From the BiggerPockets Blog

 BiggerPockets Blog »

Jump to Forum View All

Click a category below to view different forum categories.


General Info

BiggerPockets Q&A, Site Questions, & Announcements

1508 topics, 14373 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 10:44PM

BiggerPockets Exclusive PRO Area

117 topics, 838 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 09:08PM

New Member Introductions

10858 topics, 85343 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 05:07AM

Real Estate Success Stories

392 topics, 6108 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 04:55AM

General Real Estate

General Real Estate

Buying & Selling Real Estate

5908 topics, 46604 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 02:07AM


641 topics, 5801 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 03:15AM

Get Foreclosure Help - Help Stop Foreclosure Forum

316 topics, 2557 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 03:58AM

Home Owner Association (HOA) Issues & Problems Forum

237 topics, 1608 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 04:51PM

Do it Yourself

654 topics, 6260 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 10:43PM

Reviews & Feedback

Real Estate Deal Analysis and Advice

3658 topics, 29328 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 05:23AM

Real Estate Guru, Book & Course Reviews and Discussions

1130 topics, 11537 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 04:49AM

Ask About A Real Estate Company

736 topics, 7287 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 08:11PM

Real Estate Investing

Real Estate Strategies


5587 topics, 43661 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 04:44AM

Rehabbing and House Flipping

3324 topics, 30909 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 05:28AM

Real Estate Development & New Home Construction

551 topics, 4678 posts — Last Post 04/14/14, 01:02AM

Innovative Strategies

699 topics, 5992 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 04:12PM

Tax Liens, Notes, Paper, & Cash Flows Discussion

864 topics, 6658 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 05:29AM

Rent to Own a.k.a. Lease Purchase, Lease Options

690 topics, 4864 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 06:15PM

1031 Exchanges

143 topics, 1052 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 05:39PM

Foreclosure Investing

General Foreclosure & Pre-Foreclosure Forums

1686 topics, 11281 posts — Last Post 04/15/14, 03:20AM

HUD, VA, and Tax Sales

414 topics, 3087 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 06:02PM


1212 topics, 10563 posts — Last Post 04/15/14, 01:08PM

Short Sales

1533 topics, 13117 posts — Last Post 04/15/14, 07:10PM

Landlord & Tenant Forums

Landlord & Rental Property Questions

7189 topics, 70555 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 05:17AM

Mobile Homes & Mobile Home Park Investing

636 topics, 5127 posts — Last Post 04/15/14, 09:59PM

Investor Basics

Starting Out

7680 topics, 60302 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 04:38AM

Investor Psychology

430 topics, 6092 posts — Last Post 04/14/14, 06:53PM

General Real Estate Investing

4711 topics, 37151 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 09:34PM

Real Estate Investor Marketing

1728 topics, 14078 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 02:35AM

Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate Investing Forum

1408 topics, 8977 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 09:03PM

Multi-Family and Apartment Investing

1102 topics, 9168 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 03:49AM

The Business of Real Estate

Real Estate Technology and the Internet

Real Estate Technology, Social Media & Blogging

638 topics, 4883 posts — Last Post 04/15/14, 01:41PM

Business Basics

Goals, Business Plans & Entities

828 topics, 7527 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 08:32PM

Real Estate Finance & Legal

Financial, Tax, and Legal

Tax, Legal Issues, Contracts, Self-Directed IRA

2781 topics, 19982 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 04:57AM

Property Insurance

309 topics, 2041 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 02:16PM

Personal Finance Discussion

328 topics, 2715 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 03:49AM

Loans, Mortgages, Credit Lines

Private & Conventional Lending Discussion

2825 topics, 19667 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 01:15AM

Creative Real Estate Financing

1207 topics, 8759 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 03:55PM

Crowdfunding Real Estate

35 topics, 455 posts — Last Post 04/14/14, 02:14PM

Real Estate Professionals

Real Estate Professionals

Real Estate Agents

1205 topics, 7950 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 08:10PM

Bankers, Lenders, and Mortgage Brokers

440 topics, 1917 posts — Last Post 04/15/14, 07:37AM


265 topics, 1666 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 01:31AM

Local Real Estate

Local Real Estate

Local Real Estate Networking & Recommendations

1983 topics, 11575 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 10:16PM

Americans & International Real Estate

161 topics, 566 posts — Last Post 04/14/14, 11:19AM

Foreigners Buying in the USA

62 topics, 409 posts — Last Post 04/10/14, 06:27AM

Canadian Real Estate

64 topics, 426 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 08:34AM


Real Estate Marketplace

Real Estate Marketplace

14986 topics, 53864 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 05:18AM

Real Estate Events and Happenings

162 topics, 2453 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 02:17AM


Off Topic


2902 topics, 32399 posts — Last Post 04/16/14, 03:07PM

Housing News & Real Estate Market

914 topics, 8349 posts — Last Post 04/17/14, 02:35AM

BiggerPockets Real Estate Investing Summit

97 topics, 1751 posts — Last Post 04/10/14, 02:27PM

BiggerPockets Resources

Forums » New Member Introductions » Newbie in Columbus Ga. working ATL and Columbus Metro...Hello ALL!

