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Josh McCabe
  • New to Real Estate
  • Ticonderoga, NY
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Newbie in upstate New York

Josh McCabe
  • New to Real Estate
  • Ticonderoga, NY
Posted May 23 2022, 10:28

Hello everyone!  I'm excited to be here.  I'm in Ticonderoga, NY right now and I'll be moving to Glens Falls, NY in late June/early July.

I'm basically soaking in all I can to add tools to my investing toolbox. REI feels like a big fun (albiet risky) puzzle to me, and the more I can learn, the more angles I have when approaching or exiting deals. I know I won't be able to avoid failure, but I figure I might as well set my self up well for success, and learn from my mistakes when it doesn't work out. But I can't make mistakes if I don't take that first step! So here I am. :)

I'm most interested in meetups right now, and I would be super happy to connect with anyone and expand my network. 

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and thanks for having me in this nifty place!

Upstate New York, New York

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Nathan Murith
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Nathan Murith
  • Investor
  • San Rafael
Replied May 23 2022, 11:00

welcome to biggerpockets, @Josh McCabe, and congratulations on doing the work!

While I am not located in NY, I am always looking to connect with like-minded people and happy to connect and share all the mistakes, tools, tips, tricks, and resources we love and have been using in our REI journey.

Do not hesitate to reach out, connect, and DM me if you want to chat some more.

Do you have any sense of what type of real estate you want to get into?

Cheers,

Nathan

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Josh McCabe
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Josh McCabe
  • New to Real Estate
  • Ticonderoga, NY
Replied May 23 2022, 11:24

Thanks for the reply @Nathan Murith! Honestly I'm not really sure which niche I will land in yet. I'm leaning towards small multifamily or STR. I like the idea of BRRRR, but it seems daunting without the proper contacts (contractor, lender, attourney, etc).

I really like the idea of being able to help folks who would otherwise not be able to get a mortgage using creative financing (seller financing or lease options).  That also seems a bit advanced for me right now.

I think my current trajectory will be to network with folks and learn where they are and how they got there, then see how I can emulate that for myself.

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Julio Gonzalez
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Julio Gonzalez
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Replied May 24 2022, 02:56

Hi Josh, welcome to the community!

This is a great place to learn and to connect with people so take advantage of all the great resources.

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Justin Windham
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Justin Windham
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Replied May 24 2022, 05:01

@Josh McCabe

Welcome to Bigger Pockets!

If you are looking to invest into real estate, I have found this site to be incredibly helpful.

The site has quite a few tools that can be helpful for new members. For example, if you are looking to connect with other members near you, want to learn from people in a specific area you’d like to invest in, or have a desire to find people interested in certain topics, you could use the search feature here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/search/users

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Jonathan Oh
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Jonathan Oh
  • Investor
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Replied Jun 6 2022, 21:05

@Josh McCabe
Are you looking to purchase in Glen Falls or out of state? Wherever you choose, a good agent will help you in the process.