Newbie REI from Los Angeles

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Hello BP Community!

I am relatively new to real estate investing and am looking to network and gather as much information as I can. I have been reading through the BP forums for a couple of weeks now, and the information shared on here has been very helpful thus far!

I currently reside in Los Angeles, but was born and raised in the Midwest. I recently made the decision that my day job as an engineer is not what I want for the rest of my life, and with that I decided to take action in order to jump start my journey to financial freedom!

I look forward to learning from you all!

Jeremy Mims

@Jeremy Mims Welcome to the BP community! Here’s some links that you can checkout when you get an opportunity. All the best on your success and happiness from your engineering job. Read Beginner’s Guide: http://www.biggerpockets.com/real-estate-investing Find and connect with other BP members that are in your area: http://www.biggerpockets.com/meet Set up keyword alerts to be notified of the topics that interest you: http://www.biggerpockets.com/alerts Check out BP Podcasts: http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/category/podcast

Welcome to the BP family @Jeremy Mims ! Good to have you here! Here are some recommendations for you: 

Find and connect with other BP members that are in your area: https://www.biggerpockets.com/search/users

Set up keyword alerts to be notified of the topics that interest you: http://www.biggerpockets.com/alerts

Read Beginner’s Guide: http://www.biggerpockets.com/real-estate-investing

Check out BP Podcasts: https://www.biggerpockets.com/podcast

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Wishing you the best! 

@Jeremy Mims welcome to BP.  This is a great group to learn from.  I also reside in LA (near Aerospace Corp in El Segundo) and am an engineer.  I believe you are on the right path looking for other (possibly more passive) means of income outside of your day job, especially if you want to do something else in the future.  My wife and I have our condo here in CA and have started investing out of state, and both of us are Realtors as well.  Feel free to reach out if you ever want guidance on the local market.

Originally posted by @Jeremy Mims :

Thank you all! I will make sure to look through these links.

@Ali Boone I work in the Aerospace/Defense industry. It's great for a day job, but hey, I want to work for myself too!

I was in that too! I was a Skunk ;)

Welcome to BP! There are quite a few different meetup groups around Los Angeles County. There is one in Santa Monica, South Los Angeles, Reseda area, Thousand Oaks area, and an REI Group in Pasadena area. Get involved and have fun!

Hello! @Jeremy Mims

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. Good Luck :)

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