Real Estate Investing For Dummies

Author: Eric Tyson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118948224
Release Date: 2015-02-26
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies

Author: Peter Conti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118051856
Release Date: 2011-02-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Thinking about becoming a commercial real estate investor? Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies covers the entire process, offering practical advice on negotiation and closing win-win deals and maximizing profit. From office buildings to shopping centers to apartment buildings, it helps you pick the right properties at the right time for the right price. Yes, there is a fun and easy way to break into commercial real estate, and this is it. This comprehensive handbook has it all. You’ll learn how to find great properties, size up sellers, finance your investments, protect your assets, and increase your property’s value. You’ll discover the upsides and downsides of the various types of investments, learn the five biggest myths of commercial real estate investment, find out how to recession-proof your investment portfolio, and more. Discover how to: Get leads on commercial property investments Determine what a property is worth Find the right financing for you Handle inspections and fix problems Make big money in land development Manage your properties or hire a pro Exploit the tax advantages of commercial real estate Find out what offer a seller really-really wants Perform due diligence before you make a deal Raise capital by forming partnerships Investing in commercial property can make you rich in any economy. Get Commercial Real Estate For Dummies, and find out how.

Financing Real Estate Investments For Dummies

Author: Ralph R. Roberts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470496978
Release Date: 2011-02-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Your practical guide to scoring cash to fuel your real estate investments Want to be a smart, successful real estate investor? This no-nonsense guide contains everything you must know to make the right choices about financing your investments — from the various options available and the impact on cash flow to the tax implications and risk factors involved. You also get tried-and-true tips for surviving a down market and using current investments to finance future ones. A crash course in real estate financing — understand standard terms and concepts, learn the various sources of investment capital, and gather all essential facts and figures Weigh your options — decide which type of financing is best for your circumstances and incorporate it into your real estate investing plan Finance residential properties — evaluate residential loan programs, navigate the loan application and processing, and handle the closing Invest in commercial properties — know the different property types, choose the one that meets your investment goals, and discover unique sources for financing Tap into unconventional sources — discover the pros and cons of "hard money," capitalize on seller financing, partner to share risk and equity, and invest on the cheap with no-money-down deals Open the book and find: Real-world advice on financing without tying up all your capital How to get prequalified or preapproved for a loan Questions to ask your lender upfront Ways to avoid common beginner blunders How to protect your personal assets from investment risks Bargain-hunting hints for low-cost loans Strategies for surviving a credit crunch Ten pre-closing steps you must take

Real Estate Investing For Canadians For Dummies

Author: Douglas Gray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470680933
Release Date: 2010-09-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Real estate remains one of the most stable investments available in Canada, offering a higher return than GICs and more security than stocks. Real Estate Investing For Canadians For Dummies, 2nd Edition offers a clear, comprehensive, and Canadian look at investing in real estate, from investigating properties (and other investment options, such as REITs), to securing financing, to managing properties, to knowing when to sell. Real-life anecdotes, useful web resources, and a balanced perspective will make this the ideal book for people looking to explore this lucrative field. Content in this revised edition covers the new opportunities available (such as foreclosures), the significant changes to financing, and changes to property management laws that every investor must know. Gray and Mitham also explore how investors can manage risk and survive (and thrive) in a volatile market and offer new advice on how to manage maintenance costs.

Investing For Dummies

Author: Eric Tyson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119320777
Release Date: 2017-01-06
Genre: Business & Economics

The easy way to invest in your financial future In the world of investing, slow and steady wins the race. With this mantra in mind, trusted author and finance guru Eric Tyson is back with the latest edition of the #1 bestselling book, Investing For Dummies, to help you achieve your investment goals. Inside, he offers time-tested advice on how to develop a winning investment strategy that matches your abilities with your expectations — all the while ensuring you're slowly and steadily growing your portfolio. No matter where you are in your investment planning, the recommendations and strategies in this popular and easy-to-follow reference offer everything you need to ramp up your portfolio. From the tax laws that affect investing decisions to the impact of the current political environment, this foolproof guide covers it all and gives you the confidence to invest like the pros. Develop and manage your portfolio in any market Choose investments that match your goals Navigate the world of online investing and robo advisors Whether you're a millennial securing your first job, an employee rolling over a 401(k), a baby boomer looking to shore up your nest egg prior to retirement — or anywhere in between — all the sound investment advice you need is at your fingertips!

