Hello, New Member in Valencia/Santa Clarita CA

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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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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. 

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!

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