Gloria's Picks on Real Estate Books to read!


Value Investing in Real Estate
by Gary Eldred, Phd.

Income properties, if selected wisely, build your wealth and grow your cash flows continuouslyexactly what you need for retirement and other major financial goals. Even better, income properties secure these benefits with less risk and higher returns than stocks. As always, of course, a lucky few will profit greatly from the stock market, but the majority of Americans cannot reasonably expect to do likewise. Contrary to what youve heard, everybody cant get rich in stocks.
 
 

Power TIps for Selling a House For More
by Robert Irwin

A detailed and hard-hitting manual pinpointing strategies for selling a house, and maximizing profits in the deal. Whether working alone or using an agent, this guide can help in avoiding costly oversights and can teach how to capitalize on the strengths of a home and increase its value. Softcover.
 
 

Home Buying For Dummies, Second Edition
by Eric Tyson and Ray Brown

This may be the best comprehensive guide for home buyers. Home Buying for Dummies is coauthored by Eric Tyson, author of several other books in the For Dummies series, and Ray Brown, a long-time real estate professional. Like other books in the series, this one is an easy and even entertaining read. But it does not gloss over details in pursuit of simplicity. Home Buying for Dummies covers all the bases, providing clear explanations and reasonable judgments on how to select a mortgage, hire a real estate agent, find the right house, and negotiate a good deal. The book goes further than most in providing helpful, specific information. For example, in discussing ways to save money for a future down payment, Home Buying for Dummies even includes the phone numbers for various mutual funds appropriate to different investment time frames.
 
 

How To Get The Best Home Loan, Second Edition
by W. Frazier Bell

From Book News, Inc. Mortgage banker Bell offers advice on how to obtain the right loan at the right price from the right lender. He covers all types of loans, qualifications, and refinancing, and includes many actual narrative examples.
 
 

Investing in Real Estate, Third Edition
by Andrew McLean & Gary W. Eldred

Dr. Eldred was a past guest on our show. The best selling resource on residential real estate investment-thoroughly updated and expanded With the economy at an all-time high, no one can deny that the real estate industry is booming. Packed with examples, Investing in Real Estate, Third Edition shows readers how to jump on the red-hot real estate market and make money investing in houses and small apartment buildings. Helping readers achieve profitable and secure futures through two bestselling editions, this newly rewritten and expanded guide lays out clearly the best way to get started. Experts McLean and Eldred show readers how to: buy with little or no money out of their own pocket; avoid capital gains taxes while building real estate wealth; rates of appreciation; and much more. New and updated material covers: Stocks vs Real Estate, Cash Flow, Negotiating Tips, Marketing Trends, the Internet and Information Highway, and tax laws.
 
 

Property Management for Dummies
by Robert Griswold

Unlike many jobs, property management is not an occupation best learned through trial-and-error. When there are people, property, and payments involved, it's essential to understand what you're doing, both legally and financially. This book will teach you the strategies every good landlord should know. Property Management For Dummies Features: Presents proven strategies to make property management more profitable and pleasurable - with tips on everything from how to screen potential tenants, handling security deposits, leases, repairs, and problem tenants. Explains the basics of rental accounting and record keeping, and discusses the latest software and technology available to assist with management chores. Features a section on rental policies and guidelines - renter's insurance, pets, subletting, and tips on how to enforce these policies Includes specialized information about more "daring" rental possibilities, such as government-subsidized housing, timeshares, and vacation rentals.
 
 

Flipping Properties
by William Bronchick & Robert Dahlstorm

Real estate investing has historically been one of the most consistent ways to achieve great wealth. Focusing on proven strategies for buying and selling properties quickly, (also called "flipping,") Flipping Properties offers would-be investors the details on how to generate cash from this popular real estate investment method. The authors outline a step-by-step process for generating cash flow, with or without a stellar credit record, large sums of cash, or a real estate license.
 
