Real Estate Investing For Dummies
"This is simply the best book on the topic.”
—Randall Bell, Author, Home Owner's Manual
"Tyson and Griswold have truly opened the world of real estate investing to all by tackling often complex issues in this easy to understand and use book. I can't think of a better way to get smart about building wealth through rental properties than to read their excellent Real Estate Investing For Dummies!"
Non-prime time TV is cluttered with infomercials about how you can buy non-prime real estate for next to nothing and get rich quick. Common sense should tell you that’s an exaggeration. (If common sense doesn’t tell you, bankers will.) Nevertheless, it is possible to get rich gradually by investing in real estate. Long term, you can expect to realize an annual return of 8 to 10% a year.
Real Estate Investing for Dummies gives you the keys to successful real estate investment, whether it’s in single family homes and condos, apartments, vacation homes, commercial properties (office, industrial, and retail), raw land, or REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts). With guidance from authors Eric Tyson, MBA, a financial counselor, and Robert S. Griswold, a veteran real estate investor, you’ll discover how to:
Whether you’re interested in a fixer supper for rental, premier office space you can lease, or a vacation home you can enjoy and rent, when you become a buyer, you also become a landlord. That means you can hear from tenants any time, night or day. It means you may not hear from them when the rent is due. Real Estate Investing for Dummies also helps you:
Remember, with any deal, you have to know when to hold them and know when to fold them. So Real Estate Investing for Dummies gives you guidelines on when and how to sell and how to reinvest to build wealth. It also lists 10 real estate investments you shouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole. Especially if you’re tempted by those late-night infomercials, that warning could save you a fortune!
Stacking Real Estate Up Against Other Investments
Covering the Landscape of Common Real Estate Investments
Even More Real Estate Investments
Building Your Team
How to Get the Money Raising Capital and Financing
Financing Your Property Purchases
Shopping for and Securing the Best Mortgage Terms
Examining Leases and Understanding Value
Crunching the Numbers How Much Should I Pay?
Preparing to Make an Offer
Due Diligence Property Inspections and Closing
Protecting Your Investment Insurance and Risk Management
Tax Considerations and Exit Strategies
More than Ten Ways to Increase a Propertys Return
Finding and Evaluating Properties
Ten Steps to a Real Estate Fortune Or a Great Second Income