Real Estate Investing

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A complete curriculum for profiting in today's tough market!

Opportunities abound in the real estate market. In order to find the best investments, though, you need to understand the changes brought on by the turbulence of recent years. Bringing you completely up to date on today's market, The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Real Estate Investing offers a fast-paced but thorough and well-rounded education on profiting in real estate.

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Overview

A complete curriculum for profiting in today's tough market!

Opportunities abound in the real estate market. In order to find the best investments, though, you need to understand the changes brought on by the turbulence of recent years. Bringing you completely up to date on today's market, The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Real Estate Investing offers a fast-paced but thorough and well-rounded education on profiting in real estate.

Revealing secrets previously reserved for industry insiders, veteran Jack Cummings offers the knowledge you need to get moving right away. This three-day "crash course" provides checklists and proven insider tips on how to:

  • spot the hot properties of tomorrow
  • calculate potential profits before investing
  • increase property values
  • make offers and counteroffers
  • find the best sources of financing

Get tips and advice from a true industry insider and start building your fortune now with The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Real Estate Investing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071740821
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/26/2010
  • Series: McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Courses Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 194,364
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author

Jack Cummings is a highly successful real estate investor, broker, and developer with over 40 years of hands-on experience. He is the author of numerous books on various aspects of the real estate field, including Successful Real Estate Investing for the Single Person, The Real Estate Financing Manual, The Guide to Real Estate Exchanges, and $1,000 Down Can Make You Rich.

An international speaker and lecturer, he has conducted programs from Australia to Sweden, published a popular real estate exchange newsletter, and has appeared on many television and radio programs nationally

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: How to Begin Your Successful Real Estate Investing Career
Chapter 1. A Sound Investment Strategies Begins with a Goal-Oriented Plan
Chapter 2. Fundamental Real Estate Terminology Made Easy
Chapter 3. Simplifying Real Estate Mathematics
Chapter 4. How to Maximize Your Benefits Through Local Officials
Chapter 5. How to Become an “Insider” to Real Estate Investing
Chapter 6. Become a Real Estate Expert in Your Area

Part II. How to Maximize Property Value
Chapter 7. Why Real Estate Values Rise and Fall and How to Take Advantage of Trends
Chapter 8. The Phrase "Location, Location, Location" is "Wrong, Wrong, Wrong"
Chapter 9. The Secret to Increases in Value is Zoning
Chapter 10. Dealing with Building Codes and Restrictions
Chapter 11. Discover the Magic of Economic Conversion to Maximize Value
Chapter 12. Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Increase Property Values

Part III. Finding the Best Property for You and How to Purchase It Right
Chapter 13. Seven Types of Real Estate You Should Consider Owning
Chapter 14. Develop Your Investment Comfort Zone to Ensure Success in Real Estate Investing
Chapter 15. Secrets of Getting the Inside Track to Real Estate Values and Trends
Chapter 16. How to Evaluate a Property Before You Buy It

Part IV. How You Buy Establishes How You Profit in Real Estate Investing
Chapter 17. Four Creative Buying Techniques
Chapter 18. Discover the Tax Free Benefit of a 1031 Exchange
Chapter 19. Making Offers and Counteroffers
Chapter 20. How to Find the Best Source of Financing for Your Investment
Chapter 21. Tips on Surviving Real Estate Problem Areas

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Index

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