Newbie from California

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Hello BP, 

My name is Jacob, I live in the Los Angeles county area. I work full-time as a data specialist and I am currently in school to finish a real estate course to receive a real estate sales license and even a broker's license further on down the line. I am a first-time investor and have plans to invest outside of the state; preferably with owner financing to start. 


@Derek L. I primarily went to get a real estate license because I was not entirely sure where to begin in the investor's world. The courses are more repetitive and bulky, however, I am about to start a Finance and than Appraisal class so I am looking forward to those.

@Jacob Rascon Welcome!  I'm also a SoCal newbie (down in San Diego).  What appraisal class are you eyeing?  I'd love to develop a better understanding of that piece of the puzzle as well and if you found something you think looks good, let me know!

Hello! @Jacob Rascon

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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