I’ll email you.

  • Gloria
    Reply

    Hello Ali, I found your website very informative. I was wondering how can I find a good turnkey. I live in Los Angeles and it seems like the market is drying up, but I have some money in the bank that I would prefer to use to break into other markets. Any help you can offer would be a great help. Thanks

    • Ali
      Reply

      You bet Gloria! I’ll shoot you an email.

      • Mike K.
        Reply

        Same boat here — looking for some turnkeys outside of CA at lower pricepoints. Would you mind sending me contacts?

        Thanks, Mike

        • Ali
          Reply

          You bet! Will email you.

  • Eugene
    Reply

    Hi Ali,

    I enjoy your website. Currently bought 2 condos out in vegas and I live in LA. How do you find a a good property managment company especially if the property is out in chicago.

    • Ali
      Reply

      Hey Eugene. I always buy turnkey properties so they come with property management. Not all turnkey providers have good management though, but one reason I love these Chicago ones is because they seem to have a really good handle on the management side which is really the most important with any rental buy.

  • Hil Hernandez
    Reply

    Hello Ali,

    Great site and blog! I was reading some of the content and found myself in similar thought processes as your contributors!

    My brother and I started our business about 14 months ago. It took a while to find our first investment and at the moment, we are closing escrow on our second and completing repairs on our third fix and flip property.

    It has been a struggle finding properties and making decisions along the way without a mentor. We are *quickly* discovering that networking is a key component to long term success. After all, wholesalers are looking for investors and investors are looking for wholesalers with limited platforms for exchanging respective requirements. Of course, don’t forget lenders, contractors, agents, etc… are all looking for the same relationships! Local clubs are a great place to start, we have joined a couple in the LA area and are excited about our partnership. Currently seeking and utilizing members knowledge and experience of the market to procure properties and seek our financial objectives.

    Thank you for providing this platform to exchange ideas and create opportunities for current and future real estate investors.

    Please let me know if you offer any wholesale deals in LA and Orange county…

    ​Hil
    H3 First Investments LLC

    • Ali
      Reply

      Hey Hill, sorry I’m just now getting back to you.. I didn’t see your comment for some reason!

      You bet! Networking is the best. I don’t do anything with wholesaling or in LA (or CA for that matter), but if I hear of something I’ll let you know!

  • Yang
    Reply

    Hi Ali – Just created a BP account today and still navigating the site. I came across your site through your comments on one of Brandon’s discussion thread about investing in low income neighborhood. I told my husband about it, we are both glad to stumble upon your site and the BP community. Thanks for sharing so much fun and helpful information! we sent you an email, can’t wait to hear back! We also live in LA, just moved here last year. love the weather, the beach, but found buying income property kind of tough. Would love to get referrals about your out of state investments. Many thanks!

    • Ali
      Reply

      Sent them in emails. Talk to you soon!

  • Eric Chen
    Reply

    Hi, Ali, just shoot you an email for some questions, but I would love to ask some separate questions in this forum so everyone can share.

    First is the income tax, both state and federal. In all the cash flow calculation and discussion I have seen, none of them seem to include the personal income tax. Isn’t it right to assume that everyone still need to file the personal income tax return and pay the tax out of the rental income? if it is true, shall we factor in the income tax effect in the cap rate or cash on cash return calculation?

    Second, I am not sure whether the following statement will be true: if the cap rate is higher than the interest rate, then go for leveraged purchase; otherwise, go for all cash purchase. I know bank loan interest rate is quite low, so it makes sense to borrow from bank as much as we can. But some body may need to arrange private lending and the interest is usually 12% or up. In this case, if the cap rate is 10%, does it make sense to borrow private loan at 12%?

    I am trying to figure out a “quick and dirty” way to deciding whether we should go for a leveraged purchased v.s. all cash.

    Thanks, Ali!

    • Ali
      Reply

      Good questions.

      The personal income tax isn’t calculated because typically the write-offs you can do for the property balance out what you would have to pay in taxes. So if you do it right, most rental property income will be more or less tax-free because of the write-offs. Woot!

      Correct, don’t leverage if the interest rate is higher than the rate of return. I would definitely get as many mortgages as you can while the rates are still so low!

  • Sandeep
    Reply

    Hi Ali,
    I see that you do the turn key investment.
    I am looking to buy few properties that are cashflow positive and are managed by Property manager.

    Please let me know how can I achieve that goal

    thanks
    Sandeep

    • Ali
      Reply

      You got it.

      • Adam
        Reply

        Hi Ali- Interesting property. I am new the idea of investing in real estate, but very intrigued; I found your website through Biggerpockets.

