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The Complete Guide to Investing in Real Estate Tax Liens & Deeds: How to Earn High Rates of Return - Safely
Jamaine BurrellPurchasing tax lien instruments from city, county, and municipal governments can provide you with very high and secure rates of return, in some cases as high as 12%, 18%, 24%, or even 1,000% or more per year. If performed correctly, investments in tax lien instruments will far outpace stock market performance, even traditional real estate investments. The key is to know how to perform this process correctly. Tax lien certificates and deeds are not purchased through a broker; you purchase these property tax liens directly from the state or county government (depending on the state). This type of investment was created by state law, and state law protects you as the investor. Investing in tax liens and deeds can be very rewarding. Tax liens can be tax deferred or even tax-free. You can purchase them in your self-directed IRA. Interest rates vary but average between 4% and 18%. The interest rates are fixed by local governments, essentially a government-guaranteed loan. Additionally, the investment is secured by real property (real estate). This sounds great, but what is the catch? There really is none, except you must know what you are doing! This groundbreaking and exhaustively researched new book will provide everything you need to know to get you started on generating high-investment returns with low risk, from start to finish. You will learn what property tax liens and tax lien certificates are; how to invest in tax lien certificates; how to buy tax lien certificates; insider secrets to help you double or even triple your investment, how to start with under $1,000; the risks, traps, and pitfalls to avoid; and a detailed directory of states that sell tax lien certificates with contact information. In addition, we spent thousands of hours interviewing, e-mailing, and communicating with hundreds of todayÂ’s most successful investors. This book is a compilation of their secrets and proven successful ideas. If you are interested in learning hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets on how to purchase tax liens and deeds and earn enormous profits, then this book is for you.
The Real Book of Real Estate: Real Experts. Real Stories. Real Life.
Robert T. KiyosakiThe Real Book of Real Estate is the one book, the Bible, of real estate advice and techniques every investor needs to navigate through the ups, the downs, and the in-betweens of the real estate market and come out on top.The only thing better than one real estate expert helping you invest and win is twenty real estate experts with that same mission. For the first time ever, Robert Kiyosaki, bestselling author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, has assembled in one big book a star studded cast of real estate wizards and trusted advisors with one purpose in mind: to share their knowledge to help you win in real estate.This is the ultimate real estate desk reference you’ll come back to again and again. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or buying your first property, you will enhance your knowledge and grow your wisdom through this book. The book shows you how to value a property, handle leases, manage tenant relationships, get financing, even establish your own team of advisors, and so much more. You’ll hear from the insiders and learn from their wins and their losses. It’s decades’ worth of experience and knowledge you just can’t get anywhere else.
Real Estate Loopholes: Secrets of Successful Real Estate Investing
Diane Kennedy, Robert T. Kiyosaki and Garrett SuttonFinding wealth through investing in property depends on knowledge, a good plan - and building a team of advisors and mentors who can provide the expert guidance needed. By examining the three keys to successful real estate investing - selection, taxation and protection - REAL ESTATE LOOPHOLES shows what it takes to makes a real estate investment work.
How to Make Money With Real Estate Options: Low-Cost, Low-Risk, High-Profit Strategies for Controlling Undervalued Property....Without the Burdens of Ownership!
Thomas LucierSpend like a miser, profit like a mogulWho says you have to spend money to make money?Savvy real estate investors follow the examples of Donald Trump and Walt Disney, turning substantial profits on properties without incurring the debt, risk, and maintenance costs of ownership--and now, so can you!In How to Make Money with Real Estate Options, real estate expert Thomas Lucier introduces you to the low-risk, high-yield investment vehicle that can earn big bucks even for small investors. Lucier explains what real estate options are, how they work, and why they are the tools of choice for thousands of successful investors. Step by step, he shows you how to:* Locate potential option properties using the Internet, want ads, and "bird-dogs"* Contact and negotiate with property owners* Perform due diligence and avoid options pitfalls* Prepare an option agreement that protects you* Insure real estate options with title insurance* Package and sell optioned properties for optimum profitsPacked with no-nonsense advice on how to identify the most profitable properties and manage every step of the option process, How to Make Money with Real Estate Options is a practical guide to one of the secret weapons of savvy investors.
