Hello BP members! I’m new to the investing world, I mean brand new, I have not done a deal yet. I have read almost every book out there and listened to more podcasts than I can count to get ready for the big day. I am getting the itch, so to speak, but obviously I’m nervous about the first deal. I have a finance background and have done many construction projects (large and small). I have also saved up some money to get started. I would really like to connect with some investors in the Raleigh and surrounding areas to get some guidance and advice for the area. My goal would be to invest in rental properties but wouldn’t be opposed to flipping, to build my saving to then buy nicer properties to rent.
@Jeff K. Welcome to BP! We have a local meetup once a month. You should come and join us. There is also a very active TREIA group in our area. Additionally, to get the most out of Bigger Pockets, I would set up keyword alerts (like Raleigh, Cary, Durham, or whatever). That way, you'll be notified when a new local topic of interest gets posted.
Welcome to Bigger Pockets, @Jeff K. !
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I really like the alerts feature that can quickly guide you to current topics that might interest you: http://www.biggerpockets.com/alerts
Thanks for the info Dawn, can you provide a little more info on the local meetup, or point me in the right direction to get the info. I’m really excited to get started and have already setup alerts for the Raleigh market.
@Jeff K. It’s the second Wednesday of every month in Cary. The event is under the events tab on BP.
You can also shoot me a message and I’ll send you the address that way, just remind me. I don’t have it in front of me currently. I try to attend every month, it’s a great time.
Raleigh itself is a hot market and at least to me, cash flow is difficult here. I invest mostly in Eastern NC, and have had much better luck there. It’s still competitive though
Welcome @Jeff K. ! I am new as well and just bought my first property after joining BP in March. It is very possible!
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