Make Money with Condominiums and Townhouses shows homebuyers andinvestors how to travel the road to real estate wealth-often withlittle or nothing down. As an affordable investment vehicle,condominiums and townhouses offer numerous advantages over othertypes of rental property-they require relatively little day-to-daymanagement, they tend to attract more desirable tenants than otherrental properties, and they offer low risk and high returns. Fullof time-tested techniques and proven money-making strategies, MakeMoney with Condominiums and Townhouses will show you how to:
* Relax while you put your money to work
* Find properties with high rates of appreciation
* Evaluate homeowner association finances
* Choose profitable locations
* Understand the changing demographics that may affect yourinvestment
* Finance your properties with little or no money down
* Achieve positive cash flow quickly
* Build up equity
* Understand by-laws, disclosure statements, and managementcontracts
Would you like to discover all of the many ways that you canfinance real estate? Want to learn how to cut your financing costs,avoid pitfalls, and negotiate the best terms? Then let GaryEldred's 106 Mortgage Secrets All Borrowers Must Learn--But LendersDon't Tell, Second Edition guide you. Fully updated, this practicalguide explains how today's changing mortgage market really works.Unlike other mortgage guides, this book goes beyond traditionalbank-originated loans and shows you how to benefit with sellerfinancing, assumables, subject-to, wraparounds, lease options,foreclosures, and other money-saving possibilities.
106 Mortgage Secrets also protects you from the sharp practices ofloan reps that have recently sparked Congressional hearings andmultiple state investigations. In addition, Eldred shows how andwhy the right financing decisions can add tens (and sometimeshundreds) of thousands of dollars to your long-term net worth. Withthese 106 secrets, you'll build the confidence and the knowledgeto:
Increase your borrowing power
Obtain the lowest interest rate
Understand the true pros and cons of ARMs
Cut (or eliminate) the cost of mortgage insurance
Save big with seller financing, assumptions, foreclosures, andREOs
Strengthen your credit profile and credit score
Avoid getting taken... by the fine print and garbage fees
Steer clear of scams and unprincipled loan reps and lenders
Accumulate wealth through homeownership and investmentproperties
Simple, concise, and comprehensive, this book reveals everythingproperty buyers need to know--especially the 106 financing secretslenders too often omit.
Make Money with Small Income Properties shows you how to grow yourfortune by purchasing and managing multi-unit rentalproperties-from duplexes to twenty-four-unit buildings. Compared toother real estate investments, small income properties offer higherreturns, positive cash flows, and easy-qualifying seller financing.The expert guidance you'll find here illustrates how you can boostproperty values and increase rent collections through effective andfriendly management. This simple-to-follow guide offers theknowledge you need to find properties that will increase in value,manage them effectively (rule one: never think of yourself as alandlord), and maximize your profits. Make Money with Small IncomeProperties will show you how to:
* Purchase and profit from affordable rental properties
* Develop your entrepreneurial strategy
* Understand the economy and pick the right neighborhoods
* Size up the market and your competition
* Carve out a target market
* Accurately price properties
* Build equity fast with easy improvements
* Create ways to generate more income
Written especially for first-timers, this eye-opening guideturns you into an educated consumer, ensuring that the home orcondo you buy is both a comfortable place to live and a greatinvestment for the future. Compiled from the experience of hundredsof homebuyers, real estate agents, home builders, and mortgagelenders, it shows you the most common mistakes buyers make andillustrates them in practice so you don't fall into the sametraps.
Now revised and updated for today's hot real estate market, thisinvaluable resource covers everything from negotiating with sellersand making the down payment to shopping for the best mortgage andhandling the closing. The new Fourth Edition also includestotally up-to-date guidance on using the Internet to findproperties, secure financing, and collect important data. If you'rethinking about buying a home in this overheated market, don't makethese mistakes:Researching selling prices and still overpayingBelieving everything your agent tells youBuying into an upscale neighborhood that's movingdownscaleUnderestimating utilities and other costsAllowing your agent to negotiate for youLetting fear get the better of you and not buying at all
Written by one of the nation's leading real estate experts andpacked with hundreds of valuable tips and suggestions, The 106Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make, Fourth Edition will give youthe confidence--and the wisdom--to buy the right home at the rightprice.
