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  • The Complete Guide to Locating, Negotiating, and Buying Real Estate Foreclosures: What Smart Investors Need to Know-Explained Simply
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    The Complete Guide to Locating, Negotiating, and Buying Real Estate Foreclosures: What Smart Investors Need to Know-Explained Simply

    ISBN #: 9780910627030


    $24.95

    In every hour of each day, savvy real estate investors are accumulating vast fortunes buying foreclosed homes at bank foreclosures, pre-foreclosures, and foreclosure auctions. Recent research indicates that more than 1 percent of ALL residential property in the United States today is already in; or facing foreclosure soon..

    In April 2006 RealtyTrac (www.realtytrac.com), the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, released its 2006 Q1 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which showed that 323,102 properties nationwide entered some stage of foreclosure in the first quarter of 2006, a 38 percent increase from the previous quarter and a 72 percent year-over-year increase from the first quarter of 2005. The nation's quarterly foreclosure rate of one new foreclosure for every 358 U.S. households was higher than in any quarter of last year.

    There is an estimated 1 million plus homes being foreclosed on. Armed with the right knowledge and tactics, opportunities for buying low-cost real estate foreclosures are plentiful. There are a lot of things you need to know before you get started. You need to understand how the foreclosure process works, what the borrower is going through, and the lenders role. You will be taught 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, this 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.

    You will learn how to: negotiate with homeowners in distress, prepare contracts and paperwork, determine the true market value of the property, creative techniques to finance properties, learn how to "flip" the property, locate one-of-a-kind properties, negotiate with sellers, research, auctions, estimate repair costs, eliminate, obtain REO, use online resources, look up owners contact information, communicate with property owners, write ads, how to receive pre-foreclosure information, options, and more.

    This brand new book 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.

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    The Real Estate Developer's Handbook: How to Set Up, Operate, and Manage a Financially Successful Real Estate Development: With Companion CD-ROM

    ISBN #: 9781601380340


    $29.95

    Are you the Next Donald Trump? Successful real estate developers can become enormously wealthy. However, the flip side is many developers run out of cash before cashing in. Poor cash flow is the primary cause of business failure for real estate developers. This new book details how to become a successful real estate developer and demonstrates step-by-step how to set up, operate, and manage a financially successful real estate development enterprise. The author has explored every avenue in explaining this potentially rewardin, yet risky, business.

    The book covers the entire process of establishing a small real estate development firm and the ongoing management necessary in an easy-to-understand way, pointing out methods to increase your chances of success, and showing how to avoid the many common mistakes that can doom a start-up.

    The book focuses on small developments that you can start by yourself featuring both residential and commercial applications. Once the basic skills are learned, the book points out areas of expansion by leveraging your first investment. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through finding your first location that will bring success, learning how to draw up a winning business plan, installing basic cost control systems, assembling your team of experts, generating high profile public relations and publicity, learning low cost marketing ideas and low- and no-cost ways to satisfy customers and build sales, setting up accounting and bookkeeping procedures, and auditing. There are thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. You will learn the development process, governmental issues, environmental issues, demographics and trends, market research, site selection, feasibility analysis, due diligence, preliminary pro forma, property acquisition, project design/refined pro forma, entitlements, financing/final pro forma, construction, operation, feasibility studies, financing, market analysis, construction, and asset management. The new companion CD-ROM contains all the forms demonstrated in the book for easy use in a PDF format.

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The Encyclopedia of Real Estate Forms & Agreements: A Complete Kit of Ready-To-Use Checklists, Worksheets, Forms, and Contracts on CD-ROM

ISBN #: 9780910627108


$19.95

Always wanted a personal assistant at your disposal? Now you will have one, in book and CD form! Designed to save the busy real estate professional both time and money, you won’t know how you got along without it. Inside you will find over 250 essential forms, agreements, and contracts for buying and selling real estate, managing your business, and managing property and tenants. Designed for use by new and veteran agents, property managers, and brokers alike, this book is essentially a unique "survival kit" packed with ready-to-use materials for all aspects of your job.

The book and companion CD-ROM focus on the issues, situations, and tasks that you face daily in your real estate career…from working with difficult buyers, sellers, and employees to ensuring profitability. Included in this book are hundreds of easy-to-implement tools, contracts, forms, and checklists to help you get your professional life organized, and easier to manage while building your bottom-line! Expertly organized, this unique book takes you step-by-step through the many valuable forms contained in this work which may be easily printed out and customized from the companion CD-ROM.
   
