Hello BP! I just thought i'd introduce myself to every one on here. My name's Chris and I currently live in ahwatukee, AZ. Born and raised in Lebanon until the age of 24 and came to the states about 6 years ago, was in Palo Alto, CA at first cause i used to work at facebook but then I relocated to AZ (cost of living in Palo Alto is out of control). I'm an IT consultant, I like my job but I don't love it because ultimately i just want to wake up in the morning and do whatever it is that I want to do and not have to report to some boss at the end of the day.
Really this whole thing started when I read Rich Dad, Poor Dad a few weeks ago and I thought to myself "what the hell am i doing!!" if you know what I mean? then after a lot of research and thinking about what it is that I really want to do to achieve financial freedom, i found BP! and now i'm hooked. I posted a few posts on here asking a few questions in the process of educating myself and the responses have been great, I also purchased the book on real estate investing written by Brandon off of amazon and i've been reading it, again i'm hooked!
It's all becoming clear now as far what my strategy is going to be (buy and hold fourplexes for rental income) and i'm pretty excited.
Hopefully i can meet a lot of people on here with the same interests and motivation as me and build some friendships while i take on this journey.
Welcome to the vibrant BP community. Ok, now that you have taken your initial step, below are some quick links to get engaged.
Since you expressed an interest in multifamily units, i added the below links.
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.
Welcome to BP Chris. I'm in Tukee as well. Great area.
You should come to the local AZREIA meeting next week at the celebrity theatre. Lots of likeminded people & resources.
Link to the AZREIA MEETING 1/11.
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