- Series: Investing in Real Estate
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 6 edition (October 12, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470499265
- ISBN-13: 978-0470499269
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
THE BESTSELLING GUIDE TO REAL ESTATE INVESTING—NEWLY REVISED FOR TODAY'S MARKET
Here's how to profit from today's buyer's market. Now more than ever, investing in property will set you on track to establish independent income and financial freedom. Investing in Real Estate, Sixth Edition offers dozens of straightforward, experience-proven strategies and techniques to generate quick profits as well as build your long-term wealth. Now really is the time to invest.
In this thorough and fresh new edition, internationally prominent real estate investor Gary W. Eldred provides you with solid ways to grow a profitable portfolio. He covers the best techniques to buy properties for less than they are worth and shows you how property investing opens the door to more than twenty sources of financial returns. You'll learn how to negotiate like a pro, read market trends, and find multiple ways to finance your transactions. Plus, there's more:
Real opportunities—not media babble—that reveal the rewards of today's buyer's market
Fifteen new ways to profit through property
Find the neighborhoods and properties that will appreciate fastest
Effective tax strategies to protect your income and wealth from the IRS
Tips on recognizing and avoiding pitfalls, mortgage scams, and other investing misadventures
Savvy strategies to bid smart in property auctions
Market-derived improvements that add big value as well as competitive advantage to your properties
Investment pros will profit greatly in today's real estate market. To join them, all you need is the know-how and competitive edge that you'll gain from Investing in Real Estate, Sixth Edition—the one dependable guide to building real estate wealth in any economy.
About the Author
GARY W. ELDRED, PhD, is the author of The Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing and 106 Mortgage Secrets All Homebuyers Must Learn—But Lenders Don't Tell, both from Wiley. A real estate investor, he speaks at major investment conferences and has served on the graduate business faculties at Stanford University and the University of Virginia.
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Top Customer Reviews
Certain examples mentioned are finding good tenants to rent your property. If you needed a self-help book for this, you really should not consider real estate. It also references unethical "techniques" on how to obtain pre-foreclosed properties. One such method includes becoming friends with individuals at banks that handle delinquent notices. The book even mentions that it is illegal to for such individuals to share private information, but between friends, it is okay. I would hate to see your new friend potentially being fired just to help you score a nice pre-foreclosed property.
The book does do a somewhat decent job of defining various terms, understanding the lingo, and examples of various numeric calculations you can run. I purchased the book with the hopes of learning property appraisal, learning trends, and other techniques which could help me determine whether certain properties are worth investing in. However, I realized that if Mr. Elder focused only on these topics, the book would be approximately 50 pages long. Therefore, he filled it up with 280 pages of fluff.
I'm not saying this book is completely worthless, but beware of what you are purchasing.
He talks about land contracts, sandwich lease/purchase, insurance and explains how to deal with taxes. I am so glad i got the book.
Since so many have already reviewed this book let me take a slightly different tack.
Some people may find this book a bit difficult to read. Sometimes the writing reminds me of a college textbook. Nothing has been done to make the book "pretty". No illustrations or cute little cartoons. This is a serious book written for serious, well-educated people. It's not a quick read nor is it a real page turner.
I thought it was great.