Supercharge Your Real Estate Investing

A Listmania! list by Terry W. Sprouse "Investor and Author" (Tucson, Arizona)
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The list author says: "I buy fixer-upper houses then rent them out.

Fixer-upper house investment is the perfect 2nd job for the person who wishes to keep their day job & make good money on a side job.

Reasons why fixer upper house investment fits the bill for the small part-time investor include:

1. It is easily accessible

You don't need a real estate license, a business license, or even a driver's license to invest in real estate. All you need is a pretty good credit rating and a desire to learn.

2. Hours are flexible

You never have to punch a time clock and you can work around you regular day job.

3. It provides passive income

A rental house can be as passive, or as hands on, as you want it to be. Regardless of your approach, the rental checks come in every month no matter how little work you do that month.

4. You can learn as you go

After you have been through a few house closing you learn the drill and quickly realize how easy it is to buy houses. With each house your repair skills improve, and before long you are handling tenants like you had been doing it your whole life.

5. Long-term earnings can outpace your day job

If you are like me and you pursue your real estate investing diligently over the course of seven to eight years, you will be making more money from the monthly rental payments and equity build up in your rental property than you do from your day job. The longer you do it, the better it gets.

This is a list of books that cover many important aspects of investing in real estate."
Fix 'em Up, Rent 'em Out: How to Start Your Own House Fix-up & Rental Business in Your Spare Time; or, Investing in Real Estate and Creating Wealth with Fixer-Upper Houses
1.  Fix 'em Up, Rent 'em Out: How to Start Your Own House Fix-up & Rental Business in Your Spare Time; or, Investing in Real Estate and Creating Wealth with Fixer-Upper Houses by Terry W. Sprouse
The list author says:
  "If you are thinking about investing in real estate, I  suggest that you to read my book to learn the skills necessary to start on the road to financial security."
$13.50   Used & New from: $12.19
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Turn Your Home Into a Rental House Instead of Selling It!
2.  Turn Your Home Into a Rental House Instead of Selling It! by Terry W. Sprouse
The list author says:
  "My wife and I authored this handy guide on how we turn our homes into rental houses."
$14.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide
3.  Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide by Stephen Fishman
The list author says:
  "This highly readable book makes tax tactics actually interesting, whether you are a novice or a serious full-time investor."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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Landlording on Auto-Pilot: A Simple, No-Brainer System for Higher Profits and Fewer Headaches
4.  Landlording on Auto-Pilot: A Simple, No-Brainer System for Higher Profits and Fewer Headaches by Mike Butler
The list author says:
  "For many investors, landlording is a pain, but not for those who use Mike Butler's Landlording on Autopilot system."
$20.04   Used & New from: $14.70
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Flipping Houses For Dummies
5.  Flipping Houses For Dummies by Ralph R. Roberts
The list author says:
  "This book is designed for realty investors who want to profit from buying below market, making cosmetic improvements to add value, and then quickly reselling."
Used & New from: $3.20
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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How to Creatively Finance Your Real Estate Investments and Build Your Personal Fortune: What Smart Investors Need to Know - Explained Simply
6.  How to Creatively Finance Your Real Estate Investments and Build Your Personal Fortune: What Smart Investors Need to Know - Explained Simply by Susan Smith Alvis
The list author says:
  "For years the traditional way to finance a real estate purchase was with a 5-20 percent down payment, but things have changed."
$19.02   Used & New from: $4.18
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Managing Rental Properties for Maximum Profit, Revised 3rd Edition: Save Time and Money with Greg Perry's Foolproof System for: *Buying the right ... tenants *Getting paid on time *Fixing and
7.  Managing Rental Properties for Maximum Profit, Revised 3rd Edition: Save Time and Money with Greg Perry's Foolproof System for: *Buying the right ... tenants *Getting paid on time *Fixing and by Greg M. Perry
The list author says:
  "The author describes an effective strategy for individual investors managing from one to a handful of properties."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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The Complete Guide to Your First Rental Property: A Step-by-Step Plan from the Experts Who Do It Every Day
8.  The Complete Guide to Your First Rental Property: A Step-by-Step Plan from the Experts Who Do It Every Day by Teri B. Clark
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  "A Step-by-Step Plan from the Experts Who Do It Every Day You are ready to take the plunge and begin investing in your first rental property."
$9.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Everyday Real Estate Millionaires: How Average People REALLY Do It
9.  Everyday Real Estate Millionaires: How Average People REALLY Do It by Paul M. Hecht
The list author says:
  "Everyday Real Estate Millionaires proves that there are no more excuses."
$16.16   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Fast Real Estate Profits in Any Market: The Art of Flipping Properties--Insider Secrets from the Experts Who Do It Every Day
10.  Fast Real Estate Profits in Any Market: The Art of Flipping Properties--Insider Secrets from the Experts Who Do It Every Day by Sebastian Howell
The list author says:
  "Real estate “flippers” have discovered that a small down payment can net them tens (even hundreds) of thousands of dollars in profits, possibly tax-free."
$19.76   Used & New from: $1.50
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Every Landlord's Legal Guide
11.  Every Landlord's Legal Guide by Marcia Stewart
The list author says:
  "As the authors of Every Landlord's Legal Guide point out, "a landlord either knows and follows the law or doesn't stay in business long.""
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Rich Dad's Advisors: The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing: How to Identify the Hottest Markets and Secure the Best Deals
12.  Rich Dad's Advisors: The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing: How to Identify the Hottest Markets and Secure the Best Deals by Ken McElroy
The list author says:
  "Identify markets and get great deals."
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The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing
13.  The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing by Jason Kelly
The list author says:
  "For over a decade, Jason Kelly has provided investors with the insider knowledge and time-tested strategies they need to maximize their investment programs."
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The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings
14.  The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings by Steve Berges
The list author says:
  "The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings helps you map out your future."
$21.78   Used & New from: $14.94
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Short-Sale Pre-Foreclosure Investing: How to Buy "No-Equity" Properties Directly from the Bank -- at Huge Discounts
15.  Short-Sale Pre-Foreclosure Investing: How to Buy "No-Equity" Properties Directly from the Bank -- at Huge Discounts by Dwan Bent-Twyford
The list author says:
  "The only way for some properties to sell is through a "short sale," in which the bank holding the mortgage agrees to sell the property at a loss -- to a savvy investor."
$17.52   Used & New from: $6.87
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Complete Guide to Locating, Negotiating, and Buying Real Estate Foreclosures: What Smart Investors Need to Know - Explained Simply
16.  The Complete Guide to Locating, Negotiating, and Buying Real Estate Foreclosures: What Smart Investors Need to Know - Explained Simply by Frankie Orlando
The list author says:
  "In every hour of each day, savvy real estate investors are accumulating vast fortunes buying foreclosed homes at bank foreclosures, pre-foreclosures, and foreclosure auctions."
$18.61   Used & New from: $2.44
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Finding Foreclosures: An Insider's Guide to Cashing in on This Hidden Market
17.  Finding Foreclosures: An Insider's Guide to Cashing in on This Hidden Market by Danielle Babb
The list author says:
  "Most of the great deals are hidden, purchased early in the pre-foreclosure stage by in-the-know professional investors."
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Retire Rich With Your Self-Directed IRA: What Your Broker & Banker Don't Want You to Know About Managing Your Own Retirement Investments
18.  Retire Rich With Your Self-Directed IRA: What Your Broker & Banker Don't Want You to Know About Managing Your Own Retirement Investments by Nora Peterson
The list author says:
  "This new book will teach you how to turn your IRA into a wealth-building tool that you control 100%!"
$16.98   Used & New from: $3.93
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat
19.  Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat by Michael Masterson
The list author says:
  "Whether you’re thinking about starting a new business or growing an existing one, Ready, Fire, Aim has what you need to succeed in your entrepreneurial endeavors."
$23.47   Used & New from: $9.91
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Making Hard Cash in a Soft Real Estate Market: Find the Next High-Growth Emerging Markets, Buy New Construction--at Big Discounts, Uncover Hidden ... Private Funds When Bank Lending is Tight
20.  Making Hard Cash in a Soft Real Estate Market: Find the Next High-Growth Emerging Markets, Buy New Construction--at Big Discounts, Uncover Hidden ... Private Funds When Bank Lending is Tight by Wendy Patton
The list author says:
  "There are great deals hiding in every real estate market, and this book makes finding those values easy."
$22.10   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

