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Forecasting for Real Estate Wealth: Strategies for Outperforming Any Housing Market

ISBN: 978-0-470-37891-5
256 pages
September 2008
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Learn how to identify the bottom of your local real estate market and understand when to buy by using the tools and tips in Forecasting for Real Estate Wealth: Strategies for Outperforming Any Housing Market. Take advantage of the great deals created by falling real estate prices and discover the four questions every real estate investor must ask before buying, selling, or holding any property. With this guide, you can forecast the value of any property in 1 or 5 years, predict which investment property will give you maximum return, and secure low-cost financing.
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PREFACE.

PART ONE: FOUR BIGGEST QUESTIONS

CHAPTER 1 What Should I Know about Market Cycles?

How Millionaires Make Their Fortunes from Forecast Appreciation.

Make Money from a Slowdown.

Why Using a Forecast Is a Good Idea.

Why Not Using a Forecast Is a Bad Idea.

Integrating a Forecast into a Real Estate Strategy.

CHAPTER 2 What Should I Do over the Next Five Years?

When to Buy, Sell, or Hold.

Seasonal Forecasting Strategy.

Selling at the Peak and Buying at the Low.

What Is the Best Strategy for Investing Today?

Which Investment Strategy Is Easiest and Most Lucrative?

Should I Wait a Year or Two before Investing in the Market?

CHAPTER 3 How Do I Look Up My Forecast for Property Appreciation in a Specific Neighborhood?

Capitalize on a Slow Real Estate Cycle.

Use Forecasts to Be Competitive in Property Investing.

Primary Forecast Variables and Resulting Values.

Calculate the Next Seven Years.

CHAPTER 4 How Can I Identify the Property That Will Make Me the Most Money?

Homeownership versus Renting.

Earn Back a Down Payment Quickly.

Select the Property with the Greatest Appreciation and Lowest Vacancy.

Amenities in Investment Properties.

Combining Successful Purchase Negotiation with Appreciation.

Why the Real Estate Cycle Influences Each Property Differently.

Matching Buying Strategy to Metro Location.

PART TWO: METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR BUYING, SELLING, AND FINANCING.

CHAPTER 5 Four Methods to Sell in a Declining Forecast Cycle.

Challenges of Selling in a Slow Cycle.

Prevent Seller’s Remorse by Using a Forecast.

Four Selling Methods to Beat Any Cycle.

CHAPTER 6 Four Financing Resources When Lenders Are Reluctant to Lend.

How Do Traditional Lenders Evaluate?

Alternative Financing Methods.

Seller Financing.

Realtor Contribution.

Renter Contribution.

Investor Financing.

CHAPTER 7 Six Ways to Maximize Wealth Accumulation.

Buying Expensive or Well-Known Is Not Always Better.

Buying Local versus Buying Cross-Country.

Select the Best Property Management Firm.

Partial Property Management Outsourcing.

Select the Best Investment Area.

Understand Remote Property Valuations.

CHAPTER 8 Key Financial Wealth Evaluators.

Calculate Your True Rate of Return.

Always Measure Your Cash-on-Cash Return.

View Your Capitalization Rate with Caution.

Critical Financial Evaluators for the Next Five Years.

PART THREE: STRATEGIES FOR INVESTMENT AND WEALTH.

CHAPTER 9 The Best Investing Strategy for Wealth in a Difficult Market.

Secret Preventers of Real Estate Wealth.

Things to Know about Real Estate Investing that Others Do Not Tell You.

The Most Productive Wealth Accumulation Strategy for the Next Five Years.

CHAPTER 10 Investing Strategies for Wealth in a Robust Market.

Build Your Financial Statements in Advance of Acceleration.

Exiting Short-Term Investments before Seasonal Change.

Using a Short-Term Investment Strategy.

Using a Long-Term Passive Cash Flow Investing Strategy.

Leveraging Assets for Liquidity.

CHAPTER 11 Starting from Zero: Techniques for Buying Preforeclosure and Other Strategies.

Active versus Passive Investing.

“Subject-To” Active Investing.

Tactics and Procedures.

PART FOUR: BUILDING A BUSINESS.

CHAPTER 12 Legal Entity Protection.

Formation of a Layered Plan.

Administration of the Land Trust and Limited Liability Company.

Additional Layers.

CHAPTER 13 Financial Calculations Paramount to Success.

Annual Property Operating Data Sheet.

Annual Property Standard Variables.

APOD Indicators.

Five-Year Proforma.

CHAPTER 14 The Ultimate Wealth System: Three Years to a Million.

Determine Financial Position.

Define Acquisition Guidelines.

Choose Buying Strategies.

Create a Plan.

Buying Area Analysis.

Profitable Buying Plan.

PART FIVE: RESOURCES.

CHAPTER 15 Top 10 Recommended Cities in the United States with Appreciation.

Top 10 U.S. Cities.

APPENDIXA Metro Forecast 15-Year History by State.

APPENDIX B Metro Alphabetical Forecast .

APPENDIXC Free Edsforecast.com Membership.

INDEX.

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Ed Ross is a leading real estate expert and an investor. He currently serves on five real estate company boards, and shares with thousands each month the strategies and techniques that helped him achieve financial freedom at an early age. He has managed and owned over 200 properties and has custom-built, renovated, and personally rented over 100 houses, apartment buildings, and commercial buildings. He still owns and manages a substantial portfolio consisting of single-family residences, residential rentals, and commercial buildings.

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