Newbie in Columbus Ga. working ATL and Columbus Metro...Hello ALL!

17 posts by 9 users


Wholesaler · Columbus, Georgia

My Name is Meidrian, I currently have my FIRST property under contract here in Columbus GA. Already working joint deals with a few ppl in Atlanta. Looking to network with anyone, and learn from you guys as well.


M T Durden

BiggerPockets Founder · Denver, Colorado

Hey @Meidrian Durden and welcome to BiggerPockets. Congrats on getting your first property under contract and lots of luck moving forward with your investments. Do let us know if there's anything we can do to help you out, and please jump in and get involved; you'll find it to be a great community.

See you around the site.

Small_bp-squareJoshua Dorkin, BiggerPockets
E-Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 877-831-4704
Check us out on Twitter: @BiggerPockets

Wholesaler · Columbus, Georgia

Thanks Joshua! I'm already finding the answers to a lot of my questions in the different forums!

BiggerPockets Founder · Denver, Colorado

Fantastic! That's what I like to hear.

Small_bp-squareJoshua Dorkin, BiggerPockets
E-Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 877-831-4704
Check us out on Twitter: @BiggerPockets

Rehabber · Lexington, Kentucky

Welcome to BP Meidrian!

Small_kvJames Vermillion, K&V Investing
E-Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 859-684-2511
Invested in the Bluegrass!

Real Estate Investor · Ellicott City, Maryland

Welcome Meidran!

What is the Columbus market like these days?

Small_lishproplogoJ Scott, Lish Properties, LLC
E-Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 770-906-6358

Wholesaler · Columbus, Georgia

Thanks James!! @ J Scott...the Columbus market is Awesome for investors right now. One of the major army bases just closed recently, and all of the soldiers are relocated here. $$$ The only drawback is, I'm having trouble located cash buyers here in the area. (probably because I'm a newbie) but I'm having no problem AT ALL finding buyers in ATL, and elsewhere... Commercial lots are a big + to invest in in N. Columbus right now also, because the city is buying up a lot of the property in that particular area, and apartment complexes are being built literally every 3-6 months.

· Coquitlam, British Columbia

Hi Meidrian;

Welcome to BP from another newbie. I am doing a lot of investing in Cleveland and have considered having a look at Columbus. It's nice to get some local feedback on the area.

Everyone seems to like Atlanta these days, including my business partner. I have to wonder how long the deals will be there with so many investors in that market.

Enjoy BP!



Marc Ramsay, Majura Investments Ltd
E-Mail: [email protected]

Wholesaler · Columbus, Georgia

Hello Marc,

Thanks for the warm welcome. Yes, Atlanta is indeed a hotbed right now. I'm currently involved in quite a few JV deals out there as we speak. But I like the fact that I'm in Columbus, it's about to REALLY boom here shortly, you can tell. Columbus is only an hr drive south of Atlanta also, so that's a plus. I think you guys will be alright with Atlanta for awhile, it's SO many properties availble. But do not sleep on Columbus, you will thank me later...I Promise!

Rehabber · Rockmart, Georgia

Hi Meidrian,

I'm in the West Atlanta market along with a few others here. It's a good market, but things are tightening down on inventory.

Wholesaler · Columbus, Georgia

Hello Jason!

its a really cool to be connecting with you guys in the Atl market. I will keep you and others informed when I have a few properties of MY OWN under contract to unload in the near future. What you mentioned is true. Things are tightening up on inventory EVERYWHERE (banks holding back inventory and corporations buying in bulks with millions...i think). But from what I've been told by a few seasoned investors, is that Atlanta and Tampa is still doing alot better than other places. Me personally, I'm only doing probates and fsbo's right now. I'm trying to learn everything I can about reo's, but have a partner of mine concentrate solely on those, while I stick with the probates...that way we can knock out 2 in 1 for my business!

Real Estate Investor · Montesano, Washington

Welcome to BP @Meidrian Durden! It's great to have you!

Small_bp-squareBrandon Turner, BiggerPockets
E-Mail: [email protected]
Community Manager & Senior Editor - Follow me on Twitter! @BrandonAtBP

Wholesaler · Columbus, Georgia

Thnks Brandon !

· Atlanta, Georgia

Hey Meidrian i too is a beginning investor in the Atlanta area.

Wholesaler · Columbus, Georgia

Hey Andre! That's Great...shoot me an email or txt my phone anytime

Rehabber · Kennesaw, Georgia

Welcome Meidrian. I looked at some stuff in Columbus about 3 years ago and almost bought an 8 unit property, but it was going to be a lot of work and too difficult to try to manage the project from a distance. I may end up looking down that way again sometime as I'm wanting to start adding some more rentals.

Wholesaler · Columbus, Georgia

Hey Andy! Let me know when you do decide to start looking this way again. I will keep you in mind when I come across GOOD handyman specials. Also, I will contact you when I have anything in the Atl Metro as well.

Sign up