New investor from Essex County NJ

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Hi Bigger Pockets fam- My name is Said Gaida  from Bloomfield NJ and I am excited to joining the community. I started listening to the BP podcast and was instantly impressed by the abundance of knowledge  on the show.. I am new to real estate and recently bought my first multi - family home. I am house-hacking and hope to build a portfolio thru multifamily units and build enough cashflow to get out of the rat race. I like the strategy of fix & hold and want to establish multiply rental properties in the area I grew up in. I am looking for properties in  the  Essex county Area, but am open to the best opportunities available . I extremely open to coaching  & ready to help contribute as much as I can to the community.  I look forward to learning from all the great role models in the community. 

Hi @Said Gaida welcome to BP! Congratulations on your first home as well! There are a few meetups in our area that you can network with other investors as well. If you need the info on them, just let me know. Good luck!!

Hi Said.

I am new to BP as well (this is my first post) and moved to West Orange, NJ, about 9 months ago. We finally moved to the suburbs after living in Jersey City for ~5 years. I will mostly be consulting while my wife drives the business, looking primarily at SFH rehabs in West Orange, South Orange and Maplewood. I will be attending my first auction this Tuesday to try and learn the ropes before researching and showing up to bid of properties. Best of luck to you - hope to see you around.

Hello! @Said Gaida

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:

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

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.

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

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