 
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The Commercial Real Estate Investor’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Road Map to Financial Wealth

ISBN #: 9781601380371


$14.95

 Now you can discover how to make money investing in commercial buildings, warehouses, apartments, mobile home parks, shopping centers, hotels, and other commercial income property. This comprehensive book provides invaluable information about how to identify opportunities, determine property value, acquire, finance, and manage commercial real estate.

This book is a must-have for beginning investors, real estate veterans, commercial brokers, sellers, and buyers. Real estate investing has created more millionaires than any other investment vehicle in this country. This comprehensive step-by-step proven program shows beginners and seasoned veterans alike the ins and outs of commercial real estate investing. This book is a road map to successful investing in real estate. You do not need to re-invent the wheel, and you won't have to make the same mistakes others have.

Investing in real estate is one of the safest and smartest investments you can make. Real estate appreciates at a rate far greater than the rate of inflation, builds equity, provides a steady return on investment, provides cash flow, and can offer substantial tax benefits. 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 and actual case studies from experts to help you invest better and wiser with less time and effort.

A sampling of what's covered in this encyclopedic book includes: how to find below-market deals, invest with little or no down payment, obtain seller financing, and conduct foreclosures and REOs. Once you have found your investment property, you will know how to negotiate, make purchase offers, manage rental property, and flip. These terms will become part of your everyday vocabulary: auctions, tax sales, financing, mortgage terms, agents, cash flow, inspections, contracts, tenants, lease agreements, insurance, taxes and accounting, escrow, essential mathematical calculations, sample forms, development, taxation, exchange rules, and regulations. This book is loaded with case studies and success stories from real people. You will uncover secrets that expert real estate investors use every day. This comprehensive resource contains a wealth of modern tips and strategies for getting started in this very lucrative area. This book is the foundation for understanding how to invest in real estate.
   

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The Complete Guide to Purchasing a Condo, Townhouse, or Apartment: What Smart Investors Need to Know—Explained Simply

ISBN #: 9781601380364


$12.95

While many of the steps in buying a home are the same as buying a condominium, townhouse, or apartment, there are many critical differences. This new book offers a complete overview of these special, usually smaller, residences. These units can be good options for first-time home buyers, for those who want a vacation getaway, investors, and those who want to downsize their living space. These housing units are usually less expensive than a single family home and can include attractive amenities. In purchasing one of these units there will be a lot of people to deal with, from realtors, condo boards, attorneys, to bankers. There's tons of paperwork with terms and vocabulary that read like a foreign language. In this new book you will find vital information and great strategies for finding the home you want faster and feeling confident about the purchase. You will learn to avoid some of the most prevalent -and potentially dangerous and expensive—mistakes made by others.

The book covers the entire, unique process of buying one of these shared living houses in an easy-to-understand way, pointing out dozens of hints and suggestion as to what to look for as well as demonstrating the many mistakes common with these types of investments.

You will learn how to find the best opportunities, to negotiate, finance, budget, handle pre-construction issues, set values, and make the offer. You will be able to define what you are buying (and what you are not) issues on your right to sell, lease, or mortgage. You will be prepared for restrictions pertaining to children, pets, parking, vehicles, boats, music, maintenance of windows, doors, screens, air conditioners, plumbing, club memberships, recreation facility leases, use of recreational facilities, and common areas. In addition, you will learn the advantages of using credit reports, home warranties, insurance, creative financing, closing procedures, moving plans, closing and settlement inspections, and certain legal contracts. You will have instruction in obtaining mortgages—which government agencies can help, considerations for veterans, IRA use, hiring an attorney, calculating monthly payments, and establishing an escrow account. The real estate and mortgage glossaries alone are invaluable resources, even for the “old hand” at property acquisition. 
   

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How to Creatively Finance Your Real Estate Investments and Build Your Personal Fortune: What Smart Investors Need to Know—Explained Simply

ISBN #: 9780910627047


$12.95

For years the traditional way to finance a real estate purchase was with a 5-20 percent down payment. Investing in real estate in this manner was a slow go, but things have changed with the release of this new book.  There are now hundreds of different methods for creatively financing your real estate investments. Smart investors know the secrets to using other people's money to finance their investments and now for the first time you can learn how to buy houses, lots, land, and commercial properties for nothing down and in some cases even receive cash back at the closing. These truly effective techniques are closely guarded secrets that are revealed for the first time.

