CHAPTER14

Investing in Real Estate

In This Chapter

  • Should you invest in real estate?
  • Real estate agents and how to work with them
  • How to treat your primary residence as an investment
  • Calculating whether the investment can be profitable

Once upon a time I was a real estate broker, and my territory was one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Chicago. Who bought those ultraluxury homes? Generally, people who had made their money themselves. These homes were often sold for cash, to people who had started and sold a successful business or invented something astounding; personal injury lawyers who had settled a big case; and people who had invested ...

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