How do I find forum discussions in my local area?

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Hello all,

This is officially my first post on BiggerPockets. I am currently hooked on the podcast, listen to it every day to and from work. Great job guys!

My wife and I currently own 2 rental properties and I guess we became real estate investors by accident, as do many others. Real estate is something that we want to pursue long term and would like to find out how to better connect with professionals in the Atlanta area. 

If anyone could share their experience of learning more about local real estate either through BiggerPockets or other venues, please share. In the mean time, I will start with Google haha. 

Thanks and we look forward to this great adventure! 

Damir & Aida 

Welcome to the boards @Damir Kamber  ! 

I would suggest setting up your keywords at http://www.BiggerPockets.com/alerts . That way it will alert you when anyone is discussing a topic you are interested in.

Good luck in expanding your RE knowledge and acquiring more wealth. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions... you will quickly find out that everyone on the boards is more than happy to help!

@Damir Kamber

Welcome. Atlanta is in the top ten best markets for student housing. Time to build the foundation below.

Check out the Start Here page http://www.biggerpockets.com/starthere

Two Great reads, I bought both J. Scott The Book on Flipping Houses,The Book on Estimating ReHab Costshttp://www.biggerpockets.com/flippingbook

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 all the cash buyers (rehabbers) you will need.

To find out about an area go to IREM.org search for ARM certified property managers. Call 5 ask them what sides of the city they like/dislike and why. Ask what they see them selling for and what expenses are by category. Ask for market occupancy and rents. Ask if they know anything coming up for sale.

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.

Download BP’s newest book here some good due diligence in Chapter 10. Real Estate Rewind Starting over

http://www.biggerpockets.com/files/user/brandonatbp/file/real-estate-rewind-a-biggerpockets-community-book

Good luck

Paul

Thanks everyone, great help so far !!

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