Foreclosure Investing For Dummies

Foreclosure Investing For Dummies

by Ralph R. Roberts, Joseph Kraynak


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470122181
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/05/2007
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 234,666
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ralph R. Roberts is a seasoned real estate professional and foreclosure expert who buys, rehabs, and resells homes. Joe Kraynak is the author of more than fifty books, including Flipping Houses For Dummies.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Prepping Yourself for Foreclosure Success.

Chapter 1: Wrapping Your Brain around Foreclosure Investing.

Chapter 2: Getting Up to Speed on the Foreclosure Process.

Chapter 3: Picking Your Point of Entry in the ForeclosureProcess.

Part II: Laying the Groundwork for Maximized Profit andMinimized Risk.

Chapter 4: Building a Powerful Foreclosure Investment Team.

Chapter 5: Filling Your Foreclosure Tank with FinancialFuel.

Chapter 6: Networking Your Way to Foreclosure Success.

Part III: Creating Win-Win Situations in Pre-Foreclosure(Prior to Auction).

Chapter 7: Discovering Homeowners Facing Foreclosure.

Chapter 8: Building a Property Dossier.

Chapter 9: Contacting the Homeowners and Lenders.

Chapter 10: Analyzing the Deal and Presenting Your Offer.

Part IV: Finding and Buying Foreclosure and BankruptcyProperties.

Chapter 11: Bidding for Properties at a Foreclosure Sale.

Chapter 12: Buying Repos: Bank Foreclosures and REOProperties.

Chapter 13: Finding and Buying Government Repos.

Chapter 14: Banking on Bankruptcies.

Chapter 15: Sampling Some Other Foreclosure Strategies.

Part V: Cashing Out Your Profit . . . after the Sale.

Chapter 16: Assisting the Previous Homeowners Out the Door.

Chapter 17: Repairing and Renovating Your InvestmentProperty.

Chapter 18: Cashing Out: Selling or Leasing Your Property.

Chapter 19: Checking Out Other Cash-Out Strategies.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Common Beginner Blunders.

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Maximize Future Leads by Acting withIntegrity.

Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Avoiding Common ForeclosureMinefields.

Appendix: Foreclosure Rules and Regulations for the 50States.


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Foreclosure Investing for Dummies 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Leaves the reader trying to grasp complicated concepts with only a brief description of the subject matter. Compared to the book, far too short.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hi. My name is Michael Maher. After reading Foreclosure Investing for Dummies, my wife and I purchased two properties using the exact step-by-step process outlined in this book. One home was county appraised at $205,000 and we purchased it for $147,800. After $12,000 in repairs, we still had over $40,000 in equity. On the second one, we got much smarter. We purchased another home that had appraised at $210,000 (in the #1 school district in the state) for $180,000. We paid no money out of our pocket and over $20,000 in repairs were financed which means we had a perfect house with $30,000 in equity and we didn't spend a single penny of our own money. Plus, with the loan money we finished the basement and added a bath increasing the value of the home. Thank you Ralph Roberts and thank you Foreclosure Investing for Dummies. I've read all the books and even been to seminars, but I guess I needed it written in Dummie language before I could make it happen. Michael
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PRV538 More than 1 year ago
Provides a goof foundation of information to get you started in real-estate investing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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