Newbie in Jacksonville, Florida

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Hello!

My name is Alex, and I just recently moved to Jacksonville from Texas after being gone for about two years. While I was in Texas, I flirted with the idea of possibly looking into Real Estate Investing and that led me to Bigger Pockets. I perused the site, read a few articles that were sent to my email, downloaded the Bigger Pockets Ultimate Beginner's Guide (which I still haven't read), and ended up deactivating my account. Things were just so hectic with my move to Florida and other big life changes that I made the mistake of thinking BP would just bog me down. 

But now I've reactivated my account and am back and ready to learn more about Real Estate! 

I am still in the infancy stages of my Real Estate education. Like I said earlier, I haven't read the Ultimate Beginner's guide or any other books on Real Estate just yet, but I have been listening to the BP Podcast in order from episode 1 (I think I just listened to episode 40) while also listening to the show they put out weekly.

The area of Real Estate that most interests me is the idea of using House Hacking to learn how to buy, hold, and manage small multifamily properties (starting with Duplexes) to generate passive streams of cash flow, with the goal being to eventually stop having to work a W2 job and live comfortably off of the cash flow my rental properties produce. Recent events at my current job have led me to trying to learn more about getting my Real Estate license so that, if my income disappears, I could potentially gain income by being a Real Estate Agent (working with an investor-friendly Brokerage, of course) and learn more about the ins and outs of Real Estate through hands on experience. 

Well, that's who I am, what I'm up to and what I'm interested in. I just wanted to jump in, stop being shy, and say "Hello"!

Happy Investing!

-Alex

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