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How I Turned $1,000 into Three Million in Real Estate in My Spare Time Hardcover – June 24, 1969

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Revised edition (June 24, 1969)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671201255
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671201258
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on July 11, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I have read all 3 editions of this book over the last 25 years, with outstanding results ( The 1959 "How I Turned $1,000 into One Million Edition", the 1969 "How I Turned $1,000 into Three Million Edition" and the 1980 "How I Turned $1,000 into Five Million Edition ")
I strongly suggest the How I Turned $1,000 into Five Million edition if you can get your hands on one,
written well over 20 years after the original edition it's much harder to find then the previous editions but it's also most up to date and has much more information than the previous editions, well worth the the trouble trying to obtain it since Mr. Nickerson had 20+ years of extra experience in real estate which was reflected in the last edition
Mr. Nickerson was one of the few people who grew richer each year till the day he died in 2000 using the techniques he outlined in his books
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William Nickerson and his classic book HOW I TURNED $1,000 INTO ONE MILLION IN REAL ESTATE IN MY SPARE TIME has probably created more millionaires than any other book in investing history.
It simply is a masterpiece of common sense advice, no matter what type of investing you are contemplating
What makes Nickerson's book so good?
His writings are crammed full with practical and real guidance on real estate investing with a proven technique for making money that really works.
No get-rich-quick hype. No motivation speeches or excessive cheerleading. No nothing down promises of instant wealth or easy profits.
Just tons of genuine advice real estate investors need to hear.
Nickerson's method of making money in real estate is so common and understood people still speak about "Nickersoning" properties more than forty years after his original book was published in 1959
Nickerson's book is filled with real world advice. He offers readers the same situations they would find in their world. Sample advertisements that could have been pulled out of any newspaper. Reality based properties with defects and flaws often trying to be hidden by their owners. Brokers that try to mislead with phony price estimates and bogus numbers. This is, unfortunately, the way the real estate world really is. It isn't all peaches and cream. Most people are honest but notice I said most, not all.
Contrast this almost cynical approach with the silly advice many real estate books offer readers. Instead of shrewd and often unscrupulous owners attempting to disguise property defects to maximize profits, we meet naive and motivated sellers who will allow buyers without jobs or credit to purchase their property equity on a nothing-down basis.
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This is an old book but all the principles described still apply to today's market. The one item that caught my attention was the formula he used to recognized a potential investment. If you were to purchased a rental property and the rental income is $985 per month than you should pay no more than $98,500 for this investement( $985 X 100 ).
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I liked this book. It has some real insight into real estate investment despite the hyped up title. The only criticism I have is that he didn't seem to encounter and down markets in real estate or discuss how to handle them. Maybe since his method was to always get fixer uppers it didn't matter so much what the market was doing, since he was adding equity through his improvements. I lot better than most of the get rich quick real estate books.
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I enjoyed reading this book as it is a slice of time from the 50's and 60's. The principles can still apply but the numbers are antiqued in a cool retro way. (3000 for a 3 bedroom house? - An Apartment building for $150K) I am gobbling up as many books as possible for my own real estate business and feel this is good one to have on the shelf for a reference or two,
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This book is a practical, easy to execute work of art. The author was able to amass a fortune in his spare time. I'm working his techniques in all earnest. Not for financial gain, but for financial freedom.
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This was one of the first real estate books that I put in my library. It is very informative and is the blueprint that most so called guru's got their platform from.
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