Is Your Lack of Cash Holding You Back From Your Real Estate Dreams? Don't let the contents of your wallet define your future. Discover the real life strategies that smart investors are using in today's market to invest in real estate with creativity! In The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down, active real estate investor and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Brandon Turner takes readers past the hype and dives into real life strategies that investors across the world are using to invest in real estate using creativity - instead of their own cash. In This Book, You'll Discover:
Who is This Book For? The Book Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down was written for anyone looking to get more mileage out of their real estate investment strategy.
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This is a great introductory Real Estate Investing book which gives you both a broad overview of the investing principles of this industry and some actual examples of real and hypothetical deals with their basic math.
I like the fact that its a recently published book, so you feel there is a certain relevance, in what Brandon is relaying, to todays market that you don't always feel when you read real estate books from 10+ years ago.
Also, I like the fact that the book is not just a long pep talk, trying to convince you that being a real estate investor is a smart thing to do. Which a bunch of real estate books seem to be and never get into many specifics. Which this book does.
The main thing that irritated me about the Audible version, however was how the book was read. I would have much preferred if the author would have read it himself. It seemed very robotic, like the reader didn't actually know what he was reading and was just reading the words to get through them (which was probably the case but it shouldn't come across that way to the listener). It was also very unnatural with the speed fluctuating from sentence to sentence in a way which a normal person would not actually speak in, if he were talking to you, which confused the communication. Most of the book was too slow and I had to listen at 1.25+ speed or it was too painful to listen to. Also, at certain parts it seemed like the readers voice got sore and raspy or he was straining to read, so all your attention went to that, instead of what he was saying.
Also, not a big deal but the pronunciation of some words were off like Realtor being pronounced "Realator" (something unfortunately Ive found to be mispronounced even among people in the industry). And comparable being pronounced "compare-able". Also several sentences were read over again, when the reader stumbled or maybe didn't like the way he read something and the multiple sentences were all left in.
So if you like to read books, as opposed to listen to them, I suggest you go that route.
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I wanted to give it four stars but the terrible narrator had a very distracting accent kept stuttering had a sore or dry throat and actually repeated several sentences in a row
Awesome book and great tips for any real estate investor or would be investor.
The reading of this book was so terrible it's almost laughable. If I were the author, I would be outraged that my hard work had been butchered by a narrator who has no consistency in tone, inflection, and is in an apparent race against himself to see how fast he can read through this book. Not even worthy of 1 star!
I'd recommend buying a paper or digital copy and read through it yourself. It will be far more beneficial than trying to keep up with the narrator who uses no punctuation and reads so fast his voice starts to fade and crack, thus making the experience even more painful!
The subject and content of the book is of true and great value to any real estate investor, be it novice or seasoned. However the narrator is very variable in his voice, reading speed and quality i.e. he repeats himself several times throughout the book which might indicate bad editing.
All in all, a good book but maybe best read by one self.
So far, the book ranks in the top 5. The downside to this would be the narration - very hard to understand, very awkward at times. There are also quite a few recording errors towards the end of the book.
I love the scope of the book. Brandon provides a wide variety of strategies to take on, then breaks them down into a more simplistic way of understanding them.
Myself, Gerard Butler, Anthony Hopkins, Captain Jean Luc Picard...really anybody.
Great book for both experience and the new real estate investors. You'll more than get your time and money's worth.
Tons of great information about the many different loan options. I had no clue so many existed.
The narrator was ALLLL over the place in terms of reading pace and ignoring punctuation. Very hard to follow at times.
I would recommend this to anyone looking to invest in real estate. He gives you all the info you need to figure out how to finance any deal.
I don't think the narrator is as bad as everyone says. I think people who are familiar with Brandon's voice are just disappointed that he chose not to narrate it himself.
Professional librarian type, amateur historian.
I got the kindle version first and realized that it was taking a while to go through when I discovered the audio that read the book for me.
The audio has problems. The narrator sometimes misspeaks or stops and repeats what he has read. Sometimes he reads in a near monotone. It is almost as bad as some authors reading their own books. I checked a few times to see if it was Brandon Turner reading, no, and Brandon (if you've listened to the BP podcasts) doesn't sound that young.
The book is useful and provides helpful information regarding getting into real estate investing. However the textual book is needed to either read along or to review when the narrator says something odd (when he misspeaks).
"good but complex"
would be better to sit and read. too much jargon and complex examples for audiobook
Highly recommended to anyone who loves creative finance. Full of examples and ideas. Inspiring as well.
Packed with advice for anyone interested in Real Estate investing. I had to stop listening every 20mins to write down a new idea that would help me put together creative deals. Highly recommend
"Quite technical and American"
It was fine but a very technical book with references only to American financial products.
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