Real Estate Investments and How to Make Them (Fourth Edition): The Only Guide You'll Ever Need to the Best Wealth-Building Opportunities

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The definitive guide to maximizing earnings in one of the nation's most lucrative fields.

This revised and updated edition of the classic guide demonstrates how anyone can enter the world of real estate-even with little or no money to start. From finding and analyzing investment property through financing, buying, managing, and selling- when the time is right-real estate expert Milt Tanzer provides essential information, including:

- Where to find the best sources of investment capital
- How to locate the best property
- How even 100%-leveraged property can offer a good return
- How to negotiate the purchase and close the deal
- How to set up a simple and efficient recordkeeping system
- How to make the highest possible after-tax profit while owning property-and when selling it
- How to build investments into a substantial estate
- How to safely invest on a budget
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About the author

Milt Tanzer is the President and Founder of Milt Tanzer Corporation, a real estate software and educational programs company, and the author of How to Buy or Sell Your Home without a Broker.

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Penguin
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Published on
May 1, 2007
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9781440624780
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Investments & Securities / Real Estate
Business & Economics / Real Estate / General
Business & Economics / Reference
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Investing in Rent-to-Own Property is the distillation of years of investment experience in real estate. It is a both strategy and a system, which provides stable, proven returns for the investor. On the flip side of the coin, the homebuyer is provided a house that fits their needs and budget.

Why should an investor have rent-to-own as part of his or her investment portfolio? This book lays out in clear detail the benefits of rent-to-own and how to get started with a rent-to-own strategy. Loaded with tips and case studies, here are the core components of the system:

How to identify properties How to carry out due diligence Smart financing strategies How to market your system and attract interested tenants-homebuyers How to identify and choose tenants-homebuyers The rent-to-own contract Obligations of the investor to the tenant-homebuyer Obligations of the tenant-homebuyer to the investor The team of experts: agent, lawyer, lender, home inspector, accountant Exit strategies

There are many singles and couples who for a variety of reasons opt for a rent-to-own opportunity. For some it's an opportunity to check out a location for a couple of years so that they're certain it's the house and neighborhood they want for the long-term; for others it's the desire to own a home but need to grow their down payment-having a nice home while they save is a terrific option. The expertise of the investor in identifying the right property and providing the right financing is another significant aspect for the tenant-homebuyer.

The benefits for the investor are many: a solid property in an area where the fundamentals are strong; great tenants who respect the property; a profitable investment even with a downturn in the market.

Investing in Rent-to-Own Property is the quintessential tool for investors who have yet to take advantage of a proven money-maker or for those investors who want the benefit of a proven system to build their portfolio.

A step-by-step guide to attracting all the investment funds you will ever need for your next real estate transaction

As the sales of Real Estate Investing in Canada have proven, Canadians are looking to real estate investing to build wealth. In his bestselling book Real Estate Investing in Canada, Don R. Campbell introduces the Authentic Canadian Real Estate (ACRE) system, the first system of its kind to show ordinary Canadians how to profit from investing in residential real estate. Told as a narrative, a typical Canadian couple named Richard and Emma successfully buy their first properties and now are ready to leverage their equity into more properties. In order to achieve their goals, they are introduced to a joint-venture specialist and, with his guidance, they learn how joint-venture partnerships work and secrets and strategies for acquiring new properties that only the pros know.

Richard and Emma build their portfolio -- and their confidence -- and so they leave their jobs to focus on real estate investing full-time. Following a proven 7-step system, Richard and Emma are equipped with the information, strategies and motivation they need to go to the next level by explaining:

What are joint-venture partnerships and how do they work to create win-win relationships Wealth attraction principles-how to become a money magnet How and where to find joint-venture partners-marketing and lead generation--and separate the wheat from the chaff Structuring a joint venture deal-building a team of experts and the due diligence process Legal structures and agreements, including tax implications 19 landmines to avoid in joint venture partnerships Following up with current joint venture partners and duplicating success

The appendices offer valuable time-saving checklists, forms and worksheets, as well as advice on paper flow and time management.

