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100 Questions Every First time Homr buyer Should Ask100 Questions Every First-Time Home buyer Should Ask A lot of skill is needed in many areas of buying a home. There's financing, negotiating, legal contracts, inspecting a home. This becomes too much, too fast for the majority of people to do on their own, You probably know by now, this is why nearly everyone pays big money to employ real estate agents, home inspectors, mortgage brokers, and other professional people to assist in the procedures. Although this doesn't take the purchaser from the project manager role, whose responsibility is to comprehend the job each specialist is supposed to be doing and become aware when any one of those crucial people is not completing his or her task correctly. New Article Jan. 24, 2011

Cashing in on Pre-Foreclosures and Short SalesCashing in on Pre-Foreclosures and Short Sales Cashing in on Pre-foreclosures and Short Sales reveals to real estate investors the step n=by step way to reap the benefits of what many people have labeled the best investment in real estate we have come across in decades! The author differentiates the differences between good buys and bad bad, shows just how simple it is to locate, assess, and pick up foreclosed properties, he shows how to reach a lucrative deal, and reveals the strength of buying a short sale and other approaches to creating a win-win circumstance for the seller, the investor, and the lender. Even first-time homebuyers seeking to find a bargain on acquiring their own time home will be prepared with all the information they require to confidently access and engage in a profitable agreement - and save thousands of dollars in the development. New Article Feb 12, 2011

Complete Guide to Real Estate Tax Liens

Complete Guide to Real Estate Tax Lien and Foreclosure Deeds • The Complete guide to tax liens is totally inappropriately named as just about every tax lien law is inclined to change and this book is correspondingly affected by those modifications. But the good thing about this specific book is that he comes with a related web site.. like the changes going on in California or the tax lien sales occurring in Wisconsin. By combining the book with a web site makes this is a bargain buy compared to a majority of the available tax lien books. Also, there's question and answer links that are very helpful (I'm uncertain if you talk directly with the author or another person though). in general, it's a good book featuring online resources. New Article Feb 24, 2011

Emerging Real Estate Markets: How to Find and Profit from Up-and-Coming Areas • How a Dirt-Poor Landscaper Cracked the Code to Emerging Market Real Estate Investing—and Built a Financial Empire

While many real estate markets have cooled off, there are major hot spots throughout the country that are booming due to population growth and urban expansion. These emerging markets are where the next wave of big-time real estate profits will be found. In Emerging Real Estate Markets, David Lindahl shows you how to find these markets, get started investing with little of your own cash, and maximize your profits.

The key lies in knowing how real estate markets cycle through ups and downs. If you know what to look for, you can tell when a market is about to heat up. Invest at the right time in the right place, and your profits will be dramatic. Does that sound too good to be true? It's not. The tactics you'll read here helped Lindahl, a landscaper when he started investing in real estate, to build a real estate empire!

Even if your market isn't currently heating up, Lindahl will show you long-distance "hands-off" strategies for finding and investing in other markets that are. He also provides practical strategies for investing in markets in any stage of the cycle so you can invest no matter where you are or where your market is.

Finding & Buying Your Place in the Country The trusted guide that Backwoods Home magazine calls ""the bible"" of buying rural property. City dwellers and suburbanites who dream of a simpler life in the country will appreciate the Schers' straightforward explanations of the particulars of buying rural land. Everything is covered in these pages, from looking for property, through evaluating it and negotiating price, to the contract of sale. Important topics such as water and easement rights, zoning, and eminent domain are made clear. Sample legal forms and checklists provide the basics, and resource listings point to sources of regional and local information, including Internet sites. A special chapter discusses Canada's real estate market. Covering current property laws and financing options, this comprehensive resource offers insiders' knowledge on how to avoid common pitfalls and prevent costly mistakes.
Financial Shock "The obvious place to start is the financial crisis and the clearest guide to it that I've read is Financial Shock by Mark Zandi...it is an impressively lucid guide to the big issues." --The New York Times "In Financial Shock, Mr. Zandi provides a concise and lucid account of the economic, political and regulatory forces behind this binge." --The Wall Street Journal "Aggressive builders, greedy lenders, optimistic home buyers: Zandi succinctly dissects the mortgage mess from start to (one hopes) finish." --U.S. News and World Report "A more detailed look at the crisis comes from economist Mark Zandi, co-founder of Moody's Economy.com. His "Financial Shock" delves deeply into the history of the mortgage market, the bad loans, the globalization of trashy subprime paper and how homebuilders ran amok. Zandi's analysis is eye-opening...he paints an impressive, more nuanced picture." --Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine "If you wonder how it could be possible for a subprime mortgage loan to bring the global financial system and the U.S. economy to its knees, you should read this book. No one is better qualified to provide this insight and advice than Mark Zandi." --Larry Kudlow, Host, CNBC's Kudlow & Company "Every once in a while a book comes along that's so important, it commands recognition. This is one of them. Zandi provides a rilliant blow-by-blow account of how greed, stupidity, and recklessness brought the first major economic crises of the 21st entury and the most serious since the Great Depression." --Bernard Baumohl,Managing Director
Fix 'em Up, Rent 'em Out. Award-Winning Finalist in the Real Estate Category of the 2008 National Best Books Awards. --USA Book News

