I've been active in a few threads so far, but want to throw my name into the New Member Intro Abyss.
I'm John, born and raised and still residing in Centreville, Virginia. I've made the decision to get into real estate on a few front. I've become obsessed with this site and the podcast, and the concept of building wealth through real estate opposed to waiting for a raise is enticing to put it lightly.
So basically my plan is to get licensed here in Virginia (about 25% through the course at time of posting), begin networking and getting a few deals through that avenue while I wait for my girlfriend to finish school next year. But I soon want to start investing in rental properties, preferably multifamily, and do a couple flips within the next year.
My target market for now is local to me, perhaps a bit more south and west of DC (from Manassas to Culpepper and maybe even all the way down to the Charlottesville). Eventually I may be moving to Charleston, SC, so I may transition to that market once the time comes.
Thanks for taking the time to read!
@John Elias - I wish you the best and think you will do fine. My suggestion (and many here on Bigger Pockets not agree) but I would look at getting a course in real estate investing. People always say here you get everything you need right here for free, but how when you do not even know where to start. Invest in a real estate investing course.
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