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  • Real Estate Investment Strategy, Volume 3, 2nd ed. – John T. Reed
    quickly and marketing them just as quickly Flipping is extremely advanced difficult stuff It is most definitely not a one person part time activity New chapters Real estate investment myths When good contractors go bad Too much fixing Profiting from dumb real estate laws The use of auctions to sell real estate Revisiting Nickerson s advice in 2006 Reducing transaction costs Investing when values are falling Stock market tools for real estate More dispersion No wires New home value web site More on line real estate listings Paperless mortgages First completely electronic closing in PA Zillow doesn t work but who cares Inflation has been tamed right See the table of contents for a list of all 40 chapters Too much fixing Most fixer investors fix too much Some fixing is profitable Some is breakeven Some fixes lose money Only do the first kind the profitable kind Get the fast buck not the last buck The goal is not a perfect house when you re done It is optimum return on your time spent and money invested If the property is vacant you have to work extremely fast And you cannot afford to spend 500 on improvements that will only increase the property value 500 or less Only the biggest most dramatic stuff can be fixed profitably things like fire damage and crooked foundations and pet urine smell Don t buy fixers Buy disasters and turn them into fixers then sell fixers Reducing transaction costs In the stock market the leading experts have been harping about minimizing transaction costs for years The best mutual funds Vanguard have the industry s lowest operating expense ratios by far 20 in the case of the Vanguard S P 500 fund Real estate transaction costs are outrageously higher than even the highest in the

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  • How To Increase the Value of Real Estate, 2nd ed. – John T. Reed
    more ways than renovation to make real estate values go up See the table of contents for a list Since 2006 real estate values have generally gone down or been flat Forecasts are for more of the same So waiting for higher value doesn t work any more You need to add value in today s market How do you do that My just off the press improved version of How to Increase the Value of Real Estate gives you 19 chapters on 19 different categories of ways to raise the values of selected properties The methods include both tangible changes like turning unrentable space to rentable space and actually moving the whole building to another lot and intangible changes like rent increases and better zoning John T Reed s real estate investment background Table of Contents Index Reader comments Back cover Errata Changes to the various editions 144 pages 8 1 2 x 11 paperback Actually adding value puts you in charge of price appreciation and keeps you in the real estate investment game when others have to stay on the sidelines Adding value by making cost effective changes to selected properties is an evergreen strategy that works in all types of markets Adding value to real estate is a lost art For 40 years real estate investors have generally been able to profit by just buying a propery and holding it But that has not worked since the early 2000s That leaves two viable strategies adding value and buying the property at a bargain price How to Increase the Value of Real Estate and Fixers are my two books on how to add value You get a 2 00 discount on domestic shipping if you buy two books and free domestic shipping if you buy three or more

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  • Fundamentals of Real Estate Finance – John T. Reed
    Cart This is Volume 1 of the series How to Use Leverage to Maximize your Real Estate Investment Return How to measure the time value of money developing your leverage strategy Reed s Rules of real estate finance the tax ramification of financing real estate and how lenders decide whether to say yes This is volume 1 of a 3 volume set Volume 2 is How to Buy Real Estate for Little or No Money Down Volume 3 is How to Structure Your Mortgage You get a 2 00 discount on domestic shipping if you buy two books and free domestic shipping if you buy three or more at the same time John T Reed s real estate investment background Table of Contents Reader comments Front Matter Index Want all 3 Free shipping for 3 or more books 62 pages 8 1 2 x 11 paperback Not available in traditional or online book stores Share 0 Tweet 0 Pin it 0 Fancy 1 We Also Recommend All John T Reed Real Estate Products Bundle 729 00 How to Get Started in Real Estate Investment 29 95 John T Reed s Real Estate Investor s Monthly newsletter 125 00 Best Practices

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  • How to Buy Real Estate for Little or No Money Down, 2nd ed. – John T. Reed
    down How to use your own strong credit or that of willing others to buy for 5 or less down Using seller financing to buy with little or no money down Buying for bargain prices 80 or less of market value then borrowing 100 of the purchase price albeit 80 or less of the market value Taking over high loan to value existing mortgages Ethical legal practical profitable ways to buy real estate for 0 to 5 down How to save for a down payment Myths about nothing down purchases Wrong ways to try to purchase real estate with little or no money down Most nothing down techniques are unethical illegal immoral impractical and or unprofitable Don t lose your money your credit or your freedom following dangerous advice 104 pages John T Reed s real estate investment background Table of Contents Reader comments Front Matter Copyright date acknowledgements etc Changes Index Errata This is volume 2 of a 3 volume set Volume 1 is Fundamentals of Real Estate Finance Volume 3 is How to Structure Your Mortgage You get a 2 00 discount on domestic shipping if you buy two books and free domestic shipping if you buy three

