Welcome to Biggerpocket!
We are buy and hold investors with full time jobs. We buy class A properties that we self-manage. I love the central valley while more expensive than Charleston, the low taxes and insurance. While the numbers are meeting the 1%, 2%, or 50% rule they are still great for our investing strategy.
Definitely check out the blogs, podcast and forums. Another great source of information is individual blogs found in peoples signatures. Many of us including myself write about our niche. The only thing we all agree about is investing in Real Estate. Beyond that there are many different style and types of investing. My blog/website is about long distance self management, landlording, investing in class A investments, investing in a transient lifestyle, etc.
Good Luck ! Look forward to seeing you around!