I'm located in Syracuse, NY and new to REI. I'm interested in learning from other investors and contributing what I can.
I've looked at a handful of multi families but have not made any moves yet. Where are folks looking for properties? Loop, HUD and normal MLS?
I hope to make a couple deals in 2014 and grow from there.
I look forward to meeting and learning from other Syracuse, NY investors
Good luck in 2014!
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Again welcome to Bigger Pockets!
Thanks @Darren Sager !
You're welcome @Peter Lavetsky !
Welcome to BP @Peter Lavetsky from a fellow Syracuse member. What areas of Syracuse are you looking in? I think there are some good opportunities here in rehabing and holding small multifamilies.
Hi @Greg Potter ! So far I've been mostly looking in North Syracuse and the north side around N Salina. I agree there certainly seems to be some good opportunities. I'd be looking to keep rehabbing to a minimum ( if such a thing exists ), and then holding + renting the units.
@Peter Lavetsky - How are you doing. I have similar interests as yours and being Syracuse my Alma Mater, wanted to find good investment options out there. Were you able to get anything around? Any lessons learned?
Hey @Peter Lavetsky welcome! You've definitely come to the right place to learn more about investing. If you haven't yet, be sure to check out the The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing and The BiggerPockets Podcast. They are both great at learning the fundamentals.
Have you read this post yet? You might enjoy it: How to Buy a Small MultiFamily Property: A Step by Step Case Study
Oh - and don't forget to set up your Keyword Alerts!
See you around the site!
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