How to Buy Foreclosed Real Estate: For a Fraction of Its Value

How to Buy Foreclosed Real Estate: For a Fraction of Its Value

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by Theodore J Dallow
     
 

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As foreclosures increase, so do the odds of finding the home of your dreams!

You can ride out the storm in the housing market and find great real estate at amazing values. Whether you're looking for a new home or an investment property, this step-by-step guide will show you how to find, buy, and finance foreclosed property.

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Overview

As foreclosures increase, so do the odds of finding the home of your dreams!

You can ride out the storm in the housing market and find great real estate at amazing values. Whether you're looking for a new home or an investment property, this step-by-step guide will show you how to find, buy, and finance foreclosed property.

This new edition includes information on:

  • The current state of the housing market and the opportunities it offers
  • How to find foreclosed property on the Internet
  • Short selling and other techniques for buying foreclosed real estate
You'll also learn how to:
  • Research properties
  • Get the best financing
  • Manage investment properties
  • Limit repair and remodeling costs
Real estate experts Don Ayer and Dick Pas have revised Theodore J. Dallow's classic text and added invaluable new material in the process, making this the only guide you'll ever need to buying foreclosed property.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440515521
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
975,747
File size:
319 KB

Meet the Author

Theodore J. Dallow was the owner of three Century 21 real estate offices inn Nassau Country, New York. He was the managing broker for HU Foreclosed Properties in southern Nassau County.

Don Ayer has been a real estate broker for more than twenty-five years. He lives in Waukesha, WI.

Dick Pas is an attorney, licensed real estate broker, and co-owner and president of Heartland Home Mortgage. He has previously represented the Small Business Administration in bankruptcy and foreclosure matters. He lives in Hales Corners, WI.

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How to Buy Foreclosed Real Estate for a Fraction of Its Value 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book is a great reference to anyone looking to invest in real estate. On contrary to one of the reviews, I don't believe he vents too much. In being inexperienced, you need reality-based knowledge to start with; he was only giving you all of the pros and cons of RE investing. It's not always going to be peaches and cream as some infomercials have you to believe. I'm thankful that I got a chance to read the book because I was soon going to be headed for a lot of headaches myself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book thinking that the author had a real estater in mind while writing. Boy was I wrong. This is a perfect book if you are personally looking to buy your next home. The author brought up many good points, but I has turned off by the remarks he made about renting property to tentants. In fact I think his qoute was, "never rent a property to someone, it's to big of a headache". I also loved his section on the T.V. Infomercials. I think that he is a little jealous that he didn't think of it. That chapter made no sense to me at all. I don't know why he even put that chapter in the book. Filler maybe? If you are looking to buy your next home, cheap. Buy this book. If you are going into real estate investment, find something else to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't question the credentials or experience of the author. I do feel like he spent some time venting his frustrations with real estate investing. Being an investor myself I couldn't help but feel gloom after reading his book. I believe he has underestimated the entrepreneurial spirit and may be more of a discouragement to success than a motivator. One can argue that he has tried to present the 'problem' side of investing to give balance. I personally feel his ultra-conservative approach overstates the downside of real estate investment to the detriment of upside benefits. I did recognize some glimmers of hope in this book for the prudent investor actually having a degree of success, but felt that even these glimmers of hope were clouded with a gloomy overall picture. You may disagree - but that's my take on it. Read some other books to balance this one out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A no-nonsense guide to real estate in general, with focus on foreclosures. Anyone serious about real estate investing should view this book as a classic must-read. If you had an uncle who new everything about real estate and was willing to sit down with you for four hours to tell you everything he knew, you would probably get the same advice which Dallow gives in this book. Dallow gives practical advice and instructions on how to procede, as well as funny anecdotes of his own experiences.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE AUTHER KNOWS HIS REAL ESTATE AND TELLS YOU WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR. FROM LIENS TO TENANT'S THAT WILL CAUSE YOU A PROBLEM IN THE FUTURE. WHERE YOUR BEST INTENTIONS CAN TURN INTO YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE. IT OPENED MY EYE'S LIKE 10 CUPS OF COFFEE. IT SHOT DOWN MY INTENTIONS BUT IT SAVED ME FROM A TORNADO OF TROUBLE. THIS BOOK IS GREAT AND ANYONE LOOKING INTO RENTING PROPERTIES SHOULD READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!GREAT JOB WELL WORTH READING AND THANK YOU! SEAN M.