Building Real Estate Riches

Building Real Estate Riches

by Chris Condon

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Overview

Building Real Estate Riches by Chris Condon

Learn the money making secrets of today's most successful real estate developers and builders!

There are plenty of books offering "sure-fire" real estate investment tips. But when it comes to sharing trade secrets, builder/developers are the ultimate source of information. Now, in Building Real Estate Riches a highly successful builder/developer reveals, for the first time, his techniques for reaping maximum profits from real estate investments. More importantly, he shows how you can use those techniques to cash in on today's new home market.

From scouting the best locations and planning cost-effective construction to selling quickly for maximum profit, Chris Condon covers all the bases. He offers expert guidance on the entire decision making process. Building Real Estate Riches shows you how to successfully invest in the new home real estate market. You'll discover how to:

  • Get the maximum value out of a new home with the least possible investment
  • Create homes that buyers will compete for
  • Use cost-cutting techniques that don't compromise quality
  • Get your house built without giving away the profit
  • Build your dream home, rental properties and your wealth one house at a time
  • Live debt-free while amassing equity through real estate

Featuring a companion website where you can learn more about builder secrets, Building Real Estate Riches puts you on the road to financial independence today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071436830
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 03/02/2004
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Chris Condon is vice president of Mungo Homes, one of the nation's market leaders in home building. He has spent his whole career in construction and real estate investing. He lives in Irmo, South Carolina.

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxi
Rental Investmentsxii
Get Started Today!xiii
1.The Equity Strategy1
Steps to Building Equity3
The Cash Flow Strategy3
So Where Do You Start?4
Be Prepared to Ride It Out7
2.Location, Location, Location9
3.Cheap Dirt, Dirt Cheap13
Picking a Lot13
Now Look Down16
Other Considerations19
A Checklist22
4.A Good Foundation27
Slabs29
Crawl Spaces29
Basements29
The Cost Effective Choice30
5.Choosing a Style33
6.Size Matters39
7.Pick a Plan43
Off-the-Shelf Plans45
Determine Your Needs46
8.How Nice Is Too Nice?51
Is It a Good Investment?53
9.Will It Appraise?57
10.Am I Normal?61
11.Go Shopping63
Take Good Notes65
12.A Borrowed Idea Is a Good Idea69
13.Pump Up the Volume75
14.Where Do You Live?79
Master Bedroom and Bathroom79
Kitchen and Family Room80
15.Value Engineering83
What Is Value Engineering84
Master List of Cost Savers84
Choose a Cost Effective Style114
16.Do It Yourself117
Sweat Equity Work118
Work You Can Do During Construction118
17.Decorate for Resale123
Inside the House123
Outside Decorating125
18.Rental Properties127
What Makes a Good Rental House?127
Who Rents, and Why?128
Property Management129
Cash Flow129
Set Up an LLC129
19.Who's Doing the Building?131
Hiring a Builder131
Acting as Your Own General Contractor132
Hiring a Manager134
Becoming a Builder135
Let Someone Else Build It!135
20.Contracting137
Let the Fun Begin!139
The Contract140
Insurance143
Subcontractor and Contractor Payments144
Lien Waivers144
Volume Is King145
21.Financing147
Construction/Permanent Loan147
Construction Loan148
Permanent Mortgage151
Home Equity Loan152
Loan Terms that Can Cost Money152
Look Competent155
22.The Moment of Truth157
Glossary of Terms159
Index169
About the Author178

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