The Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 3, 2008 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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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 money-making opportunities. In this new edition of The Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing, Gary W. Eldred presents the toolsand knowledge new investors need to get started profitably. Packed with smart money-making strategies and real-life stories from successful investors, this edition also covers the latest information on financing, foreclosures, cash flow, and much more. You'll not only master the basics of investing, 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:

  • 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 your investment strategy to make money almost anywhere, in any type of market. With proven techniques, timeless principles, and totally up-to-date information, The Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing, Second Edition is the perfect place to start building a prosperous future—today.

 

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Contents

Multiple Paths to Building Wealth
19
Manage and Market Your Properties More Profitably
30
HOW TO RAISE MONEY
37
How to Invest Using Little or None of Your
52
Dont Overlook FHA
59
Even Fannie and Freddie Accept Little or NothingDown
65
Five More Techniques to Finance Your
84
How to Come Up with the Cash
96
Run Numbers Like a
169
Greatly Increase the Value of Your
184
Give the Interior a Martha Stewart Makeover
190
Check Noise Levels
197
ONWARD AND UPWARD TO BUILD
217
Write Your Purchase Offer
235
Craft Your Lease to Increase Profits
247
The 12 Secrets of Successful
262

Heres How to Qualify
109
HOW TO INVEST FOR MAXIMUM
127
Make Money with Foreclosures
143
More Sources of Bargains
156
Internet Appendix
285
Index
291
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GARY W. ELDRED, PHD, has invested successfully in real estate for more than twenty-five years and has served on the graduate business school faculty at Stanford University and the University of Virginia. He cohosts a nationally broadcast radio show on investing and frequently makes presentations at seminars throughout North America. He is also the author of 106 Mortgage Secrets All Borrowers Must Learn—But Lenders Don’t Tell and Trump University Real Estate 101, both from Wiley.

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