Real Estate Development and Investment A Comprehensive Approach Written by real estate industry veteran Stephen Peca, this timely guide skillfully outlines the various phases of the real estate development process and addresses some of the most important issues associated with this discipline. Using numerous illustrations and anecdotes, this book takes you through the development process, from historical considerations and idea formulation to financial feasibility and asset disposition, while covering the entire cycle of real estate development for various property types. Topics touched upon throughout these pages include: The key factors affecting demand for different land uses and development The interaction of market research, financing, planning, contract negotiation, marketing, leasing, and property management The need for universal, current, and broad knowledge The importance of ethics in the development process The role of different professionals and companies involved in the development process Environmental considerations in real estate development And much more Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this reliable resource will help you gain a firm understanding of the functional skills necessary to be successful in this field and familiarize you with several often-overlooked-but essential aspects of commercial real estate development.
All the fundamentals of accounting and finance of the real estate industry-made easy Providing both the theories and practices of real estate from an accounting and financial perspective, Real Estate Accounting Made Easy is a must-read for anyone who needs a thorough and easier understanding of the real estate industry. Walks you through the audit processes, including how to prepare the audit and the different kinds of audits Helps new auditors, the company being audited, and users of audit reports understand the fundamentals of the financial aspect of the real estate business Includes forms of real estate ownership, sole ownership, partnerships, joint ventures and real estate investment trusts (REITs), including the advantages and disadvantages of these entities covered in detail A practical guide to the field of real estate accounting and finance, this easy-to-understand introductory and intermediary book on the field of real estate begins with the elementary and basic aspects of real estate to ensure that those that are new to the field are comfortable with this often-complicated subject matter.
Praise for MAVERICK REAL ESTATE FINANCING «Once you start reading, you won't be able to put the book down. You will feel you are part of the deals that industry leaders have put together. This is a real book about real people and how they address risk and reward.» –Bruce S. Schonbraun, Managing Partner The Schonbraun McCann Group LLP «Bergsman applies a journalist's logic to the complex world of commercial real estate, making it easier for outsiders to understand. He writes with the authority of a true insider.» –Brannon Boswell, Managing Editor Shopping Centers Today «Congratulations. Finally, someone has written a book that reflects real estate finance in the twenty-first century. With the growing proliferation of real estate education in university business schools today, this book should be required reading!» –James D. Kuhn, President Newmark Knight Frank In Maverick Real Estate Financing, Steve Bergsman–author of the widely acclaimed Maverick Real Estate Investing–describes the various financing methods you can use to achieve real estate investment success. Maverick Real Estate Financing also introduces you to an innovative group of real estate professionals who have used these methods to build substantial fortunes. By listening to some of the world's most successful real estate Mavericks–includingWilliam Sanders, W. P. Carey, and Stephen Ross–you'll discover what sets them apart from the rest of the pack and learn how to apply their proven principles to your own real estate deals. Each chapter examines a different real estate financing technique and the Maverick who best exemplifies it. Some of the strategies and products discussed include: * Equity financing * Public and private REITs * Agency loans * UPREITs * Commingled capital * Retail site arbitrage * Conduit loans * Sale-leasebacks * Distressed mortgages * Low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs)
Canadian real estate investors often hear about real estate cycles, yet very few people can describe what they are and how to actually use them to one's advantage. The Canadian Investor's Guide to Secrets of the Real Estate Cycle will show Canadian investors the ins and outs of the various phases of the real estate cycle, such as boom, slump and recovery, in order to equip them with the knowledge to make practical and informed decisions about their portfolios. Written by Canada's top-selling real estate investor and author Don Campbell and Kieran Trass, a leading expert on real estate cycles, the book will drill down into the various causes that affect real estate trends, such as local and global economics, population migration, employment levels, affordability of rental housing, real estate listings and other factors, to provide a scientific basis for assessing current trends and where those trends are heading. Complete with charts, checklists, and real-life stories, The Canadian Investor's Guide to Secrets of the Real Estate Cycle will be an indispensable guide for all investors.
