What should i look into. I am a beginner

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Hi guys I have been researching real estate but need to learn about it more. My goal is to one day buy and flip houses and also buy properties and rent them out. I was wondering what forums and what posts or videos would be recommended to get the education i need to be more familiar with how to start or even get into real estate period. I work for a grocery store now but my goal is to be in real estate by the end of next year and have that as my main job.

I would look into getting a real estate license and look for a person that could possibly be a mentor. Your time-line will increase your pressure to achieve the things you want to do. 

@Gabriel Ortiz

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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 all the cash buyers (rehabbers) you will need.

Consider checking out HUD homes for small multi's owner occupied gets first crack.

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.

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Good luck


Start with listening to the podcasts, that are all full of such good info. and might help you in deciding which niche is best for your situation. i would also add getting active in the forums, asking questions, reading posts and the blogs = great education!

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