I don't really have any book recommendations other than just read everything on Biggerpockets and you'll learn a lot. I do suggest you learn about your VA loan benefits, i'm not sure how the eligibility works for guard members. If you do qualify for a VA loan you can put a 0% down payment on a property and also pay no mortgage insurance. I would look into buying a duplex or up to a fourplex and live in one unit and rent the other units out. Keep your 50k for emergencies or repairs or even find another duplex/fourplex to buy with a conventional loan. A pretty easy and simple way of getting started in your real estate adventure.
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