Hello from Hampton Roads, VA!

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Hello BPers,

Just wanted to introduce myself to the community! By day, I am a software developer, but for the past year or so I have been diving in to all things real estate with goals for short-term (flips) and long-term (rents) real estate investing. I am currently targeting Hampton Roads (where I live ... well, Williamsburg, which is debatably part of HR) and Richmond, my hometown. I currently rent one SFH that I sort of fell into, and have a goal of expanding that portfolio by at least one in 2018!

While I am relatively inexperienced in the real estate investing realm, quite a few of my family members have some experience ranging from dabbling to fully immersed, so I have soaked up some things along the way. That said, I am always looking to learn and network locally with investors, resources, and in between and help out others where I can.

I'm excited to continue to grow with this community and look forward to hearing from, learning from, and networking with you all!

Hi @Carl Scott and welcome to BP! It's always great to see a new member from the area. Are you looking to shop all of HR or are you trying to stay around Williamsburg and Richmond? If you find yourself down around Virginia Beach, I'd love to get together and chat about investing goals and some of the local resources. Have you been to any of the local REI meetings?

@Christopher Lightner Thanks for the response, I have not quite made it out that far yet! And haven't been to any local REI meetings, but certainly interesting in finding some local groups. My short-term goals are within the immediate radius, so Richmond, Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton. But will keep you in mind when I get across the bridge.

Hello! @Carl Scott

Welcome to BP, and congratulations on making the decision to invest in your future via real estate.

I have written a few blog posts that may help you get started here on BP, and with your investing. Please click on the links, give them a read, and share your thoughts in the comments.

First is a post that I feel will help not get overwhelmed with the amount of info that is here on BP:

https://www.biggerpockets.com/blogs/5868/52761-the-simple-guide-to-getting-started-on-bp



The second is a post that will help get you focused with your real estate investing goals:

https://www.biggerpockets.com/blogs/5868/52743-im-new-to-bp-any-advice-would-be-appriciated

The last one is a post that will help you choose an “investor friendly” real estate agent. There are many agents out there, but it’s important to choose the right one.

https://www.biggerpockets.com/blogs/5868/52724-im-new-to-investing-how-do-i-find-an-investor-friendly-agent

I love answering questions if you have any! Good Luck :)

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