Canada's bestselling author on real estate draws back the curtain on real estate investing Investing in real estate has often been viewed as the poor second cousin to the stock and bond markets. The misperception that investing in real estate is somehow difficult has cost Canadians the opportunity to increase both the quality of and income from their investment portfolio. To help provide a new perspective to Canadian investors, Canada's bestselling real estate author speaks about his relationship with real estate as the asset that has consistently delivered value for himself and the Real Estate Investment Network community across the country. Author Don R. Campbell is Canada's most recognizable face in media on matters to do with real estate Offers readers a unique glimpse into Don R. Campbell's views on real estate as an asset class, the opportunities and challenges, and the essential characteristics of a successful real estate investor People want to learn from the best. Investors have no better role model than Don R. Campbell—either to be introduced to the world of real estate or to take away lessons that will embolden success.
Successful real estate investments play an essential role in Canadian investors' portfolios. The growth in wealth in real estate markets has presented investors with tremendous opportunities to capitalize on and expand their range of investments, and has moved real estate investing from a niche product to a pillar of smart portfolio diversification. In Making Money in Real Estate, 2nd Edition, Douglas Gray demystifies the Canadian real estate market for novice investors and presents new strategies for veteran investors. Learn to: Understand the real estate market cycles Find a property and assess its investment potential Build a trustworthy real estate team Arrange financing on good terms Use negotiating tactics that work Understand tax and legal issues Manage a property Avoid the pitfalls that many investors fall into Examine the pros and cons of non-residential property investment options Readers of previous editions will appreciate the vital changes to mortgage rules, taxation and legislation, and the inclusion of information on commercial real estate. Thorough coverage in plain English makes Making Money in Real Estate, 2nd Edition the next logical step for investors who want to begin or expand their real estate portfolios, and is a critical and indispensable tool in investment decision making.
Investing in commercial real estate can provide excellent risk-return opportunities for both the large and small investor. Unlike equity securities, commercial real estate often generates a substantial and predictable cash flow over time–and the compounding effect of this cash flow can significantly enhance the performance of most investment portfolios. Filled with in-depth insight and practical advice, The Real Estate Investment Handbook is an essential tool for current and aspiring commercial real estate investors looking to develop and evaluate commercial real estate properties. Throughout the book, experts G. Timothy Haight and Daniel D. Singer offer careful examinations of the various types of commercial real estate available, the measures within the markets used to evaluate their performance, and the intricacies of the markets in which they are traded. The discussions of breakeven analysis, present value, financial leverage, loan packaging, and practical real-life situations found in The Real Estate Investment Handbook will help you make better-informed decisions when investing in properties such as: * Apartments, condominiums, and time-shares * Single-family homes * Self-storage facilities * Office buildings * Industrial properties * Parking lots * Shopping centers * Hotels and motels Successful real estate investing is not just about net income or cash flow; it's about the fit between an investor and an investment. With The Real Estate Investment Handbook as your guide, you'll learn how to choose properties that make sense–and money–for you.
