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    Samantha Collett
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    This inspirational book contains the guiding principles to help you become a successful property investor. Whether you want to invest in buy-to-let, have a go at some development projects, or take a calculated risk on some speculative opportunities you can succeed if you follow the essential rules in this book. You will discover how to: think, act and live like a successful property investor; develop the skills needed to identify potential opportunities; undertake buy-to-let and refurbishment projects which make money; develop the techniques and skills you need to manage the cash flows; improve your business analysis skills; and enhance your market understanding and improve your service levels to increase your return on investment. Each rule is followed by action points that will direct your investment decision making and increase your confidence.
    Louisa Fletcher
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    Property Uncovered is an invaluable road map to help you navigate through the complex world of finding, buying, selling, renting, letting and owning a home. Fighting your corner, property expert Louisa Fletcher reveals how to save money, make money and - most importantly - protect yourself. Filled with insider's advice you can't get anywhere else, and frequently hard-hitting and hilarious, Property Uncovered is your no-nonsense guide to property. It's incredibly comprehensive and packed with practical guidance on everything from finding stress-free flat shares to dealing with estate agents, letting agents and solicitors. Louisa also talks you through adding value to your home and provides top tips to help keep you sane when moving house. In addition, she reveals what you need to know about your property rights if splitting up with a partner, how to negotiate the mortgage maze in the light of recent legislation changes, ways to successfully deal with the most common causes of neighbour disputes, and much more besides. With this entertaining, down-to-earth and practical guide, Louisa provides probably the best introduction to property you'll find on the shelves.
    Jane Slack-Smith
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    The ultimate guide to investing in property...and making a million! Everyone's looking to get rich, and a lot of those people are looking at investing in property as the way to get there. But watch out--making money in real estate isn't always as easy as it might look. At least, not without Your Property Success with Renovation in hand, that is. Written by Jane Slack-Smith, a true investment guru who's put together her own multi-million dollar property portfolio, this is the ultimate guide to making the housing market work for you. Loaded with no-nonsense advice to help you avoid the traps that so many would-be real estate investors fall into, Your Property Success with Renovation introduces a unique three-pronged, low-risk investing strategy. Rather than focusing on fast money, the book encourages a low-risk plan--find an area with above average capital growth, buy below market value, and build value through renovation--that will help you build a strong, profitable real estate portfolio. Introduces "The Trident," a new way of approaching investing in real estate that focuses on low-risks and high rewards, not fast money Written by real estate portfolio expert Jane Slack-Smith, who transformed an initial investment of $45k into a multi-million dollar fortune using the techniques outlined in this book Shows you how to get the most out of the real estate market by emphasizing the value of property renovation With just two investment properties and one renovation the average Australian can put a million dollars in the bank within fifteen years, and mortgage broker Jane Slack-Smith is here to show you how.
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    In this DVD you will work through five modules that are designed to teach you everything about deal analysis: Module One - The Basics of Excel; Module Two - Understanding Return on Investment; Module Three - Lender Rules and Regulations; Module Four - Business Costs and Finance; Module Five - Buy and Sell Practical; Module Six - Buy and Hold Practical. In this DVD Vicki Wusche will share with you the tools, knowledge and skills required to really understand the 'maths' of property investment, help you engage with the key issues that people face when trying to understand deals and business finance, and help you get to grips with the lender rules and regulations that can make or break a property business. This course is an intensive combination of taught modules, follow-along practical sessions, follow-up homework and start-to-finish examples of how to analyse and understand deals.
    Ros Byam Shaw
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    Ball paints and wallpapers in a wide range of unusual and beautiful interiors. Part Two of the book is devoted to colour. From the themes of All White and In Neutral to Softly, Softly and Bright and Beautiful, each chapter explores a particular palette and shows how colour can be used to create atmosphere, character and charm. Inspiring, instructive, celebratory, this book brings out the painter and decorator in us all.
    Michael Holmes
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    Property, whether you are buying a house to live in or to let, represents an enormous financial commitment. This book, by bricks-and-mortar expert Michael Holmes, will show you how to maximise the value of your investment and will reveal the kind of home improvements that make economic sense. Authoritative and detailed text covers all major aspects of home improvement, including conservatories, loft and basement conversions, double-glazing, central heating, kitchens and bathrooms. With sound advice and clear, comprehensive charts and tables, it adds up to an indispensable handbook for any homeowner who is thinking of building on to, extending, altering or selling their property. No other book gives such sensible, practical or authoritative advice on improvements to your home that will really make a difference to the house itself and to its market value.
