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Financing Real Estate Investments For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-49697-8
288 pages
February 2011
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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

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Introduction.

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.

Glossary.

Index.

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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.

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