Hello everyone, my name is Kenneth.
I'm a veteran and a grad student who currently lives in Manhattan. I want to use my VA home loan to purchase a multifamily property next year, but before I make any moves I want to be as educated as possible. I'm a complete rookie to the world of real estate, but I'm drawn to the idea that building a portfolio of buy and hold properties is a solid "get rich slow" plan. I'm primarily interested in looking at properties in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Raleigh/Durham, NC and Seattle, WA. I'll be diving into these forums and asking a lot of questions during the next few months and I'll be looking forward to making some friends in this community.
Welcome to Biggerpockets. Great to have you here. Be sure to check the Ultimate Beginner's Guide to REI book. It's a good read for starters. Good luck in your REI journey
Welcome to the site @Kenneth Leonard , be sure to set keyword alerts so you know when there is a discussion about a topic you are interested in.
See you around the site!
Thanks Michael S. and best of luck to you, too.
@Kenneth B. thanks for the tip! Are you active in New Jersey?
I am doing the slowest, most boring form of buying properties. I purchased my first single family on 2013 and am saving for a down payment for the next. There are a few investor groups that meet every month here in North Jersey that are great for networking with experienced guys.
@Kenneth Leonard if you don't mind coming to Long Island, there is a 1 time a month meeting with all investors interested in Multifamily. If interested let me know I can put you on the list.
BP is full of useful resources such as forums and blogs. Welcome to the Bigger Pockets community-be sure to check out all the awesome BP blogs under “Learn.”
@Kenneth B. That sounds like what I'll be doing here pretty soon. I'd love to know more about meetups in North Jersey. Do you think your next property will be in the same area as the single family you have now?
Hello and welcome!!!
If you haven't already I would say start listening to those podcasts because they are great!
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