Totally new to real estate - would appreciate some opinions!

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Hi everyone,

One of my main goals for 2016 is to buy an investment property. I'm totally new to real estate and started reading some materials and watch some videos. I currently rent an apartment and never bought one. Any opinions to where and how should I start? How is Brooklyn to start with?

Thanks and Happy New Year!

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@Assaf Kehati I would go through The Ultimate Beginner's Guide here on BP for starters to aquire an overview.

Another source which helped me a lot was the book The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, as it teached you how to determiner what your buying criteria and terms can be. 

@Ingrid J. Ledingham @Mark Holencik @Trexie E.

Hi everyone and thanks a lot for writing!

I will definitely read the books you recommended. So far what I did is watched about 5-6 podcast of BP on Youtube and made some notes.

Because I don't own any apartment I was thinking to buy a two apartment house and live in one of the apartments and rent the other. Any thoughts about that? Any thoughts specific about the situation (and tips) in Brooklyn?

Happy New Year!

Originally posted by @Assaf Kehati :

@Ingrid J. Ledingham @Mark Holencik @Trexie E.

Hi everyone and thanks a lot for writing!

I will definitely read the books you recommended. So far what I did is watched about 5-6 podcast of BP on Youtube and made some notes.

Because I don't own any apartment I was thinking to buy a two apartment house and live in one of the apartments and rent the other. Any thoughts about that? Any thoughts specific about the situation (and tips) in Brooklyn?

Happy New Year!

 BP'ers have a term for that: "house-hacking". One of the bloggers came up with it.

Have a Great Year!

David J Dachtera

"Success is not a destination. Failure is not an event. Success is a process, failure is a choice."
- DJ Benedict

Thanks! @David Dachtera

That's exactly why I had this idea "house-hacking"...I heard it in one of BP podcasts!

But still, I'm trying to get some opinions from people's experience how to do it and also how is the market in Brooklyn. Any help and tips would be great!

Hi @Assaf Kehati , welcome to the BP community. There's lots of great information here that would help you start investing. About Brooklyn, it's not the best place to invest for cash flow, but you can get nice returns if you buy right, and you can get appreciation in the back end.

Wishing you lots of success!

Happy New Year!!

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