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13  All Time Best Books for Fix-up Houses and Real Estate Investing

Terry W. Sprouse "Author, Storyteller, Lincoln-ologist"
The list author says: "These are some of the most outstanding books that I have come across that have given me sound guidance for investing in fix-up houses. Although some of the books were bought years ago, I still frequently refer to all the books on this list."
Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, and Quads: The Fastest and Safest Way to Real Estate Wealth
Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, and Quads: The Fastest and Safest Way to Real Estate Wealth
"A safe, easy way for new investors to get into real estate investing, and for experienced investors to add to their portfolios."
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
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
"Aimed at the part-time investor who wants to learn the key components of the fixer-uppre business."
Home Buying For Dummies, 3rd edition
Home Buying For Dummies, 3rd edition
"Packed with invaluable advices in an objective yet down-to-earth style.  One of the most complete books on home purchasing that you can find."
Investing in Real Estate, 5th Edition
Investing in Real Estate, 5th Edition
"A thorough and insightful book that covers almost all aspects of real estate investing, including fixer-uppers.  One of the best recent real estate investment books available.  A true reference book!"
How We Made A Million Dollars Recycling Great Old Houses
How We Made A Million Dollars Recycling Great Old Houses
"The only real estate investment book I have seen that actually lists all of the properties that the authors have purchased, as well location, purchase price, sales price and profit.  This would be enough to justify buying the book but it also contains much good "how-to" information as well. Published in 1979, but it has stood the test of time."
Profits in Buying and Renovating Homes
Profits in Buying and Renovating Homes
"Very practical information on finding houses to renovate.  Lots of information on how to do the renovations."
Building Wealth One House at a Time: Making it Big on Little Deals
Building Wealth One House at a Time: Making it Big on Little Deals
"An excellent book that deals in the broad scope of real estate investing, without a focus on fixer-uppers.  However, the author knows of which he speaks, and provides practical money making ideas."
House Recycling: The Best Real Estate Opportunity for the '80s
House Recycling: The Best Real Estate Opportunity for the '80s
"By the co-author of "How we Made a Million Dollars Recycling Great Old House."  Full of great advice as useful now as has ever been.  Mary Weir was a woman ahead of her time.  She immersed herself in learning the processes involved in recycling houses, and was very successful at what she did."
Investing in Fixer-Uppers : A Complete Guide to Buying Low, Fixing Smart, Adding Value, and Selling (or Renting) High
Investing in Fixer-Uppers : A Complete Guide to Buying Low, Fixing Smart, Adding Value, and Selling (or Renting) High
"Written in a very readible and humorous style.  Lots of good information that focuses on fix-up houses."
The No-Nonsense Real Estate Investor's Kit: How You Can Double Your Income By Investing in Real Estate on a Part-Time Basis
The No-Nonsense Real Estate Investor's Kit: How You Can Double Your Income By Investing in Real Estate on a Part-Time Basis
"This book also does a good job of covering many topics that are of value to real estate investors.  A book that I refer back to often."
How to Buy and Manage Rental Properties: The Milin Method of Real Estate Management for the Small Investor
How to Buy and Manage Rental Properties: The Milin Method of Real Estate Management for the Small Investor
"The "buy" section is a little dated, but the "manage" section is still one of the best for useful renter management techniques."
Be a Real Estate Millionaire: Secret Strategies To Lifetime Wealth Today
Be a Real Estate Millionaire: Secret Strategies To Lifetime Wealth Today
"Covers a lot of important real estate concepts with a readable writing style."
Real Estate Investing For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))
Real Estate Investing For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))
"This book opens the world of real estate investing to everyone by tackling often complex issues in this easy to understand and use book."
How I Turned $1,000 into Five Million in Real Estate in My Spare Time
How I Turned $1,000 into Five Million in Real Estate in My Spare Time
"The classic still has great advice."