Danielle Zitomer, Port Angeles WA

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Hi all- I'm new to the scene (bigger pockets, FI, real estate, and financial literacy in general) and looking forward to learning from this group!

My little bio: 

Currently, I work a W2 job as a scientist for WA State Government. I genuinely love (and feel purposefully aligned with) my career, and am not seeking an immediate exit strategy. However,  I am strongly motivated to change my relationship with money and gain mastery over my finances, security, and future opportunities.

I am currently closing on my first home, (using USDA loan product) and intend to house hack by remodeling the walk-out basement into a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom unit. I am considering either short term vacation rental or possibly a mid-to-long term rental of either the basement level or main level (in which case I'd occupy the basement)

I am a "standing start" newbie, with very little capital and even less experience. I've been doing a self-designed financial literacy crash course, and I'd love to hear what books/podcasts/classes/resources/tools/strategies/etc I should be adding to my syllabus.

Thank you for reading my long first post! I appreciate your time :)

Congratulations on your new home- very exciting! I love that you are just diving in & wanting to learn! As a fellow WA resident, I would be happy to chat with you more about our STR market here, options for managing yourself or hiring a PM, ways to furnish to increase ROI, etc. I will send you a message with my contact information, feel free to reach out.

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