First Post - New to Investing & BP

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Hi All,

My name is Frank Enriquez and I am a newbie from California, Orange County area. I've been a real estate assistant for the past 5 months and just got my real estate license 3 weeks ago. became an officer in the Marine Corps. Currently, I am stationed in Quantico VA at Camp Barrett. Before joining the military I had my real estate license for a year and now have my referral agent license. In about four months I should be in the Jacksonville NC area, so I have become increasingly interested in that market. I will be primarily looking to buy and hold multifamily units with conventional and VA loans. Eventually, I will be utilizing the BRRRR method when financing permits. I have crowdfunding experience, but I am extremely eager and excited to get started on my first (house hack) investment property! Thank you in advance for the warm welcomes!

I'm sorry!
Accidentally hit sent.. didn't finish editing my first post.. (using a template from someone else) lol

Let me redo here:

My name is Frank Enriquez. I live in California, Orange County area. I was a financial advisor for about 3 yrs and made the switch to the real estate industry. I just got my real estate license 3 weeks ago. I work in Riverside California, as a real estate assistant for past 5 months with my cousin and his broker. I want to become a real estate investor and start by doing a house hack in a 4 unit multi family home. I was wondering if there are any meetings or training in the Orange County area that anybody knows about so I can increase my knowledge and skill set as well as network.
Thank you very much!! :)

Hello @Frank A Enriquez Jr. and welcome to Bigger Pockets!  Why not start small and buy some rural vacant land, say Kern or San Bernardino County (or anywhere in the country) for a $500, sell for $1500 and keep growing your acquisition balance to where you are comfortable enough to make some other choices? And while you are doing that you can sell a few of the nicer properties with owner financing and sit back and collect rent per property for doing nothing. Totally not crazy. A ton of us are doing it. Great way to get rolling and since you are paying cash for everything you don't have to worry about credit - AND - you will sleep well at night because everything is paid for.  Hope this helps!

Hello @Frank A Enriquez Jr. , welcome to the site! Here are some good places to start:

http://www.biggerpockets.com/meet - find and connect with other BP members that are in your area.
http://www.biggerpockets.com/alerts - Set up keyword alerts to be notified of the topics that interest you.
And, of course the
http://www.biggerpockets.com/forums - ask any question about real estate!
See you around!

@Frank A Enriquez Jr. Welcome to BP and yes there are some meetup groups here in Orange County.  There is one in Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Irvine and near you in Anaheim.  Check them out and find someone willing to help you reach your goals.

Good investing...

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