In this new book you will learn: how to negotiate with sellers, proven effective valuation techniques, how to use other people's money, use other people's credit, sell it before you buy it or pay for it, create positive cash flow, subject-to deals, over twenty nothing down scenarios, profiting from foreclosures, dealing with over-financed properties, working with judgments and liens, quit claim deeds, discounting mortgages and liens, lease options, wraparound financing and wrap notes, using trusts, self-directed IRA's, 1031 exchanges, create assumable loans, VA loans, options, and futures.   The book also includes numerous tables, reference charts, and financial tools that one can use in analyzing and financing your investments while building your personal fortune.
   

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The Complete Guide to Real Estate Options: What Smart Investors Need to Know: Explained Simply

ISBN #: 9781601380357


$14.95

You are about to learn the true secret of real estate investing: real estate options. WHO really makes money in Real Estate? Realtors, sellers, appraisers, the bank, brokers, mortgage brokers, closing companies, attorneys, taxing authorities, and lastly perhaps you the investor who takes all the risk and does all the work, while having to evict tenants and clean up their mess after they've left.

But there is a new, unique and innovative method of investing in real estate. A Real Estate Option gives you control of a piece of real estate without actually purchasing it. By having an option on a piece of property, you have the exclusive right to buy that property or not. A real estate option is simply a contract between the seller and buyer giving you the legal right "not obligation" to buy the property at a set price for a predetermined time. When you find a buyer for the property, you cash in your option and deposit a large check.

Most real estate investment methods require you to sink a lot of your money, time, and effort into your investments. And it is a slow process - usually one property at a time, often part time. Using an option instead of purchasing means you do not have to deal with rental property, tenants, maintenance and repairs, taxes, mortgage payments, commissions, or closing costs. In this new book you will learn how to control a vast real estate portfolio without ever buying the property. Let the owner keep paying the mortgage, dealing with tenants and all of the costs. You zero in on the profits.

Here's an example. You locate a duplex worth $400,000. You purchase an option to buy it for $340,000 anytime within the next 120 days. On Day 60, you find a buyer who will pay the full $400,000. You activate the option, pay the seller $340,000 and pocket $60,000. This is a simplified example, but this new book details how to become a highly successful real estate option buyer, and it demonstrates step-by-step how to get started in this highly rewarding investment strategy.
   

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Your Real Estate Closing Explained Simply: What Smart Buyers & Sellers Need to Know

ISBN #: 9781601380326


$12.95

Congratulations! You have entered into a contract to buy your first home, investment property, or that special vacation getaway place. The closing date is set, but now what do you do? This new book is a complete and thorough explanation of the real estate closing process and escrow. (Escrow is a neutral third party that follows the instructions from buyer and seller of the property. It makes sure that the required funds are in the escrow account before the deed to the home is recorded in the buyer's name.) Written in everyday, easy-to-understand English this book will help you save time and money as well as guide you around pitfalls.

Some of the subjects covered are the contract, mortgages, your closing agent, title commitment, survey, deed, bill of sale, affidavit of title, leases, assignment of leases, assignment of contracts, estoppels letters, utility letters, payoff letter for mortgage, condo letter, right of first refusal, assessments, utility bill, certificate of insurance, closing statement, power of attorney, grantor/grantee affidavit, transfer tax declaration, zoning certificate, affidavit of heirship, death certificate, commission statement, personal information affidavit, joint tenancy affidavit, ALTA statement, photo ID, keys, termite inspection, general inspection, mortgage contingency, attorney approval contingency, lead paint disclosure, RIPTA disclosure, environmental issues, soil test, structural tests, utility readings and name changes, tax bill, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), seller identification, trustees, trustee's deed, trustee's ALTA, trustee's pay proceeds letter, mortgage options, note, mortgage disclosures, title, leases, estoppels letters, and buyer's insurance and certificate. The book includes numerous forms and easy-to-use checklists as well as information particular to each state.
   

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The Pre-Foreclosure Real Estate Handbook: Insider Secrets to Locating and Purchasing Pre-Foreclosed Properties in Any Market

ISBN #: 9780910627665


$12.95

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.

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.

We spent thousands of hours interviewing, e-mailing, and communicating with hundreds of today's most successful real estate investors. If you are interested in learning hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets on how to make money (or more money) investing in real estate foreclosures, then this book is for you!  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.
   

