INTRODUCTION

WHAT THIS BOOK WILL DO FOR YOU

The nature of real estate investing has changed from the certainty and safety of the past. When the first edition of this book was published in 2005, the real estate world was vastly different than it is today. In that book, statistics from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) showed that the average sales price of new homes had risen almost every year for many years.

Real estate was dependable.

The market for real estate investors was without question a safe and profitable one. It was cited as a safe alternative to investing in the stock market. The numbers look very different today, especially considering the devastating decline in real estate between 2008 and 2015. However, now that this cyclical ...

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