The Complete Guide to Investing in Rental Properties

The Complete Guide to Investing in Rental Properties

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by Steve Berges
     
 

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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!

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071436823
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
04/16/2004
Edition description:
List
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
452,103
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet 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.

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The Complete Guide to Investing in Rental Properties 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
cthej More than 1 year ago
In the summary overview of the book it is described as 'intended for people already considered to be smart in investing in real estate'. While this book has good information, it is intended for people who are NEW to investing in real estate. Anyone who considers themselves 'smart' already knows 95% of what is in the book. The book re-inforces some commom sense business practices so it is not useless to someone 'smart' in their approach ot investing in real estate, but very disappointing for anyone who has experience with real estate. If you have had some success purchasing and managing real estate, but looking to increase your knowledge of the business this book is not for you. Only get this book if you need to learn what is involved in a sales contract, basic negociation, or the golden rule. Another interesting bit from the book was the author's belief that he was 'more convinced than ever that there is no real estate bubble.'
Mom_Etc More than 1 year ago
A very user-friendly guide. Well-researched and an easy read. Contains an accurate, useful financial model to determine if the property is a good investment.
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