What if you could consistently bring in $5,000 to $50,000 in real estate cash flow every month? Would you change the way you live your life? Every year, thousands of Americans do just that, using real estate to achieve the wealth and independence they've always dreamed of. In The Real Estate Fast Track, author David Finkel offers step-by-step guidance on building a real estate business that lets you earn more while you work less! You'll master all five of the core skills of the world's wealthiest investors and learn the advanced secrets that have helped Finkel's students and clients buy and sell over $1 billion of real estate, much of it without cash or credit. You'll build your real estate business until you can relax and watch the money flow in. Plus, there's more: Six forms of leverage you can tap into Five fun, easy systems to find deal after deal A simple, three-step system for safely evaluating any real estate deal Twenty-one advanced deal-structuring strategies to close even the toughest deal Fourteen advanced negotiating techniques to make up to an extra $25,000 per deal Ten contract pitfalls that trip up most investors Using true stories from real people to illustrate the basics of successful investing, this practical, step-by-step guide presents the kind of proven, reality-based advice you need to live the life of your dreams—with all the money and free time you want! «Naysayers look out! The Real Estate Fast Track discloses step-by-step strategies that practically guarantee immediate cash flow, no matter what the real estate market does. This stuff works.» —Diane Kennedy, bestselling coauthor of The Insider's Guide to Making Money in Real Estate and author of Loopholes of the Rich «This book is just like David: clear, organized, and intelligent with an easygoing style. The valuable information within is actually a blueprint or how-to manual on producing your own passive cash flowing real estate investment business! WOW, what an achievement!» —Bill Tan, President of the San Diego Creative Investors Association and BTi Investments, Inc. David Finkel is one of the nation's leading real estate experts. He is the coauthor of several books, including the Wiley titles Buying Real Estate Without Cash or Credit and How to Retire Fast Investing in Commercial Real Estate, as well as the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek bestseller Making Big Money Investing in Foreclosures Without Cash or Credit. Over the past decade, Finkel's clients have bought and sold over $1 billion of real estate.
Proven private equity real estate investing strategies The subprime fallout and credit crisis have triggered a major transition in U.S. real estate. With tightening lending and underwriting standards, speculative investments and construction projects are likely to limited, resulting in constrained supply and healthier fundamentals over the long term. Looking forward, market participants anticipate that the coming years will be fraught with challenges as well as opportunities. Active Private Equity Real Estate Strategy is a collection of abridged market analyses, forecasts, and strategy papers from the ING Clarion Partners' Research & Investment Strategy (RIS) group. Divided into two comprehensive parts, this practical guide provides you with an informative overview of real estate markets, forecasts, and recent trends in part one, and presents specific active strategies in private equity real estate investing in part two. Includes a simulation of the economy in recession and the expected effects on the commercial real estate industry Offers examples of portfolio analysis and recommendations using ING Clarion's forecasts and Modern Portfolio Theory Focuses on multifamily, hotel, land, and industrial investments Demonstrates the use of the various tools available to the private equity real estate investor Written with both the individual and institutional real estate investor in mind, this book offers specific private equity strategies for investing in real estate during volatile times.
51 Success Stories from Canadian Real Estate Investors chronicles the incredible successes – and near-misses – of Canadian investors who employ strategies designed by Canada's best-selling real estate author, Don R. Campbell. In his first two best-sellers, Real Estate Investing in Canada and 97 Tips for Canadian Real Estate Investors, Campbell shows what it takes to succeed in real estate investing. In his third book, Campbell casts a spotlight on the success stories of investors as well as exploring examples of occasions when investing initiatives do not go so well. In his assessments, Campbell illustrates how to avoid these circumstances and what to learn from them. The end result is further proof that Campbell's time-proven techniques and in-depth knowledge are essential reading for every real estate investor in Canada.
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.
An in-depth look at why a commercial real estate collapse is inevitable, and how to survive it The Commercial Real Estate Tsunami is the first book to address the phenomenon of the pending wave of commercial debt maturities coming due in the next five years, and the impact those maturities will have on the commercial real estate markets when combined with the historic economic crisis the world is experiencing at this time. Drawing on the knowledge of recognized experts in the commercial real estate industry and financial markets, as well as lessons learned from the commercial real estate downturns of the 1980s and 1990s, author Tony Wood fills a void in our understanding of the causes of the crisis and what to expect in the future. Sends a warning to the commercial real estate industry, and offers concrete solutions to mitigate the risks and hazards that lie ahead Contains the insights of a group of experts from various sectors of the commercial real estate industry Helps market participants, including investors, developers, lenders, and brokers, gain a vitally needed perspective on where we might be going next and how we will get there Heeding the advice and guidance of the contributors in this book will benefit anyone navigating these turbulent waters and help lead them to higher ground.
