Newbie from Westchester, New York

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Hi! My name is Donna (Aka Diamond).

I am a new Real Estate Investor who is very eager in making my first wholesale deal. I also plan on purchasing my first investment property in the next six months. I'm hoping the BiggerPockets community and articles can provide some guidance in achieving these goals. I also look forward to meeting many of you and creating some solid and long lasting professional relationships. :)

Welcome @Donna Rodriguez  .

You have come to the right place. you will get lots and lots of information and can even become a bit overwhelmed. for that reason I recommend listening to the podcasts and setting keyword alerts to keep focused in your niche. Also, read forum posts related to what interests you and begin to ask questions. The answers you will get will be the golden nuggets that will enrich your experience.

Best of luck!

Pyrrha

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Welcome to Biggerpockets!

You found the place to be! You will find no better place to build a solid platform than bigger pockets. The one thing we all agree up on is that we invest in real estate. Beyond that everyone has a different niche and we love to talk about it!

We are buy and hold investors who invest in class A properties self-managing from a distance while working full time. So we do work on furthering our careers. We live very frugally allowing us to live off of one income and save the other. We have further our career and used the W2 income to leverage our real estate portfolio.

I highly recommend you also check out- the blogs, forums and listen to the podcasts. There are so many great wholesaling resources on this site, you will be overwhelmed before you come up empty :) So take advantage of them all and ASK  QUESTIONS! Everyone is here to answer and help out!

If you see a post you enjoy check out the persons signature. As many of us have created resources around our niche (websites, blogs, etc) so checking out the signature is a great to get more information. Make sure you don't miss out on networking is by filling out your signature, profile and pming people with questions.

@Donna Rodriguez

Welcome to the community! BP has a tremendous amount of information to help you, but it is only available if you seek it out. Be sure to be as active and engaging as possible. Read blogs, post questions, and the podcasts are gold! The best free education you can get. Good luck!

@Donna Rodriguez  

Welcome. Time to build 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 100 past ones to catch up on.

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

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 all the cash buyers (rehabbers) you will need.

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

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