List books in category Business & Investing / Real Estate

  • Real Estate Investing for Beginners

    Real Estate Investing for Beginners
    Giovanni Rigters

    Real estate investing can be very satisfying. It gives you the opportunity to work for yourself and independently make money on a consistent basis. It also gives you financial freedom and peace of mind, because you can work whenever you feel like it. You will never have to clock in or deal with office politics. You are not held responsible by your boss, because you are the boss.However, real estate does require work and the competition is fierce. Nowadays, with information so freely available on the internet and in books, many people do not want to climb the corporate ladder.And who blames them. No one feels like working 30-40 years for companies with only 2 weeks of paid time off, barely making enough money to live off, invest for your future and put a roof over you or your family’s head.The new trend is to retire early and enjoy a somewhat stress free life. Real estate can truly fulfill this promise and just keep in mind…if you don’t do it, then your next door neighbor will!

  • The Millionaire Real Estate Investing Series (EBOOK BUNDLE)

    The Millionaire Real Estate Investing Series (EBOOK BUNDLE)
    Gary Keller

    THREE E-BOOKS IN ONE The Millionaire Real Estate Investor Anyone who seeks financial wealth must first learn the fundamental truths and models that drive it. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor represents the collected wisdom and experience of over 100 millionaire investors from all walks of life who pursued financial wealth and achieved the life-changing freedom it delivers. This book–in straightforward, no nonsense, easy-to-read style–reveals their proven strategies. FLIP FLIP provides a detailed, step-by-step process to analyze each investment, identify the best improvements, accurately estimate the costs and intelligently oversee the construction. It takes out all the guess work and almost all of the risk. "Read this book before you flip that house! FLIP is an indispensable step-by-step guide to flipping houses that you will refer to again and again."-Carlos Ortiz, Executive Producer, "FLIP That House" (TLC's most popular real estate TV show) HOLD USA TODAY BESTSELLER Learn how to obtain financial freedom through real estate. The final book in Gary Keller’s national bestselling Millionaire Real Estate Investor trilogy teaches the proven, reliable real estate investing process to achieve financial wealth

  • Rental Property Investing: Create Wealth and Passive Income Building your Real Estate Empire. Learn how to Maximize your profit Finding Deals, Financing the Right Way, and Managing Wisely.

    Rental Property Investing: Create Wealth and Passive Income Building your Real Estate Empire. Learn how to Maximize your profit Finding Deals, Financing the Right Way, and Managing Wisely.
    Peter Matera

    Would You Like To Start Climbing The Real Estate Rental Ladder?Property investment is one of the most lucrative ways to make money – but only if you know what you are doing.It is so easy to get it wrong by buying in a bad location, paying too much for the building, charging too little to your tenants – and hundreds of other expensive mistakes which could be the difference between a profit and a loss.Wouldn't it be great if you could find everything you needed to know to avoid these errors in one place – rather than having to endlessly search the internet and get conflicting advice and confusing information?Rental Property Investing has been written by real estate experts with years of experience in property development, renovation and rentals to give you the inside track to success.What they don't know about property rentals is not worth knowing.This comprehensive reference work will be something you come back to time and time again for the invaluable explanations and guidance it offers.You Will Descover:The basics nobody ever tells you – the whys, whats, and hows to look out for.Looking beyond the basics – past the confusion – to nail the deal.The pros and cons – do you really want to do this?Reasons for joining the growing band of people who have made a success of property.Things you really ought to know about the buying process.The nitty gritty of owning a rental.Financing – all you need to clinch the deal.Managing, repairs and maintenance – it's easy when you know how.How to avoid the nightmares – we look at the common pitfalls to avoid.It's like having a complete checklist in your pocket!Instead of just dreaming, wake up to the opportunities out there: Scroll up and Click the buy button to start climbing the rental property ladder today!

  • Every Tenant s Legal Guide: Edition 9

    Every Tenant’s Legal Guide: Edition 9
    Janet Portman

    The only book of its kind, Every Tenant's Legal Guide find a great home and landlord know your rights when it comes to pets fight improper rent increases and late fees get a landlord to make repairs pronto withhold rent without getting into legal trouble protect your privacy fight illegal discrimination handle roommate problems deal with lead paint, mold, asbestos and bed bugs break a lease with minimum financial liability, and get your security deposit back This 9th edition of Every Tenant's Legal Guide includes the latest state rules and procedures on tenant rights, including how to legally break a lease and fight an eviction.

  • Real Estate Investment Trusts: Structure, Performance, and Investment Opportunities

    Real Estate Investment Trusts: Structure, Performance, and Investment Opportunities
    Su Han Chan

    The book offers broad understanding and unique insights into the REITs industry. Its scope is to analyze and synthesize the existing scholarly research on REITs in a way that will enable managers to improve their investments decisions and the operating performance of their REITs. It also provides up-to-date original research on REITs based on the authors' own database, which is the most extensive data base available on REITs that is free of suvivorship bias. This book helps investors evaluate REITs and identify those with the greatest investment potential. Finally, it provides the reader with a detailed discussion of likely future changes anticipated for this unique invetment vehicle.

  • Investing in Gold Mine Houses: How to Uncover a Fortune Fixing Small Ugly Houses and Apartments

    Investing in Gold Mine Houses: How to Uncover a Fortune Fixing Small Ugly Houses and Apartments
    Jay P. DeCima

    The smartest investing options for today’s market from a rental property expert Buying and renting out property can generate steady, reliable income year after year. No one knows this better than “Fixer Jay,” the legendary house-fixer and do-it-yourself investor with more than forty-five years of experience. His step-by-step guide shows investors how to find the right property, fix it up, rent it out, increase income by 50 percent, and retire in style.

  • Alabama Real Estate License Exam Prep: All-in-One Review and Testing to Pass Alabama s AMP Real Estate Exam

    Alabama Real Estate License Exam Prep: All-in-One Review and Testing to Pass Alabama’s AMP Real Estate Exam
    Stephen Mettling

    Features of Alabama Real Estate License Exam Prep (AL-RELEP):National Principles & Law Key Point Review (45 pages)Real Estate Math Key Formula Review & Practice (20 pages)Alabama-Specific Laws and Practices (28 pages)National Practice Tests (500 questions) Alabama Practice Tests (125 questions)Alabama Sample Exam (100 questions)We know the real estate licensing exam can be tough, and very nerve-wracking to prepare for. That’s why we created the Alabama Real Estate License Exam Prep (AL-RELEP) the way we did. Since we have been managing real estate schools and developing curriculum for forty years, we know how all this works – or fails to work.AL-RELEP is comprehensive in that it contains both key content review and testing practice. And the text review is Alabama-specific – not just simplistic national content, but terse, relevant and accurate Alabama laws and regulations presented as a well-organized set of state ‘key point reviews’ ideal for pre-test memorization. But let’s not dismiss the importance of the national content either. AL-RELEP’s national key point reviews are a succinct compression of tested national principles and practices that comprise the national portion of state license exams from coast to coast. Our content is drawn from our own national textbook, Principles of Real Estate Practice – one of the most widely used principles textbooks in the country. Finally, our national content, as well as our question selection, is further tailored to the state testing outline promulgated by AMP for Alabama. Thus the breadth and depth of the law reviews and test questions reflect the topic emphasis of your state’s testing service and your Alabama license exam.A word about the test questions… AL-RELEP’s testing practice section consists of ten national practice tests, five state practice tests, and one state exam sample test. The practice tests are roughly 50 questions in length and the sample test is 100 questions. The test questions are designed to cover the content covered by the law reviews – which reinforces your learning of the total body of information tested by your state exam. The questions are direct, to the point, and designed to test your understanding. When you have completed a given test, you can check your answers against the answer key in the appendix. You may also note that each question’s answer is accompanied by a brief explanation, or “rationale” to further reinforce your understanding.In the end, as you know, it’s all up to you. Unlike other publications, we are not going to tell you that using this book will guarantee that you pass your state exam. It still takes hard work and study to pass. But we have done our best here to get you ready. Following that, the most we can do is wish you the best of success in taking and passing your Alabama real estate exam. So good luck!!For Alabama students looking for an Alabama textbook to complement Alabama Real Estate License Exam Prep, we have Principles of Real Estate Practice in Alabama.