    Stephanie Krewson-Kelly
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    The go-to guide for smart REIT investing The Intelligent REIT Investor is the definitive guide to real estate investment trusts, providing a clear, concise resource for individual investors, financial planners, and analysts anyone who prioritizes dividend income and risk management as major components to wealth-building. Later this year, the REIT industry will experience a watershed event when Standard & Poors creates a new Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) sector called Real Estate. On September 1st, publicly traded equity REITs will be removed from Financials, where they have been classified since their creation in 1960, and begin trading as their own S&P Sector. This separation from banks and financial institutions already is attracting new investors, but REITs require an industry-specific knowledge that is neither intuitive or readily accessible to newcomers until now. Using straightforward language and simple example to illustrate important concepts, this book will enable any reader to quickly learn and understand the lexicon and valuation techniques used in REIT investing, providing a wealth of practical resources that streamline the learning process. The discussion explains terminology, metrics, and other key points, while examples illustrate the calculations used to evaluate opportunities. A comprehensive list of publicly-traded REITs provides key reference, giving you access to an important resource most investors and stockbrokers lack. REITs are companies that own or finance commercial rental properties, such as malls and apartment buildings. Despite historically high total returns relative to other investments, such as the Nasdaq or S&P 500 index, most investors are unfamiliar with the REIT industry, and wary of investing without adequate background. This book gets you up to speed on the essentials of REIT investing so you can make more informed and profitable decisions. * Understand REITs processes, mechanisms, and industry * Calculate key metrics to identify suitable companies * Access historical performance tables and industry-specific terminology * Identify publicly-traded REITs quickly and easily REITs have consistently outperformed many more widely known investments. Over the past 15-year period, for example, REITs returned an average of 11% per year, better than all other asset classes. Since 2009, REITs have enjoyed positive returns; large cap stocks and cash are the only other classes that paralleled that record. Even in 2015, a 'year of fear' related to rising rates, REITs returned 2.4%, beating most all other asset classes. REITs have a long history (over fifty years) of performance, and are about to enter the big leagues. If you feel like you've been missing out, don't keep missing out. Prepare yourself, and your portfolio, to benefit from the demand for REITs that will follow the creation of a Real Estate GICS sector. The Intelligent REIT Investor gives you the information you need to invest wisely and manage your real estate risk effectively. By maintaining a tactical exposure in the brick and mortar asset class, investors should benefit from the information contained in The Intelligent REIT Investor. Join the REIT world and look forward to owning stocks that will help you to sleep well at night.
    Eric Tyson
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    America's #1 bestselling home buying guide Are you looking to buy a house, but don't quite know where to begin? Have no fear! This new edition of Home Buying Kit For Dummies arms you with Eric Tyson and Ray Brown's time-tested advice and strategies for buying a home in current market conditions. Packed with valuable tips for getting the best deal on your new home and navigating an ever-changing housing market, it shows you how to find the right property, make smart financial decisions, and understand the latest lending requirements and tax implications. Thanks to looser lending standards, lower down payment mortgages, and a wider selection of homes to choose from, first-time homebuyers are making a comeback in the housing market. But if you don't know a Colonial from a counter offer, the process of buying a home can be daunting. Luckily, this bestselling guide is here to take the confusion out of the process! In plain English, it provides step-by-step guidance for buying the home of your dreams, from inspecting a property to evaluating a location to making sense of loan applications, tax documents, and counter offer forms. * Negotiate your best deal and obtain a lower down payment mortgage * Improve your credit score * Make sense of changing lending standards * Take the confusion out of lending laws, mortgage rates, and marketplace conditions Whether you're a renter, investor, or current homeowner, everything you need to plant roots in a new home sweet home is just a page away.
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    Make your fortune in the real estate business With home prices jumping nationwide, the real estate market is clearly starting to show stabilization. In the latest edition of Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies, expert author Dirk Zeller shows you how to become a top-performing agent. Whether it's lead generation via blogging or social media channels, you'll discover key ways to communicate and prospect in a new online world. Inside, you'll find the latest coverage on being successful selling high-value homes, how to sell short sales to buyers without scaring them off, dealing with residential and commercial real estate, how to use third parties to drive leads and create exposure like Trulia, Realtor.com, and Zillow, and much more. * Features tips and tricks for working with buyers * Includes must-haves for successful real estate agents * Offers tried-and-true tactics and fresh ideas for finding more projects * Gives you the skills to close more deals Whether you're looking to rev up your real estate business, deciding whether to specialize in commercial or residential real estate, or just interested in fine-tuning your skills, Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies has you covered.
