New member from Carpentersville, IL

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Hello Everyone,

Wanted to introduce myself, my name is Eric Bellefontaine, I am from the Greater Chicagoland area, currently out in Carpentersville, IL (the western suburbs). 

I am currently a home owner and recently became more interested in finding a way to build a passive income to better support my family and ultimately achieve financial freedom. My goal right now is to buy my first investment property with-in the next year. I'm leaning towards doing rentals. 

I'm a complete newbie to real estate investing and look forward to learning more from all of you.

Hello! @Eric Bellefontaine

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:

https://www.biggerpockets.com/blogs/5868/52761-the-simple-guide-to-getting-started-on-bp

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

https://www.biggerpockets.com/blogs/5868/52743-im-new-to-bp-any-advice-would-be-appriciated

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.

https://www.biggerpockets.com/blogs/5868/52724-im-new-to-investing-how-do-i-find-an-investor-friendly-agent

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

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