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Rental Property Investing QuickStart Guide

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This book will teach you everything you need to know about real estate investing. This book was written by a course instructor and real estate investor who has been doing it for years.

The book is aimed at first-time investors who want to get started with real estate investing. It covers the basics of the industry and provides an overview of what you need to know when getting started.

The author explains how to find deals, how to analyze them, how to negotiate with sellers, how much money you need to invest and what kind of tenants you should have. They also point out some common mistakes that people make when buying rental properties and give advice on avoiding these mistakes.

You will learn about assessing properties, finding deals, negotiating with sellers, getting financing, and managing tenants.

You can learn how to create passive income from rental properties using this guidebook. It covers everything from finding deals to managing tenants and even getting financing for your projects.

The author gives step-by-step instructions on how to start your own rental property business so that it becomes a profitable investment opportunity.

The book also provides helpful tips on how you can find properties that are worth investing in and how you can manage them once they are up and running.

The book is US focused so you might not find it as useful if you're based in the UK.
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The phone app is unwieldy; I really liked this book, and gave the following review on Amazon:

Excellent Guide, Clearly Explained

This very useful book explains complicated real estate activities in plain terms.  The author shares commonsense methods for finding, evaluating, purchasing, and screening tenants for rental properties across a broad variety of socio-economic neighborhood environments.  His formulas for determining a fair monthly rental price make a lot of sense, as does the whole book.  Be sure to download the accompanying materials, which helped me understand real estate up-and-down cycles better than ever before.  I probably won’t print it out (it would be a very thick stack of paper!) but will definitely keep a digital copy for reference.  This book is helpful, not just in understanding the rental real estate market, but also in understanding overall economic trends upon which the real estate market rides.
I’m a teacher on summer break, and I reviewed this book because it looked interesting.  I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.  I’ve been a landlord in the past, and wish I’d had a book like this before starting on that adventure.  Maybe I’ll try again now.
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I received this audiobook as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

I found this book to be really interesting and informative! Some of the principles are a little complicated, and the author refers to various charts and tables. I would have liked to have had these references available visually (I only had the audiobook). I think therefore that this book is probably better as a text book (paperback or ebook).

Nevertheless, as I was reading, I was excited to use the many tips that the author gave in my own fledgling rental investment. 

I would recommend this book to anyone who was thinking about investing in rental properties, or to those who are at the start of their journey.
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I downloaded this book because my husband & I own one rental property that we acquired inadvertently by simply retaining our first house when we purchased our second. So far, it's been relatively low maintenance, so we have been interested in maybe acquiring another property. Hence I thought this book would be perfect. 

It may be partially due to the fact that Net Galley did not have (at least that loaded in my file) the reference guide so frequently alluded to in the book, (I requested it from the publisher at the listed website, but it's not available yet), but unfortunately, I found nothing concretely helpful in this book. Since our first house is solely in my husband's name, getting this property solely in my name was no problem.  But now to buy a third property we're finding that it's difficult to get a bank to issue a third mortage because we each already have outstanding mortage debt. The author briefly touches on the idea that you can put your own home up as collateral for an additional loan, but neither recommends a bank that he's used nor explains exactly how risky that is or what you would need to show to refi out of that being collateral. I kept waiting for more concrete advise about getting things off the ground, but most of this book seemed to be built on the assumption that you know how to and have access to a mortage approval & down payment.... but if that were the case, I probably wouldn't need to read a book about it. 

That being said, if you are just in the initial stages of considering investing in real estate, this is a pretty good overview of the broad strokes ways you could choose to approach it.
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Although based on US real estate market, the principles are the same in UK. Excellent, easy to follow advice for anyone thinking about investing in property. So before you take the plunge, understand the risks, if there are any of course. Protect your investments and think the bigger picture. Very useful guide to refer back to as well. Thank you #NetGalley for the audiobook to review.
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