Financing Real Estate Investments For Dummies
Your practical guide to scoring cash to fuel your real estate investments
Want to be a smart, successful real estate investor? This no-nonsense guide contains everything you must know to make the right choices about financing your investments from the various options available and the impact on cash flow to the tax implications and risk factors involved. You also get tried-and-true tips for surviving a down market and using current investments to finance future ones.
- A crash course in real estate financing understand standard terms and concepts, learn the various sources of investment capital, and gather all essential facts and figures
Weigh your options decide which type of financing is best for your circumstances and incorporate it into your real estate investing plan
Finance residential properties evaluate residential loan programs, navigate the loan application and processing, and handle the closing
Invest in commercial properties know the different property types, choose the one that meets your investment goals, and discover unique sources for financing
Tap into unconventional sources discover the pros and cons of "hard money," capitalize on seller financing, partner to share risk and equity, and invest on the cheap with no-money-down deals
Open the book and find:
- Real-world advice on financing without tying up all your capital
How to get prequalified or preapproved for a loan
Questions to ask your lender upfront
Ways to avoid common beginner blunders
How to protect your personal assets from investment risks
Bargain-hunting hints for low-cost loans
Strategies for surviving a credit crunch
Ten pre-closing steps you must take
Part I: Gearing Up for Financing Your Real Estate Investments.
Chapter 1: Taking a Crash Course in Real Estate Investment Financing.
Chapter 2: Shielding Your Personal Assets from Investment Risks.
Chapter 3: Gathering Essential Documents, Facts, and Figures.
Chapter 4: Scoping Out Prospective Lenders.
Part II: Financing the Purchase of Residential Properties.
Chapter 5: Finding the Residential Loan Program That’s Right for You.
Chapter 6: Bargain Hunting for Low-Cost Loans.
Chapter 7: Navigating the Loan Application and Processing.
Part III: Financing the Purchase of Commercial Properties.
Chapter 8: Picking the Right Commercial Property Type for You.
Chapter 9: Exploring Sources of Financing for Commercial Properties.
Chapter 10: Securing a Loan to Finance Your Commercial Venture.
Part IV: Sampling More Creative Financing Strategies.
Chapter 11: Financing in a Pinch with Hard Money and Other Tough Options.
Chapter 12: Capitalizing on Seller Financing.
Chapter 13: Partnering to Share the Risk and the Equity.
Chapter 14: Profiting from No-Money-Down and Other Creative Deals.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Avoid Common Beginner Blunders.
Chapter 16: Ten Steps to Take before Closing.
Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Surviving a Credit Crunch.
Ralph R. Roberts is an internationally acclaimed real estate agent, speaker, investor, and consultant. Chip Cummings is a real estate lending expert, a Certified Mortgage Consultant with more than 25 years of experience, and a seasoned real estate investor. Roberts and Cummings coauthored Mortgage Myths: 77 Secrets That Will Save You Thousands on Home Financing.