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Hi all,

Hope everyone's well. Brooklyn NY native here. 24 years old working in Finance for about 3 years now. 

I'm looking to begin my first real estate investment and could use any and all advice. 

I've gone through some of the intro videos here on BP to get an understanding of the principles of real estate investing. But I'm sure I'll soak in a lot more from starting a convo and listening to you guys on how to begin. I have about 50k that I'm comfortable investing, but of course the first question we all have- how?  Is it worth starting here in Brooklyn? I know NYC is brutal for newbies to get started in real estate; with studio apartments costing an arm and a leg. Which is why I'm open to the idea of investing elsewhere. 

And of course, if there's any particular readings/forums that you think may help, please pass them along. Thanks everyone for your time. Have a great week!

Moosa

Get a mentor bro. Or either Mine the internet for everything on the subject. If anything Dude if you want to get started in REI just hit me up. They say once you get to a certain position of success in your Investing career you'll realize your time is valuable. Negative. When you are first starting is when the time is the most valuable. You can A spend hours and hours on the web watching hour and a half long videos, be clueless of where to go, get sold a training that costs 5k plus (for information that you can learn on the web for free if you look hard enough, bigger pockets,crinoline, youtube, google, reitipster, ..the list goes on forever. We're in the digital age guys) or...you can just find a Real, Straightforward Investor to Mentor you. and if he's ligit and not a greedy crook. He or she will just be straight up and teach you what works, not drag it out.....over a hour...or in some cases a couple months.. Its all really the same business. Whether your wholesaling ( residential or commercial) fix and flipping, or buy and holding. With wholesale...find a seller in a distressed situation, connect make an offer, get a contract signed then sell it. (Assign, double close, quit claim..w.e your preference lol) stack your cash ...take it the next step ( Or if you've a silver tongue use OPM..other peoples money..give em 6% on their money in interest only payments).... ..fix and flip.. same steps except this time guess what? You close on the property yourself..by now you should have a feel for the game, know how to get sweet deals for the low low and more importantly know how to calculate repairs...yup..close on it yourself...no end buyer no assignments..that 40k profit is all yours..... hire a contracting company or if your a hands-on guy...(youtube) visit home depot and start rehabbing. Fast forward 3 months..ready to either sell it on the market..or...since it's yours ...start hunting for a tenant ( don't do it...just flip it honestly, renting out SFR is by far...just silly..having one tenant really??Ayee again some do it, it works I guess). Personally, prefer Multifamily..either start with 5-20...(target mom and pop) or be like good ole Grant Cardone and target only 35 plus units ( ps. that's when OPM comes in handy)...oh man There's so much...And by the way, all that knowledge was gathered for FREE. nope...didn't pay a dime. In the end its all about leveraging your time..and finding out who REALLY knows the know how. A man doesn't make 100k a year because he wishes to...he does so because he's unaware of how to do it in a month.... (lol there's some pretty good wholesalers out there doing that now)..oh man...If you've followed this far you see what I mean by finding a Knowledgable Straight Foward Investor. Why spend 4 months learning what should take a day..come onnnnnn...lol

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