40 Days to Success in Real Estate Investing
Robert SheminPurchase your first investment property in just 40 days!Many people want to get into real estate but just don't know where to begin. In fact, real estate investor Robert Shemin hears the same question over and over in his seminars--"But where do I start?" Now, Shemin's 40 Days to Success in Real Estate Investing finally answers that question once and for all. It offers a proven, day-by-day plan that covers the basics of real estate investing, helps you set achievable goals, and tells you what actions to take each day to reach those goals.From getting motivated, to finding great properties, to negotiating and closing on your first deal, this straightforward, helpful guide walks you through every step of Shemin's 40-day plan. Along the way, you'll learn all the basics of real estate investing, including:* Locating properties* Foreclosures* Property analysis* Government agencies* Contracts* Networking* Negotiations* Making an offer* Financing purchases* Wholesaling* Lease options* Buying and holding property* Property management* Common mistakes to avoidEach chapter covers a new topic for a new day, and comes with helpful case studies, examples, and daily activities that provide motivation and keep you on track. With a simple plan and expert advice from a true real estate insider, 40 Days to Success in Real Estate Investing gives you all the information and insight you need. All you have to bring to the table is the desire and motivation to learn, try, and succeed.
Make Money in Real Estate Tax Liens : How To Guarantee Your Return Up To 50%
Chantal Howell Carey and Bill CareyMAKE MONEY IN REAL ESTATE TAX LIENSHow does a guaranteed short-term profit of fifteen, twenty-five, or even fifty percent sound? What if you could acquire a property valued at $100,000 with just a $10,000 investment? In the tax lien game, those kinds of profits aren't just possible, they actually happen! In Make Money in Real Estate Tax Liens, Chantal and Bill Carey show you how to profit from this safe and reliable wealth-builder. Inside, you'll find answers to all your important real estate tax lien questions:* What are real estate tax liens?* What are the risks versus the returns of tax lien investing?* Why should I buy tax liens?* How, when, and where can I buy tax liens?* Will I have to foreclose on properties?* Does my state offer tax liens?* How do investors redeem tax lien certificates?* Will I end up owning property?Look inside for the answers and start making money today!
Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies
Peter Conti and Peter HarrisThinking about becoming a commercial real estate investor? Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies covers the entire process, offering practical advice on negotiation and closing win-win deals and maximizing profit. From office buildings to shopping centers to apartment buildings, it helps you pick the right properties at the right time for the right price.Yes, there is a fun and easy way to break into commercial real estate, and this is it. This comprehensive handbook has it all. You’ll learn how to find great properties, size up sellers, finance your investments, protect your assets, and increase your property’s value. You’ll discover the upsides and downsides of the various types of investments, learn the five biggest myths of commercial real estate investment, find out how to recession-proof your investment portfolio, and more. Discover how to:Get leads on commercial property investmentsDetermine what a property is worthFind the right financing for youHandle inspections and fix problemsMake big money in land developmentManage your properties or hire a proExploit the tax advantages of commercial real estateFind out what offer a seller really-really wantsPerform due diligence before you make a dealRaise capital by forming partnershipsInvesting in commercial property can make you rich in any economy. Get Commercial Real Estate For Dummies, and find out how.