    John A. Yoegel
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    Your ticket to passing the real estate license exam In order to become a licensed real estate agent, you must pass your state's real estate licensing exam and with this hands-on guide, you'll get everything you need to succeed. Inside, you'll find the latest and most up-to-date information on contracts, deeds, appraisals, leasing, and mortgage types, plus four full-length practice tests to help prepare you for test day. Before you know it, you'll have all the knowledge you need to pass the exam and join the ranks as a professional real estate agent. Every year, thousands of Americans make the leap to an exciting, rewarding new career in real estate. If you want to get the best possible score, Real Estate License Exams For Dummies will help you pass with flying colors and get your new career off to a great start! * Includes four sample tests with detailed answer explanations and walk-throughs * Covers real estate laws for all 50 states * Provides proven test-taking strategies and study techniques * Offers a glossary of real estate terms If real estate is your dream career, this unbeatable, bestselling guide arms you with the skills to make it a reality.
    Ralph R. Roberts
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    Buy it, fix it, flip it! Are you a wanna-be flipper looking to get the property, get the job done, and get out all while maximizing your profit? Not just another house-flipping book, this hands-on guide shows you how to roll up your sleeves and find the perfect property, secure a mortgage, negotiate with condo associations, increase curb appeal, and much more. Flipping a house is more than just buying, updating, and selling. To be successful, you have to be a bit fearless, highly organized, and, at times, creative. This new edition of Flipping Houses For Dummies gives you practical guidance on the risks and rewards of flipping properties; helps you determine whether you have the time, energy, cash, and other resources to be successful; and then conveys the expert knowledge you need to succeed in a very competitive market. * Find, fix, and sell houses for profit * Score bank-owned and foreclosed properties * Identify the best improvements for maximum ROI * Get quick makeover solutions If you're ready for hard work and big profits, start flipping!
    Eric Tyson
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    Everything you need to confidently make real estate part of your investing plan. Do you want to get involved in real estate investing, but aren't quite sure where to start? Real Estate Investing For Dummies is your go-to resource for making sense of the subject, offering plain-English, step-by-step explanations of everything you need to know to keep yourself one step ahead of the competition. Inside, you'll discover how to overcome the challenges of the market, take advantage of the opportunities in any real estate environment-including a down market-and so much more. Written by industry experts Eric Tyson and Robert Griswold, this new edition of Real Estate Investing For Dummies offers proven, practical, and actionable advice for anyone who wants to invest in income-producing properties. With the help of this straightforward and time-tested information, you'll get the know-how to wisely and confidently make smart, sound, and informed real estate investing decisions that will reap big rewards. Shows you how to make real estate part of your long-term investment plan; provides tips on getting the best deals on financing; offers trusted guidance on mastering the art of property valuation; gives you access to unprecedented information on how to build wealth in any market. If you want to jump into the real estate market as a first-time investor or just want to brush up on recent changes that have occurred in the field, Real Estate Investing For Dummies is an essential resource you'll turn to again and again.
    Gary W. Eldred
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    This is the bestselling guide to real estate, newly revised for today's investors. More than ever, investing in property today will set you on track to conquer financial uncertainty and build your long-term net worth. "Investing in Real Estate, Seventh Edition" offers dozens of experience- proven methods to convert these challenging times into the best of times. Whether you want to fix and sell or buy, improve, and hold, market savvy real estate investor Gary W. Eldred shows you how to achieve your goals. He provides time-tested ways to grow a profitable portfolio and shows you how property investing can deliver twenty-two sources of financial return. You'll learn how to negotiate like a pro, read market trends, and choose from multiple possibilities to finance your properties. This timely new edition also includes: Historical context to emphasize how bargain prices and near record low interest rates now combine to offer unprecedented potential for short- and long-term profits; Successfully navigate and meet today's loan underwriting standards; How to obtain discounted property prices from banks, underwater owners, and government agencies; How to value properties accurately - and, when necessary, intelligently challenge poorly prepared lender appraisals; Effective techniques to acquire REOs and short sales on favorable terms within reasonable time frames; How to market and manage your properties to outperform other investors; and, much more! Join the pros who are profiting from today's market. All you need is the knowledge edge provided by "Investing in Real Estate, Seventh Edition" - the most favored and reliable guide to gaining the rewards that real estate offers. "This is the best how-to-invest-in-real-estate book available". (Robert Bruss). Invest Now for Large Future Gains. Invest Now for Increasing Cash Flows. Invest Now for Lifetime Security.
