New to Real Estate Investing and Bigger Pockets

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Hi REI peeps! I'm Jeremy Borouchoff and I'm from Milwaukee, Wisconsin … home of baseball, beer and one of the most awesome summer music festivals around.

I've been working as a business development guy at a commercial design/build firm for the past 10 years and have learned quite a bit about real estate during my tenure with the company.

I read "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" about 10 years ago and have recently thought that, at my "late" age (I'm 58), that real estate investing might offer me a path to retirement and a life with more time freedom … which I would spend with my loving wife of 30 years, my children and my first love … music.

Stumbled upon BP through my Google searches about real estate investing.  Just ordered the new BP book on investing and can't wait to start reading it when it hits my mailbox.

Welcome, @Jeremy Borouchoff ! So glad you've discovered Bigger Pockets early in your real estate investing journey...sounds like you've got some great experience that will benefit you in big ways when you launch this real estate side hustle.

A few tips that may be helpful to you here on the BP website:

You can set up keyword alerts so anytime someone posts about Milwaukee or any of the other markets you're evaluating, you'll be notified. That could be a great way to find and stay engaged with local investors, realtors and opportunities. http://www.biggerpockets.com/alerts

You can also search for other investors or brokers in your market and follow their journey on Bigger Pockets here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/search/users

And of course, be sure to subscribe to the podcast - so much great info there and always full of inspiration. Guaranteed to be time well spent...

Best of luck to you and I look forward to following your success on BP!

Welcome @Jeremy Borouchoff .  Like you I am also new to the BP site.  I am not far behind you and looking to do the same and make sure I have my retirement established.  I listen to the BP podcasts on my commute.  They have been full of information and each show has related show notes for additional reference.  Great information.  Sounds like you already have a jump on this with your current background.

@Jeremy Borouchoff

Welcome to the BP family! Great that you joined the site!  Here are some recommendations for you:

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

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Wishing you the best!

@Jeremy Borouchoff welcome to BP ane REI! I hope you will enjoy the book you have ordered, actually all of the booked published by BP are well worth the time. The topics dont overlap much, so you get a good lay of the land as you work through the list. I am local and I am sure I will see you around!

Hello! @Jeremy Borouchoff

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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