Value Investing in Real Estate outlines a safe and rewarding way toplan for your retirement and increase your income without the risksso common to the stock market. You'll learn how to buy real estateproperties using Ben Graham's time-tested methods for evaluatinginvestments. It's a proven way to build assets and income-a bigpayoff for relatively little time and effort.
This book proves the advantages of value investing in real estateas compared to stocks in terms of stability, yield, growth, andequity appreciation. Value Investing in Real Estate also guidesreaders through important topics such as identifying geographicalareas of growth, population patterns, land use, market indicators,condos, townhouses, fixer-uppers, and conversions. It covers whatyou need to know about both value investing and the real estatemarket-and how to combine the two for high returns-all backed withexamples that illustrate each concept and technique.
For the great majority of enterprising investors, value investingin real estate will prove superior to the stock market. Mostimportantly, you will gain far more income than the paltrydividends accruing from most stock portfolios. With thisintelligent, highly readable book, you will see how the techniquesof value investing in real estate can help you build the wealth andincome you will need in the future.
Make Money with Fixer-Uppers and Renovations shows homebuyers andinvestors how to build a fortune by purchasing properties atbargain prices, using creative improvements to add thousands totheir value, and selling or renting them for high profits. There'salmost no limit to the number of ways you can increase the value ofa property-from quick and low-cost improvements like a fresh coatof paint to more extensive renovations such as multi-unitconversions or kitchen remodeling. This step-by-step guide includesthe knowledge you need to combine entrepreneurial thinking withproven market analysis techniques. You'll learn to chooseproperties, plan improvements, and buy low and sell high. MakeMoney with Fixer-Uppers and Renovations will show you how to:
* Fix and flip properties for quick profits
* Buy properties with little or no money down
* Maximize your property's market value
* Exploit regulatory loopholes
* Create pizzazz for your interiors
* Add living space to your property
* Revitalize neighborhoods to increase property values
* Market your properties for top dollar
* Save thousands with owner-occupant financing
More than ever, investing in property today will set you ontrack to conquer financial uncertainty and build your long-term networth. Investing in Real Estate, Seventh Edition offers dozens ofexperience- proven methods to convert these challenging times intothe best of times.
Whether you want to fix and sell or buy, improve, and hold,market savvy real estate investor Gary W. Eldred shows you how toachieve your goals. He provides time-tested ways to grow aprofitable portfolio and shows you how property investing candeliver twenty-two sources of financial return. You'll learn how tonegotiate like a pro, read market trends, and choose from multiplepossibilities to finance your properties. This timely new editionalso includes:
Historical context to emphasize how bargain prices and nearrecord low interest rates now combine to offer unprecedentedpotential for short- and long-term profits
Successfully navigate and meet today's loan underwritingstandards
How to obtain discounted property prices from banks, underwaterowners, and government agencies
How to value properties accurately—and, when necessary,intelligently challenge poorly prepared lender appraisals
Effective techniques to acquire REOs and short sales onfavorable terms within reasonable time frames
How to market and manage your properties to outperform otherinvestors
And much more!
Join the pros who are profiting from today's market. All youneed is the knowledge edge provided by Investing in RealEstate, Seventh Edition—the most favored and reliableguide to gaining the rewards that real estate offers.
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No matter what the market does, real estate stilloffers plenty ofmoneymaking opportunities. In thisnew edition of The Beginner'sGuide to RealEstate Investing, Gary W. Eldred presents the toolsandknowledge new investors need to get started profitably. Packed withsmart moneymakingstrategies and real-life stories fromsuccessfulinvestors, this edition also covers the latestinformationon financing, foreclosures, cash flow, and much more. You'll notonly master the basics ofinvesting, but also discover specializedtechniques that the pros rely on to grow their long-term wealth.Concise yet comprehensive, this practical guide shows you howto:
Find great deals on properties with big potential
Get started with low- or no-down payment financing
Utilize creative financing options and otherpeople's money
Buy low-cost foreclosures and REOs
Make value-adding improvements to any property
Craft winning offers and negotiate like a pro
Manage rental properties hassle-free
Flip investment properties for fast profit
In addition, Eldred shows you how to tailor yourinvestment strategyto make money almost anywhere, in any type of market. With proventech-niques, timeless principles, and totallyup-to-dateinformation, The Beginner's Guide to RealEstateInvesting, Second Edition is the perfect place to startbuilding a prosperous future --- today.