initially prohibited Jacob and Cas- sie’s relationship to take off. When they both found themselves at the same tech school at Sheppard AFB in late 2008, young love was finally given a chance to flourish. Howev- er, as training came to an end and assignments to their respective reserve and national guard units in Fort Worth and Nashville began, they feared it would come to an end. That was until after a few days apart, Cassie made the bold leap to Nashville and they soon married in 2009 for a life of love — and real estate — with one another.

thusiastically supported his vision. Together they boot strapped their budget and took the first step of paying off their own house in just 18 months. With their house paid off, Jacob took out an $80,000 line of credit during his sophomore year in college to flip his first house in 2012. By 2013, he flipped another house while learning several hard lessons along the way. Continuing to flip houses, Jacob and Cassie also put together a portfolio of five rental homes which helped fuel them toward financial freedom. By 2017, the couple had flipped 10 houses with more in the works. Now living in Fort Worth, a fortu- itous rendezvous with Andy Williams began with a rather unfortunate start. While flipping a house near Andy in Arlington Heights, Texas,

importantly to Andy, veterans who signed up to risk all in the defense of this nation were now owning more of it. Andy’s Veterans Buy America ini- tiative continues to gain momentum as with each passing

month, he comes across more vet- erans seeking

to live the American dream through real estate.

Many, like Jacob and Cassie, were already making


headway but could be unleashed to un-

Flipping houses had always been a goal of Jacob’s, and Cassie en-

limited potential with the right tools. As Andy always makes clear, “This isn’t charity. This is about veterans building real wealth through the power of capitalism and conquering the battlefield of business.” One vet- eran at a time, Veterans Buy Ameri- ca continues to become a force to be reckoned with in the boardrooms of American business. Jacob is now a Tech Sergeant with the Air National Guard, and Cas- sie, after completing OTS, is now a commissioned officer with Air Force Reserve. While Jacob is often coy on just how often he salutes his wife, it is clear they are in this thing togeth- er. When Jacob left for the Air Force he notes that had just $72 to his name. Together, they have amassed a portfolio worth over $650,000 through real estate. Veterans buying America is Andy’s vision for the future of this nation and Jacob and Cassie Warren represent the best of that noble pursuit. •

Jacob and Cassie found themselves facing con- tractor woes coupled with copper thieves ripping every piece of copper out of their current project. Realizing Jacob and Cassie were both veterans, a local realtor familiar with Andy’s success thought he might be able to help. After a brief introduction, Andy realized he found two more veterans living and breath- ing his vision of Veterans Buy America. Andy had been down their path before having blazed a path toward real estate success in the Fort Worth community. He introduced Jacob and Cassie to new forms of capital and fi- nancing that allowed them to move beyond flipping one house at a time. More VETERANS BUY AMERICA

Jeff Edwards is a Marine veteran and contributing writer for Veterans Buy America. Find out more about the initiative and stories of transition at

Veterans Buy America founder Andy Williams (center) with Jacob and Cassie Warren.

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