  • The ABCs of Property Management: What You Need to Know to Maximize Your Money Now

    The ABCs of Property Management: What You Need to Know to Maximize Your Money Now
    Ken McElroy

    So you've made your real estate investment…and now the question is: How are you going to make it profitable? How will you maximize its potential and make it grow in value? One word: Management. Hundreds of thousands know bestselling author Ken McElroy as a real estate investment tycoon. In this book, Ken reveals the key to his success: Exceptional property management. He teaches you the most important principles and keys to achieving success where others fail.THE ABC'S OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT tells readers:How to decide when to manage your property and when to hire someone to do itHow to implement the right systems and structures for your investmentHow to manage and maximize cash flowWhat to expect: A month in the life of an owner-managerHow to find the right property manager (and avoid the wrong ones)How to assemble a superior management team

  • The Everything Real Estate Investing Book: How to get started and make the most of your money

    The Everything Real Estate Investing Book: How to get started and make the most of your money
    Janet Wickell

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

  • The Complete Guide to Investing in Rental Properties

    The Complete Guide to Investing in Rental Properties
    Steve Berges

    Maximize profits in the single-family and multi-unit rental market You probably know that small rental properties are among the safest, most affordable, and most profitable investments around. With the a little help, however, you can minimize both your investment and your costs and send your profits straight through the roof! In this comprehensive handbook, real estate investing expert Steve Berges reveals the secrets that have made him one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the field. He shows you all of the indispensable tricks of the trade, explains why they are so important, and connects them to other essential steps for super-profitable investing. Arming you with his Five Golden Rules for Success, Steve Berges also shows you how to: Select a house and negotiate the best price and terms Perform a comprehensive financial analysis to maximize value Secure financing and prepare for your closing Find qualified tenants and draft favorable lease agreements Reduce operating costs, increase rents, and improve profitability Avoid the little-known pitfalls of real estate investing With Steve Berges' expert guidance and no-nonsense advice, you can maximize your investment, minimize your time and effort, and make the most of every foray into the real estate market.

  • Building Wealth One House at a Time: Making it Big on Little Deals

    Building Wealth One House at a Time: Making it Big on Little Deals
    John Schaub

    Strategies for creating real estate wealth by star ting small–and always making the right moves Nationally known real estate expert John Schaub learned his craft in the best way possible–on the job, and through every kind of market. Over three decades, he learned to bank consistent profits as he built an impressive real estate mini-empire. Building Wealth One House at a Time reveals how virtually anyone can accumulate one million dollars worth of houses debtfree and earn a steady cash flow for life. Unique in that it focuses on buying houses in good-quality neighborhoods, Schaub's nine-step program includes: Renting to long-term tenants, with financial incentives to pay on time Avoiding the temptation of bigger deals, which invariably include bigger problems A 10-year plan to pay off debt and own houses free and clear

  • Investing in International Real Estate For Dummies

    Investing in International Real Estate For Dummies
    Nicholas Wallwork

    Aspiring international real estate investors—expand your portfolio today! The real estate world can be a particularly difficult place to do business, and this book helps aspiring international investors of all skill levels avoid some of the pitfalls first-timers often make. Expert author Nicholas Wallwork opens your eyes to how accessible international real estate can be and provides an excellent introduction to some of the main strategies and nuances when investing at home or away. Investing in International Real Estate For Dummies covers expert strategies for investing in international real estate, going beyond the more obvious tactics like buy-to-lease and flipping houses. It gives you a solid roadmap for successful property investing that actually works in any market. It lays out checklists of tasks and offers step-by-step guidance and advice based on over a decade of in-the-trenches experience working in the international real estate investment sector. Learn previously unseen expert strategies Find out how to choose which countries to invest in Easily navigate your way around lease options Build an in-country network of reliable contacts Manage your new assets with ease How to build the mindset of a top real estate investor Looking to start or expand your international real estate portfolio? Everything you need is at your fingertips!

  • Buying a Home: The Missing Manual

    Buying a Home: The Missing Manual
    Nancy Conner

    Home ownership is a cornerstone of the American dream, but it's a complex process that, without the right guidance, can seem like a nightmare. This Missing Manual takes you through the process of buying a home, from start to finish. Along the way, you'll use the book's expert advice and fill-in forms to identify the house you want, figure out what kind of neighborhood you want to live in, determine what a target home is really worth, make an offer, and close the deal. Throughout the process, this book helps you:Realistically determine how much house you can affordAssemble a real estate team that's looking after your interests and not the seller'sUnderstand the different ways to finance your house, and which is best for youCreate an attractive offer with the best chance of acceptanceLearn what lenders look for so you can get your mortgage approvedInspect your new home to uncover potential problemsPrepare all the right paperwork for a smooth closing

  • The Complete Tax Guide for Real Estate Investors: A Step-by-step Plan to Limit Your Taxes Legally

    The Complete Tax Guide for Real Estate Investors: A Step-by-step Plan to Limit Your Taxes Legally
    Jackie Sonnenberg

    Many people invest in real estate, from second homes to apartment complexes, condos, townhouses, and commercial buildings and realize a profit from doing so. However, real estate investors have begun to discover that there are a plethora of tax issues associated with buying and selling real estate. The Complete Tax Guide for Real Estate Investors will take the mystery out of these tax issues and even provide you with tax planning strategies. In this new book you will learn how to implement tax savings programs successfully to reduce or eliminate the resulting income tax from the sale of real estate, how to use the IRS tax code to your advantage through depreciation, how to set up annuity trusts and charitable remainder trusts, and how to avoid paying federal taxes. You will become knowledgeable about the different types of 1031 exchanges, including deferred exchanges, simultaneous exchanges, forward delayed exchanges, construction exchanges, reverse exchanges, two-party exchanges, and three-legged exchanges, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. Additionally, you will learn about capital gains taxes, tax and legal loopholes, recapture of depreciation, deferring taxes, reducing a home s tax basis, installment sales, tax liability, minimizing taxes on final divestment, stepped-up basis, taxation at the time of sale, and like-kind rules. It does not matter if you are a first time investor or a veteran of the real estate market; you will find valuable information, along with tips and tricks, in this book. Tax issues can strain resources and drain profits, but if you implement the strategies in this book you will be able to limit your taxes, thereby increasing your earnings. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

  • Foreclosure Investing For Dummies

    Foreclosure Investing For Dummies
    Ralph R. Roberts

    With the housing bubble of the past few years bursting and interest rates on the rise, there has been an upsurge in the number of foreclosures across the country, creating many opportunities for profit. But investing in real estate foreclosure[s?] can be a tough job, especially when a negative stigma is attached. How do you make money while preserving your morals and trust? Foreclosure Investing For Dummies shows you how to invest in foreclosures ethically without being accused of stealing homes from “little old ladies.” This step-by-step guide helps you thoroughly research property, find the best opportunities, purchase foreclosures, and avoid misleading distressed homeowners. This book doesn’t promise quick profits through minimal work, but it will provide you with invaluable information to become a successful investor, including: Identifying opportunities and understanding risks Obtaining information, tools, support, and resources Locating properties prior to foreclosure Assisting homeowners through the foreclosure process Acquiring properties below market value prior to the auction Buying property at an auction, from lending institutions, and government agencies Repairing, renovating, and selling or leasing property This book provides tips and strategies for refinancing your property and maximizing your profits. It also gives you advice on how to assist homeowners, have them work with you, and common mistakes you should avoid. It’s time to go out and make the most of foreclosure investing, and with Foreclosure Investing For Dummies by your side, your hard work and devotion will bring tons of success!

  • 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask, Fourth Edition: With Answers from Top Brokers from Around the Country

    100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask, Fourth Edition: With Answers from Top Brokers from Around the Country
    Ilyce R. Glink

    From the most trusted name in real estate, a new and fully updated edition of the indispensable guide that helps first-time buyers land the home of their dreamsWhat does "location, location, location" really mean? How do I decide what to offer on a house? What exactly is the closing?Buying a home is one of the most important decisions in any person's life. It will be the place where you plant your roots, come home after a long day, raise a family, or make a successful investment. But how, with everything from student loans and an uncertain marketplace stacked against you, do you get to that idyllic future? In 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask, Ilyce Glink, one of the most trusted names in real estate, answers all of your questions about home buying–and some you didn't know you had–and takes you on a personal journey from open houses to moving day. Weaving together advice from top brokers around the country with illustrative stories and her own unparalleled expertise, 100 Questions is a one-stop shop to getting the home of your dreams.

