New Member - Multifamilies - Rochester, NY

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Good afternoon! I am new to the forum but not to BiggerPockets. I have three of Brandon's books (The Book on Investing, Managing, and Investing with No/Low money down) and have been listening to his podcasts for about a year and a half now. ABOUT ME: I am a recent college graduate, member of the Army National Guard, and am very passionate about helping people. I have a BA in Catholic Theology from St. John Fisher College and work there now as a full time Media Support Specialist. I love my job but want to free up my time through real estate to work more with charities. I am the director of the Towpath Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps and love to travel around the country and world with the band. GOAL: Invest in small multifamilies in the suburbs/city area of Rochester and self manage until I can replace earned income with passive income from real estate (approx $50,000/yr) to move into a second career path. I do not own any property at this time but I've been doing my homework to be as prepared as I can be for when I get started. I want to own a property or two in the next 12 months. Cannot wait to get started!

@Jacob Thorp

Welcome to the forums and your real estate investing journey.  Sounds like you have a great plan and motivation for financial freedom.

The Rochester community is very supportive. If you need a reference, or are looking for an REI meet up, you are in the right place.

Good luck and keep updating on your progress, it is always inspiring to see people get started and move toward their goals.  


Hi @Jacob Thorp !

Thank you for introducing yourself. The BP forums are such a great resource. You just may find yourself addicted to growing and learning! Be sure to plug into your local BP community through meet-ups and investment groups. Welcome!

Hi @Jacob Thorp

"I am the director of the Towpath Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps and love to travel around the country and world with the band"

I see you guys all the time at various parades and festivals. Fun to watch! 

Welcome to the site and jump on in, always great to have people from this neck of the woods around!

Welcome to the forums @Jacob Thorp ! It sounds like you are on the right track. Keep working towards your goals. As you know, there are a ton of resources on the site and lots of people who will help. 

Hello! @Jacob Thorp

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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