This handbook is a must-have for beginning investors, real estate veterans, commercial brokers, sellers, and buyers. Real estate investing has created more millionaires than any other investment vehicle in this country. This comprehensive step-by-step proven program shows beginners and seasoned veterans alike the ins and outs of real estate investing. This book is a road map to successful investing in real estate. You do not need to re-invent the wheel, and you won't have to make the same mistakes others have. Investing in real estate is one of the safest and smartest investments you can make. Real estate appreciates at a rate far greater than the rate of inflation, builds equity, provides a steady return on investment, provides cash flow, and can offer substantial tax benefits. This handbook is the resource for novices and pros alike; it will guide you through every step of the process of real estate investing. This new exhaustively researched book will arm you with hundreds of innovative ideas that you can put to use right away. This book gives you the proven strategies and actual case studies from experts to help you invest better and wiser with less time and effort.
A sampling of what's covered in this encyclopaedic book includes: how to find below-market deals, investing with little or no down payment, seller financing, foreclosures and REOs, investment property, negotiating, purchase offers, managing rental property, flipping, auctions, tax sales, financing, mortgage terms, agents, cash flow, inspections, contracts, tenants, lease agreements, insurance, taxes and accounting, escrow, essential mathematical calculations, sample forms, development, taxation, exchange rules, and regulations. This book is loaded with case studies and success stories -- from real people. You will uncover secrets that expert real estate investors use every day. This comprehensive resource contains a wealth of modern tips and strategies for getting started in this very lucrative area. This book is the foundation for understanding how to invest in real estate.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Advantages & Disadvantages of Real Estate; Investing with Little Money; Types of Mortgages; Investing in Residential and Commercial Properties; Flipping; Foreclosures and REOs; The Team Approach; Finding and Evaluating Properties; Understanding Leases and Value; Ensuring a Return on Your Investment; Negotiations; Escrow, Due Diligence, and Other Vital Matters; Choosing the Right Landlord Path; Keeping Records; Tax Advantages and Exit Strategies; Conclusion: The Secret to Building Real Estate Wealth; Glossary; Index.
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