How to Succeed and Make Money with Your First Rental House
21.  How to Succeed and Make Money with Your First Rental House by Douglas Keipper
The list author says:
  "Douglas Keipper tells the true story of how he overcame his fear of real estate investing and made money on his first rental house."
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How Your House Works: A Visual Guide to Understanding & Maintaining Your Home
22.  How Your House Works: A Visual Guide to Understanding & Maintaining Your Home by Charles Wing
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  "From toilet tanks to table lamps, this text tells you how it all works."
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The Real Estate Developer's Handbook: How to Set Up, Operate, and Manage a Financially Successful Real Estate Development With Companion CD-ROM
23.  The Real Estate Developer's Handbook: How to Set Up, Operate, and Manage a Financially Successful Real Estate Development With Companion CD-ROM by Tanya Davis
The list author says:
  "Poor cash flow is the primary cause of business failure for real estate developers."
$18.13   Used & New from: $14.95
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Defensive Real Estate Investing: 10 Principles for Succeeding Whether Your Market is Up or Down
24.  Defensive Real Estate Investing: 10 Principles for Succeeding Whether Your Market is Up or Down by William Bronchick
The list author says:
  "William Bronchick provides guiding principles to safe investments for beginning to intermediate real estate investors."
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How to Make Money With Real Estate Options: Low-Cost, Low-Risk, High-Profit Strategies for Controlling Undervalued Property....Without the Burdens of Ownership!
25.  How to Make Money With Real Estate Options: Low-Cost, Low-Risk, High-Profit Strategies for Controlling Undervalued Property....Without the Burdens of Ownership! by Thomas J. Lucier
The list author says:
  "Thomas Lucier introduces you to the low-risk, high-yield investment vehicle that can earn big bucks even for small investors."
$18.75   Used & New from: $0.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter with Your Money
26.  Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter with Your Money by Robert T. Kiyosaki
The list author says:
  "For years, Robert Kiyosaki has firmly believed that the best investment one can ever make is in taking the time to truly understand how one's finances work."
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Real Estate Investments and How to Make Them (Fourth Edition): The Only Guide You'll Ever Need to the Best Wealth-Building Opportunities
27.  Real Estate Investments and How to Make Them (Fourth Edition): The Only Guide You'll Ever Need to the Best Wealth-Building Opportunities by Milt Tanzer
The list author says:
  "The classic guide demonstrates how anyone can enter the world of real estate-even with little or no money to start."
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Home Staging for Profit: How to Start and Grow a Six Figure Home Staging Business in 7 Days or Less OR Secrets of Home Stagers Revealed So Anyone Can Start a Home Based Business and Succeed
28.  Home Staging for Profit: How to Start and Grow a Six Figure Home Staging Business in 7 Days or Less OR Secrets of Home Stagers Revealed So Anyone Can Start a Home Based Business and Succeed by Barbara Jennings
The list author says:
  "For anyone who loves decorating and working with people, staging is a fast growing industry with great profit potential."
$26.96   Used & New from: $22.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Frank McKinney's Maverick Approach to Real Estate Success: How You can Go From a $50,000 Fixer Upper to a $100 Million Mansion
29.  Frank McKinney's Maverick Approach to Real Estate Success: How You can Go From a $50,000 Fixer Upper to a $100 Million Mansion by Frank McKinney
The list author says:
  "Maverick real estate wisdom from the King of Ready Made Dream Homes, a one-of-a-kind real estate artist Frank McKinney is no ordinary real estate entrepreneur."
$16.11   Used & New from: $2.50
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Ultimate Guide to House Framing: Plan, Design, Build (Ultimate Guide To... (Creative Homeowner))
30.  Ultimate Guide to House Framing: Plan, Design, Build (Ultimate Guide To... (Creative Homeowner)) by John D. Wagner
The list author says:
  "House Framing: Plan, Design, Build leads homeowners through the steps of building a structure by means of platform framing, the most popular style of framing in use today."
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Asset Protection : Concepts and Strategies for Protecting Your Wealth
31.  Asset Protection : Concepts and Strategies for Protecting Your Wealth by Jay Adkisson
The list author says:
  "Asset Protection details today's most successful, legitimate, and court-proven strategies for protecting one's assets."
$38.31   Used & New from: $15.23
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Home Staging For Dummies
32.  Home Staging For Dummies by Janice Saunders Maresh
The list author says:
  "Home Staging For Dummies delivers all the secrets to making your home stand out, sell faster, and bring in more money!"
$12.95   Used & New from: $3.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies
33.  Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies by Peter Conti
The list author says:
  "Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies covers the entire process, offering practical advice on negotiation and closing win-win deals and maximizing profit."
$16.24   Used & New from: $7.40
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

