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James Zachary

Northern, California

Feb 05 '13, 10:06 AM

Hello BiggerPockets! I am just following the “what to do first at Bigger Pockets” step 3 and introducing myself. My name is James Zachary, I live in California (Bay Area), and I am looking to take the first steps into the exciting world of real estate investing by adding at least 2 single family rental properties to my portfolio this year. I hope to learning a lot from this site and it's members. Cheers!

Joel Owens Moderator

Real Estate Broker from Canton, Georgia

Feb 05 '13, 10:15 AM

Welcome James !

There are plenty of single family investors on here. I play in the commercial space and not the single family homes.

All the best.

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Kyle J. Donor

Real Estate Investor from Northern, California

Feb 05 '13, 10:35 AM

Hello James and welcome to BP!

Glenn Espinosa

Rehabber from

Feb 05 '13, 10:52 AM

Hey James!

Welcome to BP. I am a testament to how great this community is - I flipped my first home and bought my first cash flowing rental after some BP veterans helped me out with the numbers and details.

So read up, engage, ask questions and when a deal falls in your lap, post the numbers and details so we can give you some advice.

Happy investing,


Marc Faulkner

Note Investor from Kalamazoo, Michigan

Feb 05 '13, 11:05 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of BP James! You will find plenty of help here with what you are wanting to do with real estate.

Brian Burke Verified

Real Estate Investor from Santa Rosa, California

Feb 05 '13, 09:51 PM

Hey neighbor! Welcome to BP!

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Brandon Turner Verified Video

Real Estate Investor from Montesano, Washington

Feb 05 '13, 09:59 PM

Welcome to BiggerPockets @James Zachary!

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Joshua Dorkin Verified Donor

BiggerPockets Founder from Denver, Colorado

Feb 05 '13, 10:14 PM

Welcome to the community!

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Ben Leybovich Video

Real Estate Investor from Lima, Ohio

Feb 06 '13, 12:08 PM

Welcome to BP James. Thank you for pointing out that which is obvious to everyone but me – follow the damn steps! I never did. Why didn’t @Jon Holdman or @Jon Klaus or @Joshua Dorkin or @Glenn Espinosa or @Brandon Turner say something?? You guys - I guess if I want it done right, i have to do it myself...LOL:) Note to self - read the darn instructions next time

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Patrick Martinez

Real Estate Investor from Stockton, California

Feb 06 '13, 12:45 PM

Welcome@James Zachary! Good luck in your REI deals. I am also starting out. How is it working at Lucas? Sounds fascinating.

James Zachary

Northern, California

Feb 06 '13, 01:46 PM

@BrianBurke – I love Santa Rosa! @JamesVermillion – Did they call you Jimmy when you were a kid too? @PatrickMartinez – Neighbor! Lucas is... interesting. @Everybody – Thanks for the warm welcomes!

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