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  • Real Estate Investment Strategy, Volume 2, 2nd ed. – John T. Reed
    one phrase the essence of what active real estate investing is about Active investing is making profits from real estate on purpose Passive investing is about buying a property and hoping it goes up in value You get bargain purchases at least 20 below market value or find properties with hidden upgrading potential when you can see value that the seller and other buyers cannot see In other words you appraise the property and its potential and situation better than all the other people who know about it By outappraising them you make far more profit than the average investor Finding value by using a sharper pencil Certain details of a property can make a big but generally overlooked difference in operating expenses and value For example forced warm air heat costs about half as much as hot water heat because of greater fuel efficiency and smaller plumbing bills Some towns have extraordinarily high or low property tax rates thereby nullifying the usefulness of rules of thumb Other similar issues involve swimming pools exterior lighting landscaping remaining life on expensive replacement items wasted space in buildings and more Hedging You read a lot about hedging risk lately but not much about hedging real estate risk There are a number of ways to do it You need to know what they are If you own real estate you probably lost about 20 to 25 of your property value in recent years If you had competently hedged you would not have lost that value Nonconforming uses A great many investors own nonconforming uses Those are properties that do not comply with current zoning but were grandfathered in But did you know that your right to continue to operate such properties is not iron clad In the event of damage or renovations you

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  • How to Structure Your Mortgage – John T. Reed
    Real Estate Finance Volume 2 is How to Buy Real Estate for Little or No Money Down You get a 2 00 discount on domestic shipping if you buy two books and free domestic shipping if you buy three or more at the same time John T Reed s real estate investment background Table of Contents Front Matter Copyright date acknowledgements etc Index Not available in traditional or online book

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  • Deals that Make Sense, 2d ed. – John T. Reed
    we first got started buying rental real estate Yours has been amongst the finest advice we ve received Your words ring in my ears to this day and I m looking forward to reading more THANKS Jan Webb More than two dozen actual case histories of smart deals done by actual real estate investors Bargain purchase a divorce Apartment building foreclosure Acquiring a foreclosed owner s right of redemption to buy the property back cheap Inner city fixers Profiting by buying temporarily stigmatized properties How to use property wanted ads to buy bargains Probate overbid profit deal An examination of the entire career of one investor Do it yourself construction of two homes per year Profitable fixer A bargain purchase as a result of a tax lien purchase Profiting by buying a leper property with a bad foundation Fixing a duplex for big profit 80 000 profit on probate house Profits in used timeshares Buying a positive cash flow rental house for 5 000 Profit in an OREO with a title problem Still bargains in Anchorage Quick sale of an OREO Specializing in fixers for the over 55 market Getting affluent slowly in rental houses RV park profits Renting property as a location photograph or movie set Flipping the way it s really done Student housing fixer Quick profits in gentrifying neighborhoods Bargain in homeowners dues distress sale Profits in miniwarehouses Another approach to pre foreclosures Making money at delinquent tax auctions Not available in traditional or online book stores 77 pages 8 1 2 x 11 paperback John T Reed s real estate investment background Front Matter Copyright date acknowledgments etc Table of Contents Index Other similar books I wrote are You get a 2 00 discount on domestic shipping if you buy two books and free domestic shipping

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  • How to Do a Delayed Exchange, 2nd ed. – John T. Reed
    the property ies you want to acquire how to protect yourself from embezzlement by an intermediary how much to pay for delayed exchange services and more Don t overpay for delayed exchange services because you re unnecessarily paranoid about exchange law The law is in fact simple and easily complied with if you know how And you will know how after reading this book covering all the pertinent rules Here is an email Landlording author Leigh Robinson sent to a woman who asked him about which exchange intermediary to use I am a big fan of 1031 exchanges I wouldn t have the net worth I have today had I paid the capital gains taxes on my every property sale That said I recommend that you buy a copy of Jack Reed s How to Do a Delayed Exchange http johntreed com REIbooks html and read it thoroughly It may just be the best 29 95 you ll ever spend FYI I have never used a commercial intermediary I have always followed Jack s procedure for using a friend or a neighbor as my intermediary and have never experienced even a hiccup in doing so Good luck Leigh Note On one deal Leigh called my bluff and used ME as his intermediary There were no problems with it My fee was lunch No I will not be yours Now including Reverse Delayed Exchanges We have discontinued the book Reverse Delayed Exchanges and now made it part of the 2nd edition of How to Do a Delayed Exchange Not available in traditional or online book stores 58 pages 8 1 2 x 11 paperback John T Reed s real estate investment background Front Matter Table of Contents Index Back cover You may also be interested in my other tax book Aggressive

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