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.
Welcome to BP! I have just started researching Pinellas. I lived in Clearwater about 15 yrs ago. Hit me up if you ever need anything.
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.
https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2015/03/27/financing-options-rental-property-guide/ (financing options for rentals)
http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2013/01/04/how-to-rent-your-house/ (house rental guide)http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2013/02/22/buying-rental-property/ (how to buy a rental property)
https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2013/04/09/how-to-buy-a-small-multifamily-property/ (How to buy a smail multifamily property)
https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2015/11/16/how-to-choose-areas-multifamily-deals/ (Choosing multi-family deals)
- How to Use @Mentions on BiggerPockets
https://www.biggerpockets.com/real-estate-investing (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
https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2015/11/13/7-real-estate-books-beginner-investors/ (7 absolute must read books for beginner REI)
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 Schueler Would be great to meet up some time to discuss the area and real estate. Shoot me a PM.
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!
Welcome to the site @Tom B.
Been active in Pinellas and Pasco flips for a while. Feel free to stay in touch.
@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.
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.
I am new to BP as well. I live in the boot Ranch area. I am looking in the area as well.
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.
@Tom B. Welcome to BiggerPockets!! Its a pleasure to introduce myself and if you have any questions let me know
Welcome to Bigger Pockets and we look forward to reading your future post.
@Tom B. there are a lot of RE opportunities available!
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