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Real Estate Investing For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-49407-3
408 pages
April 2009
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Part I: Stacking Real Estate Up Against Other Investments.

Chapter 1: Evaluating Real Estate as an Investment.

Chapter 2: Covering Common Real Estate Investments.

Chapter 3: Considering Foreclosures, REOs, Probate Sales, and More.

Chapter 4: Taking the Passive Approach.

Chapter 5: Fast Money: Small Down Payments and Property Flips.

Chapter 6: Building Your Team.

Part II: How to Get the Money: Raising Capital and Financing.

Chapter 7: Sources of Capital.

Chapter 8: Financing Your Property Purchases.

Chapter 9: Securing the Best Mortgage Terms.

Part III: Finding and Evaluating Properties.

Chapter 10: Location, Location, Value.

Chapter 11: Understanding Leases and Property Valuation.

Chapter 12: Valuing Property through Number Crunching.

Chapter 13: Preparing and Making an Offer.

Chapter 14: Due Diligence, Property Inspections, and Closing.

Part IV: Operating the Property.

Chapter 15: Landlording 101.

Chapter 16: Protecting Your Investment: Insurance and Risk Management.

Chapter 17: Recordkeeping and Accounting.

Chapter 18: Tax Considerations and Exit Strategies.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten (Plus) Ways to Increase a Property’s Return.

Chapter 20: Ten Steps to Real Estate Investing Success.

Appendix: Sample Purchase Agreement.


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