Property Investing For Dummies Australia

Author: Bruce Brammall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118396711
Release Date: 2013-01-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Learn to: Make real estate a part of your long-term investment strategy Pick the right properties for profit Spot the best deals on financing Understand the new rules for purchasing properties using SMSFs Become a successful property investor with this user-friendly guide Are you thinking about real estate as a long-term wealth opportunity? Whether you're interested in a house, apartment, vacant land or commercial property, the second Australian edition of Property Investing For Dummies explains what you need to know to ensure you invest wisely. Discover how to build a winning property portfolio with practical advice on everything from choosing the right property at the right price to financing your goals with SMSFs, and much more. Decide which type of property is right for you — choose an investment option that fits in with your financial plans Assemble a reliable support network — research and enlist the help of lenders, buyers' advocates, advisers and other experts Explore your finance options — learn about mortgage terms, lending fees and holding property in a self-managed super fund Evaluate properties worth pursuing — find the right location, identify value and prepare to bid or make an offer Protect your investment — discover what it's like to be a landlord, learn how to insure your property and manage risk Build a solid portfolio — uncover the secrets to growing equity, diversifying and building an income stream Open the book and find: How to invest in residential and commercial properties Information on using a buyers' advocate Advice on shopping for a mortgage Tips for owning property with SMSFs Steps for signing contracts and leases Help with keeping on top of your paperwork Secrets for growing your profits

Foreclosure Investing For Dummies

Author: Ralph R. Roberts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118051320
Release Date: 2011-02-10
Genre: Business & Economics

With the housing bubble of the past few years bursting and interest rates on the rise, there has been an upsurge in the number of foreclosures across the country, creating many opportunities for profit. But investing in real estate foreclosure[s?] can be a tough job, especially when a negative stigma is attached. How do you make money while preserving your morals and trust? Foreclosure Investing For Dummies shows you how to invest in foreclosures ethically without being accused of stealing homes from “little old ladies.” This step-by-step guide helps you thoroughly research property, find the best opportunities, purchase foreclosures, and avoid misleading distressed homeowners. This book doesn’t promise quick profits through minimal work, but it will provide you with invaluable information to become a successful investor, including: Identifying opportunities and understanding risks Obtaining information, tools, support, and resources Locating properties prior to foreclosure Assisting homeowners through the foreclosure process Acquiring properties below market value prior to the auction Buying property at an auction, from lending institutions, and government agencies Repairing, renovating, and selling or leasing property This book provides tips and strategies for refinancing your property and maximizing your profits. It also gives you advice on how to assist homeowners, have them work with you, and common mistakes you should avoid. It’s time to go out and make the most of foreclosure investing, and with Foreclosure Investing For Dummies by your side, your hard work and devotion will bring tons of success!

Commercial Real Estate Investing

Author: Jack Cummings
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471684503
Release Date: 2004-10-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Simple and to the point, Commercial Real Estate Investing presents 12 easy-to-follow steps that anyone can use to build a life of financial independence. Full of real-world examples, insider tips, and tried-and-true advice from one of the most published real estate authors in America, this comprehensive resource covers everything you need to know about profiting in commercial real estate—including financing, valuation, due diligence, leverage, equity, using other people’s money, and much more. Packed with fresh ideas, proven techniques, and effective strategies for solving problems during negotiations and making a profit even if you sell for less than you paid, Commercial Real Estate Investing gives you all the tools you need to start amassing your fortune today.

Getting Started in Property Investment For Dummies Australia

Author: Bruce Brammall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118396766
Release Date: 2013-07-19
Genre: Business & Economics

Earn extra money investing in Australian property? Easy. Whether you want to prepare for retirement or just make a little extra money on the side, Getting Started in Property Investing For Dummies, Australian Edition, is the perfect way to take advantage of one of the most reliable and profitable investment vehicles in history. From weighing up your investing and financing options to managing the ongoing costs of real estate and building a long-term portfolio, this handy guide gives you the practical help and smart advice you need to get started. Ideal for entry-level investors who want to add brick-and-mortar assets to their investment portfolios, this book covers where to find capital, how to finance purchases and get the best mortgage terms, how to measure the value of properties, basic landlording guidance, and more. Offers practical property investing guidance for first-timers Completely up-to-date with the latest information on the current state of Australian real estate Bruce Brammall writes on property investing, personal finance and tax matters for the Herald Sun, the Eureka Report and News Limited's Your Money, and is the principal advisor and mortgage broker with Castellan Financial Consulting and Castellan Lending If you want to get started in real estate investing—as a full-time endeavor or just an addition to your current investment portfolio—Getting Started in Property Investing For Dummies, Australian Edition has you covered.

