Looking to Learn - Chicago

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I am 24 and recently moved to Chicago. With rent being so expensive here, I really want to learn about investing and flipping. I do not have the most money, but I want to see what I can save up and accomplish here in the near future. Hoping to do a live-in flip for 1-3 years. I am an Industrial Designer as well, so I hope to do a lot of custom pieces and furnishings. I am starting from scratch and have a lot to learn & welcome all advice!

@Maggie Rider

Welcome to BP and Chicago!! It's a beautiful city. 

You can learn a ton about real estate here on BP. What you are describing in terms of living in a place is commonly referred to here as house hacking. Research as much and you can and save as much as you can. I just bought a three flat with an FHA loan and am living in the basement unit while I rent out the other two units. It's a great way to start.

Good Luck!!!!

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