Newbie in Augusta, GA

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Hello BP Community,

I was just looking to see if there are any savvy investors currently in the Augusta, GA area to meet up and get some insight about the area. All suggestions and/or comments are always welcome. Thank you!

David Ramos

@David Ramos    Welcome to the community! Now get active... read blogs, ask questions, and I highly suggest a podcast marathon. Good luck!

@David Ramos

Welcome. Thanks for your service. Time to build the foundation below.

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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.

To find out about an area go to IREM.org search for ARM certified property managers. Call 5 ask them what sides of the city they like/dislike and why. Ask what they see them selling for and what expenses are by category. Ask for market occupancy and rents. Ask if they know anything coming up for sale.

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

Paul

@David Ramos  Welcome to BP.  I am in the Aiken/North Augusta area & always open for discussion.  I'll shoot you a PM.

Hi @Davis Ramos-

I am in Augusta, GA. I am the Director of Marketing at Auben Realty. We are the only real estate brokerage that specializes in real estate investments and property management in our market. Augusta is a great market to invest in. The cost of living is low and your investment capital will go a long way here. There are some great economical changes that are on the horizon here too. Have you considered attending the local REIA ( Augusta REIA) or AORE ( The Art of Real Estate Investing)? These are great options for networking and meeting other local investors. If you would like more information on these organizations or Auben Realty, shoot me a PM.

Cheers,

Hi David,

Welcome to BP.  I am a real estate agent and investor in the area.  If I can be of service, please don't hesitate to ask.  Best of luck!

Hi @David Ramos  ,

Welcome to BiggerPockets. Check out the forums and especially the podcast. Dig deep and have fun!

@David Ramos  

Welcome to Bigger Pockets! You will find this site an awesome place to learn and network!

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