New member from Tampa Florida

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Hi everyone - Already a big fan of the site! I am new to real estate as an investment. For now I plan to focus on buy and hold SFR or MFR in the Tampa Bay area. Plan to focus on Pinellas county as I am in Palm Harbor, but I am open to going to south Pasco and Hillsborough.

Have been spending my time reading through the UBG and listening to the podcasts and enjoying every minute of it.

I recently had a liquidity event so I have some capital, as well as a full time income, that I can use to finance purchases.  I would be open to partnering with someone local  who may need capital for their next deal.


@Tom B.

Welcome to the vibrant BP community. Ok, now that you have taken your initial step, below are some quick links to get engaged.

Since your interest lies in SFR and MFR I added links below for your review. (financing options for rentals) (house rental guide) (how to buy a rental property) (How to buy a smail multifamily property) (Choosing multi-family deals) (video courses) (Ultimate beginner's guide to REI)

REI can be very daunting, but, before you go searching for that 1st buy, please take a few minutes to bone up on the tips in link below.

REI books suggested by BPers (7 absolute must read books for beginner REI) (books recommended by BPers)

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.

@Tom B. hello, I'm from Palm harbor, and currently live in tarpon springs. I'm actually looking to find a partner to do a few flips to afford some buy and holds. 

I'm a contractor that deals mainly with investors so I know what needs to be done in the way of re habs.

If you're ever interested in meeting talk about deals or even just to talk about real estate investments, please let me know.


Michael Scheuler, my husband and I are new investors living in Orlando and working on our first 2 flips.  One is in Orlando but the new one is in Baltimore Maryland.  Could you please PM me with your email address as Pinellas (St. Pete to Clearwater but mostly Indian Rocks Beach) is our favorite place in the US and we are looking for a duplex to rehab and hold for rental over there.  I don't know any contractors in that area so it would be great if we find a place to also Have a possible contractor.  Thanks!

@Colin Murphy are you a wholesaler or an agent ? I'm interested in properties in the area, I need like everyone else, a great deal I can make some money on with a few flips before I start holding properties. If you have any in mind, pm me and please let me know. 


Hi @Michael Schueler

We purchase properties from wholesalers, auctions, FSBOs etc and then fix them up before selling on sell turnkey to rental investors. 

We also partner with other wholesalers, so if you have a good deal with enough meat on the bone and need a partner to help finance, refurb and resell, then keep us in mind.

Welcome to BP.  tampa is a great place to live and invest.  I was there for 8 years if anyone wants to jv let me know.

Hello & Welcome!

If you're new to the area spend some time driving neighborhoods. The Tampa Bay market can change from street to street. 

Set up a google alert for Tampa Bay Real Estate Transactions, and you'll get a monthly list for what's being sold, where, and who's buying it. Look for cash transactions and properties purchased by LLCs. Those are usually investors, and if there's a lot of them buying in one area, that may be a reason to look in that area.

I prefer to deal with investors since the broker I work for mainly lists bank owned homes and short sales. 

I;m in St. Pete, so let me know if you need anything.

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