New BP member - Southern CA

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Hello, I'm relatively new to the BP site.  I really enjoy the focus on community and sharing information here.  I'm located in Southern California, near Long Beach.  My "day job" is an engineer for a large aerospace company in the area.  I enjoy my career and have no plans to leave.  My wife and I have 3 kids.  

We currently own a couple investment properties, one locally and one in the Phoenix area. I've learned a lot over the past few years managing myself and, more recently, working with a property manager.

I decided not long ago that I want to get a little more serious about investing, and realize more significant growth.  At this point, I'm open to either out-of-state multi-family properties with good cash flow or local rehab projects.

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Welcome to Biggerpockets!

You came to the right place as there is tons of wealth and knowledge! We are buy and hold investors in single family homes. Specifically in class A investments so we can self manage while both working two demanding jobs. My husband loves his job. I hope to manage our houses when I decide to stay after we have children. We invest in areas were appreciation is higher than inflations. As our goal is for early retirement in 15 years :)

You will love the diverse community and all the resources. There are tons of methods and niches with everyone having different specialities. So a great place is to look around the blogs, forums and listen to the podcasts for different niches. If you see a post you enjoy check out the persons signature. Many of us including myself talk about our strategies, styles, niches and business model on our website. So definitely check that out as it is an amazing additional resource. For example, my blog is about while working full time, buy and hold investing, 0% Down Rentals, Personal Properties turned rentals, Long distancing investing, self-managing 3,000+ miles away. Definitely list your blog or website in your signature, if you have one. Its a great additional networking source.

Look forward to seeing and connecting with you around! 

Marc, welcome!!

Utilize the site and familiarize yourself with all the tools available.

I believe someone was organizing a BP meet up in Lakewood in the next few days. Consider looking into that 

Good luck! 

Hey @Marc Parker thanks for introducing yourself! It's great to have experienced folks join the site! We always are looking for more help answering questions here in the forums, so anytime you can jump in and offer advice, we'd love it!

Oh - and if you haven't yet- be sure to setup some "Keyword Alerts."

Seeya around the site!

Ah! Which aero company do you work for? I was with Lockheed for 5 years as an engineer until 2 years ago. I transferred to CA with them to go work at Skunk Works. Turns out, I should have been born in CA :) I love it. I love Long Beach too. I'm town towards there a good bit. Live up in Venice though. 

Out-of-states are great. They are all I've bought since I lived here.

Thanks for the warm welcome, all!

Ali - I work for Boeing, been with them about 15 years.

David - Have to find out more about the Lakewood meetup.  I know there's a FIBI meetup in Long Beach tomorrow night that I'll probably go to.

Hi Marc,

Welcome to biggerpockets!

I currently have some multi family property turnkey rentals in OK if you would be interested.

Feel free to pm me,

Hope you have a great time as I have!

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