The Skinny on Real Estate Investing: An Introduction to the Subject [NOOK Book]

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Jim Randel has invested in real estate for 30 years, having bought and sold houses, duplexes, triplexes, apartment buildings, office buildings, retail properties, factories, land and a warehouse.

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The Skinny on Real Estate Investing: An Introduction to the Subject

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Overview

Jim Randel has invested in real estate for 30 years, having bought and sold houses, duplexes, triplexes, apartment buildings, office buildings, retail properties, factories, land and a warehouse.

His real estate investing philosophy is as follows:
- It's a tremendous opportunity for wealth generation.
- But, not "get rich quick," or "risk-free".
- If it isn't fun, don't do it.
- Never, never buy on the seller's pro forma.
- If you can't add value, pass on the deal.
- Asking prices are irrelevant.
- Institutional investing should be avoided at all costs by entrepreneurs.
- Houses are real estate investments.
- It's a buyer's market.
- It's all about execution.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984139330
  • Publisher: Rand Media Co
  • Publication date: 9/9/2009
  • Series: The Skinny On Series, #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,269,810
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Jim Randel, a graduate of the Columbia University College and Law School, has made his living as an entrepreneur. During his 30-year career, Jim has been the lead investor in many real estate and business deals.

Jim has been a guest speaker at Harvard and NYU Business Schools, annual conventions for national organizations, and investor sessions in every large city in the United States. He has also appeared on numerous networks as an expert on investing. Recent engagements include ABC, CBS, Fox, Fox Business and BetterTV.com.

Throughout his career, Jim’s passion has been to teach and write. His first book, The Real Estate Game (CCH), was published in 1986 and received national recognition from investors and critics. From 1988 to 1990 he was a daily commentator on the Financial News Network (now CNBC). In 2006 he wrote Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur (McGraw-Hill) which reached #1 in several Amazon categories.

In 2008 Jim founded RAND Publishing which, under the imprint, The Skinny On™, publishes a revolutionary line of illustrated non-fiction books.

The first book in this series, The Skinny on the Housing Crisis, was awarded First Prize in the prestigious Robert Bruss Real Estate Book competition sponsored by NAREE, a group of 600 journalists who cover business and finance. This was quickly followed by 7 more titles: The Skinny on Willpower, The Skinny on Credit Cards, The Skinny on Success, The Skinny on Real Estate Investing, The Skinny on Direct Sales, The Skinny on Time Management, and the newest in the series, The Skinny on Persuasion.

Jim lives and works in Westport, Connecticut with his wife Carol. They have four grown children and two grandchildren.

For more information on Jim Randel, go to: www.jimrandel.com .
For more information about the Skinny on series, go to: www.theskinnyon.com .
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    What the heck is wrong with you peaple

    Come on no one has read this you peaple are crazy:[

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  • Posted May 30, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    The Skinny On Series...

    Read The Skinny On The Housing Crisis and come back to this book to figure out a plan on how to make money in a time and place where the money is tight and the market volatile. It can be done - just plan carefully.

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