New guy from Front Royal, Virginia

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Hi everyone! My name is Lukas and I’ve lived in Front Royal almost all my life, I just recently moved to Strasburg, Virginia, and recently have gained a major interest in real estate. I’ve listened to many podcast episodes of BP, I’ve read just a handful of different books on the subject, and most recently started an online course to get my real estate license. Ive got a wonderful wife who is very supportive of me trying to make this real estate stuff work,  and two kids that are just the best. I’m primarily interested in flipping houses and/or buy/hold rental properties so I can eventually not have to work a 9-5 job and can spend more time with the kids and wife. 

Hi, Lukas,

I live a few hours south of you in the Staunton area. I closed on my first SFR in early 2017. I closed on my 2nd SFR in late 2017, closed on my first triplex in spring of 2018 and now I'm looking in Alabama for my next buy.

If you want to meet up over coffee or something sometime maybe in the middle somewhere, I'm all for it. We can talk real estate investing and hopefully learn from each other. 

Welcome Lukas!

It's nice to see another investor in the area on BiggerPockets.  I'm in Luray which is about 45 minutes or so away and I don't know of a whole lot of active investors here.

@Lukas Lease welcome to BP! Good luck on your real estate license! If you're looking for more resources, here are my suggestions:

Podcasts

Episode 108 - Grant Cardone... Just listen…

Episode 283 Paul Thompson - Quite a new episode but I would think everyone would agree this is a top episode. Mainly, the systems implemented are fascinating (VA, automated offers, etc.) Plus...escape velocity...

Episode 113Jay Papasan - Very practical slow and steady advice

Episode 221 - Tim Shiner - his concept of equity build up and "shearing the sheep" shows some of the flexibility of real estate vs a 401k

Last but not least, I also recommend all the tax advice given by my fellow CPAs on the BP Podcast.

Amanda Han

Brandon Hall

Tax Reform Update – Brandon Hall and Amanda Han

Linda Weygant

Guides

Ultimate Beginners Guide

Forum Stickies

BP Calculators or spreadsheets uploaded by members

My Favorite Books

I have to say all of the BP books…right? :)

The Millionaire Next Door

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor

What Every Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow

Hope this information can give you a good start. Feel free to reach out with any questions. 

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