  • Building Wealth Buying Foreclosures

    Building Wealth Buying Foreclosures
    John Schaub

    Schaub’s books Building Wealth One House at a Time and Building Real Estate Wealth in a Changing Market are consistently two of the best-selling and bestreviewed books on the real estate shelf This book features the same accessible, smart, and proven advice—and positive tone—of Schaub’s other books that readers love Taps into one of the hottest real estate investment options in today’s market

  • The Millionaire Real Estate Investor

    The Millionaire Real Estate Investor
    Gary Keller

    “This book is not just a bargain, it’s a steal. It’s filled with practical, workable advice for anyone wanting to build wealth.”—Mike Summey, co-author of the bestselling The Weekend Millionaire’s Secrets to Investing in Real Estate Anyone who seeks financial wealth must first learn the fundamental truths and models that drive it. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor represents the collected wisdom and experience of over 100 millionaire investors from all walks of life who pursued financial wealth and achieved the life-changing freedom it delivers. This book–in straightforward, no nonsense, easy-to-read style–reveals their proven strategies. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is your handbook to the tried and true financial wealth building vehicle that rewards patience and perseverance and is available to all–real estate. You'll learn: Myths about money and investing that hold people back and how to develop the mindset of a millionaire investor How to develop sound criteria for identifying great real estate investment opportunities How to zero in on the key terms of any transaction and achieve the best possible deals How to develop the "dream team" that will help you build your millionaire investment business Proven models and strategies millionaire investors use to track their net worth, understand their finances, build their network, lead generate for properties and acquire them The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is about you and your money. It's about your financial potential. It's about discovering the millionaire investor in you.

  • The ABCs of Real Estate Investing: The Secrets of Finding Hidden Profits Most Investors Miss

    The ABCs of Real Estate Investing: The Secrets of Finding Hidden Profits Most Investors Miss
    Ken McElroy

    This book will teach you how to:• Achieve wealth and cash flow through real estate• Find property with real potential• Show you how to unlock the myths that are holding you back• Negotiating the deal based on the numbers• Evaluate property and purchase price• Increase your income through proven property management tools

  • Real Estate Investing 101: From Finding Properties and Securing Mortgage Terms to REITs and Flipping Houses, an Essential Primer on How to Make Money with Real Estate

    Real Estate Investing 101: From Finding Properties and Securing Mortgage Terms to REITs and Flipping Houses, an Essential Primer on How to Make Money with Real Estate
    Michele Cagan

    A comprehensive, accessible, and easy-to-understand guide to everything you need to know about real estate investing.Real estate investing is a great way to build a business or make money on the side—and you don’t have to be a full-time landlord to do it. Real Estate Investing 101 walks you through everything you need to know, from raising capital to uncovering new opportunities. You’ll learn the difference between purchasing traditional property and investing in funds such as REITs and interval funds—plus new types of realty investment, like crowd-funded real estate, the senior housing boom, eco-housing, and blockchain technology. With the expert advice in Real Estate Investing 101 to guide you, you can invest with confidence and generate profits.

  • Building Wealth One House at a Time, Updated and Expanded, Second Edition: Edition 2

    Building Wealth One House at a Time, Updated and Expanded, Second Edition: Edition 2
    John Schaub

    Make your first million and earn a steady income with this updated, essential guide to real estate investing The collapse in real estate prices from 2007 through 2012 was the most significant event in the real estate industry since the Great Depression. But today, with the real estate market rebounding, a new generation of investors is entering the field, eager to make their fortune. Building Wealth One House at a Time, 2nd Edition provides you with a practical way to create wealth through an ethical approach of buying, financing, and managing property. Renowned real estate expert John W. Schaub takes you through his 9-step program and explains how to accumulate one million dollars’ worth of houses debt free in any market, while earning a steady cash flow. This invaluable guide presents fresh strategies for buying and financing property, reflected in six new chapters on topics such as real estate cycles, financing real estate purchases, negotiation techniques, and retirement investing. You’ll learn how to: • Finance real estate purchases without going to a bank • Recognize and capitalize on real estate cycles • Improve your negotiation skills in any situation • Avoid common and costly mistakes • Create cash flow that lasts forever, and much more Building Wealth One House at a Time, 2nd Edition reveals how virtually anyone can accumulate houses debt free and earn an income for life.

  • Mastering Credit: The Ultimate DIY Credit Repair Guide

    Mastering Credit: The Ultimate DIY Credit Repair Guide
    Adidas Wilson

    Society relies heavily on credit for most financial decisions. Today, good credit is not just important for getting a loan or a credit card. Many businesses have to check your credit before deciding whether or not they will extend their products and services to you. Mortgage lenders need to be sure that you will pay your mortgage responsibly before they can finance you. Without good credit, the mortgage lender concludes that giving you a loan is risky for them. If they still approve, regardless of your poor credit, they will charge you a very high interest rate. Bad credit will see you pay a higher mortgage amount or worse, your mortgage application will be declined. Just because you are not currently interested in buying a house does not mean that your credit does not matter. Landlords will, in most cases, consult your credit before renting you a house or apartment. Your lease is considered a loan. You require a loan to purchase a car unless you have the full amount at hand. Your credit score affects the loan amount and interest rate and whether or not you will be given the loan in the first place. With excellent credit, you will qualify for a higher loan amount and the interest rate will be lower. A poor credit score translates to limited options. Not many lenders will be ready to finance you and the few that will be willing might charge a very high interest rate.Table of ContentsPrefaceIntroductionCh. 1 – Credit Reports Ch. 2 – How to Build CreditCh. 3 – Details Matter Ch. 4 – FICO Credit ScoreCh. 5 – What Is A Good Credit Score?Ch. 6 – How to Raise Your Credit ScoresCh. 7 – Equifax, TransUnion, and ExperianCh. 8 – Consumer Credit ReportCh. 9 – Free Credit Score or ReportCh. 10 – How Credit Cards Impact Your Credit ScoreCh. 11 – Mistakes to Avoid When Disputing Credit Report ErrorsCh. 12 – How to Remove A Charge-Off Ch. 13 – How to Remove Late Payments Ch. 14 – How to Remove Collections Ch. 15 – How to Remove A Foreclosure from Your Credit ReportCh. 16 – How to Remove A Bankruptcy Ch. 17 – How to Remove A Repossession from Your Credit ReportCh. 18 – Removing A Judgment Ch. 19 – How to Remove A Tax Lien from Your Credit ReportCh. 20 – How to Remove Credit Inquiries from Your Credit ReportCh. 21 – Sample Credit Dispute LetterCh. 22 – Cease and Desist Letter for Debt CollectorsCh. 23 – Sample Debt Validation LetterCh. 24 – How to Deal with Debt Collection AgenciesCh. 25 – ChexSystems Ch. – How to Request Debt Validation from Debt CollectorsCh. 27 – Statute of Limitations on Debt CollectionCh. 28 – The Fair Debt Collection Practices ActCh. 29 – Authorized User Ch. 30 – Credit Card Piggybacking Ch. 31 – Before and After BankruptcyConclusion

  • Landlording on AutoPilot: A Simple, No-Brainer System for Higher Profits, Less Work and More Fun (Do It All from Your Smartphone or Tablet!), Edition 2

    Landlording on AutoPilot: A Simple, No-Brainer System for Higher Profits, Less Work and More Fun (Do It All from Your Smartphone or Tablet!), Edition 2
    Mike Butler

    Simplify Your Landlord Experience with Smart Strategies and Smarter Tools “Without Landlording on Autopilot, I doubt I would have ever succeeded with rental properties. Mike's book guided my business every step of the way, and I owe a huge debt to Mike for his insights. This book is a MUST-READ for any current or future landlord.” -Brandon Turner, BiggerPockets.com Landlording on Autopilot is the property investor’s guide to doing it all with less stress and higher profits. As a full-time undercover police detective, author Mike Butler developed his proven, simple system for managing hundreds of rentals on the side; in this book, he shares his methods to help you transition your rentals from a headache into a fun, problem-free source of consistent higher profits and income. Whether you’re looking for your first rental property, or just looking for a better way to manage the ones you have, this book shows you his strategies, mind-set, tools and technologies to make your rental business a boatload easier while giving you a lot more time to do what you want! Mike’s simple methods can be implemented in downtown Manhattan or Anytown, USA, whether you manage high-end penthouses or Section 8 rentals, and you can do it all from your smartphone or tablet—and best of all, most of the technology doesn’t cost a penny. There comes a time in every landlord’s “landlording” experience when the income doesn’t feel worth the hassle. Don’t give up! Investment property can be a wonderful source of income—with the right approach. Mike Butler’s approach is “autopilot”, and it tips the scales toward more profit, more income, and much less stress. Discover the latest—and mostly free—landlording technologies HUGE Updates on Section 8, rental application processing changes, and more How To deal with the latest rash of federal, state, and local laws attacking landlords Explore market trends and conditions through the eyes of a seasoned real estate investor If your properties are taking up too much of your life, Landlording on Autopilot is your ultimate guide to reclaiming your time—and your profit. PLUS… FREE GIFTS from Mike Butler! “159 point Rent Ready Checklist” “Your 18 page ‘Ultimate How To Guide’ to Taking Multi-Purpose Photos and Videos of Your Rentals” 12 Brand New Updated FORMS for Your Rental Business

  • The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-and What We Can Do About It

    The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-and What We Can Do About It
    Richard Florida

    Richard Florida, one of the world's leading urbanists and author of The Rise of the Creative Class, confronts the dark side of the back-to-the-city movementIn recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline. and yet all is not well. In The New Urban Crisis, Richard Florida, one of the first scholars to anticipate this back-to-the-city movement, demonstrates how the forces that drive urban growth also generate cities' vexing challenges, such as gentrification, segregation, and inequality. Meanwhile, many more cities still stagnate, and middle-class neighborhoods everywhere are disappearing. We must rebuild cities and suburbs by empowering them to address their challenges.The New Urban Crisis is a bracingly original work of research and analysis that offers a compelling diagnosis of our economic ills and a bold prescription for more inclusive cities capable of ensuring prosperity for all.

