Investing in Real Estate, 6th Edition

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Retaining its stature as the best general guide to real estate investing, this sixth edition includes additional and expanded discussions that will boost the book's marketability and timeliness, including: The new omnibus housing "rescue" bill that Congress will soon enact and how to turn it into practical, multiple opportunities A historical view of property cycles and market data that offsets/counters the current media babble 15 new ways to profit with property Why the majority of price data reported in the media does not accurately reflect what is really going on within any given property market How to secure property financing both from institutional lenders, sellers, and unconventional sources Why investors shouldn't "buy close to home," but instead should expand their horizons both nationally and internationally How to recognize and profit from the pitfalls, scams, and misadventures that plague some purchases How property investments that yield rent surpass the dividends and interest that are provided by either stocks or bonds Opportunities in commercial and multifamily properties, which now provide larger and faster profits than single-family houses and condominiums The newest techniques of how to profit with foreclosures How to successfully navigate the multi-billion dollar world of property auctions

Table of Contents

Prologue: Invest in Real Estate Now!
Why Investing In Real Estate Provides You The Best Route To A Prosperous Future
Sources of Returns from Investment Property
Is Property Always Best?
Financing: Borrow Smart, Build Wealth
The Birth of "Nothing Down"
Should You Invest with Little or No Cash or Credit?
Maximize Leverage with Owner-Occupancy Financing
What Are the Loan Limits?
High Leverage for Investor-Owner Financing
What Underwriting Standards Do Lenders Apply?
Appraisal: How To Discover Good Value
Make Money When You Buy, Not Just When You Sell
What Is Market Value?
How to Estimate Market Value
Property Description
The Cost Approach
The Comparable Sales Approach
The Income Approach
Income Capitalization
Valuation Methods: Summing Up
Maximize Cash Flows And Grow Your Equity
Will the Property Yield Good Cash Flows?
Will the Property Yield Profitable Increases in Price?
Summing Up
How To Find Bargain-Priced Properties
Why Properties Sell for Less (or More) Than Market Value
Prepare Screening Criteria
Bargain Sellers
Seller Disclosures
Profit With Foreclosures
The Foreclosure Process
Buy Preforeclosures from Distressed Owners
Prequalify Homeowners and Properties
Finding Homeowners in Default (Prefiling)
Find Homeowners (Postfiling)
Satisfy Lenders and Lien Holders
Profit from the Foreclosure Auction
The Foreclosure Sale: Summing Up
Profit From Reos And Other Bargain Sales
Bad News For Sellers/Builders, Good News For You
How to Find REOs
HUD Homes and Other HUD Properties
Department of Veterans Affairs (REOs)
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac REOs
Federal Government Auctions
Buy from Foreclosure Speculators
Probate and Estate Sales
Private Auctions
Quick Profits Through Fix And Flip
Fix, Flip, Profit!
Look for "Fixers"
Improvement Possibilities
Required Repairs and Improvements
You Can Improve Everything about a Property-Including Its Location
What Types of Improvements Pay the Greatest Returns?
Budgeting for Resale Profits
Comply with Laws and Regulations
Should You Buy a "Fixer"?
More Techniques For High Yields And Quick Profits
Lease Options
Lease Purchase Agreements
Master Leases
Assignments: Flipping Purchase Contracts
Negotiate A Win-Win Agreement
Win-Win Principles
The Purchase Contract
Manage Your Properties To Increase Their Value
The 10:1 Rule (More or Less)
Smart Strategic Decisions
Cut Operating Expenses
Increasing Value: Final Words
Develop The Best Lease
The Mythical "Standard" Lease
Craft Your Rental Agreement
Tenants Rights Laws
Landlording: Pros and Cons
Create Sales Promotions That Really Sell
Design a Winning Value Proposition
Craft Your Selling Message
Reach Potential Buyers
Should You Employ a Realty Agent?
Pay Less Tax
The Risks of Change and Complexity
Homeowner Tax Savings
Alternative Minimum Tax
Capital Gains
Tax-Free Exchanges
Reporting Rental Income and Deductions
Tax Credits
Property Taxes
More Ideas For Profitable Investing
Lower-Priced Areas
Emerging Growth Areas
Emerging Retirement/Second-Home Areas
Commercial Properties
Triple Net (NNN)
Mobile Home Parks
Profitable Possibilities with Zoning
Tax Liens/Tax Deeds
Discounted Paper
Should You Form an LLC?
An Income For Life
Less Risk
Personal Opportunity
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