Getting started in Tampa

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Hello everyone.

My wife and I recently relocated to Tampa, and are looking to get a (serious) start in real estate investing via rentals/wholesaling of single-family and small multi-family properties around Tampa or nearby towns.

Over the last 10-15 years, my wife and I "invested" in a total of 3 properties, originally purchased as our primary residences, but later rented out the first two and later sold them.  The first two lost money both during the rental period as well as upon selling; we still own the third property, which is currently empty after our move to Tampa.  We now understand where we went wrong in those initial deals.

Since we have been thinking for some time to go more seriously into real estate investing, as we are settling in Tampa we have decided it is time to get serious with real estate investing that will allow us to build both active and passive income streams over the next few years.

Look forward to this journey.

Hello! @Maximino Aybar

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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