The affordable housing crisis is an ongoing challenge here in the United States, but this developer has cracked the code in her own backyard—providing more opportunities for low and median-income households without gentrifying their communities. The cherry on top? She’s making a huge profit while doing it.
In 2005, during Hurricane Katrina, Terrica Lynn Smith couldn’t scrounge up a few hundred dollars to evacuate her and her two children from New Orleans. After this traumatic event, Terrica was determined to break the curse of generational poverty and create a better financial future for her family. Little did she know that she would be creating a better life for countless people in her community as well. After seven failed attempts, Terrica passed her real estate exam and started selling homes. She jumped at any opportunity to learn something new, which allowed her to advance from a real estate agent to an investor, and finally, to a developer.
If you want to have a powerful impact with real estate but lack the resources to do it, this episode is for you. Terrica provides the blueprint for delivering affordable housing to your community at a profit. She also shares the best ways to bring value to a real estate investing partnership, how to get bank financing for large developments, and why cultivating the right mindset is so crucial to your success as an investor!
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