Newbie in Houston, Texas

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Hi Bigger Pockets. I recently purchased and have begun reading J. Scott's book on flipping houses. That is what led me here to Bigger Pockets. I have just begun looking in to different ways to get into real estate investing and this website looks like a great resource for information and to get to know others and find out what has and has not worked for them. I am excited to learn more here!


Join the RICH Club in Houston (local REIA) and start networking! Books are fine but taking "action" is the key. Joining a club and attending meetings is a baby step in the action process. One final thought is "be patient". The Houston area is a Seller's market right now with very little correction in SFH's below $350k. One would think that the market would be softening given the drop in oil prices but it's still a little early. Good luck.


The Houston market is one of the busier regions so you will have no problem meeting people. Going to meet-ups and spending time on Bigger Pockets will increase your network fast.

Best of luck to you and I hope to see you soon.

Hi Mr. Dougherty,

Welcome to BP! I would tell you how great podcasts and forums are but I see that all the responses before me have complimented the sites wealth of knowledge that can lead to your wealth! Happy learning and enjoy the site!

Stephanie Dobbs

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