Noob from Chicago area

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I just joined BP about a week ago.  It has already proven to be invaluable.

My wife and I have been investing in rentals on and off since 1999. I used renting properties to achieve my goals in life for moving and buying. More of a means to and end than anything. I have always admired my uncle who when he retired had 4 properties paid off that provided him a solid cash flow for retirement. I would love to retire and buy a new car every year (cash) because I can :-) I now have a duplex and a SFH. I prefer the buy and hold right now because I have equity, just not time. So I need things to be a bit more hands off. I have a property in Janesville and Edgerton WI. I'm looking to add another property in Janesviile right now. This site has already saved me from a mistake and I find it invaluable.

I'm also interested in other areas such as Milwaukee, Indiana, and Ohio.  I am also a pilot so It's not difficult for me to get my boots on the ground in more distant areas.

I'm here so that I can learn and hopefully help others from making the same mistakes as I have.  I'd like to meet some wholesalers and maybe a partner or two.

I plan on going to the meeting for the Chicago group next week and hope to see some of you there.


Hi @Jeffrey Armstrong  

Welcome to BP!!

BP is absolutely the best resource out there to learn about real estate and stay connected with the real estate community. I have made great connections here.

I am a buy and hold investor in Indiana. What parts of Indiana are you looking to invest in?

I should be at the Chicago meet up next week, so I look forward to meeting you there next week.



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Hey @Jeffrey Armstrong  thanks for introducing yourself! It's great to have you here! Don't miss The BiggerPockets Podcast - they are great for learning how others are finding success.

Also - here's a couple articles you might enjoy:

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Thanks again for introducing yourself!

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