Real Estate Investing


real estate adventures where He leadsAfter much thought and prayer, I’ve decided to take the plunge and finally invest in my first real estate deal [excluding my residence purchased 15 years ago]!  It’s a bit scary to take a monetary risk and possibly wait years on a return, but it’s time to take action!

My ultimate goal is to add to my retirement nest egg while giving back to the community through establishing safe transitional housing. As a licensed Louisiana real estate broker and natural snoop, I hope that I’ll be able to spot some profitable & fair deals.

Since I’m doing this ‘venture alone, the properties I plan to focus on initially are in rural areas – most have been adjudicated to a Louisiana parish for non-payment of taxes.


  • 2012 – Small corner commercial lot, sits adjacent to a busy hospital. Lots of potential!  Buy and hold or resale for profit.  This is my #1 choice.
  • 1989 – Small lot on a busy highway.  Potential of leasing it to a billboard company or erecting my own billboard.  Buy and hold or resale for profit.
  • 1994 – Mixed use, primarily residential lot, directly behind a large church. Potential resale for church expansion.
  • 2011 – Home in need of TLC in middle class neighborhood, appears to be occupied. Potential for owner-finance resale.
  • 1994 – Residential lot, suitable for building, in an upscale neighborhood.  Potential for resale.

Now its time for due diligence!