Now updated for today’s bullish real estate market, this is the go-to, classic entrepreneurial guide for landlords and real estate investors who want to buy and manage rental properties for long-term wealth.

There’s never been a better time for buying rental properties—interest rates are low and credit is more freely available to those who want to buy and invest. But where does one begin?

With more than twenty plus years of experience in real estate and as the founder of The Landlord Property Management Academy, Bryan M. Chavis knows all phases and aspects of working with rental properties. In Buy It, Rent It, Profit! he explains why rental properties are such a wise investment in today’s real estate world and outlines the steps and systems you need to implement to become a successful landlord and property manager.

This updated edition of the modern classic includes advice on being a profitable and professional landlord, protecting your investment, learning what types of property you should be purchasing, and adapting to the ever-changing world of technology in real estate. Chavis also provides systems on how to attract quality tenants, negotiate lease agreements, collect rent, finance a mortgage, and manage the property overall—everything you need to become a smart, profitable, and professional property manager.

In addition, this updated edition features a workbook section with easy-to-use, universal forms for leases, evictions, property evaluations, and more. Buy It, Rent It, Profit! is the ultimate how-to procedures manual for buying and managing rental properties and a practical, realistic tool you can follow to become a profitable landlord and property manager.
State-controlled listed companies have always dominated Chinese stock markets. As a result of the rampant scandals related to them, there have been voluminous academic efforts to explore their corporate governance, underpinned by agency costs. However, these studies have yet to examine the phenomenon from the perspective of venture capital and adaptive efficiency.

During the last ten years, despite China’s remarkable progress in the development of its venture capital market, its domestic venture capital has been marginalized by American competitors. Given the different performance between them, the author contends that the corporate governance system of Chinese state-controlled listed companies has hampered the performance of the institutional factors which are responsible for the prosperity of American venture capital in Chinese venture capital markets.

With the practice of American venture capital as the mirror, he empirically demonstrates that Chinese domestic venture capital lacks the four factors related to the success of their American counterparts: large and independent funding, application of incentive mechanisms, efficient exit channels, and a high risk tolerance level. More importantly, these defects as a whole are closely linked to the corporate governance of state-controlled listed companies. Considering the potential negative consequences on economic and social development, the author identifies policy reforms underway to harmonize agency costs and adaptive efficiency.

Principles of Real Estate Practice by Mettling and Cusic is a modern learning tool for the student preparing to enter the real estate business as a licensed professional. The textbook contains the essentials of real estate law, principles, and practices taught in real estate schools and colleges across the country, including all those fundamentals that real estate educators, practicing professionals, national testing services, and state licensing officials agree are necessary for basic competence.  Principles of Real Estate Practice covers the national requirements for the initial 30-90+ hours of classroom study, or its equivalent, mandated by state license laws across the country. Principles of Real Estate Practice is tailored to the needs of the pre-license student. The textbook is designed to

-make it easy for students to learn the material

-prepare students for numerous career applications

-stress practical, rather than theoretical, skills and knowledge.

It is more streamlined, direct and to-the-point than other books. It includes more learning reinforcements. It has a student-oriented organization, both within each chapter and from chapter to chapter. Its examples and exercises are grounded in the authors’ fifty combined years in real estate education.

Table of Contents of the 5th Edition

The Real Estate Business

Rights in Real Estate

Interests and Estates

Ownership

Encumbrances and Liens

Transferring and Recording 

Title to Real Estate

Real Estate Leases

Land Use Planning and Control

Legal Descriptions

Real Estate Contract Law

Agency

Listing Agreements

The Brokerage Business

Contracts for the Sale of Real Estate

Real Estate Market Economics

Appraising and Estimating Market Value

Real Estate Finance

Real Estate Investment

Real Estate Taxation

Ethics: Laws and Practices

Closings

Real Estate Licensing and Regulation

Risk Management

Property Management

Real Estate Mathematics and Formulas

Glossary of Residential Style and Construction Terms

Glossary of General Real Estate Terms

Index


Note: For some states, we have state-specific versions of Principles of Real Estate Practice.  We also publish the Real Estate License Exam Prep (RELEP) Series of exam prep books.

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