Newbie from Bellevue Washington

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Good morning all,

I recently finished out my contract with the U.S. Marine Corps in November of 2017 and moved back home to the great state of Washington. For those of you who know the area, I grew up in Arlington, I live in Lynnwood, and I work now in Bellevue. I was fortunate enough to stumble upon real estate as my new passion and found employment within one of the best brokerages in the state, Venture Real Estate Group. I am new to the business and have a lot to learn however, I am hungry for knowledge and have a burning desire to become the best. As most of you know, why we do what we do is the most important part of our business and my personal "why" for real estate is the same reason I chose to leave the Marines, my family. 

Although I work for a brokerage, I am very interested in the wholesaling process as well as rental properties. I hope to be able to connect and learn from all you pros out there and thank you for welcoming me to this great community! Have a great rest of your week everyone!

@Mike Moore

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Originally posted by @Dmitriy Fomichenko :

@Mike Moore

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Thank you for the warm welcome and quick tips @Dmitriy Fomichenko!

@Mike Moore Thank you for your service, and welcome back to the PNW! Your VA loan benefits will be a huge catalyst towards building a real estate portfolio, if that's what you're after. You can get into a 1-4 unit property for 0% down (Owner occupied).

You should look into some local events in the area, if you don't find any on here (BP) there are always several on meetup.com. Finding some local investors will help you figure out what opportunities they are looking for/finding in the area.

@Mike Moore welcome to the area and thank you for your service. 

If you're looking to invest in the south end at all I have THE agent for you. @James Marszalek runs operation red dot. He's an investor, and a veteran- and his company is veteran owned/run. He's also a freaking awesome agent who specializes in investors. 

@Mike Moore Welcome to BP, congrats on your transition out of the military. I am an active duty corpsman stationed in Everett.  I did a little time green side with the marines in 1st MAW.

@Julian Sibley hit the nail on the head about the utilizing your VA loan. I just secured a triplex in Everett for $425K, the only thing due closing was $3,000. Depending on your overall career goals, it can be more beneficial than the GI Bill ( just my opinion :)

Good luck in your future endeavors!

@Mike Moore hello and welcome to BiggerPockets!

You came to the right place for real estate investing. On Bigger Pockets, you can real out to experienced real estate investors while getting deals done the right way.

Happy to help in any way I can. Feel free to PM me at your convenience.

Congratulations, Mike, and I wish you nothing but success. You are not alone in your real estate ambition.

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