The Real Estate Investor's Handbook: The Complete Guide for the Individual Investor, Tom 978,Wydania 0-910666

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Atlantic Publishing Company, 2006 - 389
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The Real Estate Investor's Handbook is a must-have for beginning investors, real estate veterans, commercial brokers, sellers, and buyers. Real estate investing has created more millionaires than any other investment vehicle in this country. This comprehensive step-by-step proven program shows beginners and seasoned veterans alike the ins and outs of real estate investing. This book is a road map to successful investing in real estate. You do not need to re-invent the wheel, and you won't have to make the same mistakes others have.

Investing in real estate is one of the safest and smartest investments you can make. Real estate appreciates at a rate far greater than the rate of inflation, builds equity, provides a steady return on investment, provides cash flow, and can offer substantial tax benefits. This handbook is the resource for novices and pros alike; it will guide you through every step of the process of real estate investing. This new exhaustively researched book will arm you with hundreds of innovative ideas that you can put to use right away. This book gives you the proven strategies and actual case studies from experts to help you invest better and wiser with less time and effort.

A sampling of what's covered in this encyclopedic book includes: how to find below-market deals, investing with little or no down payment, seller financing, foreclosures and REOs, investment property, negotiating, purchase offers, managing rental property, flipping, auctions, tax sales, financing, mortgage terms, agents, cash flow, inspections, contracts, tenants, lease agreements, insurance, taxes and accounting, escrow, essential mathematical calculations, sample forms, development, taxation, exchange rules, and regulations.

This book is loaded with case studies and success stories from real people. You will uncover secrets that expert real estate investors use every day. This comprehensive resource contains a wealth of modern tips and strategies for getting started in this very lucrative area. This book is the foundation for understanding how to invest in real estate.

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Commercial Property Lease Options
161
Common Area Maintenance Charges
162
Which Type of Lease Is Best?
163
Comparable Sales Market Data Method
164
The Cost Approach
165
Reconciliation
167
Advanced Valuation Techniques
168
All the Research Is Done Now What?
169

Mortgages to Avoid
51
Balloon Loans
52
INVESTING IN RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
57
Singlefamily Residential Investments
58
Multifamily Residential Investments
60
Recommendations on Residential Properties
61
Commercial Properties
62
Undeveloped Land
63
Real Estate Investment Trusts
64
FLIPPING
69
CommonSense Flipping Guidelines
70
Form a Team
71
Dealers
72
Retailers
73
FORECLOSURES AND REOS
79
Type of State Foreclosures
81
The Four Steps to Foreclosure
82
The Foreclosure Sale
83
Redemption Period
84
REO Opportunities
85
The Lease Option Strategy
86
Advantages for Buyers
87
Real Estate Auction and Probate Sale Opportunities
89
Probate Sales
90
THE TEAM APPROACH
95
The Tax Advisor
97
The Lender or Mortgage Broker
98
Mortgage Brokers
99
The Real Estate Broker and Agent
100
Compensating the Broker or Agent
101
Finding a Great Broker or Agent
102
The Appraiser
104
The Real Estate Attorney
106
FINDING AND EVALUATING PROPERTIES
115
The Region
116
Population Growth
117
Type
118
Property Worth
119
Population
120
The Local Area
122
Building Permits
123
Cost of Renting Versus Cost of Buying
124
Rental Rates
126
The Benefit of Problems
127
The Governmental Climate
128
Neighborhood Comparisons
129
The Real Estate Market To Time or Not To Time
133
UNDERSTANDING LEASES AND VALUE
137
Transferability of Leases
138
Residential and Commercial Leases
139
The Principles of Real Estate Valuation
142
The Highest and BestUse Concept
144
Standard Value Guidelines
146
Replacement Cost
150
ENSURING A RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT
151
Net Operating Income
152
Get Real Numbers
155
Vacancies
156
Delinquencies and Collection Losses
157
Utilities
158
Additional Operating Costs
159
Debt Servicing
160
NEGOTIATIONS
173
Common Sense Guidelines for Negotiation
174
Determine the Sellers Motivations
176
Bring the Power of Facts to the Negotiation Process
177
Create a WinWin Atmosphere
178
Contract Basics
179
The Purchase Agreement
185
More on Contingencies
188
Presenting the Purchase Agreement in an Effective Manner
192
ESCROW DUE DILIGENCE AND OTHER VITAL MATTERS
193
Formal Due Diligence
196
Property Inspections
200
Different Forms of Inspection
202
Getting a Qualified Inspector
209
Credit Negotiation
210
The Title Holding
211
Sole Proprietorship
212
Tenancy in Common
215
Partnerships
216
Limited Liability Companies
219
Corporations
221
Closing Escrow
223
Closing Statement
226
Recording of the Deed
227
THE LANDLORD PATH
233
CHOOSING THE RIGHT LANDLORD PATH
235
The Professional Management Option
237
The Landlording Option
241
Types of Housing
242
Advertising for Tenants
248
Finding Good Tenants
253
Moving In Your Tenants
257
Retaining Good Tenants
258
Collecting Rent
262
Eviction Procedures
265
Maintenance and Repair
267
Protecting Your Investments
268
Landlord Forms
271
KEEPING RECORDS
287
Record Keeping
288
Overall Accounting Skills
290
Accounting at the Rental Level
292
Accounting Software
294
TAX ADVANTAGES AND EXIT STRATEGIES
297
Optimizing Tax Advantages
298
Passive and Active Activity
301
The Active Path Qualifying as a Real Estate Professional
303
Exit Strategies
304
The Installment Sale
309
Boot
312
Capital Gains Exclusion
317
Lease Options
320
Gifts and Bequests
322
THE SECRET TO BUILDING REAL ESTATE WEALTH
327
Choose an Investment Strategy
333
Action Plan
335
GLOSSARY
341
RECOMMENDED READING
381
INDEX
383
FIABCIUSA MEMBERSHIP
390
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Strona 49 - ... owner's title policy", if he desires the protection of title insurance. Title Search or Examination A check of the title records, generally at the local courthouse, to make sure the buyer is purchasing a house from the legal owner and there are no liens, overdue special assessments, or other claims or outstanding restrictive covenants filed in the record, which would adversely affect the marketability or value of title.

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Steven D. Fisher is an independent writer, illustrator, and instructional designer with over 25 years of experience in the fields of business writing and training and development. His specialties include the design and writing of books, certification tests, e-Books, manuals, seminars and workshops. In addition to practical âeoereal worldâe experience, he holds an M.A. in Education of the Hearing Impaired and trained as a print and media Broadcast Specialist in the U.S. Army.

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