Getting Started in Property Investment For Dummies

Getting Started in Property Investment For Dummies

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By (author) Bruce Brammall, By (author) Eric Tyson, By (author) Robert S. Griswold

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 184 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 214mm x 16mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 28 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 111839674X
  • ISBN 13: 9781118396742
  • Edition statement: Australian.
  • Sales rank: 84,911

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Earn extra money investing in property? Easy. Whether you want to prepare for retirement or just make a little extra money on the side, Getting Started in Property Investing For Dummies, Australian Edition, is the perfect way to take advantage of one of the most reliable and profitable investment vehicles in history. From weighing up your investing and financing options to managing the ongoing costs of real estate and building a long-term portfolio, this handy guide gives you the practical help and smart advice you need to get started. Ideal for entry-level investors who want to add brick-and-mortar assets to their investment portfolios, this book covers where to find capital, how to finance purchases and get the best mortgage terms, how to measure the value of properties, basic landlording guidance, and more. * Offers practical property investing guidance for first-timers * Completely up-to-date with the latest information on the current state of Australian real estate * Bruce Brammall writes on property investing, personal finance and tax matters for the Herald Sun, the Eureka Report and News Limited's Your Money, and is the principal advisor and mortgage broker with Castellan Financial Consulting and Castellan Lending If you want to get started in real estate investing--as a full-time endeavor or just an addition to your current investment portfolio--Getting Started in Property Investing For Dummies, Australian Edition has you covered.

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Bruce Brammall is a licensed financial adviser and mortgage broker, personal finance journalist, best-selling author and successful property investor. Eric Tyson and Robert S. Griswold are independently successful investors.

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Take your first steps to property investing successAre you an entry-level investor who wants to add property to your portfolio? Would you like to build your wealth, or prepare for retirement? This beginner's guide covers all the basics you need to get started in one of the most reliable and profitable investment vehicles -- property."Decide which property is right for you -- consider the differences in residential, commercial and vacant landEstablish your financial plan -- learn the ins and outs of shopping for a mortgageTake the stress out of deciding where to invest -- understand value while assessing metro areas and comparing communitiesMeasure your skills as a property manager -- find out how to advertise for tenants, sign a lease and conduct a property inspection"Open the book and find: Advice on financing your goalsTips to help you avoid hidden mortgage feesHelp with keeping on top of ongoing costsGuidance on being a landlordSteps for building a portfolioWays to increase a property's return"Learn to: "Decide if property investing is the right choice for youSpot the best deals on financingPick the right property in the right locationUnderstand your obligations as a landlord

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Understanding Real Estate as an Investment 5 Chapter 1: Stacking Up Real Estate Against Other Investments 7 Chapter 2: Covering the Landscape of Common Real Estate Investments 23 Part II: Financing: Raising Capital and Sourcing Loans 41 Chapter 3: Sources of Capital 43 Chapter 4: Financing Your Property Purchases 61 Chapter 5: Shopping for and Securing the Best Mortgage Terms 77 Part III: Finding and Operating Properties 95 Chapter 6: Location, Location, Value 97 Chapter 7: The Ongoing Costs of Real Estate 111 Chapter 8: Landlording 101 125 Chapter 9: Building a Portfolio 149 Part IV: The Part of Tens 167 Chapter 10: Ten Ways to Increase a Property's Return 169 Index 179