New to BP in Portsmouth, VA

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Hello, my name is Rayna and I am new to the business of real estate. I purchased my first home about 4.5 years ago but I know ready to help others get into their homes. I have always wanted to get into real estate and rehabbing but I am finally ready to step up and make it happen. I have been working a city job for 8.5 years and hold 2 degrees but I am not comfortable being complacent in the lower middle class so it's time for me to start doing something I would enjoy and afford a certain lifestyle while doing it. I know it will take time and I am completely okay with starting from the very beginning and working my way to the top, so I look forward to being a sponge and taking my life back. I am very open minded and positive and look forward to rubbing elbows with like minded people.

@Rayna Terry

Welcome to the site! This place has helped me so much in my investing. We are just finishing up our first flip property and will hopefully list it next week sometime. It has been quite an experience for a buy and hold person... But my point is if I can do it you can! (I ain't very smart) I have listened to all the BP Podcasts 2 times through and it has helped me learn a TON about REI and I would recommend the same to anyone!

Keep learning stuff! 

@Rayna Terry

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