Newbie from Montgomery Illinois

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Hello all, my name is Ryan Rippinger, I dont really have much knowledge or background in real estate. Ive been reading on here for a long time and finally decided to join. I do have some experience from working with investors but only on rehab. I work on the remodeling and renovation side.

My goals are to hopefully get into wholesale, flipping, and rental property

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Welcome to BP! My wife is from Illinois so now I'm required to say that it's a great state. I still don't like your sports teams though! Good luck with your investing plans. Great first step joining BP!

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Welcome. Time to build the foundation below.

Check out the Start Here page

Check out the free BiggerPockets Podcast - A weekly podcast with interviews and a ton of great advice. And you get the benefit of having 60 past ones to catch up on.

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

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 all the cash buyers (rehabbers) you will need.

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

You might consider Niche or Specialized Housing like student housing. Rents can be 2-4 times more. Remember you don't have to own a property to control it.

Good luck


Hello Ryan

I am from Oswego. I have done several flips in the Montgomery area the past few months. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. I fix and flip houses, I am also a certified appraiser, and my wife is a real estate agent.


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