This book shows beginning and experienced real estate investors how, and where, to acquire one million dollars in real estate in one year using borrowed money. Author and real estate expert Tyler Hicks starts with the reasons why real estate is the world's best borrowed-money business, then discusses hands-on ways for any investor to: Choose the type of property to invest in Pick one of 49 mortgages that can finance the property Find loans on the Internet to finance property acquisition Deal with, and obtain funding from, private lenders Use self-starter methods to get the money needed to buy income real estate Get financing even with bad credit/no credit on the investor's record Tap into little-known sources of real estate financing for both beginners and experienced wealth builders Use 100% financing (zero-down) methods to acquire real estate Build wealth almost anywhere with property appreciation Put wraparound mortgages to work to acquire desirable properties Numerous real-life examples of people who have used this system successfully in their spare time are included. To further assist readers in acquiring the income real estate they seek, dozens of sources of funding are included.
This guide from bestselling real estate authors de Roos and Kennedy shows you how to use tax-free retirement funds to invest in real estate. Using real estate IRAs, you can combine the tax benefits of retirement funds with the high rates of appreciation in the real estate market, growing your retirement investments by leaps and bounds. This handy book shows you how.
Praise for Frank McKinney «My neighbor, Frank McKinney, is certainly a maverick and a spiritually grounded young man. The oceanfront homes he builds here in Florida are magnificent and unique. More important, Frank's life and the contributions he makes to his community and the world illustrate how a successful businessman can do well while doing good. The principles in Frank McKinney's Maverick Approach to Real Estate Success represent a road map of his achievements–a proven strategy for succeeding not just in real estate, but also in the business of life.» –Rich DeVos, cofounder of Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic «If you're ready to make big profits in real estate, then read, absorb, and use the brilliance of Frank McKinney.» –Mark Victor Hansen, coauthor of The One Minute Millionaire «Frank McKinney's book is an excellent how-to guide to earning real estate profits by using McKinney's maverick formulas to find undervalued real estate with profit potential. McKinney is different. This isn't another how-to-get-rich-in-real-estate book. Instead, it is the lively success story of a real estate maverick. McKinney reveals his simple strategies, with intriguing personal profit examples that explain how his repeatable techniques work over and over.» –Robert J. Bruss, syndicated real estate columnist «If Hollywood were casting the role of a maverick who started with very little and went from a $50,000 fixer-upper to a $100 million mansion, they would choose Frank McKinney. Frank McKinney's Maverick Approach to Real Estate Success represents his approach to life. He decided to apply that approach to real estate and look what happened!» –Kendra Todd, winner of The Apprentice
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.
The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Selling Property Like the Experts How do the world's most successful developers–from Donald Trump to Sam Zell–make the most of every real estate transaction? The answers are found throughout Maverick Real Estate Investing. In this one-of-a-kind book, you'll learn the secrets to making a good deal, using other people's money, establishing cash flow targets, finding the best locations, getting top legal and tax counsel, overcoming negative responses, selling at the right time, and much more. It's must reading for every aspiring real estate titan, and will give you the tools necessary to make every deal a profitable one. «Steve Bergsman's profiles of some of the most successful investors of our time give an illustrative and illuminating insight into how the best in the business have consistently managed their risk . . . and raised their returns. If you want to make it in the competitive world of real estate investing, read this book!» –Dale Anne Reiss, Global and Americas Director of Real Estate, Hospitality, and Construction Services, Ernst & Young «For the novice–and even the experienced–investor in real estate, Steve Bergsman's book contains lots of worthwhile ideas. Better still, it clearly explains how to implement them. Easy to read and insightful, it's one of the better how-to investment guides around.» –Richard Rescigno, Managing Editor, Barron's «I have been reading Steve Bergsman's insightful real estate reporting and commentary for over a decade. He is one of the best real estate writers in America, as evidenced by his captivating analysis in Maverick Real Estate Investing, where he melds personalities and investing principles into a very good read.» –Jonathan L. Kempner, President and Chief Executive Officer Mortgage Bankers Association
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REITS GETTING STARTED IN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) offer small investors the chance to participate in a broad range of real estate opportunities across most major property sectors and geographic locations. But to make the most out of this proven investment vehicle, you must first gain a firm understanding of it. Getting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts provides an accessible introduction to the benefits and performance characteristics of REITs and examines the role they play in a well-diversified investment portfolio. Divided into three comprehensive parts, Getting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts covers a wide variety of issues within this field, including: * The legal and financial history of REITs * How REITs behave as an investment class and how they are best integrated into an investor's portfolio * The fundamental economic issues that affect real estate and how they impact REITs * Specific methods for analyzing REITs as an investment * Different types of REITs: residential, office, industrial, retail property, and more Filled with in-depth insight and practical advice, Getting Started in Real Estate Investment Trusts is a valuable road map to an investment that can help stabilize and grow your portfolio for years to come.
