From the Book - 4th edition.
Getting started with real estate investing. Evaluating real estate as an investment ; Covering common real estate investments ; Considering foreclosures, REOs, probate sales, and more ; Taking the passive approach ; Fast money: small down payments and property flips ; Building your team
How to get the money: raising capital and financing. Identifying sources of capital ; Financing your property purchases ; Securing the best mortgage terms
Finding and evaluating properties. Location, location, value ; Understanding leases and property valuation ; Valuing property through number crunching ; Preparing and making an offer ; Due diligence, property inspecitons, and closing
Operating the property. Landlording 101 ; Protecting your investment ; Recordkeeping and accounting ; Looking at tax considerations and exit strategies
The part of tens. Ten ways to increase a property's value ; Ten steps to real estate investing success
Appendix: sample purchase agreement.
Real estate as an investment
Common real estate investments
Location, location, value.