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8 Best Real Estate Investing Books Reviewed By The Pros
It’s simply amazing that years of experience and expertise can be sardine-packed into a book.
Whether you are a rookie real estate investor or a veteran investor, disregarding the information, tips, and advice shared by successful property investors is just plain ignorant.
Here are some of the best books on real estate investing (in no particular order) recommended by the people who walk the talk.
The Millionaire Real Estate Investor – Jay Papasan
The amount of real estate knowledge and wisdom packed into this 400++ pages book is just astonishing!
And because it is a book that had it’s first edition published in 2005, it’s price is pretty affordable too… making it obscenely good value.
Yet don’t let the price fool you.
This book contains teachings from over 100 millionaire property investors. It would be virtually impossible that you won’t be able to pick up some timeless tips.
What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow – Frank Gallinelli
While the rookies focus their intellect on appreciation, profitable flips, and occupancy, the serious players know that the game is played with cash flow.
This book is an inspired reading that reveals the intricate details of cash flow… and various other things that affect it.
What I love most about this publication are the many mathematical formulas and equations that helps to tabulate data when evaluating an investment opportunity.
These are the boring nuts and bolts of real estate investing that people don’t often talk about.
Multi-Family Millions – David Lindahl
David is one of my heroes in the world of real estate.
His work is often insightful and well thought through.
So credible his reputation has grown that he has even published a book with the support of Donald Trump. That says a lot.
But his best book in my opinion is this one.
It’s a great introduction to landlords and investors who are just moving from single-family homes to multi-family apartment buildings.
When so much is at stake due to the scale of multi-family investments, this book breaks down key issues and considerations you have to think through before making that bold move.
The Real Estate Rehab Investing Bible – Paul Esajian
If rehab and flipping is your weapon of choice, then this book will guide you through the whole process of a successful flip.
Flipping houses requires a special set of skills.
A keen eye for a deal. Deep know-how of repairs and costs. Home staging. Selling skills. Etc. And that’s just scratching the surface.
How would you like to be the mastermind behind transforming an ugly house into a newlywed’s dream house?
Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur – James A. Randel and Jim Randel
Most investors stay in the comfort zone of residential real estate. But the real money is in commercial real estate.
When you are ready to step into this world, there’s no better guide than this book.
Commercial real estate is played with different rules and parameters. Going in blind is just a recipe for disaster.
The authors candidly talks about his embarrassing mistakes over the years.
And how he eventually got it right… making millions in the process.!
Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever – Joe Fairless and Theo Hicks
If you tired of reading about stories and theories and prefer actionable tips that you can apply immediately, this is for you.
This is actually a collection of interviews with people who have been right in the midst of real estate investing for years.
Many successful investors are simply too busy to write a book about their experience and expertise.
But they are charitable enough share their wealth of knowledge via interviews.
This collection will keep you up all night from the gems you will uncover in the book.
The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings – Steve Berges
If you have yet to hear about this book, you are probably a newbie in real estate investing.
This is one of the must-read books for anyone getting their feet wet in real estate.
The information contained here don’t just apply to apartment buildings, but can be applicable to every deal you will ever come across.
The chances are that after reading this book, you will start looking for other books written by Steve.
Mortgages 101 – David Reed
While there are various ways of financing real estate deals, a mortgage is without doubt, the most common type.
David has written various books about financing properties that can send you head into a whirlwind.
There are just so many stuff that we do not know… that we don’t know.
But this book is structured like a questions and answers session with the expert himself.
He provides straight forward answers to explain various mortgage programs and elaborate whenever possible.
It’s a great reference book for you to refer to when you run into issues with the mortgage.