The Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing: Edition 2

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Start making money today ---with the ultimate guide for first-time investors

No matter what the market does, real estate stilloffers plenty of moneymaking opportunities. In thisnew edition of The Beginner's Guide to RealEstate Investing, Gary W. Eldred presents the toolsand knowledge new investors need to get started profitably. Packed with smart moneymakingstrategies and real-life stories from successfulinvestors, this edition also covers the latestinformation on financing, foreclosures, cash flow, and much more. You'll not only master the basics ofinvesting, but also discover specialized techniques that the pros rely on to grow their long-term wealth. Concise yet comprehensive, this practical guide shows you how to:
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Find great deals on properties with big potential
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Get started with low- or no-down payment financing
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Utilize creative financing options and otherpeople's money
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Buy low-cost foreclosures and REOs
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Make value-adding improvements to any property
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Craft winning offers and negotiate like a pro
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Manage rental properties hassle-free
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Flip investment properties for fast profit


In addition, Eldred shows you how to tailor yourinvestment strategy to make money almost anywhere, in any type of market. With proven tech-niques, timeless principles, and totally up-to-dateinformation, The Beginner's Guide to Real EstateInvesting, Second Edition is the perfect place to start building a prosperous future --- today.
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About the author

Gary W. Eldred, PhD, has investedsuccessfully in real estate for morethan twenty-five years and has servedon the graduate business school faculty at Stanford University and the University of Virginia. He cohosts a nationally broadcastradio show on investing and frequentlymakes presentations at seminars throughoutNorth America. He is also the author of106 Mortgage Secrets All Borrowers Must Learn—But Lenders Don't Tell and Trump University Real Estate 101, both from Wiley.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jan 6, 2011
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Pages
312
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ISBN
9781118045312
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / General
Business & Economics / Real Estate / Buying & Selling Homes
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* Achieve positive cash flow quickly
* Build up equity
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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

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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.
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