The Complete Guide to Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, Fourplexes, and Mobile Homes: What Smart Investors Need to Know Explained Simply
It is no secret that investing in real estate can significantly boost one's income. Many people begin by investing in single-family residential properties and work their way up to commercial properties, such as duplexes, triplexes, and quads. However, moving from one to the other may seem like a big leap. This new book, The Complete Guide to Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, Fourplexes, and Mobile Homes, will make the transition effortless, as it explains everything you need to know in easy-to-understand language and points out dozens of hints and suggestions. By reading this new, extensively-researched book, you will become knowledgeable in all areas of commercial real estate investing, including cash flow, appreciation, tax benefits, equity buildup and leveraging, due diligence, gross rental income, vacancy loss, operating expenses, debt service, zoning, triple net leases, and contracts. You also will learn about the potential gains and losses, the consequences, loans, proven techniques, effective strategies, advantages and disadvantages of direct and indirect investing, and asset management techniques. In addition, you will discover how to buy with no money down, how to get cash back at closing, how to eliminate your risk, how to decide whether to buy or hold, how to keep good tenants, how to determine and compare property value, how to structure deals, how to limit your personal liability, how to inspect a building, how to take out a mortgage, how to secure financing, how to negotiate, how to read economic cycles, how to avoid the common mistakes, and how to decipher tax issues. You will be prepared for restrictions pertaining to children, pets, parking, vehicles, boats, music, maintenance, club memberships, recreation facility leases, use of recreational facilities, and common areas. Whether you are a new investor looking to get started or a seasoned veteran looking to enhance your portfolio, The Complete Guide to Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, Fourplexes, and Mobile Homes will provide you with all the information you need to accomplish your investment goals.
By Adria I. Valdes - August 3, 2009
This book is definitely helpful for someone who has already explored the possibility of investing in different types of properties. The chapters are well outlined and cover all aspects of the investing process, from the role of the realtor to dealing with fixer-uppers to dealing with taxes and tenants. The case-studies throughout the book also put a real-life spin on many of the more complicated concepts.
The whole process of investing is shown in a positive manner throughout this book, however, it didn't give off a "get rich quick" vibe -there are no magic secrets revealed here. If you're someone who has already done some research and are ready for a book to help you through the investment property, this is definitely a good resource as you can jump back and forth and touch up on subjects you might need some extra guidance on. I'd also recommend this book for someone who is interested in the possibility of investing but who has at least some knowledge of the real estate... read more
Review of E.E. Mazier's "The Complete Guide to Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, Fourplexes and Mobile Homes"
By Nicholas J. Katers "Nicholas Katers" - May 11, 2009
E.E. Mazier starts "The Complete Guide to Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, Fourplexes and Mobile Homes" by addressing the recent downturn in the housing market. Mazier's contention is that investments in multi-unit properties like mobile homes and duplexes are profitable in the long term regardless of economic conditions. This thesis may seem like a bold contention given the housing market's collapse since 2007 but Mazier backs up this bravado with great tips on real estate investments.
"The Complete Guide" is broken into three easy-to-read parts that cover the basics of real estate investing, the mechanics of financing and how to handle investments after purchase. Mazier covers well-worn territory including asset protection, property expenses and the need for a reliable real estate agent in the first section. The meat of "The Complete Guide" comes with Parts II and III as Mazier uses her experience in real estate to uncover overlooked areas of investment... read more
Real Estate Investing 101
By Lori Chance "Author & Dream Catcher" - July 6, 2009
For someone who's heard that real estate is a great investment, but is worried about the pit falls, this is a great book. It addresses each concern with factual information that's relevant, explained in simple terms, and walks the reader step-by-step through understanding the pros and cons of what they're embarking on.
The unique approach adds a quality and depth to the subject as well. Looking at real estate investing as a business instead of a hobby, or something to "do on the side," raises the bar. The book not only addresses how to evaluate properties, but it also takes a look at how to protect your personal assets through various incorporations. While each transaction is different, the education and information provided in this book gives the reader a valuable sense of comfort and understanding that opens the door for taking action. And it's the action that creates the results.
If there is a pitfall, it is that some of the information is geared more for an... read more
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