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How to Buy Real Estate Without a Down Payment in Any Market: Insider Secrets from the Experts Who Do It Every Day  

ISBN #: 9780910627672


$12.95

This new book explains everything you need to know to locate and purchase real estate with no down payment from individuals, banks, and other sources. Whether you are a first-time homeowner or an experienced property investor, this is a tremendous guide for buying real estate in any market with no down payment. You will learn the simple formula that can build massive wealth through a real estate purchase, with no money down. This proven formula works even if you have no real estate experience, bad or no credit, or very little money. This formula has been developed out of real-life experience. You will learn how to make smart real estate investments and use those investments to help you achieve financial success.

We spent thousands of hours interviewing, e-mailing, and communicating with hundreds of today's most successful real estate investors. This book is a compilation of their secrets and proven successful ideas. If you are interested in learning hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets on how to purchase a property with no money down, then this book is for you. You will learn how to find the right property, locate motivated sellers, make mutually beneficial offers, and possibly even receive cash at the closing.

Though you may be relatively cash-poor or have a less-than-perfect credit rating, you can acquire a mortgage and find the house you've always wanted. You will receive professional direction through all the complicated legal and tax issues involved. You will uncover secrets that expert real estate investors use every day. This comprehensive resource contains a wealth of modern tips and strategies for financing and closing on a property. The author shows readers how to find out how much they're really worth, how to uncover unknown assets, and how anyone can enhance their credit rating within six months. Financing your dream home can be possible, even if you never thought you could.

   

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Fast Real Estate Profits in Any Market: The Art of Flipping Properties— Insider Secrets from the Experts Who Do It Every Day

ISBN #: 9780910627689


$8.95

In real estate markets all around the country, real estate "flippers" have discovered that a small down payment, a little paint, some cleaning, and some time can net them tens (even hundreds) of thousands of dollars in profits, possibly tax-free. Small upgrades to the kitchen, bathrooms, and living areas, and the “ugly” house they bought for $200,000 in June can be sold for $300,000 in October.

Real estate investing has created more millionaires than any other investment vehicle in this country. Real estate flipping refers to the practice of finding a property that is for sale- usually priced below-market—and then selling it soon after it is bought for a quick profit. Finally there's a comprehensive, no-nonsense book that teaches you everything you need to build wealth through flipping properties quickly, legally, and ethically. You don't need great credit, a real estate license, or large sums of capital or experience to get started. There has never been a better time to invest in real estate than today. This new book offers first-time and returning real estate investors tactics for making a fortune. Even if you have little or no money, you can find success in real estate investing by "flipping."

Flipping properties can be a part-time or full-time business for anybody. You will learn all of the paperwork involved in real estate transactions, including deeds, mortgages, contracts, notes, and titles; new FHA regulations; how to begin investing with little or no cash; locate opportunities; work with real estate agents; increase curb appeal; locate the financing you need; and most importantly, purchase properties for pennies on the dollar and prepare them for a quick sale. The book is loaded with case studies and success storie - from real people. You will uncover secrets that expert real estate investors use every day. This comprehensive resource contains a wealth of modern tips and strategies for getting started in this very lucrative area of real estate investing.

   

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The Complete Guide to Investing in Pre-Foreclosure Short Sales: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

ISBN #: 9781601383891


$24.95

In 2007 and 2008, the number of foreclosures in the US market increased by a whopping 48 percent according to the Federal Reserve and with major mortgage lending banks failing and the government offering buyouts, the chances that the trend will subside anytime before the end of 2009 are slim to none. For that reason, many real estate investors have turned to the possibility of short sales and making money on homes that have not yet gone into foreclosure. This practice, which is ideal for helping both the banks and the home owners on the brink of foreclosure, is a great way to take advantage of current market conditions and make greater profits.

This book will work to guide any real estate veteran or beginner in the process of Pre-Foreclosure Short Sales and how to get into the market, contacting banks and owners, making offers, and taking advantage of timing and the right situations. You will learn the basics about what foreclosure is and why it is such a major occurrence and concern in today's real estate market. You will be guided through what a short sale is and why it is such a profitable means of real estate investing. You will learn how to find the best possible short sale foreclosures before they go to foreclosure and how to deal directly with owners instead of banks. You will learn the exact moments that are best for buying and how to bypass the owner when it is necessary. Learn how to write a short sale offer to the owner and the bank and how to start buying from lenders before foreclosure occurs.

