For now lets keep this brief.
Software engineering background so I am more into the numbers and details than some other investors. I started investing in real estate in 1983. I bought a book, took a weekend class and then purchased my first investment property ‘nothing down’ on the Monday.
Since that time I have held a number of real jobs while still investing on the side. I do not keep close track of what I have made over the years from real estate. I do know that it is rather substantial given how little time was invested at various points.
I invest in the US and the UK (career took me from Silicon Valley to London). I have looked and attempted deals in Bali, Spain and almost in France plus the city of Prague. We can cover some of the deals that never quite happened at a later point.