2 Years to a Million in Real Estate

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jun 3, 2010 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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Quit your day job!

Make a million in real estate!

It's easier than you think!

A few years ago, Matthew Martinez was a lot like you - he worked hard to make as big a salary as he could. But it wasn't enough. He worked by the clock, and yearned to be his own boss. With a small amount of savings, he acquired his first rental property. Two years later, he was making more from his rentals than he was working 9 to 5, so he quit his day job to oversee his real estate investments. Today, he enjoys a multi-million-dollar collection of income-producing properties--and he's ready to share his money-making strategies so you can begin your own journey to career and financial independence.

Two Years to a Million in Real Estateshows you everything you need to know, including how to

  • Invest small amounts early-on while working a full-time job
  • Avoid real estate “bubble” risks
  • Get others to pay your mortgage for you
  • Pick a hot property (and spot others that will become hot)
  • Simplify the ins-and-outs of financing
  • Negotiate like a pro
  • Screen for reliable tenants
  • Understand how local tenant laws work
  • Hire good people to manage your properties
  • Know when to sell

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Great Read
I am 3/4 into the book and I really have enjoyed it. I work at a commercial real estate investing fund and this has offered me more insight. If you plan on eventually getting into real estate, I would suggest this book.


1 Why Real Estate Is Better Than 9to5
Primary ResidenceCondo
3 First IncomeProducing Property
4 Second IncomeProducing Property
5 Third IncomeProducing Property
6 Fourth IncomeProducing Property
7 Finding the Deals
8 Evaluating the Deals
13 Contractors and Property Maintenance
14 Your Team
15 Exit Strategy
16 How to Succeed in Todays Competitive Market
17 Leaving Your Day Job
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9 Financing and Acquiring the Deals
10 Tenants
11 Basic TenantLandlord Law
12 Property Management
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Page 182 - People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I dont believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they cant find them, make them.
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About the author (2010)

Matthew A. Martinez is the founder of the Boston Landlord and Investor Group, the largest landlord group in New England. He has been profiled in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal and was named by CNN as a “Tycoon in the Making.”

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