I am a complete newbie to Bigger Podcasts and real estate investing as a whole, however, I am interested in learning and soaking in as much knowledge as I can while on this journey and I believe this is a good start with BP.
My name is Jacob, I am based out of the Columbus, OH area, I have acquired a decent amount of savings (capital) through a company I started about 3 years ago. My business has completely paid for my schooling and I am now interested in making my money work for me even more. I am interested in mainly buy & hold, cash-flowing properties that I can build my portfolio with.
*PLEASE CONNECT WITH ME IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE SOME ADVICE OR TIPS FOR A NEW INVESTOR OR IF YOU ARE IN THE COLUMBUS, OHIO AREA AND WOULD LIKE TO CHAT.*
Welcome Jacob. I'm a new investor as well but about 8 years older than you. Great job starting early. My recommendation is to learn through BP as much as you can and start attending real estate meetups around your area. That's the best way to meet people. Columbus is a great market. I also think it's important you pull a trigger on a house, doesn't have to be a home run on the first one. It's more important you learn and overcome obstacles on the first one than to actually become rich from it.
Let me know if you have any questions. By the way, I'm from California but I'm investing in Columbus. Would love to hear your progress and share whatever knowledge I have with you.
Welcome @Jacob Miller - slow and steady wins the race...
@Lucius Carroll So I've heard, thank you!
@Ali Mahdavi Fantastic advice, I appreciate you taking the time to reach out to me and share some knowledge. I have a decent amount of capital built up from saving through my personal business, however I have 1 year left of college left and figured I would be determining the location of my first deal based on where my job is located upon graduating.
Would love to connect and talk further about the Columbus market. As well as some surrounding markets that I've been advised to checkout that you may be interested in? Thanks again Ali.
I think the most important thing for first time buyers is knowing when the market is right to buy! Here is link that seems useful for you: https://blog.tellusapp.com/advice-for-first-time-home-buyers/
Hope this helps!
Hi @Jacob Miller! I just took a trip out to Columbus to visit the market and met some great folks there. I found there is a lot of growth potential still in Columbus, and since you're living there you have a lot of options to get started. If I were local I'd be house hacking for sure.
Happy to connect and share any resources!
@Jacob Miller Welcome aboard! Get a mentor and listen to all the podcasts