New western Massachusetts investor

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Hello all, 

I'm new to real estate investing. I currently live in Brooklyn, New York but I'm looking for multi units in western Massachusetts. I grew up in Easthampton, MA. Looking there as well as Holyoke, Northampton and surrounding area. 

I've been listening to the great podcast for months now and decided I was long over due to start posting here.

For my day job (really night job I guess) I run the bar program at an amazing restaurant in the Gramercy area of Manhattan.

@Brian Doyle


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

Two Great reads, I bought both J. Scott The Book on Flipping Houses, The Book on Estimating ReHab Costs

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

Good Luck


Hi Brian,

Welcome to BP! Check out the local REIA's. We have one in Western Mass and you can find the info in my signature. Also, look up @Ann Bellamy for her BlackDiamond REIA out of Central Mass. Some good contacts and stuff from the CTREIA too. Feel free to email me if you want real estate agent/broker referrals that really know Multi family. Good luck!!

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