Real Estate Investing For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Part I: Stacking Real Estate Up Against Other Investments.
Chapter 1: Evaluating Real Estate as an Investment.
Chapter 2: Covering Common Real Estate Investments.
Chapter 3: Considering Foreclosures, REOs, Probate Sales, and More.
Chapter 4: Taking the Passive Approach.
Chapter 5: Fast Money: Small Down Payments and Property Flips.
Chapter 6: Building Your Team.
Part II: How to Get the Money: Raising Capital and Financing.
Chapter 7: Sources of Capital.
Chapter 8: Financing Your Property Purchases.
Chapter 9: Securing the Best Mortgage Terms.
Part III: Finding and Evaluating Properties.
Chapter 10: Location, Location, Value.
Chapter 11: Understanding Leases and Property Valuation.
Chapter 12: Valuing Property through Number Crunching.
Chapter 13: Preparing and Making an Offer.
Chapter 14: Due Diligence, Property Inspections, and Closing.
Part IV: Operating the Property.
Chapter 15: Landlording 101.
Chapter 16: Protecting Your Investment: Insurance and Risk Management.
Chapter 17: Recordkeeping and Accounting.
Chapter 18: Tax Considerations and Exit Strategies.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten (Plus) Ways to Increase a Property’s Return.
Chapter 20: Ten Steps to Real Estate Investing Success.
Appendix: Sample Purchase Agreement.
Robert S. Griswold is a successful real estate investor and hands-on property manager with a large portfolio of residential and commercial rental properties.