Top real estate brokers and investors have been contacted and interviewed for this book and have provided additional detail and anecdotes about successful short sales. You will additionally learn how to see from the lender's point of view and how to make the deal final. Learn about FHA, VA, and private mortgage insurance sales and how to starting buying in foreclosure or even after a foreclosure sale. Learn how to avoid major problems and then how to obtain escrow, closing and title insurance. Finally, learn how to flip your sale as quickly as possible while optimizing your returns. The basics and keys to short sales on pre-foreclosures is included in this guide for newcomers and real estate veterans alike.
   

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The Complete Guide to Locating and Profiting from Emerging Real Estate Markets: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply 

ISBN #: 9781601383884


$15.95

Real estate is a fickle business and with costs rising so exponentially in developed markets such as big cities and waterfronts, the vast majority of investors spend their time looking for emerging markets. These emerging markets, those that crop up in newly renovated, populated regions are potential cash cows, offering the chance for nearly anyone with the right tools and knowhow to start making massive profits on minimal investments. Long term planning and knowledge of how emerging markets work is necessary though and without the proper preparation a lot of money can be lost.

With this book, anyone interested in starting their investment strategy in emerging real estate markets can start the process immediately without wasting any time or effort on false promises. You will start by learning why emerging markets are considered so lucrative and what kind of fundamental value they hold. You will learn how individuals can go about identifying these markets using the market phase method. You will learn how to start recognizing the good and bad spots in emerging markets and to get the first deal in any emerging market. You will learn the difference between single and multi family investments and how to start paying for property managers. The basics of finding those diamonds in the rough, the value plays and burned out landlords is outlined alone with dozens of interviews with top experts in real estate acquisition that will guide you through real life experience and insights.

You will learn which mistakes have been made time and again and what you need to start trying to avoid now if possible – you will learn how not to be too late or sell too late on your deals and how to avoid anything that might have government involvement with pollution or bankruptcy issues. Learn how to acquire and use financing, double check the markets, and inspect the properties effectively before making any deals. Every detail you could need to learn about and start capitalizing on emerging markets is included here in this guide for you.
   

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The Complete Guide to Making Cheese, Butter and Yogurt at Home: Everything you Need to Know Explained Simply  

ISBN #: 9781601382566 


$14.95

Currently, there are nearly 200 publicly traded real estate investment trusts (more commonly referred to as REITs) in operation in the United Sates with a combined $500 billion in assets. An estimated two-thirds of REITS are traded on national stock exchanges. A REIT is a real estate company that offers its shares to the public. By doing so, a REIT stock becomes like any other stock that represents the holder's ownership in a business. However, REITs have two distinct features: REITs manage groups of income-producing properties and must distribute 90 percent of profits as dividends. The Complete Guide to Investing in REITs will teach you everything you need to know about REITs and how you can earn high rates of return.

In this book, you will learn about publicly and privately held REITs, Net Asset Value (NAV), Adjusted Funds From Operations (AFFO), Cash Available for Distribution (CAD), the benefits associated with REITS, dividend reinvestment programs (DRiPs), capitalization rate, equitization, leverage, positive spread investing, securitization, and straight-lining. You will also learn about equity, mortgage, and hybrid REITs and the more specific types, including residential, office, industrial, and retail.

The Complete Guide to Investing in REITs will walk you through finding the appropriate REIT for you. This book will also teach you how to manage your REIT, how to limit your personal risk, how to understand REIT performance, and how to analyze REITs. By reading this book, you will know and understand the pitfalls of investing in REITs, you will know how REITs behave as an investment class and how to best integrate them into your portfolio, and you will know what economic issues affect real estate and the effects these have on REITs.

This book is not merely for the novice investor who wants to learn everything possible about real estate investment trusts; professional investors, financial planners, and investment advisors will also find valuable information in this book. Ultimately, The Complete Guide to Investing in REITs will help you stabilize and grow your portfolio and earn high rates of return by providing you with vital information and practical guidance.
   

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The Complete Guide to Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, Fourplexes, and Mobile Homes: What Smart Investors Need To Know Explained Simply

ISBN #: 9781601382061


$15.95

It is no secret that investing in real estate can significantly boost one's income. Many people begin by investing in single-family residential properties and work their way up to commercial properties, such as duplexes, triplexes, and quads. However, moving from one to the other may seem like a big leap. This new book, The Complete Guide to Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, Fourplexes, and Mobile Homes, will make the transition effortless, as it explains everything you need to know in easy to understand language and points out dozens of hints and suggestions.

