Real Estate Investing Answer Book [NOOK Book]


The Real Estate Investing Answer Book tackles the most important questions someone thinking about ...
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Real Estate Investing Answer Book

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The Real Estate Investing Answer Book tackles the most important questions someone thinking about investing in real estate should have answered. Topics discussed include:

-How do I convince my friends/relatives this is the right investment for me?
-Financial requirements
-Can I make a profit?
-What's the best kind of property for investment
-Working with "partners"
-What people will I encounter in my investments?
-Finding property
-Can I tie up property while I think about buying it?
-How much should I pay?
-Preparing an offer
-Earnest money
-What do I do if the other side makes a counter-offer
-Contingencies-back doors to get out of a contract
-Due diligence-avoiding surprises
-Being a landlord
-How can I protect my investments
-Can I sell property without paying any income taxes
-Record keeping
-Worst case scenario
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402235948
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Series: Answer Book
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Denise L. Evans received her law degree from the University of Alabama Law School. She is a licensed real estate broker, an active member of the Commercial Real Estate Club of Birmingham and a research associate for the Alabama Real Estate Research and Education Center. She resides with her husband in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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Table of Contents

?Chapter 1: Roadblocks-What's Keeping You from Investing?

Chapter 2: Partners-Working with Others

Chapter 3: Fixer-Uppers-Profiting from Others' Neglect

Chapter 4: Distressed Properties-Problems Create Opportunities

Chapter 5: Foreclosures-Another Low-Cost Source of Properties

Chapter 6: Flipping-Yes, It Can Be Done Safely!

Chapter 7: Options-Low-Risk Flipping

Chapter 8: Rental Houses-The Most Common Strategy for Beginning Investors

Chapter 9: Condos-No-Hassle Ownership

Chapter 10: Apartments-Economies of Scale

Chapter 11: Office Buildings-Long-Term Leases, Better Terms

Chapter 12: Convenience Stores-Fast Depreciation Write-Offs

Chapter 13: Retail and Dining-Going After the National Tenants

Chapter 14: Raw Land and Ground Leases-Renting Dirt

Chapter 15: Working with Agents-Buying or Selling: Find the Best

Chapter 16: Working without an Agent-Advice for Buyers

Chapter 17: Hiring Professionals-Work Efficiently by Hiring the Best

Chapter 18: What Should I Pay?-A Crash Course on Appraisal Techniques You Can Master

Chapter 19: Negotiation-Power Tips for Power Results

Chapter 20: Due Diligence-Avoiding Surprises

Chapter 21: Credit Scores-Be the Master of Your Credit Score, Not the Victim of It

Chapter 22: Borrowing Money

Chapter 23: Seller Financing-An Important Source of Money

Chapter 24: Closing-What Happens at Closing

Chapter 25: Closing Costs-Control Closing Expenses

Chapter 26: Tenant Selection-Make Wise Choices to Preserve Value

Chapter 27: Rental Rates and Security Deposits-What is Fair?

Chapter 28: Property Management Companies-Taking Care of Business

Chapter 29: Insurance and Risk Management

Chapter 30: Working without an Agent-Advice for Sellers

Chapter 31: Taxes-Additional Benefits to Investing in Real Estate

Glossary -

Appendix A: Slang-Talk the Talk

Appendix B: Consumer Protection Laws

Appendix C: Run the Numbers


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