My name is Trish and I am newbie looking to start investing in my home town of Crown Point, Indiana, specifically buy and hold single family homes or duplexes. I have been consuming anything I can get my hands on real estate related for the last 7 months and am ready to get off the sidelines!
I am currently a financial analyst and commute to Chicago daily – I don’t mind the work, but hate the commute (although I must say, this has facilitated consuming about 3 hours of real estate content daily!) I know real estate investing isn’t a sprint, but would eventually like to spend more of my time and energy on real estate vs. the 9-5 job (or in my case 6-6). End game is to allow me more freedom to choose how I spend my time and at the same time invest in my community. I look forward to learning from you all and hopefully giving back where I can!
Welcome to the community Trish what is your plan to get started? Pre-approval? Analysis of properties in your market?
I can relate to the commute! Welcome and best of luck!
@Trish Geyer Hi and welcome to BP and the world of REI! You are in a good location for local investing.
HI @Trish Geyer . I used to work at the university of chicago and my commute from Munster was only 45 mins but that was a big reason why I left years ago. Biggerpockets is a great source to learn and network. Also, attend some of the local investor meet up groups. There's one in Merrillville and one in Highland. I go to both but am partial to the Highland one as they bring in some really good speakers.
I go to the Highland group and NICIA. It's nice to network with lots of people.
Hi @Trish Geyer , and welcome to the BP community.
I living in Crown Point for the first 22 years of my life, and still have a lot of connections there! I'm happy to help in any way that I can, so don't hesitate to reach out.
Welcome to BiggerPockets and good luck investing Trish!
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