  • Landlord s Legal Kit For Dummies

    Landlord’s Legal Kit For Dummies
    Robert S. Griswold

    The landlord's essential guide to residential rental law Landlord's Legal Kit For Dummies is a comprehensive guide to the laws and legalities of renting property. This one-stop legal reference provides both guidance and the correct forms that help landlords avoid tenant issues, which could lead to legal ramifications. From screening potential tenants to handling your own insurance and taxes, you'll find expert insight in this easy-to-read style that simplifies complex legal matters into understandable terms. The book includes access to all the needed legal forms in both English and Spanish, and contains current information about applicable codes, ordinances, and policies across the country. Landlords have a responsibility to provide a safe, fully operational home for their tenants, and oversights can result in major court settlements. As a landlord, you need to know what the law requires of you. You also need to understand your rights, and the actions available to you when the tenant is in the wrong. This resource brings you up to speed, with the most current information about residential rental property law. The book covers privacy rights, domicile laws, paperwork, and more. Features up-to-date lease forms and contracts available for download online Provides information about applicant screening questionnaires and anti-discrimination policies Includes state and local building codes, health ordinances, and landlord-tenant laws Instructs you how to handle breach of lease situations and evictions There's even guidance on hiring a lawyer to protect your assets, property, and rights. Ignorance of the law is no excuse in court, and it frequently leads to misunderstandings that can hurt your wallet and your reputation. Before you lease another property, get all your ducks in a row with the essential instruction and tools in Landlord's Legal Kit For Dummies.

  • The All-New Real Estate Foreclosure, Short-Selling, Underwater, Property Auction, Positive Cash Flow Book: Your Ultimate Guide to Making Money in a Crashing Market

    The All-New Real Estate Foreclosure, Short-Selling, Underwater, Property Auction, Positive Cash Flow Book: Your Ultimate Guide to Making Money in a Crashing Market
    Chantal Howell Carey

    Praise for How to Sell Your Home Without a Broker "On a scale of 1 to 10, this book is a 10." —Robert Bruss Jump into the real estate game—and win big! Home values are crashing and foreclosures are way up. You might think this is a terrible time to get into the real estate market—but you'd be wrong! A crashing real estate market offers plenty of opportunity to profit, if you know how to change your strategy and adjust to the new market reality. In The All-New Real Estate Foreclosure, Short-Selling, Underwater, Property Auction, Positive Cash Flow Book, top real estate investors and authors Chantal and Bill Carey show you how to get in safely and get out profitably. They present four new strategies for taking advantage of today's high foreclosure rate and explain how to invest for the long-term as the market resets to more realistic levels. Novice investors will find plenty of strategies for profiting without risking all they have, and old hands will find new, unconventional techniques that will help them continue to profit even if the market continues to struggle. Inside, you'll learn how to: Combine short-term and long-term investing strategies for cash flow today and tomorrow Buy mortgages in foreclosure at rock-bottom short-sale prices Avoid dealing with lenders by using the seller as your banker Utilize the right type of real estate auction for your investment needs Maximize your cash flow for big profits now and in the future Prepare yourself to profit from rising prices and near-term inflation Whether you're a first-timer or an experienced real estate pro, this is the ultimate guide to getting into the real estate market safely and cheaply—and getting out rich!

  • The Complete Guide to Investing in Real Estate Tax Liens and Deeds: How to Earn High Rates of Return - Safely

    The Complete Guide to Investing in Real Estate Tax Liens and Deeds: How to Earn High Rates of Return – Safely
    Alan Northcott

    If you are searching for a new way to invest that can challenge your investing skills and potentially make you a bundle, look no further than investing in real estate tax liens and deeds. If you ve considered this path before and found it too complicated, not to worry. The Complete Guide to Investing in Real Estate Tax Liens & Deeds: How to Earn High Rates of Return Safely REVISED 2ND EDITION is here to help. With all the information from the first edition, plus updated laws, websites, and a new chapter guiding you through the exact steps you ll need to start your tax lien investment portfolio, this book will have you making money in no time. Investing in tax liens and deeds can be very rewarding. Tax liens can be tax deferred or even tax-free. You can purchase them in your self-directed IRA. Interest rates vary but average between 4% and 18%. The interest rates are fixed by local governments, essentially a government-guaranteed loan. Additionally, the investment is secured by real property (real estate). This sounds great, but what is the catch? There really is none, except you must know what you are doing! This groundbreaking and exhaustively researched book will provide everything you need to know to get you started on generating high-investment returns with low risk, from start to finish. You will learn what property tax liens and tax lien certificates are; how to invest in tax lien certificates; how to buy tax lien certificates; insider secrets to help you double or even triple your investment; how to start with under $1,000; the risks, traps, and pitfalls to avoid; and a detailed directory of states that sell tax lien certificates with contact information. If you are interested in learning hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets on how to purchase tax liens and deeds and earn enormous profits, then this book is for you. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advise. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

  • Loopholes of Real Estate

    Loopholes of Real Estate
    Garrett Sutton

    The Loopholes of Real Estate reveals the tax and legal strategies used by the rich for generations to acquire and benefit from real estate investments. Clearly written, The Loopholes of Real Estate shows you how to open tax loopholes for your benefit and close legal loopholes for your protection.

  • Virtual Wholesaling for Dummies: If I Can Do It Even a Dummy Can

    Virtual Wholesaling for Dummies: If I Can Do It Even a Dummy Can
    TJ Hines aka Mrflipperhouse

    Virtual Wholesaling for Dummies is a straight forward guide, on how to make money by creatively investing in Real Estate using No-Money down strategies! Many others besides myself, have ventured into other markets way beyond the market we currently reside in and are operating a full fledged Real Estate business and gone on to turn them into prominent six and seven figure businesses. The main purpose of this book is focused on how to build a successful operation wholesaling in different markets. The techniques and strategies in this book can be applied to all aspects of Real Estate investing. Upon the completion of this book, be prepared to take massive action on the principles taught so you too can start building an empire by creatively investing in Real Estate.

  • Investing in Fixer-Uppers: A Complete Guide to Buying Low, Fixing Smart, Adding Value, and Selling (or Renting) High

    Investing in Fixer-Uppers: A Complete Guide to Buying Low, Fixing Smart, Adding Value, and Selling (or Renting) High
    Jay P. DeCima

    Expert money-making advice from the nation's leading fixer-upper guru "Excellent book on the fixer strategy."–John T. Reed, bestselling real estate author "Filled with practical examples of how to profit from rundown fixer-upper properties."–Robert J. Bruss, syndicated real estate columnist Nobody wants to buy an ugly, decrepit, rundown house–which is exactly why they provide real estate investors with the best bargains! In Investing in Fixer-Uppers, nationally known real estate guru Jay DeCima reveals how investors can add thousands of dollars to the value of an "ugly" house. He discusses how to substitute personal skills for traditional down payments, strategies to profit without waiting for appreciation, and dozens of other value-adding tips.

  • Real Estate License Exams For Dummies: Edition 3

    Real Estate License Exams For Dummies: Edition 3
    John A. Yoegel

    Your ticket to passing the real estate license exam In order to become a licensed real estate agent, you must pass your state's real estate licensing exam–and with this hands-on guide, you'll get everything you need to succeed. Inside, you'll find the latest and most up-to-date information on contracts, deeds, appraisals, leasing, and mortgage types, plus four full-length practice tests to help prepare you for test day. Before you know it, you'll have all the knowledge you need to pass the exam and join the ranks as a professional real estate agent. Every year, thousands of Americans make the leap to an exciting, rewarding new career in real estate. If you want to get the best possible score, Real Estate License Exams For Dummies will help you pass with flying colors–and get your new career off to a great start! Includes four sample tests with detailed answer explanations and walk-throughs Covers real estate laws for all 50 states Provides proven test-taking strategies and study techniques Offers a glossary of real estate terms If real estate is your dream career, this unbeatable, bestselling guide arms you with the skills to make it a reality.

