CHAPTER 1

Basic Finance for the Investor

While there are certainly plenty of real estate books on the market that specialize in real estate investment, those same books fall short when it comes to one of the most important aspects of real estate investing: financing.

Buying real estate as an investment can bring great rewards. Holding real estate and watching its value rise over the long term is a nice way to retirement for many people.

One of the advantages of real estate can also be a disadvantage, however. It’s not a liquid asset. You can’t get your money out of it as easily as you can get money out of an ATM. If it’s a stinker, you have to sell it, and that takes time and it takes money.

You can’t just change your mind because of a heavy ...

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