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I’m interested real estate investing (buying my first house this year) and would like to learn more. Does anyone have book recommendations? I can’t decide between flipping or rental income properties but also need to just learn about the whole home buying process.

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I have 6 rental properties over 15 years. Bought them all by myself without a realtor. They don’t generate enough money for me to retire any time soon. I have 15 to 20 % equity in them. It is not rocket science - and you don’t need to pay a guru to teach you anything. Please dm if you have questions.

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I’ve used turbo tenant to rent all of them.

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Bigger Pockets is a great place to start learning about real estate investing. They also have a podcast where you can learn different real estate investing strategies. But regardless there are a lot of resources on YouTube.

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MeetKevin on youtube if your interested in Real Estate

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Eh Graham Stephan isn’t good. He just makes income with YouTube but is pretty clueless how to run real estate or anything else as a business. He is one of those that was at right place and right time. Meet Kevin is a smart guy.

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There’s also a real estate bowl here on fishbowl.

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https://joinfishbowl.com/bowl_ms6rz

Flipping is not the easy money you think it is. If you’ve not done any renovating before, you need to make sure you can get hooked up with reputable tradespeople and contractors or you’ll get taken to the cleaners. You have to really understand the market you’re working in and eliminate all emotion as you make choices about design, materials, etc.

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I completely agree. But managing rental properties can be high risk and is a long term game.

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I bought my first rental 2 months ago! The BiggerPockets book has been very helpful

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