        Here are a few of my concerns about the property and would love to hear your thoughts since you have experience with out of state investing:

        1. 1910 is a long time ago. I would be concerned that the age would warrant a lot of repairs. You?

        2. How do you really find out about the neighborhood and its potential, safety, etc?

        3. Why is the seller selling at such a discount on a property that is ‘turn key’ which provides good cash flow?

        Also, in your breakdown, it doesn’t seem as if you account for long term capital expenditures such as a new roof, etc.

        Curious to hear your thoughts and how you screen for all of this.

        Thanks Ali! -Adam

        • Ali
          Reply

          1. 1910 is a long time ago. I would be concerned that the age would warrant a lot of repairs. You?
          Normally yes. But the good thing with these properties is this turnkey seller doesn’t just do a cosmetic rehab or a rehab at all really, they do a full redevelopment. Meaning the gut the whole property, inside and out, and rebuild. Brand new plumbing, electric, floors, walls, you name it. So it’s actually, in my opinion, better than a new house. The construction of those things back in the day was very durable, so combine that with brand new insides, and you have an amazing property.

          2. How do you really find out about the neighborhood and its potential, safety, etc?
          Best thing is to go visit it to see for yourself. Then talk to the property manager, the seller, other investors in Chicago, and most importantly other buyers of those properties to see how their properties have done in terms of safety and crime and such.

          3. Why is the seller selling at such a discount on a property that is ‘turn key’ which provides good cash flow?
          It’s their business model. They still make a profit from the acquisition and rehab, but their goal is to get the properties to the investors at a semi-set (nice) cap rate. Keeps them coming back for more 🙂

          Also, in your breakdown, it doesn’t seem as if you account for long term capital expenditures such as a new roof, etc.
          Good call. I allow for a repairs estimate each month. In the first months, even years, because this is a redeveloped property, repairs expenses will be minimal. But I still consider a % each month, so then later when those expenses start accumulating, it all averages out.

          Great questions!

  • Michael H.
    Reply

    Hi Ali,

    I’ve been a member in bigger pockets for a few weeks now. My area is also very expensive and am looking at buying turn key properties out of state. It seems that your business model is very similar to what I plan on doing. If possible, I would like to get more information on other properties that you may find to be great deals for investment rental properties.

    What location do you normally focus on?

    • Ali
      Reply

      Hey Michael! I focus on whatever area at the time has the best deals 🙂 Helpful, I know. I’ll shoot you an email.

  • Steve
    Reply

    How can I find out more about the Chicago 2 flat?
    Steve

    • Ali
      Reply

      Just emailed you back 🙂

  • Josh
    Reply

    Love the blog!

    Can you explain your net income calculation – where do you factor in the purchase price in your monthly expenses?

    • Ali
      Reply

      Hey Josh! I assume by the purchase price you mean the mortgage payment each month? That is only calculated into the cash-on-cash return, in terms of cash flow and return, or in the cap rate equation the purchase price is the denominator of the equation so you can tell how good of a deal you are buying for. Check out this article I wrote that helps break it down- http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2013/01/19/real-estate-math/. Let me know if that helps.

      • Josh
        Reply

        Ahh… I confused myself. I’ve always just looked for monthly cash flow, but that’s not needed for the % calculations that you’re showing.

        Just to see if I understand – if I took your net income number of $1,364 and subtracted out whatever the mortgage payment is (if financed), then I would have net monthly cash flow?

        • Ali
          Reply

          Sorry, I’m not seeing what you are asking. The calculations are for the monthly cash flow, but the cap rates don’t include the mortgage payments. If you just subtract your mortgage payment from the net monthly income, you’ll see your cash flow after financing.

  • Brent
    Reply

    Hi Ali I’m Brent nice to meet you keep up the good work!

    • Ali
      Reply

      Nice to meet you too Brent!

  • Jimmy Edgerton
    Reply

    Ali, your website, mind-set, advice, and ethos rock! It is great to see other engineers breaking out of dorkdom and helping people in the social space!

    Jimmy

    • Ali
      Reply

      Haha… I love that! Dorkdom- new word.

  • Haleigh
    Reply

    Ali,

    Love your approach and style! I myself have been reading and reading, and have invested in a few properties so far. I look forward to reading your future blogs and keeping up with your endeavors. Thanks for the motivation!

    • Ali
      Reply

      Thanks, Haleigh! Congrats on getting the space and I’d love to hear about your properties!

    • Ali
      Reply

      Thanks! Hope you liked the Nica webinar!

