Newbie Raleigh-Durham, NC

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Hey guys, 

My name is Calin Riley from Raleigh, NC.  Just finished 8 years in the Military; I got my Brokers license in 2012 while on Leave from a deployment. I joined the family Commercial Construction business as my day job and plan to spend some of my time off scouring the area for good deals.  I just rented out my first house and bought another one, looking at duplexes now.  I like the buy hold strategy.

I have really been enjoying the podcasts, I'm starting at the beginning and trying to catch up, its all I listen to in the car!  Great site and it seems like an outstanding resource for Real Estate and more!

Best of luck to everyone,



Hey Calin! Welcome to BP.  Yes, BP is definitely a great site! If you're free in about 45 minutes, there's a webinar going on being hosted by Brandon.  Should be some good stuff in there :-)

I'm about to be where you are... renting out my first property and moving to my second.  However, I bought the second place as a residence and not as an investment per se.  I'm still renting out an extra bedroom though which will cover my mortgage payment though!

Commercial is something I've been tempted to get into since my mom has experience owning/operating restaurants, so I kind of have a built-in mentor there... haven't pulled the trigger yet... 

Also, thank you for your service :)


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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.

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