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THE BESTSELLING GUIDE TO REAL ESTATE INVESTING
Now in its fifth edition, Investing in Real Estate is the straightforward guide that helps you start growing your fortune by investing in houses and small apartment buildings. Successful real estate investor Gary Eldred shows you how you can outperform the stock market by investing in residential real estate--the surest and sa
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Paperback, Fifth Edition, 314 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by John Wiley & Sons (first published March 1988)
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Jordan
Being completely ignorant as a real estate investor, I don't know if any of this book is legit or not, but it sure made sense to me.
Mark Hiew
A decent book for those wanting to invest in real estate, more so than those exploring earlier stage questions, like 'rent versus buy', or first time home ownership. It gets quite technical early on covering various financial terms and legal mechanisms, as that is where a lot of the opportunity lies. Eldred is not bashful about his anti-government, pro-developer politics, but should one be surprised at all? His main points regarding different ways to create value in real estate investing are use ...more
Ryan
Funny how I bought this book to learn more about buying rental properties, but I have to keep skewing all his examples since the author not only lives in southern California, but wrote this during the ascent of the housing bubble. 40 year mortgages, balloon payments, 10% down payments... It’s like bizarro world. Nothing I see around me here in upstate New York even compares. Still, the valuation methods and the ratios make sense. The bits on what to include in a lease and finding good tenants ar ...more
Wallace
Great book, this author takes a different approach from the other gurus...that of an entrepreneur.
Donald W.
Excellent source of information for those interested in beginning a career in Real Estate investing. Covers diverse topics from appraisal, contract negotiation, performance evaluation and more.
Laurie
This is a great jump start in learning about real estate. It breaks things down and makes it easy to understand. It will pump you up about the possibilities Real Estate has to offer.
Jen
I didn't get very far in this book, because its a few years old and therefore wildly out of touch with the current housing market. I'll look for the next revision, I suppose.
Alex
A decent read on the principles and mechanics of investing. In terms of demonstrating fundamentals, this book is great.
Tina
Great book regarding the fundamentals of real estate investing. None of the usual get rich quick hogwashery.
Brian Hara
Decent for basic concepts.
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A former casino executive and 12-year resident of Las Vegas, Andrew McLean was a table games employee at the Flamingo, the Dunes, and Circus Circus. He's a graduate of Michigan State University, 1972, and along with his partner and soul mate, Liz (Jenny) Rouse, resides along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.

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