New member from the DMV area, looking to house hack next year.

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Hi everyone. Im originally from Sacramento. Been in the DMV area about a year and a half now. I’ll be here for the foreseeable future and I’m beginning to look into buying something and investing. I’ll be looking to join meet ups and I’ll be active on these forums gathering all the info I possibly can. Most likely in my situation I will be looking to buy a place with a basement that I can rent out. If any of you have experience with this in the area  I would love to have a convo with you. 

Rules for renting out your basement vary greatly by jurisdiction here. Be aware of the differences and target the right location for your goal.

Hello! @Travis Henderson

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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