Great Introduction, But Skinny on Details (4.5 out of 5),
This review is from: The Skinny on Real Estate Investing: An Introduction to the Subject (Perfect Paperback)
I'm a fan of the Skinny On series of books. The books are short (read in about an hour) and instead of page numbers you get numbered blurbs (1-2 per page). The blurbs appear in an almost comic strip type format with pictures and text, which makes it very engaging for the reader.
I've always considered investing in real estate, but was hesitant because of the risk and work involved, so this book was the perfect fit to learn a bit more on the subject. While the book presented some great advice for those looking to get into real estate, especially the warnings to stay away from and identify scams, I felt like overall the book could have offered a bit more. I understand this book is just an introduction and there are others available (The Skinny on Real Estate Investing II & III), but unlike the other books in the series I was able to finish this book in about 35 minutes.
Nonetheless the topics covered are exactly what you would expect from an introduction. You get a basic introduction on how to evaluate a potential investment, improve the investment and get potential investors.
Overall, the book did a great job of weeding out potential real estate investors that are in it just for the money and don't understand the concept of a very active investment; and for that I would give this book 5 stars. However, for anyone who is sold on the idea you'll have to read on in the series to get your filling on real estate, which I'll be doing.