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Opportunities abound in the real estate market. In order to find the best investments, though, you need to understand the changes brought on by the turbulence of recent years. Bringing you completely up to date on today's market, The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Real Estate Investing offers a fast-paced but thorough and well-rounded education on profiting in real estate. Revealing secrets previously reserved for industry insiders, veteran Jack Cummings offers the knowledge you need to get moving right away. 368 pp.
This three-day "crash course" provides checklists and proven insider tips on how to:
Spot the hot properties of tomorrow
Calculate potential profits before investing
Increase property values
Make offers and counteroffers
Find the best sources of financing
Get tips and advice from a true industry insider and start building your fortune now with The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Real Estate Investing.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. Sound Investment Strategies Begin with a Goal-Oriented Plan
Chapter 2. Fundamental Real Estate Terminology Made Easy
Chapter 3. Real Estate Mathematics-Simplified
Chapter 4. Local Government Officials and Maximizing Benefits
Chapter 5. Integrate with the Real Estate Industry
Chapter 6. Use Public Information to Become an Expert
Chapter 7. Create an Effective History of Information
Chapter 8. What Causes Property Values to Rise and Fall
Chapter 9. Why the Phrase "Location, Location, Location" is "Wrong, Wrong, Wrong"
Chapter 10. The Secret to Increases in Value: Zoning
Chapter 11. How Building Codes and Restrictions Hide Potential Dangers
Chapter 12. Use Economic Conversion to Maximize Profits
Chapter 13. Easy and Inexpensive Methods to Create Increased Value
Chapter 14. Fine-Tune your Real Estate Investment Goals
Chapter 15. 7 Different Types of Real Estate to Consider Owning
Chapter 16. Develop Your Investment Comfort Zone
Chapter 17. 10 Secrets of Getting Inside Info on Real Estate Trends
Chapter 18. Evaluate a Property-Before You Buy It
Chapter 19. Beware of "Green Grass Syndrome"
Chapter 20. Basic Buying Techniques
Chapter 21. The "Tax Free" Benefit of a 1031 Exchange
Chapter 22. Government Benefits to Maximize Investment Power
Chapter 23. Make Offers and Counteroffers
Chapter 24. Find the Best Source of Financing for Your Transaction
Chapter 25. 12 Common Investor Pitfalls-and How to Avoid Them;
The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course Real Estate Investment, 2nd Edition