  • Peter
    Reply

    Hi. I left you a message in one of your thread. I should have posted here. I am also from Chicago area like Cliff. I saw you in BP and love your candid opinions and humor. I am trying to get more actively involved in REI. I would like to get in contact you with to see if you have any leads to fix/flip, which would be my first choice, or buy-and-hold in right neighborhoods. I can do moderate level cash deals. Hope to hear from you.

    • Ali
      Reply

      Hey Peter, sorry I missed this one after I responded to your other comment. I don’t work with any flippers in Chicago but I do have buy and hold access, however when you say “right” neighborhoods, not sure where mine are would be up your alley. They are great properties, and in great areas in the south side, but the south side is a turn off for a lot. If not though, let me know and I’ll shoot you over some houses to look at!

  • Mike
    Reply

    Ali,
    I would like to know more about the turn-key properties in Illinois, and I am super interested in the Nicaragua markets! Your is very informative and fun. I found you through bigger pockets

  • Mike
    Reply

    Ali,

    I would love to hear more about the turn keys in Illinois, also, super intrigued by the Nicaragua investments. I would like to learn more. Cool Blog – I found you through Bigger Pockets.

  • retro jordans
    Reply

    This is one awesome blog.Really thank you! Great.

    • Ali
      Reply

      Why thank you, thank you very much 🙂

  • Chad Conrad, AIA
    Reply

    Ali –
    Just found the blog and I am impressed. Great work here – love the aesthetics of the site – creative. Found you through Bigger Pockets. Keep up the great work!

    • Ali
      Reply

      Thanks, Chad, I really appreciate that! I’ll try my best 🙂

    • Ali
      Reply

      Thanks, Chad!

  • Ashley
    Reply

    Hi Ali,

    I found your website through a comment you posted on Brandon Turner’s article about investing when everything is so expensive. Your website is so informative (and fun) to read! Thank you for sharing all of this information. I’m a “newb” living in an outrageously expensive area. I would be truly grateful if you would be willing to provide me with a little bit more information on getting involved with turn-key properties when you have a moment. It seems from previous posts the preferred way to do this is private emails.

    I love your site!

    • Ali
      Reply

      Hey Ashley! Definitely emails are easier than through comments, so I’ll shoot you an email! Thanks for reaching out.

  • Cliff
    Reply

    Ali, Great site. Very informative. Love to here more about the stuff you are doing up in Chicago.

    • Ali
      Reply

      Hey Cliff, you bet! I’ll shoot you an email. I have access to some great turnkeys up there!

  • Jason
    Reply

    Oops, typo: “who offer* turnkey investments”. 🙂

    • Ali
      Reply

      Hey Jason, yes I’m a huge proponent of turnkeys! And you’re welcome to just use me to get started if you want. I have access to awesome providers with killer properties in a lot of markets. Feel free to email me, ali@hipsterinvestments.com and we can chat more.

  • Jason
    Reply

    This sounds like a sweet deal! How do you find such great deals? Your blog is great to read. I am an out of state “newb” investor looking to purchase my first property soon (my first offer is going in tomorrow!). How do you find creative ways to finance your properties?

    • Ali
      Reply

      Hey Jason! That’s awesome! What kind of property are you getting? The trick to finding them for me is just knowing the right people, but also being willing to jump fast. That deal would be nearly impossible to find in Atlanta now because the market has changed so fast. Still great deals there, but that one is “sooo a year ago!”. Haha. For creative financing, there is no golden resource unfortunately. I’m even out of creative financing thoughts for right now since my circumstances (don’t qualify for a mortgage anymore) have changed, so now I need to find new methods. Networking, researching, reading… those are you best bets!

      • Jason
        Reply

        Thanks for your reply! I submitted an offer on a quadruplex and I should be hearing back on it in the next few days. If this doesn’t work out I will probably try to find some turnkey deals. I was contacted by a couple people on Bigger Pockets (that’s how I found your website) who of turnkey investments with renters in place with PM set up. Is this a good idea? I’ve read a TON on the forums on BP and I noticed you had a few comments about turnkeys and you seem to be a big proponent of it. How/where do I get started? I have a full time job so this seems to be the best option for me. Any and all advice would be appreciated. Thank you!

        • Eagle
          Reply

          That kind of tinhking shows you’re an expert

          • Ali

            I wish I had all the answers! But thanks for thinking so 🙂

  • Clint Walker
    Reply

    Killer blog, I look forward to more updates!

    • Ali
      Reply

      Thanks, Clint!

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