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Job + Real Estate = Wealth: A Guide to Part-Time Residential Property Investing Paperback – January 25, 2014
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About the Author
Francis Fernando is the President and Founder of Total Solutions Property Management, a thriving Real Estate Asset Management Company, as well as a real estate investor, author, speaker, entrepreneur and coach. Under Fernando's expert leadership, the company has grown from a small start-up firm to a highly successful, profitable, well-respected real estate investment business. Total Solutions Property Management now manages more than 500 residential units and represents prestigious, high-profile clients, including US Bank, Wells Fargo, California National Bank and other local, national and international investors and investments firms. Prior to founding Total Solutions, Fernando was a senior engineer at Verizon Communications, a Fortune 500 company. Fernando earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering and a Master of Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He applies the systematic processes from his engineering background to maximize his successes in the real estate industry. A native of Buffalo, NY, Fernando has also lived in Luanshya, Zambia and Toronto, Canada. He currently lives in Manchester, New Hampshire with his wife and two sons.
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And, most importantly -- I have been in a few deals and still own rental property.
In recent years, even with some experience and learning I still felt lost.
But this book makes things clear!
What a find! The author is both a doer and a teacher.
There is no hype or "sales pitch" in this book. Just honest advice.
The book helps you understand what motivates your key "team" (mortgage lender, insurance agent, real estate agent, etc.) so that you can provide them with the right information up front and, most important, ensure that YOU remain in the driver's seat at all times. Francis has created a very specific formula that allows you to analyze a property, crunch the numbers, and then determine if it's a good deal.
The book contains real-life examples that will help you avoid the costly mistakes that others have made, and that will help you identify your goals and stick to them. The useful tips that appear throughout the book should allow you to invest with confidence and build a brighter financial future, whether you want to boost your retirement savings, put your kids through college, or simply have a bit more cash on hand at the end of each month. Francis has a true passion for this subject, and it comes across loud and clear in this easy-to-read, intelligent book.
Three years ago, my husband and I took a property investment leap without any real guidance. We were fortunate to luck out, but I am really glad we'll have this book to fall back on as we move forward. Highly recommend!
"Job + Real Estate = Wealth" took things step by step, starting with just the basics. It started by defining the ideal investor personality and then moved on to an effective strategy for approaching your business. Next, it outlined the fundamentals that you'll need to consider in getting into real estate for the very first time including logistics, people involved, as well as how to work the numbers. It also provides a very useful assessment to run through before getting a loan from the bank.
I really liked how this book systematically broke down each aspect of setting up your investment team and buying your first property, but my favorite part was the word-for-word letter templates for lining up a property manager, insurance agent, and getting a loan from the bank! It can't get much easier than that.
"Job + Real Estate = Wealth" is a really quick read, and I felt like it gave me the confidence to start investing in real estate. I also walked away having learned a number of rules of thumb and terminologies that are key to the real estate industry. None of the books that I've read thus far have put things this simply. This book has given me a much clearer understanding of where to start and it will definitely be an easy reference guide for the future.
All in all, if you're brand new to real estate and are wondering if you should quit your job or are confused about where to start, this book is the answer you've been seeking!
This book 100+ page book is a practical guide to introducing the process so that the investor can better determine if the opportunity is right for you as well as monitor your investment. While it provides advice and information, it provides guidance on how to formulate questions of agents, banks, property owners/managers and ultimately how to make better, more informed decisions.
If you are considering real estate estate as an investment, this reasonably priced book provides guidance nad how to avoid costly mistakes, such as...is real estate the right investment for you ?