  • Flipping Houses For Dummies: Edition 3

    Flipping Houses For Dummies: Edition 3
    Ralph R. Roberts

    Buy it, fix it, flip it! Are you a wanna-be flipper looking to get the property, get the job done, and get out—all while maximizing your profit? Not just another house-flipping book, this hands-on guide shows you how to roll up your sleeves and find the perfect property, secure a mortgage, negotiate with condo associations, increase curb appeal, and much more. Flipping a house is more than just buying, updating, and selling. To be successful, you have to be a bit fearless, highly organized, and, at times, creative. This new edition of Flipping Houses For Dummies gives you practical guidance on the risks and rewards of flipping properties; helps you determine whether you have the time, energy, cash, and other resources to be successful; and then conveys the expert knowledge you need to succeed in a very competitive market. Find, fix, and sell houses for profit Score bank-owned and foreclosed properties Identify the best improvements for maximum ROI Get quick makeover solutions If you're ready for hard work and big profits, start flipping!

  • Mobile Home Tycoon: Cash Flow & Big Profits

    Mobile Home Tycoon: Cash Flow & Big Profits
    RJ Salerno

    MAKE A FORTUNE INVESTING IN MOBILE HOMESThis is an A to Z, beginners guide into the world of mobile home real estate investing and untapped opportunities unknown to the seasoned real estate investor. There are many valuable tips and examples to put you on your way to begin amassing your own real estate empire. I will walk you through on how to find your very 1st mobile home deal and on how to begin cash flowing immediately on your new investment.Some years ago, I was introduced to the world of real estate investing. Like most that are in the investment world, there are many aspects of real estate investing I had to learn. Most investors that I knew stayed away from mobile homes. Mostly what I was told was of the pitfalls and investment failures when investing in mobile homes. Since then what I have found are a very small margin of real estate investors in this world of mobile home investing and they are making a fortune.What this means to you is a huge opportunity to capitalize on a wide-open market. Most of what I have learned has been by trial and error since there are very few books or course on the matter. Mobile home parks might not be viewed as such an attractive investment to add to your portfolio at first glance, but when you look into the consistency of tenancies and the income you can generate, they can potentially be an attractive real estate investment.

  • The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing: How to Identify the Hottest Markets and Secure the Best Deals

    The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing: How to Identify the Hottest Markets and Secure the Best Deals
    Ken McElroy

    If you're interested in real estate investing, you may have noticed the lack of coverage it gets in mainstream financial media, while stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are consistently touted as the safest and most profitable ways to invest. According to real estate guru Ken McElroy, that's because financial publications, tv and radio programs make the bulk of their money from advertising paid for by the very companies who provide such mainstream financial services. On the other hand, real estate investment is something you can do on your own–without a large amount of money up front. Picking up where he left off in the bestselling ABC's of Real Estate Investing, McElroy reveals the next essential lessons and information that no serious investor can afford to miss. Building on the foundation of real estate investment 101, McElroy tells readers:How to think–and operate–like a real estate mogulHow to identify and close expert dealsWhy multifamily housing is the best real estate investment out thereHow to surround yourself with a team that will help maximize your moneyHow to avoid paying thousands in taxes by structuring property sales wiselyImportant projections about the future of real estate investment

  • Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities

    Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities
    Charles Durrett

    The cohousing "bible" by the US originators of the concept. A man's home is his castle. But demographic and economic changes haveturned our castles into islands. How can we regain the elements of the traditional village – family, cooperation, community and a sense of belonging – within the context of 21st century life? Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities is an in-depth exploration of a uniquely rewarding type of housing which is perfect for anyone who values their independence but longs for more connection with those around them. Written by the award-winning team that wrote the original "cohousing bible" and first brought cohousing to North America, this fully-illustrated manual combines nuts-and-bolts practical considerations and design ideas with extensive case studies of dozens of diverse communities in Europe and North America. Cohousing communities create unique opportunities for designing more sustainable lifestyles. Whether urban, suburban or rural; senior or intergenerational; retrofit or new, the authors show how the physical structures of cohousing communities lend themselves to a more efficient use of resources, and make everything from gardening to childcare to socializing easier. Creating Cohousing puts the "neighbor" back into "neighborhood"; and is an essential resource for anyone interested in more environmentally and socially sustainable living.

  • Short-Sale Pre-Foreclosure Investing: How to Buy No-Equity Properties Directly from the Bank -- at Huge Discounts

    Short-Sale Pre-Foreclosure Investing: How to Buy “No-Equity” Properties Directly from the Bank — at Huge Discounts
    Dwan Bent-Twyford

    Learn all about short-sales, the hottest topic in today’s real estate investing market, with Short-Sale Pre-Foreclosure Investing: How to Buy "No-Equity" Properties Directly from the Bank — at Huge Discounts. Understand how to buy properties at big discounts, creating windfall profits. Using this guide, you can access information about a topic that 90% of real estate agents and investors know nothing about. Discover how to make huge profits from the banks’ misfortune, how to help homeowners in foreclosure while helping yourself, and how to stay on the cutting edge of the down market.

  • Investing in Apartment Buildings: Create a Reliable Stream of Income and Build Long-Term Wealth

    Investing in Apartment Buildings: Create a Reliable Stream of Income and Build Long-Term Wealth
    Matthew A. Martinez

    Investing in Apartment Buildings is a comprehensive guide to finding, analyzing, managing, improving and profiting from rental properties. Written by the author of the bestselling 2 Years to a Million in Real Estate, this book provides both novice and experienced investors with step-by-step guidance on reaping a steady cash flow by owning apartment buildings. Building a sizeable portfolio of income-producing rental properties requires a well-defined plan that must be nurtured over time. This book teaches you how to: Determine where to invest Evaluate the return on any property Conduct due diligence on prospective acquisition targets Construct deals Manage properties so they achieve their full economic potential prior to disposition Develop exit strategies Gain the confidence and knowledge you need to invest in larger deals Make money from owning multifamily properties Investing in Apartment Buildings shows how to avoid the pitfalls and gaffs commonly made in this industry while achieving your investment goals with this asset class.

  • California Tenants Rights: Edition 21

    California Tenants’ Rights: Edition 21
    Janet Portman

    Many tenants have to deal with roommates who don't pull their weight, neighbors who routinely engage in illegal activities, landlords who don't know — or won’t follow — national or state laws and local rent ordinances. Use this book to give you the information and tips you need to protect and assert your rights as a renter in California. Find out how to: understand and negotiate a lease inspect a rental before moving in fight discrimination get needed repairs and maintenance deal with a nosy landlord break a lease with minimum fall-out get your security deposit back figure out rules for rent increases fight an eviction.

  • Principles of Real Estate Practice in North Carolina

    Principles of Real Estate Practice in North Carolina
    Stephen Mettling

    Principles of Real Estate Practice in North Carolina contains the essentials of the national and North Carolina real estate law, principles, and practices necessary for basic competence as a real estate professional and as mandated by North Carolina license law. It is based on our highly successful and popular national publication, Principles of Real Estate Practice, which is in use in real estate schools nationwide.The text is tailored to the needs of the pre-license student. It is designed to-make it easy for students to learn the material and pass their real estate exam-prepare students for numerous career applications-stress practical, rather than theoretical, skills and knowledge.Principles of Real Estate Practice in North Carolina is streamlined, direct and to-the-point. It includes multiple learning reinforcements. It has a student-oriented organization, both within each chapter and from chapter to chapter. Its examples and exercises are grounded in the authors’ many years in real estate education.Table of ContentsThe Real Estate BusinessRights in Real EstateInterests and EstatesOwnershipEncumbrances and LiensTransferring and Recording Title to Real EstateReal Estate LeasesLand Use Planning and ControlLegal DescriptionsReal Estate Contract LawAgencyListing AgreementsThe Brokerage BusinessContracts for the Sale of Real EstateReal Estate Market EconomicsAppraising and Estimating Market ValueReal Estate FinanceReal Estate InvestmentReal Estate TaxationEthics: Laws and PracticesClosingsReal Estate Licensing and RegulationRisk ManagementProperty ManagementNorth Carolina License RegulationNorth Carolina RequirementsNorth Carolina License Status, Violations, & DisciplineNorth Carolina Agency Relationships & DisclosureNorth Carolina Brokerage Practice RegulationNorth Carolina Property ManagementOther North Carolina Laws & PracticesReal Estate Mathematics and FormulasGlossary of Residential Style and Construction TermsGlossary of General Real Estate TermsIndex

  • Flipping Houses For Dummies: Edition 3

    Flipping Houses For Dummies: Edition 3
    Ralph R. Roberts

    Buy it, fix it, flip it! Are you a wanna-be flipper looking to get the property, get the job done, and get out—all while maximizing your profit? Not just another house-flipping book, this hands-on guide shows you how to roll up your sleeves and find the perfect property, secure a mortgage, negotiate with condo associations, increase curb appeal, and much more. Flipping a house is more than just buying, updating, and selling. To be successful, you have to be a bit fearless, highly organized, and, at times, creative. This new edition of Flipping Houses For Dummies gives you practical guidance on the risks and rewards of flipping properties; helps you determine whether you have the time, energy, cash, and other resources to be successful; and then conveys the expert knowledge you need to succeed in a very competitive market. Find, fix, and sell houses for profit Score bank-owned and foreclosed properties Identify the best improvements for maximum ROI Get quick makeover solutions If you're ready for hard work and big profits, start flipping!

