NEWBIE Introduction From Illinois

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I wanted to take a second and introduce myself. I've been trolling for a bit, but now is the time to get connected. I do not have any properties at the moment. I am in my research stage of a NEWBIE. I am located in the NW Burbs of Chicago.

Welcome! I have been listening to the podcast for so long and I also decided to step in and join the community. 

@Erik Strauch

Welcome to Bigger Pockets!

This is a great place to learn and network. A lot of forum members are very knowledgeable in their respective fields related to real estate investing, whether that is real estate sales, wholesaling, flipping, rentals, lending, self-directed IRA and Solo 401k investing, or tax and legal guidance.

If you haven’t been to it already, you might want to check out the BP blog: https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/

The site has quite a few tools that can be helpful for new members. I like the search features: https://www.biggerpockets.com/search

There are a few self-contained guides that you can access here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/guides

You should Check out the "Chicago Creative Investors Association" run by Jane Garvey. They meet in Lombard on the 2nd or 3rd Sunday of the month.

@Erik Strauch

Welcome to BP!  I'm right next door to you in Gilberts.  I have lots of friends in Pingree :)

If you have any financing/mortgage questions, feel free to reach out.  I work with a lot of BP Members and I'm an investor myself, so I see things from a unique perspective.  Whether you are looking to house hack, flip, buy and hold, whatever, I an happy to answer any questions and/or point you in the right direction.

Best of luck!

@Erik Strauch

Welcome to the BP family! 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! 

Welcome to BP @Erik Strauch

I hope you have listened to some BP podcasts, I have learned so much from them.   I am also new to investing, no investments yet.  But it helps to be a part of this great community.  Take advantage of area meetups, you never know when you may find a mentor or other expert in their field willing to help you.

Hope to see you around!

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