Military newbie in Alaska

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Hello BP! My name is Aaron Hess and I am in the Army and just got stationed in Alaska. I will be here for the next three years. I am brand new to real estate reading some books and listening to BP podcasts. 

I am considering doing some flipping here in Alaska to create some capital and perhaps do some rentals once I get back to the lower 48. I have some money to get started but since the winter is coming I was hoping to do something maybe next spring. In the mean time I will be continuing my education through books and will be looking for information on the area and market. I will be mainly looking at the fairbanks and surrounding area. Thank you in advance to anyone willing to provide any assistance.

@Aaron Hess

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Originally posted by @Aaron Hess :

Hello BP! My name is Aaron Hess and I am in the Army and just got stationed in Alaska. I will be here for the next three years. I am brand new to real estate reading some books and listening to BP podcasts. 

I am considering doing some flipping here in Alaska to create some capital and perhaps do some rentals once I get back to the lower 48. I have some money to get started but since the winter is coming I was hoping to do something maybe next spring. In the mean time I will be continuing my education through books and will be looking for information on the area and market. I will be mainly looking at the fairbanks and surrounding area. Thank you in advance to anyone willing to provide any assistance.

 Welcome Aaron!

Welcome, @Aaron Hess ! And thank you for your service....

Sounds like you have a solid plan for pursuing your REI career - I agree with Dmitriy that BP has great resources available to you. Personally, I found the podcasts to be a huge source of education when I first started my journey - if you haven't subscribed yet, I can't recommend it highly enough.

Best of luck to you and look forward to following your journey!

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