Tim Lucas will refrain from putting super cool stuff here to impress you. Ok maybe he won't refrain. He spent 11 years in the mortgage industry helping mortgage clients IRL, from first-time buyers to experienced investors. He purchased his first home at 26 with just $1,100 out-of-pocket and now owns real estate worth $2.4 million. Tim was the managing editor at national websites TheMortgageReports.com, MyMortgageInsider.com, and Home.com. Tim has been featured in publications such as Time, U.S. News, MSN, and more. Connect with Tim on LinkedIn and Twitter.