2 Years to a Million in Real Estate
Matthew MartinezQuit your day job! Make a million in real estate! It's easier than you think! A few years ago, Matthew Martinez was a lot like you - he worked hard to make as big a salary as he could. But it wasn't enough. He worked by the clock, and yearned to be his own boss. With a small amount of savings, he acquired his first rental property. Two years later, he was making more from his rentals than he was working 9 to 5, so he quit his day job to oversee his real estate investments. Today, he enjoys a multi-million-dollar collection of income-producing properties--and he's ready to share his money-making strategies so you can begin your own journey to career and financial independence. Two Years to a Million in Real Estateshows you everything you need to know, including how to Invest small amounts early-on while working a full-time job Avoid real estate “bubble” risks Get others to pay your mortgage for you Pick a hot property (and spot others that will become hot) Simplify the ins-and-outs of financing Negotiate like a pro Screen for reliable tenants Understand how local tenant laws work Hire good people to manage your properties Know when to sell (20061208)
The Wall Street Journal. Complete Real-Estate Investing Guidebook
David CrookThe conservative, thoughtful, thrifty investor’s guide to building a real-estate empire.Profitable real-estate investing opportunities exist everywhere as long as you know what to look for and understand how to make prudent deals that transform property into profits. David Crook, of The Wall Street Journal, shows how to make safe and sane investments that ensure a good night’s sleep as your real-estate portfolio grows, your properties appreciate and your income increases. The Wall Street Journal Complete Real-Estate Investing Guidebook offers the most authoritative information on:• Why real-estate investing is a great wealth-building alternative to stocks and bonds and why it’s crucial that you avoid get-rich schemes• How to get the financing and make the contacts to get started• How to start small and local, be hands-on and go step-by-step with a vacation home to rent out, a pure rental property or a small apartment building• How to find and value great properties, do the numbers and ensure you have that beautiful thing called cash flow• How the government blesses real-estate investors with tax breaks and loopholes, and how you can be one of the anointed• How to deal with the nuts-and-bolts of being a landlord and have a strife-free relationship with your tenants
Flipping Houses For Dummies
Ralph R. Roberts"This book is designed for realty investors who want to profit from buying below market, making cosmetic improvements to add value, and then quickly reselling. But real estate agents and home buyers should also study it because of the valuable insights offered by a longtime, very successful real estate broker. On my scale of one to 10, this superb book rates an off-the-chart 12."—Robert BrussYou've probably seen TV shows like Flip This House and Flip That House, in which Real estate investors buy, renovate, and sell a house in a matter of weeks for tens of thousands of dollars in profit. They make flipping houses look so easy that you want to jump out of your recliner (during the next commercial, of course), run down the street, find a house for sale, flip it for a 50 percent profit, and run back home to continue watching the show.I, Ralph Roberts, have flipped hundreds of houses, and it's never as easy as it looks on TV. People don't generally line up at your front door begging you to buy their house for 30-50 percent below market value. Renovation expenses always exceed estimates. And you can't always sell a house for what you think it's worth.Flipping houses for a profit requires time, money, and what I like to call sticktoitism—dogged determination in the face of overwhelming uncertainty.Not just another house flipping bookYou can find plenty of books about flipping houses that claim "anyone can do it" and make flipping look easy and risk-free. Flipping Houses For Dummies takes a different approach—honesty. We don't claim that flipping houses is "easy" or "simple" or "risk-free," because, quite frankly, it isn't.Flipping Houses For Dummies reveals the risks and rewards of flipping properties; helps you determine whether you have the time, energy, cash, and other resources to be successful; and then conveys the expert knowledge that those who wish to pursue house flipping need in order to minimize risk and maximize potential profits in a very competitive market. Did you know?Most books on flipping houses gloss over the key factors that that make or break the novice house flipper. These are the very items we focus on in Flipping Houses For Dummies. For example, did you know:You should secure financing before you look at houses.As a flipper, you want dontwanners—houses that the owners obviously don't want.You make your profit when you buy the property. You realize your profit when you sell.Always plan on earning at least 20 percent after your total investment—purchase price, repairs and renovations, real estate agent commissions, and holding costs (monthly mortgage payments, insurance, property taxes, and utilities).Working with a top-notch real estate agent can save you thousands of dollars more than what you pay in commissions.You should choose a limited geographical area to work and then become an expert on the houses and property values in that area.Your goal when renovating a home should be to bring the property up to market standards, not exceed them.A flipping book for real peopleFlipping Houses For Dummies speaks to the mom and pop investor, steering you clear of the gray areas, which tend to carry high-risks and low-returns, into safer, more potentially profitable areas. We encourage you invest in your comfort zone and take on bigger, riskier projects with higher profit potential only when you're ready.In Flipping Houses For Dummies we stress that the first flip is the most important one, and we take the guesswork out of the first transaction, to lead you through a positive first experience on which to build a promising real estate investment portfolio.Flipping Houses For Dummies provides plenty of examples of successful and not-so-successful property flips, presenting the total investment (in time and money), the work involved, and the net profit. Before-and-after photos visually illustrate the positive transformations from run-down-shacks to showcase homes.