The ultimate resource for Canadian residential landlords. Anyone can become a landlord, but not everyone will be a profitable landlord. Distilling over 35 years of his first-hand experience, Doug Gray, one of Canada’s most respected real estate authors and experts, guides readers on how to become a successful landlord. Following the effective and proven formula of his previous bestsellers, The Canadian Landlord Guide fills the void of information on Canadian landlording. Some of the covered topics include: Principles and formulas for profitable landlording Understanding how the real estate market works The pitfalls of real estate investing and how to avoid them Types of rental formats Where to get information on prospective properties How to finance real estate investments The legal aspects of buying and renting property Tenant selection Property maintenance Filled with easy-to-understand and credible advice, The Canadian Landlord Guide is a must-have resource for all Canadian landlords. Seasoned professionals and aspiring beginners alike will find Doug Gray’s landlording guide to be one of their key tools in their quest for real estate success. Doug Gray, B.A., LL.B. (Vancouver, BC) has been buying, renovating, and renting real estate for 35 years. In addition to being a successful real estate entrepreneur, Doug has written over 28 bestselling real estate, business, and personal finance titles, including Making Money in Real Estate (978-0-470-83620-0) and The Canadian Snowbird Guide (978-0-470-15375-8).
"A fresh, insightful look at how real estate professionals actually value properties and analyze markets. The focus on different product types as well as market segments are especially useful." –Barry Hersh, AICP, Associate Professor of Real Estate and Urban Planning, City University of New York This in-depth look at the core tools of real estate valuation will show you how to analyze the real estate market and assess the financial feasibility of a project. Many people go with their instincts or past experience when reviewing the financials and fail to utilize the useful data and analytical tools available in this field. Get the analytical data and tools you need to assess the financial feasibility of any project. Order your copy today.
MAKE A FORTUNE IN REAL ESTATE-Without Owning Property! Did you know that you don't actually have to own real estate to profit from it? It's true! If you control the paperwork of real estate-the contracts, mortgages, and deeds-you can make money without owning anything. The New Path to Real Estate Wealth offers a step-by-step system that takes you from the basics of real estate investing to the more sophisticated strategies that let you earn without owning. Whether you're a new investor or an experienced one, you'll make big money in the world's safest, most reliable investment with expert guidance on: * Finding great deals * Working with real estate agents * Evaluating and inspecting property * Writing and presenting an offer * Flipping the deal for quick cash Once you understand the basics of real estate investing, you can move on to four proven strategies for making a fortune without owning property. Authors and real estate experts Chantal and Bill Carey show you how to make a bundle by flipping properties quickly, assigning contracts, using options, and buying discounted mortgages and government tax liens for pennies on the dollar. You can control valuable contracts and properties-without the liabilities and hassles of ownership. Packed with real-world examples and proven real estate wisdom, this handy guide proves that anyone can make money in real estate. So start investing today . . . and get on The New Path to Real Estate Wealth!
