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Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing

ISBN-10: 047018342X
ISBN-13: 9780470183427
Edition: 2nd 2008
Authors: Gary W. Eldred
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Gary Eldred will revise his successful The Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing to include new information on: Mortgages Foreclosures Tax breaks for real estate investors Flipping strategies and more. The Beginner's Guide, 2 nd Edition will give readers the most concise, credible, and easy-to-read information available in the market. Book store browsers will quickly see that The Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing, 2 nd Edition will reward them with substance, simplicity, and success.

About This Book
Mindset + Knowledge = Wealth
Start Now
Just Say No to Excuses
You Must Believe It to See It
Set Goals Now
Multiple Paths to Building Wealth
Appreciation in Market Values
Inflation
Cash Flows
Mortgage Payoff (Amortization)
Buy at a Bargain Price
Create Value with Property Improvements
Improve the Neighborhood and the Neighbors
Convert the Use
Manage and Market Your Properties More Profitably
Protect Your Profits from the IRS (Tax Shelter)
Discounted Notes, Tax Liens, Tax Deeds, and Realty Stocks
How to Raise Money
Strengthen Your Credit Power
Consistency: Fast Track or Flake
Character Counts
Credit Scores Count Most
Summing Up
How to Invest Using Little (or None) of Your Own Cash
Why Low-Cash Deals Magnify Your Returns
Minimize Your Down Payment with Owner-Occupant Financing
Don't Overlook FHA
Discover FHA's Best Kept Secret: The 203(k) Program
Too Many Vets Pass Up VA Loans
Even Fannie and Freddie Accept Little- or Nothing-Down Loans
Summing Up
Avoid Banks, Seek Seller Financing
How to Persuade the Sellers
What Type of Seller Financing?
Try a Contract-for-Deed
Assume a Low-Interest-Rate Mortgage
"Assume" a Nonassumable Mortgage
Five More Techniques to Finance Your Investments
Wraparounds Benefit Buyers and Sellers
Lease Options
Lease-Purchase Agreements
Master-Lease an Apartment Building
How to Come Up with the Cash to Close
Cash Out Some of Your Current Home's Equity
Bring in Partners
Second Mortgages
Personal Savings
Sell Unnecessary Assets
Easy Money-Hard Terms
Use Credit Cards
Personal Loans
Sweat Equity (Creating Value through Improvements)
Eliminate Your Down Payment with Pledged Collateral
Student Loans
Use Creative Finance
Here's How to Quality
Be Wary of Prequalifying (and Preapproval)
You Can Make Your Qualifying Ratios Look Better
The Application Itself Contains Many Clues to Your Integrity
No Preset Qualifying Income Applies to Commercial Properties
How to Invest for Maximum Gain
Twenty-Seven Ways to Find or Create Below-Market Deals
Why Properties Sell for Less (or More) than Their Market Value
Don't Dilly-Dally with Due Diligence
How to Find Bargain Sellers
Make Money with Foreclosures and REOs
The Stages of Foreclosure
Approach Owners with Empathy: Step One
Some Investors Profit from the Foreclosure Auction: Step Two
The Benefits of Buying REOs: Step Three
More Sources of Bargains
Federal Government Auctions
Sheriff Sales
Buy from Foreclosure Speculators
Probate and Estate Sales
Private Auctions
Short Sale Bargains
Run Numbers Like a Pro
Monitor the Construction Cycle
How to Profit from the Construction Cycle
Per-Unit Measures
Gross Rent Multipliers (GRMs)
Capitalized Value
Cash Flow Returns
Create Your Own Appreciation
Greatly Increase the Value of Your Investment Property
Search for Competitive Advantage
First, Verify Actual Rent Collections, Not Merely Rental Rates
Talk with Tenants
Set Your Rents with Market Savvy
Your Apartment Checklist
Give the Interior a Martha Stewart Makeover
Safety, Security, and Convenience
Rightsize the Rooms
Create More Storage
Check Noise Levels
Overall Livability
Twenty-One More Ways to Push Up the Value of Your Properties
Create Strikingly Attractive Curb Appeal
Collect More than Rent
Convert a Garage, Attic, or Basement
Create an Accessory Apartment
Create a Special Purpose Use
Change the Use of a Property
Cut Operating Expenses
Gentrification and Other Value Plays
Onward and Upward to Build Wealth
Win What You Want through Negotiation
How to Define Win-Win
Know Thyself
Know the Property and Neighborhood
Know the Sellers
Establish Favorable Benchmarks
Tit for Tat
Get Seller Concessions Early
Come Ready to Buy
Ask for More than You Expect
Establish Credibility
Never Offer to Split the Difference
List Your BATNAs
Negotiate for Yourself
Leave Something on the Table
Write Your Purchase Offer
No Single Contract Form
Draft Clauses with Understanding
Summing Up
Craft Your Lease to Increase Profits
Achieve Competitive Advantage
Craft Your Rental Agreement
Landlording: Pros and Cons
The 12 Secrets of Successful Landlording
The Good News
Hired Management versus Self-Management
Before You Buy, Verify, Verify, Verify
Prepare the Property for Rental
Craft a Winning Value Proposition
Attract Topflight Tenants
Set Up a Flawless Move-In Policy
Retain Topflight Residents
Strong Market? Raise Rents
Prepare for Special Problems
Maintain the Property
Process Move-Outs Smoothly
Persistently Seek Ways to Increase Your Cash Flow
Keep Trading Up
Internet Appendix
Index

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