Don't know how much to say to help other than my FIRST income property, a SFH, was in Kingwood. Why do I bring that up? because you're on the right path by deciding to stop waiting till you've read every book written before you pull the trigger.
I bought my kingwood place sight unseen (I still own it. And still have only seen the dang thing a few times. I own it free and clear at this point). Anyway. I bought it because a friend of a friend owns a management company in Houston. He said “buy this house. You’ll have to put down $x. We can rent it for $y. You’ll make z% on your money” I didn’t know anything about kingwood or rental property but the numbers were the numbers.
Later I took a swing at buying a multi that I’d manage. An 8 unit. Did it without knowing how to even fill out a lease (or where to get a blank copy). That was 11 years ago and 1200 units ago.
Point is you don’t have to be an expert. There isn’t even much to know IMO. You’ll learn 1000x more but doing v reading (at least I did)
Best of luck man!
hello and welcome to Bigger Pockets. Sounds like you're off to a good start; setting a timed goal is key. Best of luck on finding that deal. If you have time, attend a few of the BP meetups, there are alot of investors with experience and business cards that show up.
I must say; Kingwood to La Porte.... that is a LONG daily commute.