New member in Northern Alberta

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Hi BP I've been lingering around the site, mostly using calculators for a couple of months now. I'm about to purchase my first 4 plex if the deal goes through. I plan to house hack it. 

I suppose I'm a typical starter, stumbled upon a random suggested Robert Kiyosaki video on youtube I believe it was titled something like "Why the rich get richer and the poor stay poor". The video really was an eye opener for me, so I read his book Rich Dad Poor Dad, and well if you're here reading this you can imagine the rest of the story... 

My goals are to work hard to free up my time in the future so that I can use it to get back to my family and friends whom I've lost touch with and only see once a year if I'm lucky. I had to leave everything behind for my work 7 years ago. So through real estate I hope to be able to focus on other incomes that don't require me to be located in such a remote place. 

A shout out to my fellow AB investors (can I call myself an investor yet?)

Hello to everyone on BP! I'm excited to become a part of this awesome community and can't wait to start jumping in to Convos where I can! 


Andrew

Hi Andrew! I took a vacation to Banff and Jasper a few years ago, it was amazing. Since then I've wanted to come up further north to your area. I hope we can help you reach your goals! Do you plan to invest up your way or down in the States?

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Originally posted by @Taylor L. :

Hi Andrew! I took a vacation to Banff and Jasper a few years ago, it was amazing. Since then I've wanted to come up further north to your area. I hope we can help you reach your goals! Do you plan to invest up your way or down in the States?

Hi Taylor! Banff and Jasper are beautiful and a must see for sure! I actually have a group of friends who drive to VA every winter from NB. They love the off road parks there, being moto/enduro racers. I hope to go with them on a future trip if I'm on the right side of the country and have a bike with me. I plan to invest local to me to start, get my hands dirty for a while then learn to be a long distance investor in different provinces, followed by investing in the US. I'm actually learning just as much about US investing because 90% of the learning material out there comes from the US!

Hello @Kevin Suarez Sabugo and @Travis Hewlett and thank you for the welcome! It's good to see some "locals" around. I spend some time in Calgary and everywhere along the rockies throughout the summer for some racing that I'm into. I've seen some real estate meet ups posted up on BP in the city in the past and I'd like to attend a future meet if I can make it. Maybe we'll cross paths at one! 

Originally posted by @Dmitriy Fomichenko :

Welcome to the BP family @Andrew Brown ! Glad you joined the best real estate investing website! 

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Awesome thank you for the tips and info Dmitriy! I'll make use of the keyword alerts right away. The podcasts have been my multitasking partner for quite some time now haha! 

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