Newbie Investor from Vancouver Island

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Hi, I am pretty stoked to be on Bigger Pockets, learning and connecting with other investors! I am from Nanaimo but currently live in Calgary, My biggest "WHY" is making my way back to Nanaimo and investing in Real Estate full time. I have loved real estate since I was in high school and over the years read and re-read book after book. The time to action and invest in the future of my family and community is well overdue!

I have been involved in a few Wholesaling deals but I allowed REI to be a hobby more than a lifestyle and am making that change now!

I'm excited to get this life started!

Welcome to Biggerpockets. I am in STL please let me know if you need anything. 


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Hey, 

I'm pretty new to REI but I am in Calgary as well. Maybe we can get together and get some ideas flowing, or some deals going between us. I'd love to learn from someone local and get to know people who are on here taking the right steps.

Cheers, 

Todd

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