new member from new york

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hi there

my name is david bethel and I am preparing to take the plunge into the real estate business. My initial interest is in flipping houses. I am so happy to have found this site where I can learn in a proper manner the rules of real estate investing. 

As a matter of fact, I do have some experience in the rehabbing of properties and I am located in the Hollis, Jamaica area of New York. I have already learned that this is a difficult market for this business but I do hope that I will be able to make it with your support while you  share your knowledge with me.

David

David Bethel welcome from a fellow New Yorker! The New York market is definitely a difficult one to operate in, but it can be done! Charmaine M. just closed on her first deal in Queens. One of the important first steps for me (I'm still a newbie putting together a plan) was to take a good look at the resources I currently have. A change in the way you look at your current assets will do wonders for you. Second, peruse peruse peruse this sight!

@David Bethel

Welcome aboard the vibrant BP community. You already have some experience and with additional effort, will quickly climb the REI ladder to its pinnacle.

You expressed an interest in flips and as such I added the below link.

http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2014/01/07/flipping-houses/ (step by step guide to flips)

To be more successful, you simply have to work on the other elements to progress your REI pursuit. Below are some quick links to get engaged on this site.

REI books suggested by BPers

http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2013/04/14/best-real-estate-books/?utm_source=search&utm_medium=internal&utm_campaign=books

Simply, bone up on the areas that you need to expand knowledge in such as, Forums, Marketplace, Learn, Network, Analyze and Resources.

Feast on the Podcasts, #askbp Podcasts, blogs and webinars

Lastly, this site thrives on interactions and as such we encourage two way exchanges and look forward to educational and thought provoking ideas relevant to REI.

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