I have not read any of the bigger pockets books yet. What books would you or did you start with.
Hey @Patrick Froehlich (I grew up in Sioux Falls, btw!)
Are you new to investing? If you want to get a bird's eye view of many different investing strategies, check out How to Invest in Real Estate.
Are you trying to save up for your first purchase? Set for Life is the book for you and will help get you to your first 10k saved in order to buy properties.
Are you ready to make your first property purchase? Pick up The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner. It's the #1 book on investing in rental properties out there
Are you already a property owner/manager/landlord? Learn how to streamline your landlording duties and actually make it fun with The Book on Managing Rental Properties.
Are you trying to learn how to flip houses? Pick up The Book on Flipping Houses and The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs by expert J Scott. Take it another step further and purchase a buy-and-hold flip property with the steps outlined in Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat by David Greene.
Do you live in an area that is out of your budget? Learn to invest outside of your own backyard with Long-Distance Real Estate Investing.
Are you over the entire buy-and-hold rental property process? Try investing in real estate mortgage notes! Read Real Estate Note Investing by Dave Van Horn (a note investor and business owner himself; he's the one true notes expert).
Hope this helps!!
Thanks Katie. I was leaning toward "How to Invest in Real Estate". I am super new to real estate but have wanted to get into it for almost 10 years but my career took priority. I really appreciate the time you took to respond. (Love Sioux Falls, BTW)
Hi @Patrick Froehlich ,
I have bought The Book on Rental Property Investing, The Book on Managing Rental Properties, Long Distance Real Estate Investing, BRRRR, and The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs.
I read the Book on Rental Property Investing first, then David Greene's BRRRR, and am now reading The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs. I definitely recommend these books for their price, it is just a small investment towards financial freedom. It was beneficial reading Brandon's The Book on Rental Property Investing earlier on, and if you're interested in BRRRR I'd say David's book was well worth the read.
I plan to read the Book on Managing Rental Properties when I purchase my first deal and get to the managing phase of my investing journey, and am planning to invest locally at first so I will read Long Distance when needed/have the time.
One note about the books, the editing is not the best. There are some grammatical errors here and there that stood out to me, not sure how the editor's missed as many as they did. However, I still understood their points and it didn't take away from the substance of the books.
Let me know if you have any additional questions!
@Mitchell Riggs The older books weren't truly edited.... but the newer the books--the better the edits are :) We're slowing revising and republishing the older editions to fix some of the problematic grammar errors! Stay tuned!
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