Real Estate Investing For Dummies

Real Estate Investing For Dummies


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ISBN-13: 9781118948217
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/23/2015
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 34,383
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Eric Tyson, MBA, is a nationally recognized personal finance counselor, syndicated columnist, and bestselling author of numerous For Dummies books. Robert S. Griswold , MSBA, is a successful real estate investor, hands-on property manager with a large portfolio of residential and commercial properties, and the author of Property Management Kit For Dummies and co-author of Landlord's Legal Kit For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Real Estate Investing 5

Chapter 1: Evaluating Real Estate as an Investment 7

Chapter 2: Covering Common Real Estate Investments 23

Chapter 3: Considering Foreclosures, REOs, Probate Sales, and More 41

Chapter 4: Taking the Passive Approach 59

Chapter 5: Fast Money: Small Down Payments and Property Flips 75

Chapter 6: Building Your Team 83

Part II: How to Get the Money: Raising Capital and Financing 99

Chapter 7: Identifying Sources of Capital 101

Chapter 8: Financing Your Property Purchases 113

Chapter 9: Securing the Best Mortgage Terms 131

Part III: Finding and Evaluating Properties 139

Chapter 10: Location, Location, Value 141

Chapter 11: Understanding Leases and Property Valuation 171

Chapter 12: Valuing Property through Number Crunching 185

Chapter 13: Preparing and Making an Offer 211

Chapter 14: Due Diligence, Property Inspections, and Closing 229

Part IV: Operating the Property 265

Chapter 15: Landlording 101 267

Chapter 16: Protecting Your Investment: Insurance and Risk Management 301

Chapter 17: Recordkeeping and Accounting 311

Chapter 18: Looking at Tax Considerations and Exit Strategies 325

Part V: The Part of Tens 349

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Increase a Property’s Value 351

Chapter 20: Ten Steps to Real Estate Investing Success 359

Index 369

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Real Estate Investing For Dummies (For Dummies Series) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I want to first state that I am an acquaintance of one of the authors, Robert Griswold. And since I know Robert is a member of the teaching faculty of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), I was anxious to read his new book. (Another great book he authored is 'Property Managment for Dummies (GREAT). Upon the completion of reading this book, I realize that the authors have set a new and comprehensive standard for real estate investors. Investment in Real Estate is an interesting and often frustrating process. Don't let the title fool you, this is a SERIOUS book for serious real investors whether novice or veteran. The authors obviously know their subject, which is highly diverse. You are guided around pitfalls, and problems. It's almost like you have a wise sage holding your hand because the authors have 'been there and done that'. I appreciated their candor and honesty throughout the book, but in particular their take on the 'infomercial guru's' who sell their get-rich-quick real estate tapes and CD's on the unsuspecting public on late night television. All you other real estate authors take note. You have a new standard to shoot for. Five stars, easy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is layed out like the rest of the Dummies books in a very easy to follow format. It points out items to definitely remember when considering transactions and also points out warnings. This book I give 5 stars because it truly explains everything to the average Joe. It isn't boring. You get to learn the different aspects of real estate investing. Real estate investing isn't limited to just flipping houses, you'll find by reading this book there's many more roads that's equally profitable.
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