By reading this new, extensively researched book, you will become knowledgeable in all areas of commercial real estate investing, including cash flow, appreciation, tax benefits, equity buildup and leveraging, due diligence, gross rental income, vacancy loss, operating expenses, debt service, zoning, triple net leases, and contracts. You also will learn about the potential gains and losses, the consequences, loans, proven techniques, effective strategies, advantages and disadvantages of direct and indirect investing, and asset management techniques.

In addition, you will discover how to buy with no money down, how to get cash back at closing, how to eliminate your risk, how to decide whether to buy or hold, how to keep good tenants, how to determine and compare property value, how to structure deals, how to limit your personal liability, how to inspect a building, how to take out a mortgage, how to secure financing, how to negotiate, how to read economic cycles, how to avoid the common mistakes, and how to decipher tax issues. You will be prepared for restrictions pertaining to children, pets, parking, vehicles, boats, music, maintenance, club memberships, recreation facility leases, use of recreational facilities, and common areas.

Whether you are a new investor looking to get started or a seasoned veteran looking to enhance your portfolio, The Complete Guide to Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, Fourplexes, and Mobile Homes will provide you will all the information you need to accomplish your investment goals.

   

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

ISBN #: 9781601382085


$14.95

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.
   
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How to Use the Equity in Your Home or Business Today to Invest for Tomorrow

ISBN #: 9781601381392


$12.95

Most people leave money they could use to invest sitting in their house or commercial property in the form of equity. After you have purchased real estate and are making monthly payments, you are in the process of building equity. The opportunity to use the equity you have built up in your home is one of the benefits of homeownership. Most people will use this equity to draw out cash and purchase cars, boats, or other declining investments, but there are many other ways to use your equity. This brand new book will demonstrate how to use the equity in your home or business property for investment purposes.

You will learn how to leverage your equity to start a business, invest in real estate, purchase stock portfolios, invest in high interest private mortgages, improve or renovate your current home, plan for retirement, buy another house, buy a rental property, save for education expenses, and many other lucrative investments. Equity in a home or business property, that is idly sitting there, does not make you money. Learn how to put it to use today. Use your equity to leverage and pursue your wealth building.

This brand new, exhaustively researched book is the ultimate resource for novices and pros alike; it will guide you through every step of the process, with hundreds of innovative ideas that you can put into action right away. This book provides you with proven strategies and innovative ideas used by the experts everyday that you can easily do yourself.
   

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The Complete Guide to Buying a Second Home or Real Estate in Mexico: Insider Secrets You Need to Know

ISBN #: 9781601381316


$12.95

More than a million Americans own second homes in Mexico, according to the National Association of Realtors. As home prices in the U.S. hit record highs, Mexico has emerged as a solid contender for people who are considering either buying second homes or investing in a vacation home or future retirement properties.

The U.S. State Department estimates that there are 385,000 Americans permanently living in Mexico, almost twice the number from a decade ago. Many are buying new waterfront resorts targeted to Americans in popular destinations like Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Sonora, and the Baja Peninsula. The laid-back lure of Mexico's beaches, forests, deserts, people, fishing, golf, and culture has been capturing visitors and second-home buyers for decades. Buying property in Mexico has become easier as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement and through the use of this groundbreaking new book. Most living expenses are cheaper in Mexico, making this very appealing to retirees or those able to telecommute.

Now is the time for that second home purchase in Mexico, before the prices climb even higher. Recent figures from the National Association of Realtors show an upward trend in the number of second homes purchased for investment purposes. Investing in a second home now will be a great way to increase your net worth when you retire, if done properly.

You will learn precisely what to look for in a real estate investment and buying prospects, as well as how to make your current home groundwork for potential real estate investments, how to find the best opportunities, how to set values, how to buy with little or no money down, how to close, how to decide where to purchase, how to choose and hire a realtor, how to use your IRA, how to hire an attorney, and how to calculate monthly payments. You also will become knowledgeable about negotiating, financing, budgets, needs and wants, credit reports, home-buying timelines, the process of building a house, manufactured homes, real estate and mortgage terms, home warranties, homeowners insurance, creative financing, moving plans, walk-throughs, closing and settlement inspections, legal contracts, mortgages, what you can afford, which government agencies can help, the offer, and escrow. This book is a must-have for the investor considering a second home below the border.
   

