Janik, a former real estate broker and co-author (with Ruth Rejnis) of All America's Real Estate Book ( LJ 4/15/85), takes into consideration the Tax Reform Act of 1986 in her advice concerning investing. She relates successful investors' experiences in her explanations of buying multifamily houses, land, vacation homes, condos and co-ops, apartment buildings, and preconstruction property. Janik also includes a chapter on negotiating. As with her other books, there are plenty of charts and workbook sheets for personal profiles. Practical, solid, current; highly recommended. Mary Ann Wasick, West Allis P.L., Wis.