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Hello Bigger Pockets forum!

I am a senior in high school and a burgeoning rental property investor from Minnesota. I've been working since the day I turned 14, and I currently work for a law firm and a financial adviser. While I don't have a lot of concrete achievements I can point to (due to only being 17) I scored a 32 on the ACT, and have been able to refine my networking abilities through myriad professional development events in my community over the last two years.

I've been reading and consuming as much as I can from Bigger Pockets for years. Now that I'm close to beginning my career I figured I'd be well served by a good introduction. I'm a senior in high school with an intense passion for economics and finance. I've always been very good with math and once I started learning about the nuances of finance I haven't stopped. My short-term goal is to be closing on my third property before I close on my business/finance degree. 

I intend to move out-of-state towards a warmer climate for college in order to have less weather-related maintenance on my properties. I'm currently chewing on the ideas of resettling in Waco, Phoenix, New Orleans, Denver, Boulder, Fort Myers, or greater Southern California locations. If you have any insight into these markets or would be interested in getting to know me better, I strive to connect with as many people as possible. Thank you to all the amazing members of this community for everything you guys have contributed so far, I eagerly await meeting more of you!

Noah Wright

Welcome to the forum Noah!  You can find just about anything you need to know about real estate investing on this site and the podcasts.  Although I'm extremely biased to New Orleans my advice on choosing a city is travel and visit as many of these places as possible even if it's just weekend trips.  I really wish I would have traveled more when I was your age.  I have a finance degree and I'd say that has been beneficial for me although I don't work in the field.  Good luck and feel free to reach out any time.

Congrats on getting started so young, you're on the path to success! I'd recommend visiting each city and living where you like best. If you don't like where you live whats the point.. You'll be successful in any one of those cities as long as you put in the work. 

Hello! @Noah Wright

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:

The second is a post that will help get you focused with your real estate investing goals:

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.

I have other blogs that may be helpful here on BP in my personal blog that you can check out. Good Luck :)

Hello @Noah Wright and welcome to the Bigger Pockets forums.  I commend you on your focus and determination at such a young age and encourage you to continue networking and learning via social media as well as here on Bigger Pockets.  As far as the various areas you mentioned considering, I am a little biased, but I love the Central Texas!  lol   We have a booming economy and the growth and expansion are continuing to grow like crazy.  I do agree with @John Lewis ' comment above about visiting these places as much as possible first to determine where you might enjoy living the most.  I wish you the best in your continuing growth and learning and am always willing to help out if you have any questions.

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