New member from Bay Area.

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Hello BP, First I wanna say that my profile picture is being uploaded today, it currently shows my wife kid and I. Don’t worry it’s being updated, thanks all for advice. I’m so blessed that a friend showed me BP, it’s the biggest advantage anyone can get have when it comes to real estate. My goals here are to obtain rental properties, investors and just learn from everyone one of you. I wish to work this for the long run seeing as I have two beautiful boys that I wish to set up. I’m currently active duty military, living in the Bay Area. I know time is limited for full time workers, but I know its possible. If their is anyone who wishes to take a newbie under there wing I would be honor to listen and take all the advice you give me. I seek an awesome mentor who doesn’t mind me picking at there brain. I’m not the brightest Crayola in the box, but I’ll hustle like no other for my kids. Thank you all for taking the time to read this.

Hi Jonathon,

My father and I have been working the Bay area aggressively for the past 5 years or so and have been involved in all phases of real estate for a long time. Right now we are mainly flipping and wholesaling in the area, but love to network and talk with other investors. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions. We have been around for awhile and understand how hard it is to get started, after all we were all newbies at some point. Good Luck, and thank you for your service!!

Hi Jonathon,

Welcome to the BP Community. I am a newbie as well and located in the Los Angeles county area. This site has been great and has MANY tools, sources, etc. you can utilize. Hope we can all learn from one another here!

Regards,

Marvin Lara

@Jonathan Hernandez

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Thank you @George Blower .


@Marc Salloum Thank you, do you think that we can possibly link up and just talk about some questions that i have over some lunch? If you have any free time on your hands?


@Marvin Lara I am all about learning, I'm also loving how active everyone is and how people reach out to one another I feel it's a bonus on top of all the materials.

@Marc Salloum

Hi Marc, my name is Kyle and I am also committed to get into real estate investing in the Bay Area. I'm 25 and a teacher in the East Bay. Hope you don't mind I'm using Jonathon's new member platform to take up your offer for questions!

One of the main concerns I have is whether the Bay Area is too expensive to invest successfully as a new member and a teacher? I have no debt and a little money saved up, but not enough for any big 20% down payments! I realize FHA's could be an option, just curious to hear an experienced opinion.

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