  • Success as a Real Estate Agent for Dummies - Australia / NZ

    Success as a Real Estate Agent for Dummies – Australia / NZ
    Terri M. Cooper

    Your no-nonsense guide to becoming a successful real estate agent in the Australian and New Zealand markets As the Australian and New Zealand housing markets begin to recover, now is the time to make the jump to your new career as a real estate agent. If you're already an agent, it's a great time to sharpen your skills and increase your commissions. Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies provides the foundation and advice you need to become a real estate superstar. Written specifically for agents and potential agents in Australia and New Zealand, this handy, plain-English guide gives you all the tools you need to bring in new prospects, close sales, build a referral base, plan open houses, present and close listing contracts, and give yourself a leg up on the competition. Whether you want to get involved in commercial or residential real estate, you'll find all the guidance you need to do it right. Includes handy tips and tricks for working with buyers Offers practical advice on prospecting and generating leads online, including how to use social media Presents tried-and-true tactics and fresh ideas for closing deals Whether you're looking to get started in real estate, or you're a working agent who wants to up your game, Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies gives you the tools and insight you need to compete—and succeed.

  • Start Small, Profit Big in Real Estate: Fixer Jay s 2-Year Plan for Building Wealth - Starting from Scratch: Fixer Jay s 2-Year Plan for Building Wealth - Starting from Scratch

    Start Small, Profit Big in Real Estate: Fixer Jay’s 2-Year Plan for Building Wealth – Starting from Scratch: Fixer Jay’s 2-Year Plan for Building Wealth – Starting from Scratch
    Jay P. DeCima

    From the BusinessWeek bestselling author of Investing in Fixer-Uppers–a plan for building a real estate empire with little or no money down " Fixer Jay" DeCima, the acknowledged king of fixer-uppers, delivers a much-anticipated guide to realizing financial independence through real estate investing. Written in DeCima's trademark folksy style, Start Small, Profit Big in Real Estate provides a complete two-year plan for making it big in real estate starting with little or no money of your own. You'll learn how to: Scout out properties with the highest return Calculate the payoff versus the effort involved in any real estate investment Find motivated sellers who will finance your properties Use leveraging and compounding to utmost advantage Negotiate with sellers and win every time Make big bucks with rental properties

  • The Real Estate Wholesaling Bible: The Fastest, Easiest Way to Get Started in Real Estate Investing

    The Real Estate Wholesaling Bible: The Fastest, Easiest Way to Get Started in Real Estate Investing
    Than Merrill

    Learn how to make money wholesaling real estate without having to swing a hammer or deal with tenants.Wholesaling is one of the best ways to get started making money in the world of real estate investing. Think of it as the day trading of real estate except it is simpler and has less risk if you learn how the process works. In fact when you learn how to do it the right way, you can minimize your risk substantially. The Real Estate Wholesaling Bible teaches what you need to know to profit from real estate wholesaling without needing a lot of capital or previous experience. This rapidly expanding business is relatively simple, profitable, and perfect for today's real estate market. Plus it's an ideal system for making money even in the toughest real estate markets. All you will need to get started is a computer, an Internet connection, this audiobook, some passion, and a lot of curiosity.• Teaches the mechanics of how to wholesale real estate, including exactly how to find, analyze, finance, and sell wholesale deals like clockwork • Explains how actually to build a business and develop systems that are not dependent on you as the business owner • Shows how to develop a turnkey, systems-dependent business that serves as a vehicle for all the people it touches: the owners, the employees, and the community Many real estate investors' ideas of success focus squarely on profitability. Author Than Merrill believes success happens when your real estate investment business is not only profitable but also gives you the time to enjoy your life and fulfill your passions and dreams.

  • Home Buying Kit For Dummies: Edition 6

    Home Buying Kit For Dummies: Edition 6
    Eric Tyson

    America's #1 bestselling home buying guide Are you looking to buy a house, but don't quite know where to begin? Have no fear! This new edition of Home Buying Kit For Dummies arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. Packed with valuable tips for getting the best deal on your new home and navigating an ever-changing housing market, it shows you how to find the right property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications. Thanks to looser lending standards, lower down payment mortgages, and a wider selection of homes to choose from, first-time homebuyers are making a comeback in the housing market. But if you don't know a Colonial from a counter offer, the process of buying a home can be daunting. Luckily, this bestselling guide is here to take the confusion out of the process! In plain English, it provides step-by-step guidance for buying the home of your dreams, from inspecting a property to evaluating a location to making sense of loan applications, tax documents, and counter offer forms. Negotiate your best deal and obtain a lower down payment mortgage Improve your credit score Make sense of changing lending standards Take the confusion out of lending laws, mortgage rates, and marketplace conditions Whether you're a renter, investor, or current homeowner, everything you need to plant roots in a new home sweet home is just a page away.

  • Millionaire Real Estate Agent - Success in Good Times and Bad (EBOOK BUNDLE)

    Millionaire Real Estate Agent – Success in Good Times and Bad (EBOOK BUNDLE)
    Gary Keller

    Start building your real estate fortune today! Gary Keller reveals all the secrets Two books in one comprehensive ebook package! "Gary Keller knows the beauty of a simple path to a spectacular goal!” —Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator, #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul, and co-author, The One Minute Manager Keller Williams has grown into one of North America’s largest real estate firm—and it continues to grow even during one of the worst markets in history. In Millionaire Real Estate Agent—Success in Good Times and Bad, co-founder and Chairman of the Board Gary Keller shares the methods has taught to hundreds of thousands of successful agents. This two-in-one ebook package gives you the knowledge and skills you need to take your career and success to the next step. Millionaire Real Estate Agent—Success in Good Times and Bad contains: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent In order to make it big in real estate, you have to learn the fundamental models that drive the best agents in the industry. In The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, Gary Keller applies his lifetime spent in the business to give you the knowledge and skills you need succeed. This unparalleled guide reveals: Three key concepts that drive mega-agent production Essential economic, budgetary, and organizational models The secrets to how millionaire real estate agents think How you can get on the million-dollar-a-year real estate career path SHIFT More than 1,000,000 copies sold! Markets shift, and you can, too. Sometimes you'll shift in response to a falling market, and other times you'll shift to take your business to the next level. Both can transform your business and your life. You can change your thinking, your focus, your actions, and, ultimately, your results to get back in the game and ahead of the competition. SHIFT offers twelve proven strategies for achieving success in any real estate market, including: Short sales, foreclosures, and REOs Overcoming buyer reluctance Expense management Lead generation Creative financing

  • The Peebles Path to Real Estate Wealth: How to Make Money in Any Market

    The Peebles Path to Real Estate Wealth: How to Make Money in Any Market
    R. Donahue Peebles

    You can still find plenty of good deals in a failing real estate market by applying the advice in The Peebles Path to Real Estate Wealth: How to Make Money in Any Market. Multimillionaire teal estate mogul R. Donahue Peebles makes it possible for you to always win in real estate, provided you have the right knowledge and exercise good judgment in the deals you make. Start with small investments and work up to bigger, more profitable properties; before you know it, you’ll be a smart investor earning large profits!

  • Multi-Family Millions: How Anyone Can Reposition Apartments for Big Profits

    Multi-Family Millions: How Anyone Can Reposition Apartments for Big Profits
    David Lindahl

    Multi-Family Millions offers expert advice for investors who want to make the transition from single-family homes to more profitable multi-family units. Successful real estate investor David Lindahl shows you how to find troubled properties that are ripe for quick profits, how to fix or flip those properties, and how to re-sell at maximum value. With a proven step-by-step system for managing each stage of the process, this book shows you how to get started in moneymaking multi-family units?even while you work your day job.

