Newbie College Student from Washington

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Hello BP,

My names is Josh and I am from Kenmore, Washington!

I am a business major at a local university in the Seattle area looking to break into the real estate industry as soon as I graduate in 2017. I am most interested in buy and hold rentals, multi-family units, creative financing and fix-and-flip.  I am looking to connect with like-minded indivuals when time permits and am grateful to have stumbled upon the Bigger Pockets podcast and community!

@Joshua Jorgenson

Welcome. Take a good look at student housing see below. Fill in the foundation below.

Check out the Start Here page http://www.biggerpockets.com/starthere

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Locate and attend 3 different local REIA club meetings great place to meet people gather resources and info. Here you will meet wholesalers who provide deals and rehabbers (cash buyers). Find them through Google and meetup.com

Two Great reads, I bought both J. Scott The Book on Flipping Houses, The Book on Estimating ReHab Costs http://www.biggerpockets.com/flippingbook

Consider checking out HUD homes for small multi's owner occupied gets first crack.

You might consider Niche or Specialized Housing like student housing. Rents can be 2-4 times more. Remember you don't have to own a property to control it.

Download BP’s newest book here some good due diligence in Chapter 10. Real Estate Rewind Starting over

http://www.biggerpockets.com/files/user/brandonatbp/file/real-estate-rewind-a-biggerpockets-community-book

Good Luck

Paul 

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Thank you all for welcoming me! I am really trying to figure out the best career route that will enable me financially to move quickly but wisely. Would a finance degree or a career as an appraiser be my best route? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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