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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: AMACOM (November 21, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814472885
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814472880
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #987,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robert Bruss, nationally syndicated columnist: "If you are serious about acquiring profitable foreclosure properties, this book is required reading because it offers details not found in most other foreclosure books.on my scale of one to 10, [the book] earns a solid 10."

Book Description

"As demand for real estate has skyrocketed, so have prices. But finding affordable properties to buy and sell for profit has actually never been easier!

Why? Because foreclosures are at an all-time high, meaning banks and other lenders have unprecedented numbers of properties they are all too eager to unload.

That’s your opportunity to acquire prime properties -- both residential and commercial -- at incredible value, and build a substantial real estate portfolio that should give you great returns for years to come.

But as easy as it might seem to be to profit in the foreclosure market, the route to success is rife with hazards that can quickly turn your journey into a disaster. A few precautions and some careful preparation can prevent a lot of headaches -- and bad investments -- down the road. The Complete Guide to Investing in Foreclosures is written to help you identify and take advantage of opportunities while avoiding the pitfalls.

Best-selling author Steve Berges gives you:

* Secrets for finding great properties before they’re public knowledge

* Foolproof strategies for buying properties at all stages of foreclosure

* Important information you need to know before investing in any foreclosure

* Powerful ways to take advantage of little-known alternatives like HUD, SBA, VA, and IRS properties, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac foreclosures, pre- and post-foreclosure opportunities, and a lot more

* A full selection of value assessment tools, lead-generation strategies, and practical step-by-step processes

* The 7 Caveats of Investing in Foreclosures

Foreclosures may be the quickest and most reliable way to profit in real estate–but you’ve got to know what you’re doing. Whether you’re new to the game or are already experienced in buying and selling foreclosed properties, The Complete Guide to Investing in Foreclosures gives you everything you need to make smart moves at every stage of the process."

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Todd on August 21, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is a basic beginnger's guide, and has more tangential information than relevant content. In fact, many chapters read like extended glossaries.

I have no idea why there is a full religious chapter about faith, family, and friends. Christian parables can make good reading but do not fit here.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jen Macanim on November 7, 2006
Format: Paperback
An official Library Weekly book review.

EXCERPT:
The primary key to success in the process of buying and selling foreclosed properties is not only to
understand the process, but also to act on the information...

RATING:
5 of 5

REVIEW:
Steve Berges delivers an interesting look into the world of foreclosures, finding investment
properties through court records and also through specific external web sites that provide
info on properties about to foreclose. We know that foreclosure is an ugly reality on the real
estate market, but it is happening daily and many investors simply don't know the steps on how
to start. This book not only an introduction but it also guides you through your baby steps.
A good buy!

OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS:
1. The Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Tax Lien and Tax Deed Auctions [ISBN 0978834607 at other online bookstores]
2. The Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing [ISBN 047164711X]
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Elderberry King on July 25, 2006
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And that little problem is the physical construction of the book. The publisher has choosen to cram what seems like twice the normal text onto each and every page, which makes for very difficult reading. I was tempted to OCR scan the book and produce more reader-friendly pages from my computer, but eventually adapted to the problem.

And the book is a bit wordy, I thought, spending more time than necessary on many topics ... we all suffer from info overload and authors who scrimp on the prose and cut right to the chase are much appreciated.

But aside from these personal complaints, the book does offer much valuable info for anyone interested in foreclosure investing. For example, the author clearly points out the especially fertile opportunities in properties that are in the redemption phase, after the foreclosure sale.

All in all, I recommend the book, and the author's other books as well, with the suggestion that he might seek out a good copy editor before writing that next book ... :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mariusz Skonieczny on August 26, 2009
Format: Paperback
I am not sure if this book is a complete guide to investing in foreclosures. I would call it a partially complete guide. It provides some basic information about foreclosures, but it will not make you an expert. If you are a beginner, you will gain from it, but if you are already familiar with the subject, you may find this book incomplete. I personally don't think that anyone should ever rely on only one book to gain knowledge. If you truly want to make money in real estate, I would suggest reading at least 10 to 20 books. Believe me, it is cheaper to spend $200 to $300 on education than to lose thousands of dollars because of incomplete knowledge. Read other books by this author such as The Complete Guide to Investing in Rental Properties and The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartments. Both books are really good.

- Mariusz Skonieczny, author of Why Are We So Clueless about the Stock Market? Learn how to invest your money, how to pick stocks, and how to make money in the stock market
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mathew Rabban on January 9, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book was simply horrible. It was not one bit practical. All it does is teach its readers how foreclosures work. Furthermore, it does a horrible job explaining how they work. Berges, your ripped me off. I want my money back you crook.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. Longen on April 16, 2007
Format: Paperback
I was a sucker for buying it. You don't have to be.

The negative reviews are on target.
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