New to BP: Investing in Indy, Living in Portland, OR metro

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Hey all BP members, my name is Chad Bartlett.  I've been through the bad and the good with flipping just before the destruction of 2007/2008.  I'm more of a buy/fix/hold investor these days.  I have just one duplex in Indianapolis right now, but I'm hoping to buy more either SFRs or multifamilies--still deciding.  Will I BRRRR, partner,  or what?  I don't know yet.  Looking into what is possible with private money and/or hard money right now.  

As a side note, my regular day is spent teaching English at a community college just outside Portland, OR.  So, yes, that means I am not currently investing where I live.  I guess I got the real estate bug from my dad who was a broker in a small area in Illinois for about 40 before retiring.  I hope to retire south of the border in about 10 years, so at 55.
 

Good luck to all of you, and I can't wait to meet you.

Hello! @Chad Bartlett

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:

https://www.biggerpockets.com/blogs/5868/52761-the-simple-guide-to-getting-started-on-bp



The second is a post that will help get you focused with your real estate investing goals:

https://www.biggerpockets.com/blogs/5868/52743-im-new-to-bp-any-advice-would-be-appriciated

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.

https://www.biggerpockets.com/blogs/5868/52724-im-new-to-investing-how-do-i-find-an-investor-friendly-agent

I love answering questions if you have any! Good Luck :)

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