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Real Estate Investing For Dummies, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-94822-4
416 pages
February 2015
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Real Estate Investing 5

Chapter 1: Evaluating Real Estate as an Investment 7

Chapter 2: Covering Common Real Estate Investments 23

Chapter 3: Considering Foreclosures, REOs, Probate Sales, and More 41

Chapter 4: Taking the Passive Approach 59

Chapter 5: Fast Money: Small Down Payments and Property Flips 75

Chapter 6: Building Your Team 83

Part II: How to Get the Money: Raising Capital and Financing 99

Chapter 7: Identifying Sources of Capital 101

Chapter 8: Financing Your Property Purchases 113

Chapter 9: Securing the Best Mortgage Terms 131

Part III: Finding and Evaluating Properties 139

Chapter 10: Location, Location, Value 141

Chapter 11: Understanding Leases and Property Valuation 171

Chapter 12: Valuing Property through Number Crunching 185

Chapter 13: Preparing and Making an Offer 211

Chapter 14: Due Diligence, Property Inspections, and Closing 229

Part IV: Operating the Property 265

Chapter 15: Landlording 101 267

Chapter 16: Protecting Your Investment: Insurance and Risk Management 301

Chapter 17: Recordkeeping and Accounting 311

Chapter 18: Looking at Tax Considerations and Exit Strategies 325

Part V: The Part of Tens 349

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Increase a Property’s Value 351

Chapter 20: Ten Steps to Real Estate Investing Success 359

Index 369

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