Hello Bigger Pockets community! My name is Jose Marques and I'm new to the forum as well as investing in real estate. I currently reside in the Tampa, FL area. I am a Financial planner so I feel that my career experience may help with investing in real estate. I found this blog/website while researching online. I am amazed at the wealth of information on here. My goal is buy and hold with a focus in duplex/Quadroplexes as well as single family homes. I want to thank everyone in advance for sharing their information/experiences and I look forward to being part of the community!
Welcome to BP Jose and best of luck investing!
@Jose Marques welcome to BP! I love the podcasts by BP and other local RE podcasts. I also recommend you checking out local REIA meet ups. I look forward to meeting you.
Welcome to BP. Get hooked up with the local TBREI groups. I believe there is a south tampa meet up tomorrow down town.
@Aaron T. is correct, the south Tampa TBREIA meet up is tomorrow night at 7pm at the Aloft in down town Tampa.
Wow thanks all for the warm welcome! Sounds like a Tampa REI is booming!
@Jose Marques Tampa REIA and TBREIA are two different REIA groups. A lot of people confuse them. I recommend check out all different groups and attending the ones that you feel most comfortable at. We have a lot of meet ups in the Tampa Bay Area!
@adrian smude thank you. Is there a website or somewhere online where I can find more info regarding these REIA groups?
Welcome to the vibrant BP community. Your time here will be well spent.
Since you are focused on buy and hold with a preference for multifamily units and SFH, I added the below links so that you can hit the ground running upon review.
https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2015/03/27/financing-options-rental-property-guide/ (financing options for rentals)
https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2014/03/06/bp-podcast-060-serge-shukhat/ (0-68 rentals in 4 years)
https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2014/08/02/passive-real-estate-investing/ (slowly building wealth through passive investing)
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/2014/03/13/investing-multifamily-ben-leybovich/ (How to succeed in multifamily investing)
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)
http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2014/07/19/how-to-buy-a-duplex/ (guide to buying a duplex)
Now that you have made the move, below are some links that will help with the navigation of the site.
- How to Use @Mentions on BiggerPockets
https://www.biggerpockets.com/real-estate-investing (Ultimate beginner's guide to REI)
Before your 1st purchase, please ensure you visit the below link for some tips.
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 REIs)
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, thought provoking ideas relevant to REI.
i'm going to the REIA meeting this Thursday, it's at the Doubletree suite in Tampa. Hope to see you there.
Florida has some great areas. Where is your primary market that you're investing in? I have some great clients who have found excellent properties in Tampa, Miami, and other areas.
Welcome to Bigger Pockets. Consider sending messages to other members for specific guidance.
@Jose Marques Most of the REIAs are on meetup.com and search for REIA
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