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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:

  • The Truth About No Money Down Investing Investing with little to no money down is possible, but it’s not about some step by step strategy. It’s about a mindset.

    • Numerous Strategies to Mix and Match Creative investing requires a creative mind, and this book will share numerous examples of creative deal-making.
    • Attract Private Money, Lenders, and Partners There are millions of millionaires walking the streets. Discover the best way to attract them to you.
    • The Ugly Side of Creative Investing Learn the downsides to all the strategies mentioned in this book, as well as tips for overcoming those problems.
    • Get Started with No Money or Experience Looking for your first deal? Learn the best strategies for getting your feet wet without paying thousands!
    • Wholesaling, Flipping, Rentals, and More! No matter what niche or strategy you plan to use to build your real estate empire, this book can help you proceed.

    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.

  • ©2014 BiggerPockets Publishing, LLC (P)2014 BiggerPockets Publishing, LLC

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    Brandon's Book was Awesome!!

    What did you love best about The Book on Investing In Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down?

    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.

    Would you be willing to try another one of Maher Abiad’s performances?

    No.

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.

    35 of 36 people found this review helpful

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    • Eric
    • Denver, CO, United States
    • 02-27-15

    Great book with lots of creative RE investing idea

    Great book for both experience and the new real estate investors. You'll more than get your time and money's worth.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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    Good book. Horrible Narrator

    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

    20 of 24 people found this review helpful

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    Great book, terrible performance!

    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!

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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    Great info, horrible narrator

    What made the experience of listening to The Book on Investing In Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down the most enjoyable?

    Tons of great information about the many different loan options. I had no clue so many existed.

    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator was ALLLL over the place in terms of reading pace and ignoring punctuation. Very hard to follow at times.

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful

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    Narrator in distress

    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.

    26 of 35 people found this review helpful

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    good book for the newest real estate investors.

    if you have spent time on bigger pockets website then much of this will be a review. nothing wrong with a review...just be aware that the vast majority of this information can be found for free on the website, blog, podcasts, etc.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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    Brutal Narration

    Where does The Book on Investing In Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.

    What did you like best about this story?

    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.

    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Maher Abiad?

    Myself, Gerard Butler, Anthony Hopkins, Captain Jean Luc Picard...really anybody.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful

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    Ok book, went cheap on narrator

    This book was ok. Offered a comprehensive review of some real estate purchasing tools. Some of the segments are pie in the sky crap. Like going after private money, Turner says rich people will want to invest with you “because its cool”, and because they are getting 1 pct return in a cd. These are two extremes in investing and i dont see someone who was conservative enough to buy a cd go full boar and just let some real estate guy run with it.

    He makes this point again when he talks about seller financing.

    The narrator was the worst ive ever heard.

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    Great info for creative real estate Poor execution

    Tons of great stuff. I learned a lot. But it was incredibly annoying, that the reader sounded like he was on 6 redbulls. He never once slowed down or paused. Also the recording kept skipping back 5-25 seconds. It did it at least 8 times. But great book!

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    • Kieron
    • 09-07-15

    Quite technical and American

    It was fine but a very technical book with references only to American financial products.

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    • Zymbax
    • 01-26-18

    the content is very informative

    however the narration gets quite annoying after a while. this book is aimed at the American market. so not very useful for people in the UK.

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    • Cosmin
    • 04-24-17

    Brilliant! <br />

    Wonderful ,many creative ideas about about how to raise money when you're looking to invest in proprieties!

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    • Ayman H.
    • 01-15-17

    good but complex

    would be better to sit and read. too much jargon and complex examples for audiobook

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 11-07-16

    Exciting.

    Highly recommended to anyone who loves creative finance. Full of examples and ideas. Inspiring as well.

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    • Cian
    • 04-06-16

    Great Book

    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

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    • Morgan
    • 02-18-18

    Australian investors

    This book is not relevant to investors outside of the US. Would not recommend to Australian readers.

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    • brett baker
    • 01-16-18

    Poor book

    Very old ideas when houses were $100k or less. Kept Up selling another website to go to and poorly narrated. Much better content in other books. Pass

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    • Dennis
    • 07-05-17

    Review on bigger pockets book of investing with no low money down

    Book was okay,reader it was awful making mistakes through out the book and read way too fast

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    • santiago
    • 01-19-17

    great book

    Amazing book! but you will also need the hardcopy as there a many concepts hard to understand if you don't have a visual image.

    Totally recommended