Investing in Real Estate: Edition 7

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The bestselling guide to real estate, newly revised for today's investors

More than ever, investing in property today will set you on track to conquer financial uncertainty and build your long-term net worth. Investing in Real Estate, Seventh Edition offers dozens of experience- proven methods to convert these challenging times into the 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 to achieve your goals. He provides time-tested ways to grow a profitable portfolio and shows you how property investing can deliver twenty-two sources of financial return. You'll learn how to negotiate like a pro, read market trends, and choose from multiple possibilities to finance your properties. This timely new edition also includes:

  • Historical context to emphasize how bargain prices and near record low interest rates now combine to offer unprecedented potential for short- and long-term profits

  • Successfully navigate and meet today's loan underwriting standards

  • How to obtain discounted property prices from banks, underwater owners, 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 on favorable terms within reasonable time frames

  • How to market and manage your properties to outperform other investors

  • And much more!

Join the pros who are profiting from today's market. All you need is the knowledge edge provided by Investing in Real Estate, Seventh Edition—the most favored and reliable guide to gaining the rewards that real estate offers.

"This is the best how-to-invest-in-real-estate book available."
Robert Bruss

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About the author

GARY W. ELDRED, PhD is the bestselling author of The Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing, The 106 Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make (and How to Avoid Them), Trump University Real Estate 101, and many others. He is a leading real estate authority whose Fortune 500 clients have included Wells Fargo, Georgia- Pacific, and Century 21. He frequently speaks at national investment conferences and has served on the graduate business faculty at Stanford University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Virginia.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Feb 24, 2012
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781118240021
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / General
Business & Economics / Real Estate / General
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A Must-read guide to real estate investing during turbulent times

Given the current state of the economy, you might be asking yourself if right now is the right time to be investing in real estate. With the third edition of Getting Started in Real Estate Investing as your guide, you’ll quickly discover how a combination of commitment and caution can help you make it in today’s market.

Designed for investors who want to get started in real estate, but don’t know where to begin, this reliable resource will help you break into this fast-moving field and build equity the right way. Getting Started in Real Estate Investing, Third Edition addresses everything from selecting the right properties and becoming a landlord to using the proper tax strategies and finding the right professionals to work with. It also outlines issues you must be aware of in light of recent events, including the best ways to finance your real estate investments, considering the status of mortgage financing, and new requirements that may be thrown at borrowers.

The new edition is updated to include information on:

Surviving in the post-bust housing market Picking investments with the new credit realities Looking ahead to future housing booms Reading the emerging housing trends

Written in straightforward and accessible style—with a focus on residential and multifamily properties—Getting Started in Real Estate Investing, Third Edition also contains helpful information that will allow you to analyze your financial ability to buy and hold real estate as well as avoid potential pitfalls.

In order to excel in real estate investing, you need to start by defining what you want to do and how much risk you can afford. But ultimately, success depends on making informed decisions about where and when to invest, and Getting Started in Real Estate Investing, Third Edition gives you the tools to achieve these goals—even under the most difficult market conditions.

The only guidebook that shows you how to finance any property--with or without bank approval

Would you like to discover all of the many ways that you can finance real estate? Want to learn how to cut your financing costs, avoid pitfalls, and negotiate the best terms? Then let Gary Eldred's 106 Mortgage Secrets All Borrowers Must Learn--But Lenders Don't Tell, Second Edition guide you. Fully updated, this practical guide explains how today's changing mortgage market really works. Unlike other mortgage guides, this book goes beyond traditional bank-originated loans and shows you how to benefit with seller financing, assumables, subject-to, wraparounds, lease options, foreclosures, and other money-saving possibilities.

106 Mortgage Secrets also protects you from the sharp practices of loan reps that have recently sparked Congressional hearings and multiple state investigations. In addition, Eldred shows how and why the right financing decisions can add tens (and sometimes hundreds) of thousands of dollars to your long-term net worth. With these 106 secrets, you'll build the confidence and the knowledge to:
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Increase your borrowing power
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Obtain the lowest interest rate
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Understand the true pros and cons of ARMs
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Cut (or eliminate) the cost of mortgage insurance
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Save big with seller financing, assumptions, foreclosures, and REOs
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Strengthen your credit profile and credit score
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Avoid getting taken... by the fine print and garbage fees
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Steer clear of scams and unprincipled loan reps and lenders
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Accumulate wealth through homeownership and investment properties


Simple, concise, and comprehensive, this book reveals everything property buyers need to know--especially the 106 financing secrets lenders too often omit.
It is no secret that investing in real estate can significantly boost one's income. Many people begin by investing in single-family residential properties and work their way up to commercial properties, such as duplexes, triplexes, and quads. However, moving from one to the other may seem like a big leap. This new book, The Complete Guide to Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, Fourplexes, and Mobile Homes, will make the transition effortless, as it explains everything you need to know in easy-to-understand language and points out dozens of hints and suggestions.

