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Now updated — your guide to building long-term wealth through real estate
Want to be a successful real estate investor? Eric Tyson and Robert Griswold present their proven strategies, along with updated tips for easily riding out downturns in the real estate market. From homes and apartment buildings to duplexes, commercial properties, and real estate investment trusts (REITs), you'll master every aspect of investing in and financing properties, and see how to increase their value.
Build a foundation for investing success — get your finances in order, weigh your investment options, understand the risks, and work with real estate pros
You have to pay to play — raise capital, finance your purchases, and secure the best mortgage terms
Find and evaluate properties — choose the best locations, understand leases, project a property's cash flow, and decide how much to pay
Master the negotiation process — assemble attractive offers, complete the purchase agreement, conduct formal due diligence, and close the sale
Manage your property — be a top-notch landlord (or hire help), get the insurance you need, know the tax angles, and decide when and how to sell
"Both beginner and experienced real estate investors will profit from studying all the aspects to consider when maximizing property profits."
—Bob Bruss, Inman News, on Real Estate Investing For Dummies
"This is simply the best book on the topic."
—Randall Bell, author, Home Owner's Manual
Open the book and find:
Tips for buying and improving properties
Proven methods for boosting a property's return and value
The opportunities of the market downturn
Expanded coverage on foreclosures, short sales, and REOs
The latest on buying fixer-uppers and flipping
New details on buying hotel condos and timeshares
Changes in the tax laws
Finding properties online
Eric Tyson is a nationally recognized personal finance counselor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist. He is the author of numerous bestselling For Dummies books on real estate, small business, personal finance, and investing.
Robert S. Griswold is a successful real estate investor and hands-on property manager with a large portfolio of residential and commercial rental properties.