Newbie from Orange County, CA

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Hello Everyone!

I am a new real estate investor jumping into the world of real estate. I am located in Orange County, CA. I have set a 90 day challenge to purchase my first property. My background is mostly in Enterprise Software Customer Success but have always had an interest in investing in real estate. I have a degree in accounting and enjoy the analysis and numbers side as well as the people and relationship side of investing.

Real Estate Interests: I am most interested in Single Family properties 3+ bedrooms with 1.5+ baths and Multi-Family Duplex properties. I am looking at going with conventional financing for my first property as well as possible partnerships. The areas I am looking into the most right now are Boise, ID, Atlanta, GA, and Indianapolis, IN.

Personal Interests: Love the outdoors and climbing! From hiking to alpine mountaineering you can find me enjoying it. Besides the outdoors, I enjoy reading (I think most people on here will, at least about real estate), flying planes, sailing, and triathlons. If anything from the above interests you lets connect and be friends!

If anyone has any tips, tricks, or advise I welcome everything! If anyone is local to my area, Hello!

Originally posted by @Jared Baumer :

Hello Everyone!

I am a new real estate investor jumping into the world of real estate. I am located in Orange County, CA. I have set a 90 day challenge to purchase my first property. My background is mostly in Enterprise Software Customer Success but have always had an interest in investing in real estate. I have a degree in accounting and enjoy the analysis and numbers side as well as the people and relationship side of investing.

Real Estate Interests: I am most interested in Single Family properties 3+ bedrooms with 1.5+ baths and Multi-Family Duplex properties. I am looking at going with conventional financing for my first property as well as possible partnerships. The areas I am looking into the most right now are Boise, ID, Atlanta, GA, and Indianapolis, IN.

Personal Interests: Love the outdoors and climbing! From hiking to alpine mountaineering you can find me enjoying it. Besides the outdoors, I enjoy reading (I think most people on here will, at least about real estate), flying planes, sailing, and triathlons. If anything from the above interests you lets connect and be friends!

If anyone has any tips, tricks, or advise I welcome everything! If anyone is local to my area, Hello!

 Hello and welcome! Best of luck to you!

@Jared Baumer

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.

Alerts can be really helpful too: http://www.biggerpockets.com/alerts

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

Welcome to the BP family @Jared Baumer ! 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

Read Beginner’s Guide: http://www.biggerpockets.com/real-estate-investing

Check out BP Podcasts: https://www.biggerpockets.com/podcast

Wishing you the best!

What's up @Jared Baumer ,

I am also on the 90 day challenge! I am currently investing in and around Indianapolis, so if you have questions feel free to reach out via PM. I am familiar with a number of vendors here who I am happy to provide references to. 

Also have a few friends in Los Angeles who are investing here in Indianapolis as well. If you'd like I can connect you with some of them also. Hope this helps and good luck moving forward! 

Cheers,

Zach 

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