  • North Carolina Real Estate License Exam Prep: All-in-One Review and Testing To Pass North Carolina s PSI Real Estate Exam

    North Carolina Real Estate License Exam Prep: All-in-One Review and Testing To Pass North Carolina’s PSI Real Estate Exam
    Stephen Mettling

    Features of North Carolina Real Estate License Exam Prep, 2nd Edition (NC-RELEP):National Principles & Law Key Point Review (45 pages)Real Estate Math Key Formula Review & Practice (20 pages)North Carolina-Specific Laws and Regulations Key Point Review (24 pages)National Practice Tests (500 questions)North Carolina Practice Tests (130 questions)North Carolina Sample Exam (105 questions)We know the real estate licensing exam can be tough, and very nerve-wracking to prepare for. That’s why we created the North Carolina Real Estate License Exam Prep (NC-RELEP) the way we did. Since we have been managing real estate schools and developing curriculum for forty years, we know how all this works – or fails to work.NC-RELEP is comprehensive in that it contains both key content review and testing practice. And the text review is North Carolina-specific – not just simplistic national content, but terse, relevant and accurate North Carolina laws and regulations presented as a well-organized set of state ‘key point reviews’ ideal for pre-test memorization. But let’s not dismiss the importance of the national content either. NC-RELEP’s national key point reviews are a succinct compression of tested national principles and practices that comprise the national portion of state license exams from coast to coast. Our content is drawn from our own national textbook, Principles of Real Estate Practice – one of the most widely used principles textbooks in the country. Finally, our national content, as well as our question selection, is further tailored to the state testing outline promulgated by PSI for North Carolina. Thus the breadth and depth of the law reviews and test questions reflect the topic emphasis of your state’s testing service and your North Carolina license exam.A word about the test questions… NC-RELEP’s testing practice section consists of ten national practice tests, three state practice tests, and one state exam sample test. The practice tests are roughly 50 questions in length and the sample test is 105 questions. The test questions are designed to cover the content covered by the law reviews – which reinforces your learning of the total body of information tested by your state exam. The questions are direct, to the point, and designed to test your understanding. When you have completed a given test, you can check your answers against the answer key in the appendix. You may also note that each question’s answer is accompanied by a brief explanation, or “rationale” to further reinforce your understanding.In the end, as you know, it’s all up to you. Unlike other publications, we are not going to tell you that using this book will guarantee that you pass your state exam. It still takes hard work and study to pass. But we have done our best here to get you ready. Following that, the most we can do is wish you the best of success in taking and passing your North Carolina real estate exam. So good luck!!

  • The Liar s Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World s Toughest Tycoons

    The Liar’s Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World’s Toughest Tycoons
    Vicky Ward

    Inside the world of the real Great Gatsby of New York real estate Harry Macklowe is one of the most notorious wheelers and dealers of the real estate world, and Liar's Ball is the story of the gamblers and thieves who populate his world. Watch as Harry makes the gutsy bid for midtown Manhattan's famous GM building and put almost no money down, landing the billion-dollar transaction that made him the poster child for New York's real estate royalty. Listen in on the secret conversations, back-door deals, and blackmail that put Macklowe and his cronies on top—and set them up for an enormous fall. Vanity Fair contributing editor Vicky Ward skillfully paints the often scandalous picture of the giants who owned the New York skyline until their empires came crumbling down in the 2008 financial crisis. Based on more than 200 interviews with real estate moguls like Donald Trump, William Zeckendorf, Mort Zuckerman, and David Simon, Liar's Ball is the never-before-told story of the egomaniacal elites of New York City. Read about: The epic rise and fall of one of the richest American real estate barons Outlandish greed and cravings for power, attention, and love Relationships built and destroyed by vanity and gossip The bursting of the real estate bubble and its aftermath This is no fiction—this is a real life tale of extravagance, ambition, and power. Harry Macklowe ruthlessly clawed his way to the top with the help of his loyal followers, each grubbing for a piece of the real estate pie. Liar's Ball reveals their secrets and tells the tale of business as usual for this group—lying, backstabbing, and moving in for the kill when things look patchy. From the bestselling author of The Devil's Casino comes an expos??? on the real estate elite that you'll hardly believe.

  • Your First Year in Real Estate, 2nd Ed.: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional

    Your First Year in Real Estate, 2nd Ed.: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional
    Dirk Zeller

    Newly Expanded with More Expert Advice to Help You Build a Winning Real Estate Career Welcome to the world of real estate sales, and the start of an exciting new career! Your destiny is now in your hands. Along with endless opportunities, flexible hours, and the freedom to chart your own path, you also have the potential to earn fabulous amounts of money. All you need for total success is preparation. Revised and expanded, Your First Year in Real Estate contains the essential knowledge you need to start off right in today’s vastly changed real estate market, avoid common first-year missteps, and get the inside edge that will take you to the top. Real estate expert Dirk Zeller has compiled the industry’s proven secrets and strategies that will enable novice agents to hit the ground running and excel from day one. You’ll get the insider’s guide to:• Selecting the right company • Developing valuable mentor and client relationships• Using the Internet and social networking to stay ahead of the competition (NEW!)• Setting—and reaching— essential career goals• Staying on top in today’s challenging real estate climate (NEW!)• And so much more.Concise and thorough, Your First Year in Real Estate is like having the top coach right by your side.

  • Real Estate Investor s Guide to - Flipping Bank Owned Properties: How to Wholesale REO s for Maximum Profit

    Real Estate Investor’s Guide to – Flipping Bank Owned Properties: How to Wholesale REO’s for Maximum Profit
    Matt Andrews

    Want to make money in real estate with no money and no experience? A lot has changed in the last year in real estate investment. I've released this 2013 edition because the market is moving so fast and what worked last year won't necessarily work this year. The investors that stay on top of what works RIGHT NOW are ultimately the most successful. This book is designed to show you how to build wealth and freedom through real estate; how to take advantage of the best real estate market that we will see in our lifetime; how to use real estate to create the life of your dreams. Learn how to: -buy bank owned property then quickly sell for a profit with little or no money-identify the best properties in a given area and buy them for pennies on the dollar-assess the value of a property in seconds-create solid relationships with REO brokers, banks, and lending institutions that will bring you killer deals on an ongoing basis-write contracts and make offers the right wayperform a "double-close"-create a loyal list of buyers that will crave your properties-quit your job and become a full-time Real Estate investing entrepreneur in weeks (not years!)

  • Flip: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit

    Flip: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit
    Rick Villani

    FLIP, the third book in the National Bestselling Millionaire Real Estate Series (More than 500,000 copies sold!) FLIP provides a detailed, step-by-step process to analyze each investment, identify the best improvements, accurately estimate the costs and intelligently oversee the construction. It takes out all the guess work and almost all of the risk. Here's what industry experts are saying about FLIP: "Read this book before you flip that house! FLIP is an indispensable step-by-step guide to flipping houses that you will refer to again and again." -Carlos Ortiz, Executive Producer, "FLIP That House" (TLC's most popular real estate TV show) "At HomeVestors, we're in the business of buying and selling homes for profit and I can attest that there are few, if any, who can rival Rick's and Clay's expertise when it comes to fixing up houses for profit. This book is a must-read for any investor." -Dr. John Hayes, President and CEO of HomeVestors of America (the largest homebuyer in America) "FLIP is a must-read book for everyone in the real estate business. Every agent should have this book. They should read it and master its contents. Why? Because it is the best guide ever written on how to evaluate real estate and how to add value to a house." -Gary Keller, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Keller Williams Realty International and author of bestselling The Millionaire Real Estate Agent and The Millionaire Real Estate Investor "For anyone looking to build wealth in real estate, FLIP provides a step-by-step approach that really works in any market." -Loral Langemeier, bestselling author of The Millionaire Maker FLIP extends the national bestselling Millionaire Real Estate series with a step-by-step guide that is quickly becoming "the model" for successfully finding, fixing and selling investment properties for profit. Based on their involvement in over a 1,000 flips, Rick Villani and Clay Davis walk you through the proven five-stage model for successfully flipping a house: FIND: How to select ideal neighborhoods, attract sellers, and find houses with investment potential ANALYZE: Identify which improvements to make and analyze the profit potential of any house BUY: How to arrange financing, present the offer, and close on the purchase FIX: A 50-step, easy-to-follow plan for fixing up houses that keeps you on time, in budget and assures top quality SELL: How to add finishing touches to quickly sell for maximum profit Woven through the book is an entertaining narrative that follows the flipping adventures of Samantha, Ed, Bill, Nancy, Amy and Mitch as they find, buy, fix and sell their first investment houses. With all this plus the experience of over a thousand flips condensed into one book, FLIP gives new investors the tools they need to avoid common pitfalls, make a profit, and enjoy the process of house flipping. Rick Villani and Clay Davis are senior executives at HomeFixers, North America's leading real estate rehab franchise. HomeFixers has been involved in more than 1,000 flips nationwide.

