Newbie in Columbus

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Hello everybody, I am a newbie in Columbus Ohio! I am looking to get into the real estate business on the investment side. I have been reading everything I can get my hands on.I run a small  HVAC / home repair business and that is why I am thinking about getting into real estate investing, it seems like such a natural  transition fo for me. I hope to start my investing soon. God bless!

Welcome to the site Vincent.

I'm pretty new to REI as well, haven't done any deals yet but working on it. BP has a ton of information and a lot of advice. Posting questions in the forums will yield some really helpful answers, and just reading through other topics will answer questions you might not have even thought about.

Good luck getting started.

Jack

Here is some free information to get you started.   here are some tips for you.  

1.  Drive to your sites/appointments

2.  Take down addresses of vacant/run down houses or For sale by owners

3.  got this site and look up where the owner is located now. (free public search)

http://publicrecords.netronline.com/

4. Mail them a yellow letter

http://www.biggerpockets.com/blogs/5258/blog_posts...

5.  Wait for the phone to ring.   Make it a game and your will be shocked at your results.  

Check out my New Investor Help link.   It will help you

http://www.biggerpockets.com/forums/93/topics/1362...

Your are correct.   If i could find 10 more people like yourself in my area all 11 of us would become very profitable.  

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@Vincent Reid  

Welcome. Fill in the foundation below.

Check out the Start Here page http://www.biggerpockets.com/starthere

Check out BiggerPockets Ultimate Beginner's Guide - A fantastic free book that walks through many of the key topics of real estate investing.

Check out the free BiggerPockets Podcast - A weekly podcast with interviews and a ton of great advice. And you get the benefit of having over 70 past ones to catch up on.

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.

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

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.

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

Welcome to BP community @Vincent Reid   It is a great place to meet new friends and learn about various aspects of real estate and more. Here are a few recommendations for you:

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