Moving to LA, California with US Air Force. Looking to learn from others in the area.

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My first assignment location from Officer Training School will be at the LA Air Force Base. I would like to put my housing allowance to good use and invest in my first rental property with either a duplex, triplex, or quadplex so I can live in one of the units and rent out the other(s). I plan on getting a VA loan to finance the investment. I am open to any and all advice, and I'm almost done reading the "Ultimate Beginners Guide..." but I have so much more to learn. Let me know if you know of any great resources to get started with this sort of thing.

@Allen Smith

Welcome. Thanks for your service.

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 (cash buyers). Find them through Google and

Two Great reads, I bought both J. Scott The Book on Flipping Houses, The Book on Estimating ReHab Costs

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

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

Good Luck


Paul, thanks for all of the resources and help! I greatly appreciate it. I'm buying those books you mentioned as we speak. 

Thanks Again!


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