The Complete Guide to Investing in Rental Properties

McGraw Hill Professional
3
Free sample

Maximize profits in the single-family and multi-unit rental market

You probably know that small rental properties are among the safest, most affordable, and most profitable investments around. With the a little help, however, you can minimize both your investment and your costs and send your profits straight through the roof!

In this comprehensive handbook, real estate investing expert Steve Berges reveals the secrets that have made him one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the field. He shows you all of the indispensable tricks of the trade, explains why they are so important, and connects them to other essential steps for super-profitable investing. Arming you with his Five Golden Rules for Success, Steve Berges also shows you how to:

  • Select a house and negotiate the best price and terms
  • Perform a comprehensive financial analysis to maximize value
  • Secure financing and prepare for your closing
  • Find qualified tenants and draft favorable lease agreements
  • Reduce operating costs, increase rents, and improve profitability
  • Avoid the little-known pitfalls of real estate investing

With Steve Berges' expert guidance and no-nonsense advice, you can maximize your investment, minimize your time and effort, and make the most of every foray into the real estate market.

Read more

About the author

Steve Berges is a real estate investment professional with over 25 years of experience. As Principal of Symphony Homes, he is an active investor specializing in creating value through various real estate mechanisms, including single family houses, multifamily apartment complexes, and the development and construction of single family and condominium housing communities. Berges holds an MBA degree in finance and marketing from Rice University. He is also the author of The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings and The Complete Guide to Flipping Properties.

Read more
5.0
3 total
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
McGraw Hill Professional
Read more
Published on
May 21, 2004
Read more
Pages
288
Read more
ISBN
9780071458375
Read more
Language
English
Read more
Genres
Business & Economics / Management
Business & Economics / Training
Read more
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
You are ready to take the plunge and begin investing in your first rental property. Congratulations, but now what do you do? You do not have to go it alone with this new comprehensive book that will guide you step-by-step upon the road to the financial success you desire.

Investing in rental properties is one of the safest and smartest investments you can make. Real estate appreciates at a rate far greater than the rate of inflation, builds equity, provides a steady return on investment, provides cash flow, and can offer substantial tax benefits. With the sound guidance in this book you will be able to add to your monthly income, build equity and if you wanted to, retire comfortably and EARLY.

Rental property investing is a perfect part-time business because real estate is a business where the assets appreciate and cash flow is generated even when you are absent. The book contains over 25 forms that you will need in your business and an excellent section on the use of the Internet and computerizing your business.

The book covers property selection, tenant selection, inspecting premises, marketing and advertising of property, showing the property, tenant application, credit verification, employment and income verification, reference verification, lease agreement, deposits, walkthrough with tenant, collection of rent, late notices and collecting fees, statements, owner's proceeds, tenant complaints and requests, repairs, use of contractors, compliance with state and local regulation, property inspection after tenant leaves, deposit refund, accounting and computer software, income and expense, depreciation, a special section on using computers and the Internet, landlord tenant laws for all 50 states, federal housing regulations and disclosure information, legal issues, real estate terminology, techniques, advice, real estate management tools and software. Includes over 25 forms for use in the business.

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.

©2018 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.