  • Tips & Traps for Getting Started as a Real Estate Agent

    Tips & Traps for Getting Started as a Real Estate Agent
    Robert Irwin

    The practical, real-world guide to succeeding as an agent Scared of starting a new career in real estate? Wondering if you have what it takes? Don't worry! Robert Irwin's Tips and Traps for Getting Started as a Real Estate Agent answers all your toughest questions. Irwin helps you start your real estate career on the right foot, and presents proven, reliable guidance on every aspect of the profession. This handy guide shows you how to get licensed and start making money immediately. It walks you through those first tough days and weeks on the job, helps you find a great mentor, and shares all the basics of the business-from listing and selling properties to conducting open houses and escrow. Delivers the skills and tools you need to become a top-performing agent, including how to: Manage your time for maximum efficiency Work less and earn more by closing bigger deals Bring in more referrals so you can stop hunting for clients Take home a bigger commission in every deal

  • The Turnkey Revolution: How to Passively Build Your Real Estate Portfolio for More Income, Freedom, and Peace of Mind

    The Turnkey Revolution: How to Passively Build Your Real Estate Portfolio for More Income, Freedom, and Peace of Mind
    Christopher D. Clothier

    The low-risk, long-term strategy for building a real estate fortune by buying, improving, and managing properties through a third party. What if you could safely invest in real estate—and enjoy a new flow of income—without giving up your current job or spending thousands of dollars and hours on training? You can. With The Turnkey Revolution, you’ll find the perfect mentor for buying, upgrading, and managing income properties with the help of a third party. Real estate investment pro Chris Clothier guides you through every step of the turnkey rental process. Using his proven system, you can: CREATE A SOLID ACTION PLAN to generate steady passive income. RESEARCH THE REAL ESTATE MARKET for the very best deals. BUY, RENOVATE, & MANAGE RENTAL PROPERTIES with the help of a third party. GROW YOUR PORTFOLIO to ensure your financial success for years to come. In this easy-to-use guide, you’ll find everything you need to take full advantage of today’s real estate revolution. You’ll benefit from the pros’ illuminating insights when it comes to renovating properties, working with rental agents, and managing it all through a third party, even from long distances. This essential book is packed with tools, techniques, and tricks of the trade that will save you time, money, and headaches. Better yet, you’ll be getting invaluable, expert advice on how to manage your investments and grow your portfolio for the long term. If you’ve ever dreamed of cashing in on real estate, The Turnkey Revolution is your key to financial success.

  • Real Estate Investing For Dummies: Edition 3

    Real Estate Investing For Dummies: Edition 3
    Eric Tyson

    Everything you need to confidently make real estate part of your investing plan Do you want to get involved in real estate investing, but aren't quite sure where to start? Real Estate Investing For Dummies is your go-to resource for making sense of the subject, offering plain-English, step-by-step explanations of everything you need to know to keep yourself one step ahead of the competition. Inside, you'll discover how to overcome the challenges of the market, take advantage of the opportunities in any real estate environment—including a down market—and so much more. Written by industry experts Eric Tyson and Robert Griswold, this new edition of Real Estate Investing For Dummies offers proven, practical, and actionable advice for anyone who wants to invest in income-producing properties. With the help of this straightforward and time-tested information, you'll get the know-how to wisely and confidently make smart, sound, and informed real estate investing decisions that will reap big rewards. Shows you how to make real estate part of your long-term investment plan Provides tips on getting the best deals on financing Offers trusted guidance on mastering the art of property valuation Gives you access to unprecedented information on how to build wealth in any market If you want to jump into the real estate market as a first-time investor or just want to brush up on recent changes that have occurred in the field, Real Estate Investing For Dummies is an essential resource you'll turn to again and again.

  • Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies

    Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies
    Peter Conti

    Thinking about becoming a commercial real estate investor? Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies covers the entire process, offering practical advice on negotiation and closing win-win deals and maximizing profit. From office buildings to shopping centers to apartment buildings, it helps you pick the right properties at the right time for the right price. Yes, there is a fun and easy way to break into commercial real estate, and this is it. This comprehensive handbook has it all. You’ll learn how to find great properties, size up sellers, finance your investments, protect your assets, and increase your property’s value. You’ll discover the upsides and downsides of the various types of investments, learn the five biggest myths of commercial real estate investment, find out how to recession-proof your investment portfolio, and more. Discover how to: Get leads on commercial property investments Determine what a property is worth Find the right financing for you Handle inspections and fix problems Make big money in land development Manage your properties or hire a pro Exploit the tax advantages of commercial real estate Find out what offer a seller really-really wants Perform due diligence before you make a deal Raise capital by forming partnerships Investing in commercial property can make you rich in any economy. Get Commercial Real Estate For Dummies, and find out how.

  • The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings: Edition 2

    The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings: Edition 2
    Steve Berges

    Whether you?re a first-time real estate investor or a seasoned professional, The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings helps you map out your future, find apartment buildings at a fair price, finance purchases, and manage your properties. Now revised and expanded, this Second Edition includes tax planning advice, case studies of real acquisitions, and appendixes that add detail to the big picture. Plus, it includes a handy glossary of all the terms investors need to know, helpful sample forms that make paperwork quick and easy, and updated real estate forecasts. With this comprehensive guide at hand you?ll find profits easy to come by.

  • The Beginner s Guide to Real Estate Investing: Edition 2

    The Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing: Edition 2
    Gary W. Eldred

    Start making money today —with the ultimate guide for first-time investors No matter what the market does, real estate stilloffers plenty of moneymaking opportunities. In thisnew edition of The Beginner's Guide to RealEstate Investing, Gary W. Eldred presents the toolsand knowledge new investors need to get started profitably. Packed with smart moneymakingstrategies and real-life stories from successfulinvestors, this edition also covers the latestinformation on financing, foreclosures, cash flow, and much more. You'll not only master the basics ofinvesting, but also discover specialized techniques that the pros rely on to grow their long-term wealth. Concise yet comprehensive, this practical guide shows you how to: * Find great deals on properties with big potential * Get started with low- or no-down payment financing * Utilize creative financing options and otherpeople's money * Buy low-cost foreclosures and REOs * Make value-adding improvements to any property * Craft winning offers and negotiate like a pro * Manage rental properties hassle-free * Flip investment properties for fast profit In addition, Eldred shows you how to tailor yourinvestment strategy to make money almost anywhere, in any type of market. With proven tech-niques, timeless principles, and totally up-to-dateinformation, The Beginner's Guide to Real EstateInvesting, Second Edition is the perfect place to start building a prosperous future — today.

  • Buy It, Rent It, Profit! (Updated Edition): Make Money as a Landlord in ANY Real Estate Market

    Buy It, Rent It, Profit! (Updated Edition): Make Money as a Landlord in ANY Real Estate Market
    Bryan M. Chavis

    Now updated for today’s bullish real estate market, this is the go-to, classic entrepreneurial guide for landlords and real estate investors who want to buy and manage rental properties for long-term wealth.There’s never been a better time for buying rental properties—interest rates are low and credit is more freely available to those who want to buy and invest. But where does one begin? With more than twenty plus years of experience in real estate and as the founder of The Landlord Property Management Academy, Bryan M. Chavis knows all phases and aspects of working with rental properties. In Buy It, Rent It, Profit! he explains why rental properties are such a wise investment in today’s real estate world and outlines the steps and systems you need to implement to become a successful landlord and property manager. This updated edition of the modern classic includes advice on being a profitable and professional landlord, protecting your investment, learning what types of property you should be purchasing, and adapting to the ever-changing world of technology in real estate. Chavis also provides systems on how to attract quality tenants, negotiate lease agreements, collect rent, finance a mortgage, and manage the property overall—everything you need to become a smart, profitable, and professional property manager. In addition, this updated edition features a workbook section with easy-to-use, universal forms for leases, evictions, property evaluations, and more. Buy It, Rent It, Profit! is the ultimate how-to procedures manual for buying and managing rental properties and a practical, realistic tool you can follow to become a profitable landlord and property manager.