More under-25s are breaking into real estate as landlords, sometimes relying on gumption alone to make a go of it
By Jenn Abelson, Globe Staff | March 27, 2005
Sean Flynn, 21, waits for a friend to drive him home from one of his South Boston condos. Flynn doesn’t own a car.
When Sean Flynn isn’t busy serving drinks at Hennessey’s bar in Faneuil Hall, the 21-year-old is watching over his two condominiums in South Boston.
Flynn, who lives with his mother in Arlington, still hasn’t graduated from college. But he doesn’t tell
that to his tenants.
”I just try to look serious and pretend that I’m older,” said Flynn, who made the down payment on the first condo with $30,000 he painstakingly saved from bartending, stocking shelves at a liquor store — and not having a cellphone or car.
”It’s risky as hell what I’m doing,” he said. ”I don’t have much to fall back on if it fails.”