- Bryce Stewart worked as a middle school teacher in the small city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
- Stewart used savings and a loan from his in-laws to start buying properties to rent out in 2009.
- He retired from teaching at 35 due to rental income from tenants, which can total $20,000 a month.
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You could learn something from this former teacher.
Meet Bryce Stewart, a middle school teacher turned real-estate investor in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
In 2009, he bought one property to rent out using a small sum from his own savings – after all, he made just $50,000 a year – plus a loan from his in-laws. Once Stewart found tenants, he continued to buy properties, using less traditional loans and tactics to come up with capital for the down payments.
Stewart now pockets up to $20,000 a month in passive income from 37 properties he owns in Bethlehem, a small city less than 90 miles from both New York and Philadelphia.
Because of his real-estate investing successes, he was able to quit his day job in 2015, at the age of 35. Stewart’s creative strategies to become a landlord 37 times over paid off and enabled his early retirement.
In an exclusive interview with Insider, Stewart explained how he financed the growth of his real-estate portfolio from just one unit to 37 despite having very little savings.