Foreclosure Investing For Dummies

Foreclosure Investing For Dummies

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by Ralph R. Roberts, Joseph Kraynak
     
 

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With the housing bubble of the past few years bursting and interest rates on the rise, there has been an upsurge in the number of foreclosures across the country, creating many opportunities for profit. But investing in real estate foreclosure[s?] can be a tough job, especially when a negative stigma is attached. How do you make money while preserving your morals

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With the housing bubble of the past few years bursting and interest rates on the rise, there has been an upsurge in the number of foreclosures across the country, creating many opportunities for profit. But investing in real estate foreclosure[s?] can be a tough job, especially when a negative stigma is attached. How do you make money while preserving your morals and trust?

Foreclosure Investing For Dummies shows you how to invest in foreclosures ethically without being accused of stealing homes from “little old ladies.” This step-by-step guide helps you thoroughly research property, find the best opportunities, purchase foreclosures, and avoid misleading distressed homeowners. This book doesn’t promise quick profits through minimal work, but it will provide you with invaluable information to become a successful investor, including:

  • Identifying opportunities and understanding risks
  • Obtaining information, tools, support, and resources
  • Locating properties prior to foreclosure
  • Assisting homeowners through the foreclosure process
  • Acquiring properties below market value prior to the auction
  • Buying property at an auction, from lending institutions, and government agencies
  • Repairing, renovating, and selling or leasing property

This book provides tips and strategies for refinancing your property and maximizing your profits. It also gives you advice on how to assist homeowners, have them work with you, and common mistakes you should avoid. It’s time to go out and make the most of foreclosure investing, and with Foreclosure Investing For Dummies by your side, your hard work and devotion will bring tons of success!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470122181
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/05/2007
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
172,348
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.82(d)

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Meet the Author

Ralph R. Roberts is a seasoned real estate professional and foreclosure expert who buys, rehabs, and resells homes. Joe Kraynak is the author of more than fifty books, including Flipping Houses For Dummies.

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Foreclosure Investing for Dummies 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Leaves the reader trying to grasp complicated concepts with only a brief description of the subject matter. Compared to the book, far too short.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hi. My name is Michael Maher. After reading Foreclosure Investing for Dummies, my wife and I purchased two properties using the exact step-by-step process outlined in this book. One home was county appraised at $205,000 and we purchased it for $147,800. After $12,000 in repairs, we still had over $40,000 in equity. On the second one, we got much smarter. We purchased another home that had appraised at $210,000 (in the #1 school district in the state) for $180,000. We paid no money out of our pocket and over $20,000 in repairs were financed which means we had a perfect house with $30,000 in equity and we didn't spend a single penny of our own money. Plus, with the loan money we finished the basement and added a bath increasing the value of the home. Thank you Ralph Roberts and thank you Foreclosure Investing for Dummies. I've read all the books and even been to seminars, but I guess I needed it written in Dummie language before I could make it happen. Michael
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i've been locked out. At 0004 result two.
PRV538 More than 1 year ago
Provides a goof foundation of information to get you started in real-estate investing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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