Developments in the sophistication of global real estate markets mean that global real estate investment is now being executed professionally. Thanks to academic enquiry, professional analysis and entrepreneurial activity, backed by the globalisation of all investment activity, there is now an available body of material which forms the basis of this scholarly but practical summary of the new state of this art. The measurement, benchmarking, forecasting and quantitative management techniques applied to property investments are now compatible with those used in other asset classes, and advances in property research have at last put the ongoing debate about the role of real estate onto a footing of solid evidence. The truly global scope and authorship of this book is unique, and both authors here are singularly well qualified to summarise the impact and likely future of global innovations in property research and fund management. Between them, they have experienced three real estate crashes, and have observed at first hand the creation of the real estate debt and equity instruments that led to the global crisis of 2008-9. Global Property Investment: strategies, structure, decisions offers a unique perspective of the international real estate investment industry with: a close focus on solutions to real life investment problems no excessive theoretical padding a target of both students and professionals highly qualified dual-nationality authorship With many cases, problems and solutions presented throughout the book, and a companion website used for deeper analysis and slides presentations (see below), this is a key text for higher-level real estate students on BSc, MSc, MPhil and MBA courses worldwide as well as for practising property professionals worldwide in fund management, investment and asset management, banking and real estate advisory firms.
FREE $1,595 Quick-Start Real Estate Success Program! See page 217 for details. Buy Real Estate Without Cash or Credit! Imagine having two multi-millionaires take you by the hand and personally mentor you to get started making big money investing in real estate. That's exactly the step-by-step coaching you'll get in Buying Real Estate Without Cash or Credit, as Peter Conti and David Finkel, two of the nation's leading real estate experts, walk you through the fastest and easiest ways for you to launch your investing business. You'll learn the same secrets, strategies, and organized action plans that their past mentorship students have used over the last decade to make millions. Best of all, you'll learn exactly how to do it without cash or credit! This book will show you the fastest way to succeed investing in real estate–step-by-step, action-by-action, strategy-by-strategy. You'll learn: * The 5 fastest ways to close your first deal in 30 days or less! * 21 scripts to negotiate profitable win-win deals * The 6 best sources to fund your «nothing down» deals * 7 ways to maximize your cash when investing «This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to live the American dream but thinks they can't invest in real estate for lack of cash or credit. Conti and Finkel make it simple to understand and easy to achieve.» –Attorney William Bronchick, coauthor of the bestselling book Flipping Properties «David and Peter have done it again! They've taken their proven millionaire-making real estate program and broken it down into easy-to-use steps that anyone can use. This book will tell you how you don't need cash or credit to succeed in real estate investing.» –Diane Kennedy, CPA/Tax Strategist, coauthor of The Insider's Guide to Real Estate Investing Loopholes
Spend like a miser, profit like a mogul Who says you have to spend money to make money?Savvy real estate investors follow the examples of Donald Trump and Walt Disney, turning substantial profits on properties without incurring the debt, risk, and maintenance costs of ownership–and now, so can you! In How to Make Money with Real Estate Options, real estate expert Thomas Lucier introduces you to the low-risk, high-yield investment vehicle that can earn big bucks even for small investors. Lucier explains what real estate options are, how they work, and why they are the tools of choice for thousands of successful investors. Step by step, he shows you how to: * Locate potential option properties using the Internet, want ads, and «bird-dogs» * Contact and negotiate with property owners * Perform due diligence and avoid options pitfalls * Prepare an option agreement that protects you * Insure real estate options with title insurance * Package and sell optioned properties for optimum profits Packed with no-nonsense advice on how to identify the most profitable properties and manage every step of the option process, How to Make Money with Real Estate Options is a practical guide to one of the secret weapons of savvy investors.