    Vicki Wusche
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    Have you ever dreamed of having a property portfolio that enables you to live a wealthy life, be financially free and confident about the stability of your future? Have you thought it might be too good to be true after all the changes in the market? Is it still possible - using your capital, working with family or using other people's money? This 4th edition has been rewritten to focus on the latest changes in the property market and to give you the information you need to make informed decisions about your personal investment strategy. Read up-to-date information including recent tax changes and the impact of key strategies like rentto rent, buy-to-let and HMO all the while learning new investment techniques that are adaptable to these changes and your needs. Discover how to build a better property business from the start. Using Other People's Money will help you: get to grips with the business of investing, understand which strategies work and which don't in the current market, create a better relationship with lenders and banks, understand joint venture legislation and how the changes will affect you, understand the impact of recent tax changes and help you make better investment decisions, recognise the difference between a large portfolio and financial freedom, understand the difference between refurbishing, renovating, developing and trading property. And so much more!
    Eric Tyson
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    Borrowing through a mortgage is a huge decision and being debt free is the ultimate gift you can give to yourself, and your family. Managing Your Mortgage For Dummies helps you understand your options and how to secure the best and lowest cost mortgage for your situation. The book helps you polish your credit report and score, and choose the right borrowing option for your home as well as other real estate you might own. And whether you select a 15 or 30 year mortgage, Managing Your Mortgage For Dummies will help you understand your options for paying it off much faster and potentially saving tremendously. This new title will provide tips and action steps to take to pay-off your mortgage sooner than you planned.
    Marni Jameson
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    It's a rite of passage almost no one will escape: the difficult, emotional journey of downsizing your or your ageing parents' home. Here, nationally-syndicated home columnist Marni Jameson sensitively guides readers through the process, from opening that first closet, to sorting through a lifetime's worth of possessions, to selling the house itself. Using her own personal journey as a basis, she helps you figure out a strategy and create a mindset to accomplish the task quickly, respectfully, rewardingly - and, in the best of situations, even memorably. Throughout, she combines her been-there experience with insights from national experts - antiques appraisers, garage-sale gurus, professional organizers and psychologists - to offer practical wisdom and heartwarming advice so you know with certainty what to keep, toss or sell.
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    Ku Swee Yong s Real Estate Riches, Building Your Real Estate Riches and Real Estate Realities have become a valuable resource for property investors in Singapore during the past few years. In his new book, he takes stock of the prolonged downturn and weak market conditions and offers useful defensive strategies in the face of supply gluts and weakening prices. The lead article warns of potential risks arising from an extremely high rate of home ownership in Singapore, followed by frank insights into various local property segments. The book also includes illuminating coverage on some regional markets which he recommends investors to look into. Backed by solid research and astute observations, Weathering A Property Market Downturn is a sobering read that portends a scenario where massive supply overhangs will drive prices markedly down. Addressing current issues faced by property investors through a collection of articles previously published in Today, The Business Times and The Edge, he offers qualified and invaluable observations on public and private properties, mixed developments, luxury estates and overseas properties"
    David Lawrenson
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    The top-selling book on making money from property investment and buy-to-let, now fully revised and updated. This comprehensively revised and expanded new edition of David Lawrenson's bestselling book shows you how to buy the right property in the right location (including abroad), and how to maximise yield and capital gain - whatever the state of the market. It includes advice on: Getting the best possible deals from developers and private sellers, and at auctions Managing issues such as tax, mortgages, credit rating, insurances, damp, flood risk, and letting agents Complying and keeping up to date with all laws and regulations Avoiding tenants from hell This new edition reflects the current market as well as up-to-date information on mortgage availability, licensing and HHSRS regulations; the Green Deal re-launch; squatting laws; tenancy deposit schemes and immigration check requirements. 'Stands out as a practical and extremely detailed guide for landlords ...crammed full of tips.' National Landlords Association 'Excellent guidance ...a valuable contribution to the savvy landlord's bookshelf.' Landlordzone.co.uk David Lawrenson has more than thirty years' experience as a landlord, buy-to-let expert and property consultant. His consultancy service at www.LettingFocus.com provides independent advice for landlords and organisations that provide services to the private rented sector.
