Hi, my name is Andrew Smith. I live with my family in Valencia in the Santa Clarita Valley, CA.
I joined Bigger Pockets with the main intention of developing a deep understanding of rental property ownership both local to me and out of State. I had some experience a decade ago, but made mistakes then that I don't wish to repeat. I'm looking to learn financing and how to buy distressed properties well. I am open to local purchases and also out of State purchases as our local housing market is relatively expensive.
I hadn't realised when I joined Bigger Pockets that there was such an extensive network and forum. I hope I can add value to that network. My expertise is in solar and I am happy to share any knowledge to others that may be of benefit.
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Welcome @Andrew Smith to BP. I'm sure you'll bring some great insight on the solar discussions which is fantastic! Investing out of state seems to be a common thread for us West Coasters!
If you are looking into out of state investing I'm your guy!
Thank you for the welcome @Rob Drum Jr.! I really appreciate the info that you posted in the welcome message @Dmitriy Fomichenko !
@Jeff Wallenius I hope I can bring some sunshine and insight! I guess there's no mystery to us West Coasters weeking out of State opportunities!
Hi @Matt Motil ! I look forward to learning about that with you!
@Andrew Smith we're investing out of state in a few areas, happy to expand on our experiences if you need insight.
Welcome to BP @Andrew Smith !
Welcome to the community. Keen to see your knowledge on solar.
Thank you @Jo-Ann Lapin !
Hello @Andrew Smith ,
Great post! I see that you're interested in rental properties out state . Have you decided on a market that you may be interested in ?
Hi @Aziz Raji
Thank you. We previously owned rentals in Denton TX and I'd like a chance to "get it right" there. Hindsight on where we did not make good choices is very clear!
my pleasure. Andrew.
Welcome Andrew! I'm down in Venice....used to live up in Lancaster and commute past Valencia all the time. I also buy rentals out-of-state.
Thank you @Ali Boone - I look forward to learning about your out-of state rentals for sure.
Warm welcome for you Mr. Andrew Smith here in Bigger Pockets. I hope you have a great time spending time and sharing knowledge to others here in BP world. Best of luck and god bless you Mr. Smith!
Welcome to the community Andrew. My suggestion is just go right to the podcast and start from 1 and work your way up. A tremendous amount of value in hearing the stories from all of the guest that you can get the motivation to pick right back up where you left off.
Thank you @Kevin Keithley and @James O Nix - Definitely going "podcast"! Perfect company on my morning hike I think!
Welcome to BP @Andrew Smith ! Always good to see more California investors!
Thank you both!
@Andrew Smith (and anyone else in LA interested in joining a fledgling monthly meetup group), the next meetup in Northridge is on Nov 16th:
Welcome Andrew, out of state investing is the way to go! Sorry to hear about your mistakes, but mistakes help perfection. Good luck to you!
Thank you both and the Meetup sounds great @Brian Dibene
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