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The Real Estate Math Handbook: Simplified Solutions For The Real Estate Investor

ISBN #: 9780910627078


$15.95

Smart real estate investors need to know basic real estate math and calculations. If you have made the decision to become an investor, even a part-time one, then you need this book. One great benefit of this book is you can set up these formulas into an excel spreadsheet on your own computer. You need to know for example:

Is this property worth this price?

What will my monthly payment be?

What is my rate of return on investment?

What is my projected positive cash flow?

Will this rental property produce enough cash flow to pay all expenses?

What will my new payoff be if I add to the principal each month?

What is the projected value of this property in 10 years?

When will this investment be paid back?

What will this real estate option cost in real dollars today?

Should I lease option or purchase?

Real estate math skills are an integral part of becoming a truly successful investor. You need a competitive edge, and, by building your real estate math skills, this book will give it to you. These math skills are easily explained, and in no time you will be calculating such things as real estate investment analysis, valuation of income property, valuation of commercial real estate, vacancy loss projections, pay back period, time value of money, amortization schedule calculations, mortgage pay off, cash flow, net income/loss, option pricing, conversions, markup/discount, lease vs. buy analysis, evaluate tax sales, project income potential and cash flow, using Excel and other financial software programs, master the art of property valuation, and other financial calculations and tools.
   

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How to Pay Little or No Taxes on Your Real Estate Investments: What Smart Investors Need to Know—Explained Simply

ISBN #: 9781601380401


$14.95

Many investors today are making huge profits on real estate investments. The key, however, in investing is not the profit, but what you actually get to keep after taxes. This new book will provide a road map with hundreds of methods and insider tax secrets to help you keep more of what you earn.

Real estate investors face unique tax problems from the sale of real estate. You will learn how to implement tax savings programs successfully to reduce or eliminate the resulting income tax from the sale of real estate. You will learn how to use the IRS tax code to your advantage through depreciation, 1031 exchanges, shielding income, deferring income taxes, handling capital gains taxes, building wealth, creating a self-directed IRA, making installment sales, setting up annuity trusts and charitable remainder tax-advantaged trusts. You will learn about exemptions, exchange rules, tax shelters, tax-exclusion credits, sheltering your assets from creditors, and ultimately you will learn how you can retire rich and early with tax-free real estate investments
   

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The Part-Time Real Estate Investor: How to Generate Huge Profits While Keeping Your Day Job

ISBN #: 9780910627023


$24.95

Fortune Magazine states, “97 out of 100 self-made millionaires made their fortunes through Real Estate Investing, and the next 10 years will be a "Golden Era" for the informed Real Estate Investor.”

If you are saying to yourself “That sounds great but I can't quit my job and begin investing full time. I've got bills, kids in school, car payments, and a mortgage to support,  you're in luck. This new book is for you!

You will learn how to become a skilled professional Real Estate Investor who can generate thousands, and yes, even millions of dollars, in your spare time. Unlike starting a retail business where you need to be there every day, you can work a full-time job and invest in real estate on the side, and reap huge profits. The key is time. The real estate investing business is a perfect part-time business because real estate is a business where the assets appreciate and cash flow is generated even when you are absent.

This new book will give you the information and advice necessary to buy, finance, and successfully manage a small number of positive cash flow producing properties in your spare time. Investing in real estate is one of the safest and smartest investments you can make. Real estate appreciates at a rate far greater than the rate of inflation, builds equity, provides a steady return on investment, provides cash flow, and can offer substantial tax benefits. With the sound guidance in this book you will be able to retire comfortably and EARLY!

A sampling of what's covered in this encyclopedic book includes: how to find below-market deals, investing with little or no down payment, seller financing, foreclosures and REOs, investment property, negotiating, purchase offers, managing rental property, flipping, auctions, tax sales, financing, mortgage terms, agents, cash flow, inspections, contracts, tenants, lease agreements, insurance, taxes and accounting, escrow, essential mathematical calculations, sample forms, development, taxation, exchange rules, and regulations. This book is loaded with case studies and success storie's from real people. You will uncover secrets that expert PART-TIME real estate investors use every day. This comprehensive resource contains a wealth of modern tips and strategies for getting started in this very lucrative area. This book is the foundation for understanding how to invest in real estate.
   

