@Brett Prescott Welcome to Bigger Pockets! If you haven't checked them out yet, the BP Podcast is excellent. Also you may wish to check out local investor groups such as Black Diamond REI in southern Mass and RIREIG in Rhode Island.
Since you just bought your first property, I would recommend taking at least 6 months, 12 would be better, learning how to be a landlord of your first rental unit before acquiring another one.
Learn about renting a unit out, tenant screening, collecting rent, repairs, capital improvements, handling moveouts, etc. And take the time to familiarize yourself with your landlord-tenant laws and other real estate laws & regulations (there are plenty! for example lead paint inspections/disclosures...).
I would also recommend networking with others who have also recently bought their first or second rental property, getting together with such folks for coffee to mutually support each other. And actually, the BP Ultimate Beginner's Guide is a great resource too.
Hope this helps, and again welcome to BP :)
@Brett Prescott , congratulations on your purchase! The learning experience you will get being a landlord will be worth it's weight in gold for your next property, and the next, etc. I'm local to the area as well and willing to chat RE anytime. Good luck with your investing journey!
@Brett Prescott Congrats on your first purchase, it's 90% of the battle getting into real estate. What areas are you looking?
Welcome aboard Brett and best of luck!
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