A fully revised, new edition of one of the best-selling real-estate investing guides of all time....
Through its five previous editions, Investing in Real Estate has shown investors how to intelligently build wealth with their investments in houses, condominiums, and small apartment buildings. Unlike many titles in this genre, Investing in Real Estate steers clear of the hyped-up no cash, no credit, no problem promises. Instead, it provides sound, real-world advice and instruction that reflects the authors time-tested wisdom and experience.
This book shows you how to invest profitably, safely, and reliably as you navigate the risks and opportunities of todays property market. It covers all the topics investors need to master, including how to find, negotiate, finance, lease out, and manage your property acquisitions. Plus, you will discover how to add tens of thousands of dollars of value to nearly any property.
Whether you plan to start investing or move your current investing strategy to a higher level, two decades of sales success testifies to the fact that this investing guide stands superior to any others that you will find.
This new edition covers all the recent changes in the market, including the latest housing rescue legislation from Congress; a historical review of how to profit from property cycles; and insightful new ways to gain from the current excess inventories of for-sale properties, foreclosures, and REOs.
Author Gary W. Eldred has also authored 10 other successful real-estate titles, including The Beginners Guide to Real Estate Investing, The 106 Mistakes Homebuyers Make - and How to Avoid Them, and The 106 Mortgage Secrets that All Borrowers Must Learn - but Lenders Dont Tell Completely.
Revised to cover current ways to prosper in todays property markets, this book:
Investing in Real Estate, Sixth Edition retains its premier position as the most reliable, informative, and comprehensive guide to successful real-estate investing.
©2012 Gary W. Eldred, PhD (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
This book was excellent. A lot of information and very little fluff. So many of these real estate books are just "you can do it," garbage with very little substance. This book was written for someone that thinks infomercial products are trash and has actual resources. I have an MBA and just completed my CPA and didn't feel like this book talked down to more or purposely dumbed down the subject matter. Couldn't recommend enough and I listen to a LOT of audio books.
I agree with the others about the performance, it is slow, monotone and boring. But if you can look past that there is a TON of great information here. This is the best real estate investing book I've read in a long time. For once I didn't feel like I wasted my time on another sales pitch from some rich dad.
Detailed and organized. Author has the actual experience
I am in the industry, so I did not learn so much from this book.
A must. Crucial information for anyone looking into real estate investing. I had to give it 4 stars because the narrator sounds like Siri is speaking for over 15 hours.
As soon as I got to the end of this book, I started it again from the beginning. It covers all the basics and delves further into the most important stuff. The narrator is excellent -- perhaps the best I've heard in any audio book -- though it was odd to hear a female narrate a male author's words in the first person. The only downside was listening through the numbers being broken down, for example, for net operating income (NOI).
The content is OK, but realize that this is the 2009 edition of this book. the recently released 2012 edition is available at (pick your retailer). The narration is--i can only describe it a a digital reader on some kind of sleep medication. My Iphone App Siri has better intonation and cadence in her reading than this narrator.. Every word is uttered in a non emotional tone and enunciated so that it doesn't feel like it's being read, but like it's beign edited out loud...slooooowwwwwllllyyyyyy. I've only made it through the preface/into and am seriously thinking about returning this title. That would be my first return in over 40 titles ranging from currency trading to the history of Columbus. I feel bad for the author, who according to the intel I can gather, is a well respected real estate expert.
It's old news. 3 years in this real estate cycle is an eon.
the basic info is true. Buy low sell high. How can that not be true.
my first dissapointing book from audible. in retrospect, i should probably feel lucky that this is my first after about 3 years.
Super helpful. Easy to listen to. Maybe get the ebook or a hard copy for the graphs and charts and worksheets. But even without them this was a brilliant primer on real estate investing.
This book is a great overview of the business of real estate investing. In touches upon many of the sound strategies investors use, providing good anecdotal and practical advice along the way
"I smile when you smile" ~ Remrie
NA / High among real estate books.
Any book on real estate, because real estate involves real estate strategies.
All of it
A little dated, but this is a great edition to listen to in contrast between what was happening, what happened when the economies bust, the causes and effects, and in relation to the near present. And it gives you enough contrast between the observations of then and now. I wasn't able to find a newer edition, but even for 2016 I greatly enjoyed it. The author was very objective with historical records across a wide variety of markets, investments, and strategies. And this would be a must read for anyone I were to teach real estate to on a introduction to any and all strategies as well as an intro into the technical causes and effects.
I have been involved in real estate for 20 years. yes there was a lot I knew in the book. Gary presented so many great ideas and approaches to so many aspects of the business. I highly recommend you invest the time to listen to this book. it's one of the best investments you can make in yourself.
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