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The Real Estate Investor's Handbook: The Complete Guide for the Individual Investor

ISBN #: 9780910627696


$12.95


The Real Estate Investor's Handbook is a must-have for beginning investors, real estate veterans, commercial brokers, sellers, and buyers. Real estate investing has created more millionaires than any other investment vehicle in this country. This comprehensive step-by-step proven program shows beginners and seasoned veterans alike the ins and outs of real estate investing. This book is a road map to successful investing in real estate. You do not need to re-invent the wheel, and you won't have to make the same mistakes others have.

Investing in real estate is one of the safest and smartest investments you can make. Real estate appreciates at a rate far greater than the rate of inflation, builds equity, provides a steady return on investment, provides cash flow, and can offer substantial tax benefits. This handbook is the resource for novices and pros alike; it will guide you through every step of the process of real estate investing. 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 and actual case studies from experts to help you invest better and wiser with less time and effort.

A sampling of what's covered in this encyclopedic book includes: how to find below-market deals, investing with little or no down payment, seller financing, foreclosures and REOs, investment property, negotiating, purchase offers, managing rental property, flipping, auctions, tax sales, financing, mortgage terms, agents, cash flow, inspections, contracts, tenants, lease agreements, insurance, taxes and accounting, escrow, essential mathematical calculations, sample forms, development, taxation, exchange rules, and regulations. This book is loaded with case studies and success stories from real people. You will uncover secrets that expert real estate investors use every day. This comprehensive resource contains a wealth of modern tips and strategies for getting started in this very lucrative area. This book is the foundation for understanding how to invest in real estate.

   

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

ISBN #: 9780910627733


$21.95

Purchasing tax lien instruments from city, county, and municipal governments can provide you with very high and secure rates of return, in some cases as high as 12%, 18%, 24%, or even 1,000% or more per year. If performed correctly, investments in tax lien instruments will far outpace stock market performance, even traditional real estate investments. The key is to know how to perform this process correctly.

Tax lien certificates and deeds are not purchased through a broker; you purchase these property tax liens directly from the state or county government (depending on the state). This type of investment was created by state law, and state law protects you as the investor. 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 new 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.

In addition, we spent thousands of hours interviewing, e-mailing, and communicating with hundreds of today's most successful investors. This book is a compilation of their secrets and proven successful ideas. 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.

   

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The Complete Dictionary of Real Estate Terms Explained Simply: What Smart Investors Need to Know

ISBN #: 9780910627016 

ISBN #: 9781601380333  (SPANISH) 

$14.95

Real estate words and real estate terms can be very confusing. Both experienced real estate investors and consumers will love this A-to-Z guide packed with more than 2,400 complicated terms easily defined. No categories are overlooked.

Find all the answers you'll ever need to a universe of real estate terms on thousands of subjects, such as: abstract of title, wraparound debt, caveat emptor, escheat, metes and bounds, pipestem lot, recital, testator, devisee, and 2,400 more.

This new book is designed to assist real estate agents, consumers, and investors. This new handy guide will simplify these complicated and confusing terms for quick and easy understanding. You will not find lengthy and difficult words in the description, just short and easy to understand answers

   
  

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The Complete Guide to Locating, Negotiating, and Buying Real Estate Foreclosures What Smart Investors Need to Know - Explained Simply REVISED 2ND EDITION

$16.95

This is a tremendous guide for buying pre-foreclosed homes in any market. You will learn the simple formula to build wealth through foreclosures. This book is a resource for novices and pros alike; it will guide you through every step of the process, including finding properties, negotiating, and closing.
   

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The Complete Guide to Investing in Real Estate Tax Liens & Deeds How to Earn High Rates of Return - Safely REVISED 2ND EDITION

ISBN #: 9781601388995

 

$16.95

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 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! 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.
   

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The Part-Time Real Estate Investor How to Generate Huge Profits While Keeping Your Day Job REVISED 2ND EDITION

 

$16.95

This book helps you buy, finance, and successfully manage positive cash flow producing properties. This encyclopedic book covers how to find below-market deals, investing with little down payment, seller financing, foreclosures and REOs, investment property, negotiating, purchase offers, managing rental property, auctions, tax sales, and more.
   

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The Real Estate Developer's Handbook

ISBN #: 9781601389480

 

$2495

This book covers the entire process of establishing a small real estate development firm and the ongoing management necessary, pointing out methods to increase your chances of success, and how to avoid common mistakes.