I recently moved to Billings, MT, and am looking for a REIA. I am a newbie investor who has been studying up for several months, and I'm looking to get started with some networking and local info. Is there a good REIA in Billings where a new guy can get started? Do any BP members here get together regularly independent of an association?
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Locate and attend 3 different local REIA club meetings great place to meet people gather resources and info. Here you will meet wholesalers who provide deals and rehabbers.
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Consider checking out HUD homes for small multi's owner occupied gets first crack.
You might consider Niche or Specialized Housing like student housing. Rents can be 2-4 times more. Remember you don't have to own a property to control it.
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