These are just some of the new rules of online marketing that you'll find in this helpful, hands-on guide. In the REAL ESTATE RAINMAKER Guide to Online Marketing, Dan Gooder Richard offers new solutions and proven ways to use the Internet to drive your real estate business. Whether you're a novice or a veteran real estate pro, you'll find all the cutting-edge online strategies you need to design and implement your own effective, profitable marketing strategy-with practical guidance on building a unique online brand with web domains, websites, and e-mail marketing strategies. Full of real-world examples and straightforward guidelines, the REAL ESTATE RAINMAKER Guide to Online Marketing will help you generate more leads and more business than you ever thought possible!
An all-time bestseller, Dolf de Roos?s classic Real Estate Riches shows you how to find great deals and make great profits in the real estate market. You?ll learn why real estate is such a reliable moneymaker and how to achieve the biggest return possible on your investment. Full of time-honored wisdom, proven tactics, and quick-and-easy tips, this book shows you how to find the best properties with the most potential, analyze deals, negotiate and submit offers, effectively manage properties, and dramatically increase the value of your real estate without spending much money. If you want to be your own boss and quit the nine-to-five life, Real Estate Riches shows you how.
From the Bestselling Author of Real Estate Investing in Canada 2.0 What can you learn from four Canadian real estate experts who have 100-plus years of collective investing experience? Whether you are a beginning investor or own a portfolio of residential properties, 97 Tips for Canadian Real Estate Investors, 2nd Edition provides you with insights, strategies and success stories to build your wealth according to a proven system. Investors will learn about how to adapt to shifting market conditions, and financing and marketing strategies designed to improve cash flow and attract long-term tenants. You’ll discover the challenges and pitfalls that investors experience and how to avoid them. At your fingertips and success strategies based on the Authentic Canadian Real Estate System. From understanding the principles and economics of Investing, to sourcing properties and financing, closing deals and becoming a landlord, 97 Tips is chockfull of great ideas for investors who want to achieve beyond their dreams. Praise from Canadian Investors for Real Estate Investing in Canada and the Acre System “This material was absolutely essential for getting my investing jumpstarted. Thank you!” –Marianne Malo Chenard “To compare this system to other real estate investing educators is like comparing day to night. I get all the information on a proven system I need. I don’t have to pay thousands of extra dollars to get the ‘Next level’ of training.” –Michael Colson “If you are serious about taking control of your finances through real estate, this book is the perfect starting point.” –Joe Iannuzzi “Excellent advice on how to make profitable business decisions and how to know what the red flags are. –Kimberley Pashak Special Bonus Stay ahead of the real estate market. As a bonus, every registered reader of 97 Tips will receive a free CD covering the latest market changes. Register at www.realestateinvestingincanada.com.
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.
An exploration of acquiring real estate outside the continental U.S. Given the costly uncertainties of the domestic real estate market, buying a second home in desirable vacation areas within the United States has become nearly impossible for many. Increasingly, Americans are turning to more affordable regions overseas, some stay close-by in Mexico or Canada, while others are more adventurous, looking to parts of Central America, the Caribbean, and Pacific Islands. In Passport to Exotic Real Estate, real estate expert and travel writer Steve Bergsman offers detailed advice on the benefits and challenges of buying overseas property, including whether or not foreigners can legally own property, tax implications, availability of beachfront land, market trends, investment security, local regulations, and much more. With this book as their guide, readers will be fully prepared to overcome the obstacles of overseas property ownership and discover the benefits of living/vacationing abroad. Steve Bergsman (Mesa, Arizona) is a real estate, financial, and travel writer with more than 20 years' experience. His news stories and travel articles have been published in more than 100 publications around the world and he has appeared on local and national radio and television. Bergsman is also the author of two previous real estate books, Maverick Real Estate Financing (978-0-471-74587-7) and Maverick Real Estate Investing (978-0-471-46879-0).