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Steve
06-14-2007, 08:26 PM
You never know where you will find success in business so you always have to keep looking.

Here is an article that talks about how a moderately successful landscaper made the jump to being a developer and found great success.

Have you ever thought of being a developer?

Bio-John F. Long (http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0612bio-long.html) - Long then briefly formed a landscaping business with a cousin, Steve Roer, but it was only moderately successful. With what he made in that venture, Long bought a lot on North 23rd Avenue in Phoenix and an option on two adjoining lots.

After Long married the former Mary Tolmachoff on May 29, 1947, his next homebuilding effort set him on the path to success. Long and his wife decided to build a home for themselves on the lot they owned. In six months, putting in 16- to 18-hour days, the Longs, working side by side, finished the home, having spent $4,000 on materials. A surprise buyer for the home appeared, offering $8,400, and Long accepted.

With his profit, he decided to build on the two adjoining lots, and his homebuilding business took off.

tiedeman
06-17-2007, 02:55 PM
I would love to get into property investment