Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Investing in Real Estate

Product Description

A fully revised, new edition of one of the bestselling real estate investing guides of all time

Through its five previous editions, Investing in Real Estate has shown investors how to intelligently build wealth with their investments in houses, condominiums, and small apartment buildings. Unlike many titles in this genre, Investing in Real Estate steers clear of the hyped-up “no cash, no credit, no problem” promises. Instead, it provides sound, real-world advice and instruction that reflects the author’s time-tested wisdom and experience. This book shows you how to invest profitably, safely, and reliably as you navigate the risks and opportunities of today’s property market. It covers all the topics investors need to master, including how to find, negotiate, finance, lease out, and manage your property acquisitions. Plus, you will discover how to add tens of thousands of dollars of value to nearly any property. Whether you plan to start investing or move   your current investing strategy to a higher level, two decades of sales success testifies to the fact that this investing guide stands superior to any others that you will find.

This new edition covers all the recent changes in the market, including the latest housing rescue legislation from Congress, a historical review of how to profit from property cycles, and insightful new ways to gain from the current excess inventories of for-sale properties, foreclosures, and REOs.

• Author Gary W. Eldred has also authored ten other successful real estate titles, including The Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing, The 106 Mistakes Homebuyers Make—and How to Avoid Them, and The 106 Mortgage Secrets that All Borrowers Must Learn—but Lenders Don’t Tell
• Completely revised to cover current ways to prosper in today’s property markets
• Includes new, insider techniques for foreclosure investing
• Features fifteen new ways to profit with property investments
• Shows you how to buy properties for less than they are worth from many sources including auctions, bank sales, and homebuilders

Investing in Real Estate, Sixth Edition retains its premier position as the most reliable, informative, and comprehensive guides to successful real estate investing.

From the Back Cover

THE BESTSELLING GUIDE TO REAL ESTATE INVESTING—NEWLY REVISED FOR TODAY'S MARKETHere's how to profit from today's buyer's market. Now more than ever, investing in property will set you on track to establish independent income and financial freedom. Investing in Real Estate, Sixth Edition offers dozens of straightforward, experience-proven strategies and techniques to generate quick profits as well as build your long-term wealth. Now really is the time to invest.
In this thorough and fresh new edition, internationally prominent real estate investor Gary W. Eldred provides you with solid ways to grow a profitable portfolio. He covers the best techniques to buy properties for less than they are worth and shows you how property investing opens the door to more than twenty sources of financial returns. You'll learn how to negotiate like a pro, read market trends, and find multiple ways to finance your transactions. Plus, there's more:
  • Real opportunities—not media babble—that reveal the rewards of today's buyer's market
  • Fifteen new ways to profit through property
  • Find the neighborhoods and properties that will appreciate fastest
  • Effective tax strategies to protect your income and wealth from the IRS
  • Tips on recognizing and avoiding pitfalls, mortgage scams, and other investing misadventures
  • Savvy strategies to bid smart in property auctions
  • Market-derived improvements that add big value as well as competitive advantage to your properties
Investment pros will profit greatly in today's real estate market. To join them, all you need is the know-how and competitive edge that you'll gain from Investing in Real Estate, Sixth Edition—the one dependable guide to building real estate wealth in any economy.

About the Author

GARY W. ELDRED, PhD, is the author of The Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing and 106 Mortgage Secrets All Homebuyers Must LearnBut Lenders Don't Tell, both from Wiley. A real estate investor, he speaks at major investment conferences and has served on the graduate business faculties at Stanford University and the University of Virginia.