By reading this new, extensively-researched book, you will become knowledgeable in all areas of commercial real estate investing, including cash flow, appreciation, tax benefits, equity buildup and leveraging, due diligence, gross rental income, vacancy loss, operating expenses, debt service, zoning, triple net leases, and contracts. You also will learn about the potential gains and losses, the consequences, loans, proven techniques, effective strategies, advantages and disadvantages of direct and indirect investing, and asset management techniques.

In addition, you will discover how to buy with no money down, how to get cash back at closing, how to eliminate your risk, how to decide whether to buy or hold, how to keep good tenants, how to determine and compare property value, how to structure deals, how to limit your personal liability, how to inspect a building, how to take out a mortgage, how to secure financing, how to negotiate, how to read economic cycles, how to avoid the common mistakes, and how to decipher tax issues. You will be prepared for restrictions pertaining to children, pets, parking, vehicles, boats, music, maintenance, club memberships, recreation facility leases, use of recreational facilities, and common areas.

Whether you are a new investor looking to get started or a seasoned veteran looking to enhance your portfolio, The Complete Guide to Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, Fourplexes, and Mobile Homes will provide you with all the information you need to accomplish your investment goals.

Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

In the Make Money series, renowned real estate investor and bestselling author Gary W. Eldred shows you how to profit from the safest, most reliable wealth builder in the world-real estate. With coverage of all the fundamentals-from finding the right properties to financing and managing them-Eldred shows you the ropes so you don't have to learn important lessons the hard way. Unlike general guides to investing in real estate, each title in the Make Money series gives you the specialized expertise necessary to fully profit from a select investment strategy.

Make Money with Condominiums and Townhouses shows homebuyers and investors how to travel the road to real estate wealth-often with little or nothing down. As an affordable investment vehicle, condominiums and townhouses offer numerous advantages over other types of rental property-they require relatively little day-to-day management, they tend to attract more desirable tenants than other rental properties, and they offer low risk and high returns. Full of time-tested techniques and proven money-making strategies, Make Money 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 your investment
* Finance your properties with little or no money down
* Achieve positive cash flow quickly
* Build up equity
* Understand by-laws, disclosure statements, and management contracts
In the Make Money series, renowned real estate investor and bestselling author Gary W. Eldred shows you how to profit from the safest, most reliable wealth builder in the world-real estate. With coverage of all the fundamentals-from finding the right properties to financing and managing them-Eldred shows you the ropes so you don't have to learn important lessons the hard way. Unlike general guides to investing in real estate, each title in the Make Money series gives you the specialized expertise necessary to fully profit from a select investment strategy.

Make Money with Small Income Properties shows you how to grow your fortune by purchasing and managing multi-unit rental properties-from duplexes to twenty-four-unit buildings. Compared to other real estate investments, small income properties offer higher returns, positive cash flows, and easy-qualifying seller financing. The expert guidance you'll find here illustrates how you can boost property values and increase rent collections through effective and friendly management. This simple-to-follow guide offers the knowledge you need to find properties that will increase in value, manage them effectively (rule one: never think of yourself as a landlord), and maximize your profits. Make Money with Small Income Properties 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
In the Make Money series, renowned real estate investor and bestselling author Gary W. Eldred shows you how to profit from the safest, most reliable wealth builder in the world-real estate. With coverage of all the fundamentals-from finding the right properties to financing and managing them-Eldred shows you the ropes so you don't have to learn important lessons the hard way. Unlike general guides to investing in real estate, each title in the Make Money series gives you the specialized expertise necessary to fully profit from a select investment strategy.

Make Money with Fixer-Uppers and Renovations shows homebuyers and investors how to build a fortune by purchasing properties at bargain prices, using creative improvements to add thousands to their value, and selling or renting them for high profits. There's almost no limit to the number of ways you can increase the value of a property-from quick and low-cost improvements like a fresh coat of paint to more extensive renovations such as multi-unit conversions or kitchen remodeling. This step-by-step guide includes the knowledge you need to combine entrepreneurial thinking with proven market analysis techniques. You'll learn to choose properties, plan improvements, and buy low and sell high. Make Money 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
Everything first-timers need to know to avoid the most common mistakes homebuyers make

Written especially for first-timers, this eye-opening guide turns you into an educated consumer, ensuring that the home or condo you buy is both a comfortable place to live and a great investment for the future. Compiled from the experience of hundreds of homebuyers, real estate agents, home builders, and mortgage lenders, it shows you the most common mistakes buyers make and illustrates them in practice so you don't fall into the same traps.

Now revised and updated for today's hot real estate market, this invaluable resource covers everything from negotiating with sellers and making the down payment to shopping for the best mortgage and handling the closing. The new Fourth Edition also includes totally up-to-date guidance on using the Internet to find properties, secure financing, and collect important data. If you're thinking about buying a home in this overheated market, don't make these mistakes:

Researching selling prices and still overpaying Believing everything your agent tells you Buying into an upscale neighborhood that's moving downscale Underestimating utilities and other costs Allowing your agent to negotiate for you Letting fear get the better of you and not buying at all

Written by one of the nation's leading real estate experts and packed with hundreds of valuable tips and suggestions, The 106 Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make, Fourth Edition will give you the confidence--and the wisdom--to buy the right home at the right price.

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