Hello from a newbie in Chicago Burbs

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Just wanted to say hello and I can't wait to start learning more from BP!

You are in a great place @Josh Mitchell  

This is the best site for resources and help I have found. 

Account Closed looking to do buy and holds for now. Would be open to doing a flip as well, whatever opportunity presents itself.

I currently have 2 condo's in Naperville (one of which I live in) but want to get into single family homes so cash flow isn't eaten up with HOA fees!!!

Hi Josh,

I am a newbie in Naperville as well! I have not yet bought my first place yet, still considering if I should do single family or more of a duplex. Any tips you have from your first couple investments would be so helpful. Thanks!

Welcome @Josh Mitchell  

I have a few SFR in the Chicago suburbs too and am looking to buy 3-4 more this summer. Trying to figure out what/where is best. Good luck!

@Josh Mitchell  welcome. I am down the street from you near 75th and Ogden.  I've recently become a licensed agent and looking to get into buy and holds as well.

@Josh Bryan  I am in North Naperville area. It's a tough area to get a good deal in. Aurora is a better area to really gain some properties I'm coming to find.

@Derek Martin  if I can help you in any way, let me know!

@Lauren Apicella  send me a message and we can talk a little more in detail about what you are looking for/what I have at the moment!

@Josh Mitchell

Welcome. Fill in the foundation below.

Locate and attend 3 different local REIA club meetings great place to meet people gather resources and info. Here you will meet wholesalers who provide deals and rehabbers.

Two Great reads, I bought both J. Scott The Book on Flipping Houses,The Book on Estimating ReHab Costshttp://www.biggerpockets.com/flippingbook

You might consider Niche or Specialized Housing like student housing. Rents can be 2-4 times more. Remember you don't have to own a property to control it.

Download BP’s newest book here some good due diligence in Chapter 10. Real Estate Rewind Starting over


Good Luck


Welcome to BP. Tons of information, and a lot of knowledgeable people here.

@Josh Mitchell   Welcom to BP!

This as so many have said, is a great place to learn. 

Best wishes on your endeavors!


Welcome! This is a phenomenal community to learn REI, so you've come to the right place. Definitely listen to the podcasts over here. There's information to be learned in every episode.

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