Newbie Investor Looking for REIA in SF Bay Area

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Hello. I'm new to investing and just found bigger pockets. I'm excited to get started in my real estate investing career and I'd love to join a REIA in the area to start making some local connections and learning as much as possible.

Does anyone have a good recommendation for an REIA group in the Bay Area?

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@Brian Armstrong -- Is there an REIA? oh man. you are in luck! @Johnson H.  just posted about a meetup on the 10th in the City, and he's got one down in San Jose tomorrow. There's like 1000 in the area.  J. M.  hosts some pretty badass meetups in oakland. Look up Real Estate on meetup.com you'll see 'em all.  We'll see you around the REIA circuit!

There are a lot of sites which provides all information about REIA group in the Bay Area. You can search them join a group and start your networking with that.

@Brian Armstrong  

Welcome. Time to build the foundation below.

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

Check out BiggerPockets Ultimate Beginner's Guide - A fantastic free book that walks through many of the key topics of real estate investing.

Check out the free BiggerPockets Podcast - A weekly podcast with interviews and a ton of great advice. And you get the benefit of having over 90 past ones to catch up on.

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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 all the cash buyers (rehabbers) you will need.

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.

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

Welcome to the forum, @Brian Armstrong  Glad to see another SF investor out there. Look forward to meeting you at the next (or future) meet up!

Steven

Thanks for all the helpful information. I'll search for the next meetups and a few REIA clubs. I look forward to meeting lots of fellow SF area investors.

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