    Simon Zutshi
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    In the 10th Anniversary edition of this No.1 Best Selling property book, experienced property investor Simon Zutshi will share with you some of the secrets behind his Property Mastermind Programme, so that you can learn how to build a property portfolio and replace your income, using other people's time, money and experience. The book is designed to open your mind and stimulate your thinking to make you aware of some of the current possibilities available to you in the world of property investing. It is packed full of inspirational case studies to help build your personal belief of what you could achieve, in a relatively short amount of time, by investing in property. Although this book is focused on investing in the UK property market, the concept of finding and helping motivated sellers to reach an ethical win/win solution, works in every property market all over the world. You can build your personal wealth whilst helping other people solve their property problems.
    Melanie Bien
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    Everything potential landlords need to know about the UK rental market Renting Out Your Property For Dummies is the essential roadmap to successful property letting. This easy-to-read guide walks readers through every step of renting out their property - showing how to avoid legal problems, find and keep the best tenants, maintain the property and maximise their rental income. As well as lots of helpful advice, it contains a wealth of sample forms and standard letters that can be used when dealing with their own tenants. Crucially, it is fully up to date on all the latest legislation including the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). Renting Out Your Property For Dummies covers:* How to prepare a rental property for prospective tenants* Tackling rent, deposits and tenancy agreements* Deciding whether to manage the property yourself or to hire an agent* Essential information on financial management and record-keeping
    Vincent Wong
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    Property Investing the Wealth Dragon Way Property Entrepreneur explains how anyone can make money from property, regardless of their financial situation. Author Vincent Wong is one of the UK's most dynamic and respected property entrepreneurs, and this book outlines his approach to creating wealth through property investing for both seasoned and aspiring investors. Emphasising the importance of treating property investing as a business, the author shares the wisdom of his first-hand experience and his investment techniques to help you navigate the ever-shifting property market and become a true property entrepreneur. There is more than one way to break into the property game, and it doesn't have to involve saving for one large deposit after another; this book covers tried and tested strategies beyond the traditional approaches to property investing. Whether you're contemplating your first, fifth or fifteenth property, Property Entrepreneur will help to light your entrepreneurial spark and show you how to turn property into profit. Property entrepreneurship is like any other business: if you want to succeed, you must take the time to learn from those who have mastered the best techniques. This book gives you access to the mind, motivations and methods of a top investor to help you start and build your own property business. This book will show you: * How to start viewing property investing as a business * Why you need to eliminate unproductive habits and attitudes * The best ways to maximise profits and create a secure, passive income * How to nurture your entrepreneurial spirit and watch your business grow Property investing can look daunting and complex to those without experience. The rules are constantly being rewritten, the goalposts are regularly shifted and the market looks like an unpredictable beast. Property Entrepreneur will challenge your preconceptions, and help you navigate the path to real, lasting wealth.
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    Want to own your own home, but not sure where to start? Need some friendly advice from a property professional? "In How to Buy Your First Home", property expert Phil Spencer takes the worry out of the property market. Breaking everything down into simple and achievable steps, he makes this daunting process easy. Learn how to: find your perfect pad; get a mortgage that's right for you; negotiate with estate agents and sellers; and, organise exchange and completion. Including indispensible advice, money-saving tips and an essential trouble-shooting section, this guide covers everything a first-time buyer needs to know. And when it's time to move on again, this book will show you how to sell your home too.
    Christopher Stuart
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    Featuring 30 designs by leading designer-makers from around the world DIY Furniture shows you how to use simple techniques to make stunning designer furniture from scratch. Along with designs for seating and storage, the book also features projects for making your own bed, wardrobe, lighting and garden furniture. Each project features hand-drawn diagrams with short, easy-to-follow instructions on how to build the piece. All the projects can be easily assembled using common materials to be found at the local hardware store, allowing the reader to create unique designer pieces at a fraction of the normal cost. Brief biographies of all the featured designers are included at the end of the book.
    Director Labour Market Policie
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    Guy Standing reveals the devastating effects of the construction of a global market economy. At the heart of the problem is the construction by successive governments, working in the interests of elites, of the most unfree market system ever created. A system in which property, financial, physical and intellectual, is controlled by a tiny but enormously powerful rentier class.