Newbie to BP looking for connection to start investing in US markets

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Hello there everyone, very newbie to this great web site BP and still trying to navigate to it. I have few investment properties here in Ontario but all are single family homes. I am trying to invest in US (single family, duplex to four flex for now to buy and hold) and looking for well experience cross border accountant, lawyer, who is experience in entities and cross border taxation before start buying in Chicago or other areas in US. I am also looking for experience property managers, mortgage brokers and real estate brokers as well. Hope anybody can help me out to find good people and good connection to start. Email or phone nos. to call or any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you all.

Welcome to BP!  Glad ur on here....get plugged in by following the Forums...reading the posts, blogs, podcasts, etc.   Its free information at your fingertips.  Start networking and getting to know people.  This will help you with setting up your team to get deals done and get going.  I recommend becoming a "Pro" member and setting up keyword alerts so that you get notified whenever a topic comes up that includes that keyword you set up (comes in handy for investing in certain locations etc).  There is a lot more but i know you will hear from others on their advice!

Hi Bryan, thanks for the message. Yup trying to find good team to work with US markets. Lots of very good info in this web site and needs a lot of reading and flipping pages. Very excited and happy I found this network of good people and with good advice.

@Dennis M.

You might connect with Amanda Han she is a real estate CPA and an investor active on BP.

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 mortgage brokers etc. here/ You can Google to locate them and go to meetup.com

Two Great reads, I bought both J. Scott The Book on Flipping Houses, The Book on Estimating ReHab Costs http://www.biggerpockets.com/flippingbook

To find a property manager go to IREM.org search for ARM certified property managers. Call 5 ask them what they see expenses running per category per unit. What do they see them selling for per unit, what is the market occupancy rate. What are the market rents? Ask them if they know anything coming up for sale. Great way to pick up some good info and possibly a deal.

You can also search NARPM.org for the RMP (Residential Management Professional) and MPM (Master Property Manager) certified.

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

http://www.biggerpockets.com/files/user/brandonatbp/file/real-estate-rewind-a-biggerpockets-community-book

Good Luck

Paul 

Hi Paul, i thank you much for the good message. Will check out this web site you gave me and find out. Also will consider mentor ship maybe, to expedite my investment in any state, but not sure how would i do it?

Hi there Mark, thats a good idea, thanks for that input. If you know someone (lawyer and accountant) in BP community who is experience in cross border accounting, taxation and setting up entities. Please let me know. What i have read over the internet news and notes that it is the first thing to do before start searching and buying properties in any states.

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