"Buy & Hold 7 Steps to a Real Estate Fortune"- New 2007 Edition
34.  "Buy & Hold 7 Steps to a Real Estate Fortune"- New 2007 Edition by David T. Schumacher
The list author says:
  "The buy and hold strategy assumes a long-term commitment to individual properties."
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Mortgage Ripoffs and Money Savers: An Industry Insider Explains How to Save Thousands on Your Mortgage or Re-Finance
35.  Mortgage Ripoffs and Money Savers: An Industry Insider Explains How to Save Thousands on Your Mortgage or Re-Finance by Carolyn Warren
The list author says:
  "Mortgage Rip-offs and Money Savers reveals how the mortgage industry cheats borrowers out of billions in extra costs every year."
$15.81   Used & New from: $1.23
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Remodel Plumbing
36.  Remodel Plumbing by Rex Cauldwell
The list author says:
  "Remodel Plumbing focuses on the challenges of working in tight spaces like bathrooms and utility rooms."
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The Armchair Real Estate Investor: Put the Internet to Work for You and Reap Property Profits
37.  The Armchair Real Estate Investor: Put the Internet to Work for You and Reap Property Profits by Robert Irwin
The list author says:
  "The internet now plays a major role in the business of real estate investing."
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Buy Even Lower: The Regular People's Guide to Real Estate Riches (Regular Riches)
38.  Buy Even Lower: The Regular People's Guide to Real Estate Riches (Regular Riches) by Scott Frank
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  "In Buy Even Lower, learn how they consistently buy these properties for the “right investor price.”"
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Investing In Fixer-Uppers
39.  The Complete Idiot's Guide to Investing In Fixer-Uppers by Stuart Leland Rider
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  "This book will teach readers the art of finding the right kinds of homes to purchase; how to determine what kinds of repairs will translate into high returns."
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If you buy the kindle edition, where can I get the downloadable forms or the CDROM? 3 Jul 31, 2012
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Release date? 0 May 13, 2008
Should I read past part one? 3 Feb 23, 2008
 
   

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