Hi From Chicago, Illinois

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Hi Everyone - I am a aspiring real estate investor from the Chicago area. I got started with BP when I came across their podcasts and after a few months of listening began to think real estate investment could be a great opportunity! 

I am ready to take the first steps and one of my goals is to by a single family home in the next since months - also looking to attend a meet up. I am excited to gain a lot from this community and pay it forward! 

@Angela Neufeld

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Welcome. In the Chicago Area you should check out Jane Garey's group the Chicago Creative Investors Association. They are a Chapter with National REIA, have over 100 investors per meeting and vendors at them as well.

@Angela Neufeld ,

Welcome to BP, where if you get involved you'll get answers to your questions and a lot of help from your peers. Where are you looking for properties?

Welcome aboard to BP! I have rental properties in the McHenry, IL area - If your ever in the area (far Northwest Suburbs of Chicago), I would be happy to talk real estate over coffee! I wish you the best in your new adventure!

Welcome @Angela Neufeld! I am hosting a House Hacking Event in Chicago just for new investors like you. Join us for a drink and hear from our panel of both experienced and newer investors! (It is under BP Events)

Hope to see you there!

https://www.biggerpockets.com/forums/521/topics/497259-house-hacking-discussion-panel-hosted-by-x-plus-real-estate

@Angela Neufeld welcome! Finding BP was literally a life changer for me in so many ways. I'm excited for you to experience the positive impact it will have on your investment knowledge and life in general! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat about RE. 

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