Great information for anyone starting out in the fixer-upper business. The author has served his apprenticeship in the trenches. -- Fixer Jay P. DeCima, Investor and Author.  It's full of useful tips and advice. I have used these methods to make a good living in real estate. -- Paul Hoyt, Real Estate Investor, Tucson, Arizona

Terry Sprouse has created a profitable rental business in his spare time. What sets him apart is he took action -- Bob Zachmeier, Investor, Educator, Author. This book is beyond a simple how-to guide, it provides inspiration for seekers of a way to achieve financial success -- Cynthia Pope, Ph.D., Connecticut

With the wit of Will Rogers, this book provides simple guidelines for restoring homes, and sanity to our crazy lives. -- M. D. Matlock, Ph.D., P.E., C.S.E., President, American Ecological Engineering Society, Award-winning designer of green neighborhoods for Habitat for Humanity, Professor of Ecological Engineering, University of Arkansas. Review Great information for anyone starting out in the fixer-upper business. The author has served his apprenticeship in the trenches.

Home Staging for Dummies Want to have homebuyers knocking down your door?  Home Staging For Dummies delivers all the secrets to making your home stand out, sell faster, and bring in more money! It shows you how to make improvements room by room and generate a higher profit in the most cost- and time-effective way. Featuring eight full-color pages of instructive before-and-after photos, this completely practical guide demonstrates how and why to eliminate clutter, make repairs, arrange furnishings, and pave the way for buyers to make an emotional connection to your house. You’ll get a handle on what buyers want and how to show it to them, find plenty of do-it-yourself tasks that add real value to your home, and get tips on producing photos of your home that will have buyers craving to see more! Discover how to:
Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes & Quads • Amass more than $900,000 in properties in one year, without using any of your own money, or that of your investors. Real estate investing can be an excellent way to build wealth. With its advantages of cash flow, appreciation, tax benefits, equity buildup and leveraging, real estate may be the only vehicle that can carry the average person to retirement wealth. Real estate investor, attorney, and author Larry Loftis has developed a safe, easy, and lucrative way for new investors to get into the game, and for experienced ones to enhance their portfolios. In Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes and Quads: The Fastest and Safest Way to Real Estate Wealth, he draws on both his real estate investing experience and legal acumen to explore advantages you may not have considered about residential multifamily properties of two to four units. Learn how to: •Buy duplexes, triplexes and quads with no money down, AND get cash back at closing. •Eliminate risk, and guarantee that your mortgage payments are always covered. •Use "cash-out" from refinancing to purchase more properties. •Decide whether to buy and hold or "pyramid" to a large apartment complex. •Use inflation, tax laws, and rehab to build a massive retirement nest-egg.
Multi-Family Millions • Dave Lindahl was a broke landscaper when he used a cash advance on his credit card to buy his first three-unit apartment house—and immediately reaped a $972 per month positive cash flow. Twelve months later he owned eleven multi-family buildings and had $10,000 per month in extra income. Today, he controls over $140 million in real estate. In Multi-Family Millions, Lindahl shows you how anyone can get started investing in small apartment houses and make great money doing it. You can do it on a part-time basis, and best of all, you never need to deal with tenants.

Compared with single-family homes, multi-family properties hold much greater profit potential and allow you to earn more money on each deal you complete. There is also far less competition in the multi-family market. In addition, having more units under a single roof reduces your investment risk and offers higher long-term profits. The rewards of multi-family investing are obvious, but how can you benefit when you have very little time or money?

Multi-Family Millions is the step-by-step guide that shows you how to get into the multi-family game—and get out with big profits. It provides expert coverage of the most effective investing strategies and gives you guidance on every stage of the process—from finding properties with great profit potential to buying, renovating, and reselling them for big money

Pre-Foreclosure Property Investor's Kit How to Make Money Buying Distressed Real Estate -- Before the Public Auction Selected by Robert J. Bruss' in 2005 as one of a top 10 real estate book "This ultra-comprehensive book expose virtually everything needed to acquire distressed foreclosure properties and make a profit without making expensive mistakes Acquiring pre-foreclosure properties is the single hottest investment opportunities in the marketplace. The Pre-Foreclosure Property Investors Kit provides step-by-step directives and no-nonsense guidance on how to locate great deals, negotiate with sellers, assess the fair "as is" market value, sell your property by owner, and succeed in real estate big time. ... Jan. 25, 2011
The Pre-Foreclosure Real Estate Handbook  • The Pre-Foreclosure Real Estate Handbook explains everything you need to know to locate and purchase real estate bargains from banks, public auctions, and other sources. Whether you are a first-time homeowner or an experienced property investor, The Pre-Foreclosure Real Estate Handbook is a tremendous guide for buying pre-foreclosed homes in any market. You will learn the simple formula (developed from real-life experience) that can build massive wealth through real estate foreclosures. The Federal Reserve Bank indicates"....that foreclosed properties average 22% less than typical properties."

