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The 4 Books You Need to Read if You’re Considering Real Estate Investment

Best Real Estate Investment Books

Don’t be intimidated by the amount of information available online regarding real estate investments. While some investors are more interested in making money fast, we recommend creating a long-term strategy that allows you to grow your income exponentially over the course of your lifetime. From early retirement to financial independence, there are many reasons to consider real estate investment as a means of additional income. We’re here to help you learn everything you need to know about the process.

Whether you’re a beginner investor or an experienced one, you’ll find plenty of practical advice to implement into your investment strategies in our most recommended real estate investment guides.  

 

Long Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene

Long-Distance Real Estate Investing

Why We Recommend It

Greene’s guide to investing in real estate outside of the local market is great for beginners and experienced investors alike. Greene walks investors through the process of creating a core team of members who can help make property investment work for you. As a real estate investor and agent himself, Greene’s advice on how to become financially independent through real estate while helping others is especially engaging and relatable.

 

Many investors can find nuggets of wisdom on various topics such as the advantages and disadvantages of low maintenance properties and low cost rental properties, how to use technology to find rental properties, and how to create and manage a team of property managers.

Biggest Takeaways

  • Don’t be afraid to invest outside of your local market.
  • Use technology to your advantage.
  • Build a strong team of core members.
  • Be selective in your choice of location and property managers.
  • What practical steps do you take to evict a tenant?
  • What should be included in a rental agreement and what should be left out?
  • What are the most common mistakes people make in real estate investing?
 

The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon TurnerThe Book on Rental Property Investing

Why We Recommend It

Brandon Turner, co-host of the Bigger Pockets podcast, is an expert on all things related to finance and real estate investing. As a believer in long-term planning of personal goals and finance strategy, Turner’s book is great for anyone who understands real estate investment as a long-term financial option rather than a get rich quick scheme.

 

Turner’s guide to real estate investing covers a variety of topics for beginners who want to find the best deals and the best locations for investing, including how to find and locate the best properties, the advantages of investing in turnkey properties, the importance of considering various investment options, the pros and cons of investing in each type of property, and more.

Biggest Takeaways

  • Investing well takes time and research.
  • There are many types of investment strategies, and each strategy works differently for different investors.
  • How can you leverage buying power as an investor?
 

Building Wealth One House at a Time by John SchaubBuilding Wealth One House at a Time

Why We Recommend It

John Schaub is known throughout the world of real estate as one of the most successful investors of our time. He shares his tips, tricks, and advice for choosing the right property, finding the right tenant, and how to build your portfolio and your income throughout your  career and retirement. Many readers can appreciate Schaub’s clear wisdom and how he approaches topics such as building wealth one house at a time, the advantage of updating a property, and more.

Biggest Takeaways

  • It can be more advantageous financially and time-wise for a real estate investor to find a better tenant than to pursue court to enforce a rental agreement.
  • How can investors maintain and raise home values?
  • How has the real estate environment changed since the housing crisis of 2008?
 

The Real Estate Game: The Intelligent Guide to Decisionmaking and Investment by Jeffrey Cruikshank and William PoorvuThe Real Estate Game

Why We Recommend It

For more than 35 years, William Poorvu has taught real estate investment courses at Harvard Business School. With dozens of case studies compiled from real investors, the book is beneficial for both beginner and expert real estate investors alike who would like to learn more about how to handle difficult renters, broken contracts, and more.

Biggest Takeaways

  • Real estate investing is as much about people as it is about property.
  • Success depends strongly on location.
  • Market research should be the first step in choosing a property.
  • Trust your intuition.
 

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