 

Landlording : A Handy Manual for Scrupulous Landlords and Landladies Who Do It Themselves (Landlording, 9th Ed)
by Leigh Robinson

This bible of the landlording business has provided information about the proper way to conduct business and has shepherded landlords through inevitable day-to-day woes for 25 years. This latest edition is thoroughly updated with an expanded section on using the Internet, covering everything from shopping for supplies to setting market rents and advertising cheaply. More than 50 forms are included.
 
 

Formulas for Wealth
by Richard C. Powelson

Powelson lays claim to helping produce more "self-made" millionaires than any other seminar lecturer on the circuit. He has been interviewed on both radio and television regarding real estate and was referred to by a vice president of the New York Stock Exchange as the leading authority of creative financing of the 20th Century. Increase Your Income Make Thousands of Dollars in One Day Become a Millionaire Be Your Own Boss
 
 

Secrets of Millionaire Landlord
by Robert Shemin

Bestselling author and millionaire landlord Robert Shemin outlines an efficient, step-by-step system for simplifying and organizing every aspect of the landlord process. In addition to sharing real-life "war stories" from his many years as a landlord, Shemin also provides helpful hints and useful forms, policies, and procedures. Secrets of a Millionaire Landlord reveals: *Why most landlords fail-and how to avoid making these mistakes *The best types of property to own and manage *Seven hints to help rent units faster and for more money *Guerrilla marketing tactics that attract good tenants *Six secrets of screening for great tenants
 
 

10 Steps to Home Ownership : A Workbook for First-Time Buyers
by Ilyce R. Glink

The prequel to the hugely successful 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask tells first-time home buyers everything they need to know before they begin the search for the house of their dreams. Includes 20 worksheets, 15 charts and graphs.
 
 

100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask: With Answers from Top Brokers from Around the Country
by Ilyce R. Glink

From the most trusted name in real estate: the indispensable guide that helps first-time buyers land the home of their dreams. Now revised and updated for today's marketplace.
 
 

50 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Personal Finances : How to Spend
by Ilyce R. Glink

The hardest part of attaining personal financial freedom is getting started. Ilyce R. Glink makes it a snap. The smart, simple strategies presented in 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Personal Finances let you take immediate control of your money. With her trademark wit, friendly style, and crystal-clear examples, Ilyce Glink helps you set financial goals and reach them. Topics include: * Starting Out * Budgets and Savings * Credit, Credit Reports, and Debt * Investing Yourself in Investments * Big Purchases * The Ins and Outs of Insurance * Taxes * Marriage, Partnerships, Children * Planning for Your Retirement
 
 

The 106 Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make (& How to Avoid Them), 2nd Ed
by Gary W. Eldred

Written especially for first-timers, this eye-opening guide turns you into an educated consumer, ensuring that the home or condo you buy is both a comfortable place to live and an investment that steadily appreciates in value. Compiled from the experiences of hundreds of homebuyers, real estate agents, home builders, and mortgage lenders, it alerts you to the 106 common mistakes in home buying, illustrates them in practice, and shows how to prevent them from happening to you.
 
 

Find It, Buy It, Fix It, Second Edition
by Robert Irwin

Robert Irwin will be a live guest on our show in January. Stay tuned for exact date. In this era of rising real-estate and building costs, it's natural that homeowner wannabes are turning to the less expensive (though more problematic) joys of fixer-uppers. Robert Irwin is a specialist in the area of improvable real estate, and this book is a terrific primer for those do-it-yourselfers who want to save money on the house of their dreams (or turn it around for a tidy profit). Irwin pulls no punches--he starts off with a quiz to determine what manner of fixer the potential buyer is able to handle; lays out the issue of money early on, keeping it firmly at the forefront of every chapter; and includes a horror story or two just to make sure the reader isn't easily scared off. "Nothing ventured, nothing gained" seems to be his motto, however, and the venturesome handyperson will learn a lot from this book
 


Gloria Benaroch
Gloria Benaroch
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