Home foreclosures are at their highest peak in years; you can be one of the thousands earning six-figure incomes in this lucrative segment of the real estate marketplace. You can do this part-time or full-time. Learn how to buy directly from property owners whose mortgage loans are in default and stay away from courthouse-bidding feuds. With the help of this new book, property investing can be a very lucrative line of work. You will learn how to identify the most valuable properties and control every step of the procedure.

The Pre-Foreclosure Real Estate Handbook is the resource for novices and pros alike; it will guide you through every step of the process including finding properties, negotiating, and closing on your first deal. This new exhaustively researched book will arm you with hundreds of innovative ideas that you can put to use right away. This book gives you the proven strategies, innovative ideas, and case studies from experts to help you get more with less time and effort.

Trump Commercial Real Estate 101 • You Don't Have to Be a Billionaire to Make It Big in Commercial Real Estate!

For first-timers and experienced residential investors alike, Trump University Commercial Real Estate Investing 101 provides a clear path to breaking into the lucrative field of commercial investing. Combining the biggest name in business with lessons from a top real estate investor, this practical guide covers all the ins and outs of successful, profitable investing in apartment buildings and small commercial properties.

Author David Lindahl has been involved in hundreds of real estate deals and currently controls over $240 million in real estate. In each chapter, Lindahl covers the big issues in commercial investing by breaking them down into smaller, easily understood ideas in a straightforward, non-technical way. He explains step by step how you can get started in commercial investing or make the leap from residential markets to more profitable commercial markets.

Packed with investing lessons you'll be glad you didn't have to learn the hard way, this practical, hands-on guide not only shows you the ropes but keeps you from getting tangled up in bad deals. You'll discover how to get into the commercial investing game without a huge bankroll, how to read markets and buy at the perfect time, and how to lock in your profits early to guarantee a good deal. 

The Wall Street Journal Complete Real Estate Investment Handbook •  For clarity of style and reasonableness of approach to its subject, David Crook's THE WALL STREET JOURNAL COMPLETE REAL-ESTATE INVESTING GUIDEBOOK may not have a peer in the realm of investing advice. Crook shines an antiseptic light on the shadowy "get rich quick" hucksterism that has plagued the world of real estate investing as a byproduct of a long runup in prices, a phenomenon that has also accompanied strong bull markets in US stocks intermittently for two centuries. And he does much more: he introduces, in a genial and accessible style, the complex details of buying real property for profit, as opposed to simply watching your own home's price rise and thinking of that as "investing." His discussion of taxes, a particularly convoluted and arcane - yet crucial - area, is logical and well organized. The author makes no secret of the fact that real estate investing, like all other kinds, is not sorcery and requires careful research, hard work, thorough preparation, and, most important of all, close attention to detail. Given a realistic understanding of the challenge, one can partner with this book as an inexpensive but wise adviser. It won't get you rich quick on no money down, but it will help you to make cautious and fact based decisions that are crucial to successful investing in any realm. As a hedge fund manager, I am exposed to written financial advice of one sort or another virtually every minute of the day. I haven't seen writing that is more scrupulously researched and thoughtful (yet also personable) than that in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL COMPLETE REAL-ESTATE INVESTING GUIDEBOOK. I heartily recommend it. •
What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow... And 36 Other Key Financial Measures

After working my way through all ten books, I can tell you without reservation that Gallinelli's book is head and shoulders above the rest. There was something to be learned from each them, of course, but the others tended to get a bit fuzzy about the financial details, often substituting simplistic rules of thumb for real analysis or doing a hand wave just about the time I needed hard information. Worse, there was a disturbing lack of consistency among the books where they did provide financial details, and there was no obvious way to sort out which book had the right take on a particular calculation or financial ratio. And it seems to me that, important as general principles may be, if the financials don't work then nothing else matters very much.

Fortunately, Gallinelli took me right down into the nitty gritty stuff and showed me, step by step, just how the whole business works. He was also the only author to even consider the possibility that I, as a modern-day investor, might have the ability to run these calculations in a spreadsheet, and he provides clear instructions for entering the required formulas in Excel. Not that you have to be an Excel user to benefit from this book; the financial analyses he describes are absolutely essential to knowing what you're getting into, and you need to run them whether you do it on a calculator, use packaged financial analysis software, or build your own spreadshet. But for those who do know how to use Excel, it's a tremendous benefit to have the step-by-step instructions right there.