Newbie from Fredericksburg, Va!

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Hello all! My name is Shannon Davis (avid podcast listener). Newbie currently residing in Fredericksburg, Va originally from Baltimore, Md. Purchased my first home in March of 2018 (a forclosed single family that I am currently using as my primary residence). So excited to learn and network in the DMV area. Intrests for the future are in multifamily and rental areas properties. Also active duty military stationed in Quantico,Va. Thanks for reading! (Also looking for any and all real estate/ book suggestions).

 thanks so much! I definitely will make my way down the list after my current read (7 habits of highly effective people). Awesome to see you're in the Hampton Roads area. I went to Hampton University and definitely may end up back in the area if I get stationed in Norfolk again. Hope the area is treating you right. 

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Hi Shannon!  Welcome to the newbie crew!  I'm still reading and working on researching a first deal too.  Outside of the BP books and podcasts, I definitely recommend Rich Dad Poor Dad.  It isn't specific to real estate, but it helps you really understand why investing is such a great way to go.  It helps me hold on to the reasons I'm interested in the first place and keeps me motivated to escape the rat race!

@Shannon Davis Hello!

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 have other blogs that may be helpful here on BP in my personal blog that you can check out. If you have any other questions feel free to reach out to me directly. Good luck.

Welcome to BiggerPockets (BP) @Shannon Davis 

Your last name drew me to your post; the word of advice is "Networking" search your area for Real Estate Investment Associations (REIA), and start building your team for your first investment property by networking at these events. Take care.

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