New Member/Wife and I looking to build for the future...

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My Wife and I have begun are quest of being financially independent and self employed. We have been researching and educating ourselves on the real estate market and investment opportunities. How did you folks know when the time was right to jump in? We both currently work full time, but I am hoping to take time in the near future to provide the labor for possible house flips. I am in the HVAC field and am mechanically inclined. My Wife feels that buying a single apartment is the way, but I think that unless we have land value there is no value at all! Am I wrong in thinking this way? 


Bobby from NH 

Welcome to BP @Robert Labrie ! Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself.  There's never a right time to jump in, in my opinion.  There's only good opportunities that present themselves.  I think you're correct regarding land value, but I would also put the caveat on that it depends upon where in the country you're investing. 

And now that you're here we'd love to see you be an active member of the BP community so be sure to set up Keywords Alerts for your local area such as "Nashua" or "Manchester" if you're looking to find potential opportunities for investing, education in a subject, or other members in your area.

Use the Find Members area to network with other members who are local to you or are in an area you're wanting to invest in. Podcasts come out weekly and are great way to learn on the move. I find there's always a gold nuggets of information in each one and I go back to listen to a number of them multiple times.

If you want to find events that are going on in your area be sure to check out the Real Estate Events and Happenings area of BiggerPockets. Here you can find meet ups of local BP members or other groups that get together, network, and have education about real estate investing. Some of these events they might try to sell you into a mentoring program or try to sell you something else. In most cases you'll find everything you need here on BP so don't spend any extra money elsewhere. There are many great members here on BP who are tremendous resources of information and will help you greatly. And there are some who are just here to try to sell you something so don't be naive to it. Their true intentions come out eventually.

Be sure to read through the rules of the forums here. How you'll get the most out of BiggerPockets is to understand how to navigate through it and understand that it's a two way street. You'll get out of it what you put into it so become active and help us grow the community and wealth of knowledge that's already here.

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And lastly I highly recommend becoming a Plus or Pro member of the site and take advantage of all that BP has to offer you. It's like getting the keys to the kingdom. It will be one of the best investments you'll make when it comes your real estate investing.

Again welcome to Bigger Pockets! 

Thanks Darren!

I guess in asking for the "right time" it is the fear of getting started that is coming out a little bit! I appreciate your words and suggestions. I have setup the keyword alerts and will check out the events and happenings page. 

Thanks again!


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