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Books to Read If You Plan on Entering Real-Estate

Updated on March 23, 2018

Books to Read

In case you are looking for the best books to read in order to learn about real estate investing, you have come to the right place. Here we have made a list of some of the best ten books to read in order to learn about real estate investing and they are as listed below:

1. Building Wealth One House at a Time by John Schaub

About the Author:

The author, John Schaub has been working in real estate for thirty-five years. He has written two books on real estate investments. He has been prospering through a time of poor economy and recession and changing tax laws.

Topics that are talked about in the book

  • Analyzing a deal
  • Finance
  • Principles and strategies involved
  • How to find and bargain deals
  • Managing property
  • Contracts

How this book is Useful

In this book, the author talks about how you should buy good houses instead of buying cheaper houses that could cause problems later on. Another important thing the author talks about is, that if you are looking to invest in real estate, it’s best not to buy a house using a loan from the bank, get real estate that does not involve debt.

2. Every Landlord’s Legal Guide by Marcia Stewart, Ralph Warner and Janet Portman

About the Authors

Marcia Stewart has written countless books on topics such as laws binding a tenant and landlord, issues faced by tenants, and real estate. Janet Portman is primarily a lawyer who is specialized in residential law and commercial tenant-landlord law. She has a degree in Law from Santa Clara University in addition to the undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University. Before she became a real-estate lawyer, she was a criminal defence attorney. Ralph Warner is the founder of Nolo and do-it-yourself law movements.

Highlights of the Book

  • Proper management of a property
  • Legal proceedings and the various contracts involved

What to like about the book

This book is relatable for all landlords, based on all the problems faced by landlords of properties. It goes into detail about problems such as rejection by potential-tenants, managing security deposits and how to evict unwanted tenants.

3. Landlording on Autopilot by Mike Butler

About the Author

The author quickly grew his real estate business by selling multiple properties within one week while working another full-time job.

Topics discussed in the book

  • Principles and strategies required for real estate investment
  • Managing property
  • Legal procedures and contracts

What I like about This Book

The author has an interesting perspective on how to manage a property. He talks about dealing with single-family houses and self-management with minimal involvement.

4. The Book on Flipping Houses by J Scott

Highlights of the Book

  • How to manage your finances
  • The hundred house rule

What I Like About This Book

The author is very organized in the way that he lets out information as well as detailed. This book talks about all the necessary information you need when trying to learn about the flipping real-estate business.

5. The Book on Rental Property Investing: How to Create Wealth and Passive Income through Smart Buy and Hold Real Estate Investing by Brandon Turner

What I like about the book

This book is the key needed when learning about how to find deals that prove to be beneficial as well as financing rentals. This book is perfect for people who plan on learning about finding the proper rental properties, the proper screen practices needed in order to find a good real estate property.

Topics Discussed

  • Issues that arise during property rental.
  • Managing rental property
  • Property maintenance
  • Getting the most benefit out of renting a property.

6. Getting the Money: The Simple System for Getting Private Money for Your Real Estate Deals by Susan Lassiter-Lyons

What I Like About the Book

This book talks about how to get money in order to invest in real estate for people who are unable to buy a second real-estate property without a loan or other help.

Topics Discussed

  • Information needed for making a deal
  • Raising money for your investment

7. The Complete Guide to Real Estate Finance for Investment Properties: How to Analyze Any Single-Family, Multifamily or Commercial Property by Steve Berges

What I Like About the Book

The author gives us all the necessary information needed before making a decision in order to properly estimate the investment possibilities. This book is recommended for expert real estate agents as well as people who are just starting off in real estate investment.

The Book talks about

  • Evaluation techniques needed for real estate
  • How different finance techniques affect investment
  • Appraisal methods
  • How to understand and analyze financial statements

8. What Ever Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow and 36 Other Key Financial Measures Update Edition by Frank Gallinelli

About the Author

The author is the founder and President of RealData Incorporation.

What I like about this book

A major part of this book is dedicated on how to make a capital in addition to a return.

Readers are introduced to some key formulas needed, how to measure their real estate investments, the current net value, a cash flow discount and the operating net income.

Topics Discussed

  • Basic rules needed for good real estate investments
  • Reference points used to evaluate properties that one can potentially invest in

9. The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down: Real-Life Strategies for Investing in Real Estate Using Other People’s Money by Brandon Turner

What I like about this book

This book is filled with real-life situations and how to fix the problems faced by investors. This book may seem repetitive to new readers but that is because there are only small key details that are different in each case explained by the author.

Topics Discussed

  • How to invest without money down
  • Combining investment techniques
  • Disadvantages to investments and how to face them

10. Retire Rich from Real Estate: A Low-Risk Approach to Buying Rental Property for the Long-Term Investor by Marc Andersen

What I like about this book

Unlike other books that talk about moving on quickly from property to property, this book talks about how to buy and manage a property for a really long time, many decades, maybe until retirement in some cases. Renting property may be used by some people as additional income after retirement without employment.

Topics Discussed

  • How to find properties that can be kept over a really long time
  • How to evaluate the expenses needed in order to manage the property
  • Give a realistic time period required in order to start making money from real estate.

© 2018 Michelle Naqvi

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