I'm a newbie to the real estate investing world, hailing from the northwest Indiana area. I recently attended a seminar that sparked an interest in me for becoming an investor. Of course, at the end, they asked for an outrageous amount of money to sign up for their program. Instead, my wife showed me a blog post on this site from Tom A. stating how you could start with only $1K. Ever since then I've been listening to the podcasts, reading the blogs, and learning a lot. I'm exciting about becoming an investor!!