Vigilant Newbie From Boynton Beach, Florida

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My name is Ricardo Charles and I am very interested and excited about Real Estate I realize there are so many opportunities.  I just want surround myself with some great people.  I recently found bigger pockets on my internet exploration and research and I find myself wanting to do more with Real Estate.  I am currently an application developer which for me is more of a project management deal.  I want to do something in real estate and create long term wealth.  I know it is not an overnight thing but I am willing to work and willing to learn.  Please feel free to give me a call if your in the south florida area.  I would love to chat.    

@Ricardo Charles

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@James Wise

I found this unit on homepath and I need some help not sure on exactly how to go about it.  I would eventually like get into the rental properties aspect also bUT I know it will take sometime. But if you have any recommendations  I am open to your professional  advice.  

@Ricardo Charles

Welcome. 

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 (cash buyers). Find them through Google and meetup.com

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

Consider checking out HUD homes for small multi's owner occupied gets first crack.

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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