Home Buying Kit For Dummies

Author: Eric Tyson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119191711
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

America's #1 bestselling home buying guide Are you looking to buy a house, but don't quite know where to begin? Have no fear! This new edition of Home Buying Kit For Dummies arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. Packed with valuable tips for getting the best deal on your new home and navigating an ever-changing housing market, it shows you how to find the right property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications. Thanks to looser lending standards, lower down payment mortgages, and a wider selection of homes to choose from, first-time homebuyers are making a comeback in the housing market. But if you don't know a Colonial from a counter offer, the process of buying a home can be daunting. Luckily, this bestselling guide is here to take the confusion out of the process! In plain English, it provides step-by-step guidance for buying the home of your dreams, from inspecting a property to evaluating a location to making sense of loan applications, tax documents, and counter offer forms. Negotiate your best deal and obtain a lower down payment mortgage Improve your credit score Make sense of changing lending standards Take the confusion out of lending laws, mortgage rates, and marketplace conditions Whether you're a renter, investor, or current homeowner, everything you need to plant roots in a new home sweet home is just a page away.

The Wall Street Journal Complete Real Estate Investing Guidebook

Author: David Crook
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 9780307453150
Release Date: 2008-06-03
Genre: Business & Economics

The conservative, thoughtful, thrifty investor’s guide to building a real-estate empire. Profitable real-estate investing opportunities exist everywhere as long as you know what to look for and understand how to make prudent deals that transform property into profits. David Crook, of The Wall Street Journal, shows how to make safe and sane investments that ensure a good night’s sleep as your real-estate portfolio grows, your properties appreciate and your income increases. The Wall Street Journal Complete Real-Estate Investing Guidebook offers the most authoritative information on: • Why real-estate investing is a great wealth-building alternative to stocks and bonds and why it’s crucial that you avoid get-rich schemes • How to get the financing and make the contacts to get started • How to start small and local, be hands-on and go step-by-step with a vacation home to rent out, a pure rental property or a small apartment building • How to find and value great properties, do the numbers and ensure you have that beautiful thing called cash flow • How the government blesses real-estate investors with tax breaks and loopholes, and how you can be one of the anointed • How to deal with the nuts-and-bolts of being a landlord and have a strife-free relationship with your tenants From the Trade Paperback edition.

Flipping Houses For Dummies

Author: Ralph R. Roberts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119363118
Release Date: 2017-03-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Buy it, fix it, flip it! Are you a wanna-be flipper looking to get the property, get the job done, and get out—all while maximizing your profit? Not just another house-flipping book, this hands-on guide shows you how to roll up your sleeves and find the perfect property, secure a mortgage, negotiate with condo associations, increase curb appeal, and much more. Flipping a house is more than just buying, updating, and selling. To be successful, you have to be a bit fearless, highly organized, and, at times, creative. This new edition of Flipping Houses For Dummies gives you practical guidance on the risks and rewards of flipping properties; helps you determine whether you have the time, energy, cash, and other resources to be successful; and then conveys the expert knowledge you need to succeed in a very competitive market. Find, fix, and sell houses for profit Score bank-owned and foreclosed properties Identify the best improvements for maximum ROI Get quick makeover solutions If you're ready for hard work and big profits, start flipping!

Property Management Kit For Dummies

Author: Griswold
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118461099
Release Date: 2013-01-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Discover how to be a landlord with ease Thinking about becoming a landlord? Property Management Kit For Dummies gives you proven strategies for establishing and maintaining rental properties, whether a single family or multi-resident unit. You'll find out how to prepare and promote your properties, select tenants, handle repairs, avoid costly mistakes and legal missteps—and meet your long-term goals. Now you can find out if you really have what it takes to successfully manage a rental property, and you'll learn all about the various options for hiring someone else to manage your property for you. You'll find out the right way to prepare your properties for prospective tenants, set the rent and security deposit, clean up properties between tenants, and verify rental applications. In no time at all, you can become a top-notch property manager by working efficiently with employees and contractors to keep your properties safe and secure. Manage your time and money wisely Acquire a property and prepare it for tenants Make your property stand out and attract tenants Keep good tenants and get rid of bad ones Collect and increase rent Evaluate the different types of insurance and understand income and property taxes Complete with lists of ten reasons to become a rental property owner, ten ways to rent your vacancy, and the ten biggest mistakes a landlord can make, Property Management Kit For Dummies helps you achieve your dream of being a successful residential rental property owner. CD-ROM and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

How To Win In Commercial Real Estate Investing

Author: R. Craig
Publisher: RDA Press, LLC
ISBN: 9780991110414
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Business & Economics

When it comes to investing in commercial real estate, it's easy to make a mistake...so why risk it? Improve your chances of success with a book researched, lived, and written by a master of commercial real estate: Craig Coppola. Craig has navigated the markets, ridden economic ups and downs, and bought and sold countless commercial projects - and he's mastered the world of brokerage, leasing and investing. Readers will learn how to set their own commercial investment goals and create a plan to achieve them, see opportunities with new "real-estate eyes," perform due diligence on a property with minimal cost, use a proven step-by-step process for evaluating properties to weed out losers and showcase winners, and traverse the minefield of letters of intent and contracts.