Shows how to indentify and profit from a range of real-estate opportunities and offers information on timely topics like direct mortgage lending, speculation, and tax shelters
Now completely revised and expanded! The definitive resource for anyone Getting Started in Real Estate Investing After a decade-long slump, real estate has rebounded to become one of today's hottest investment vehicles. This consummate beginner's guide shows you how to successfully identify--and profit from--the market's many lucrative opportunities. Written in nontechnical, easy-to-follow terms, Getting Started in Real Estate Investing, Second Edition, gives you the straight facts on everything from mortgage payments and property selection to financing options and landlording issues. Packed with convenient sidebar definitions, easy-to-follow examples, and real-life case histories, as well as tips on avoiding possible pitfalls, this completely updated volume offers the latest information on: * Real estate versus traditional investments * Direct mortgage lending * The resurgence of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) * Capital gains and losses * Speculation and rental trends * The best tax strategies * And much more!