10 Best Single Family Real Estate Investing Books

10 BEST single family real estate investing books

top ranked single family real estate investment books all in one place

We have gathered the best single family residential real estate investing books on the market. These books have been read and reviewed to help you get your single family real estate investing career off the ground. If you are an experienced residential real estate investor you will still love these great books. We also scour the internet to get outside opinions. We do this to ensure that you get the best unbiased review of the top single family real estate investment books available to you. Please see our list of the best books about how to invest in single family real estate. Feel free to comment below to tell us what you think.

#1 Building Wealth One House at a Time by John W. Schaub

Building Wealth One House at a Time is by far the best single family real estate investment book. John Schaub talks about how to invest in single family homes. He will walk you through the whole process in a manner that is easy to read and understand no matter what your investment level. If you are just getting started and learning how to invest in real estate this is a great book for you. It is also good for the seasoned investor that likes another perspective. This is a great book for single family real estate.

Nationally known real estate expert John Schaub learned his craft in the best way possible--on the job, and through every kind of market. Over three decades, he learned to bank consistent profits as he built an impressive real estate mini-empire. Building Wealth One House at a Time reveals how virtually anyone can accumulate one million dollars worth of houses debt free and earn a steady cash flow for life. Click here to view more details about this book.

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#2 The Complete Guide to Real Estate Finance for Investment Properties: How to Analyze Any Single-Family, Multifamily, or Commercial Property by Steve Berges

This practical, real--world guide gives investors all the tools they need to make wise decisions when weighing the value and potential of investment properties. Written for old pros as well as novice investors, this friendly, straightforward guide walks readers step by step through every stage of property analysis. Whether you're buying or selling, investing in big commercial properties or single--family rentals, you'll find expert guidance and handy resources on every aspect of real estate finance. Click here to view more details about this book.

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#3 Real Estate Finance and Investments by William B. Brueggeman

The Fifteenth Edition of Real Estate Finance and Investments prepares students to understand the risks and rewards associated with investing in and financing both residential and commercial real estate. Concepts and techniques included in the chapters and problem sets are used in many careers related to real estate. The material in this edition is also relevant to individuals who want to better understand real estate for their own personal investment and financing decisions. The Fifteenth Edition is designed to help students learn how to evaluate the risk and return associated with the various ways of investing and lending. Upcoming students who are interested in this field can use this book as a guide to perform the right kind of analysis to make informed real estate finance and investment decisions. Click here to view more details about this book.

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#4 First-Time Landlord: Your Guide to Renting out a Single-Family Home by Janet Portman

Whether you're ready for a new entrepreneurial opportunity or considering renting out a home instead of selling, you'll need to learn the basics of being a landlord.
Let First-Time Landlord show you how to start your landlording business and maintain it in your spare time. Get the concise information you need to start making money with a single-family home, written for property owners with little business savvy -- and even less time and patience. Learn how to rent out your property lawfully and safely with valuable information on:

how to determine whether the property will turn a profit
landlord business basics
finding the right tenants
preparing and signing the lease
handling repairs
complying with your state's rental laws
dealing with problem tenants, and
preparing for sale of the property

From timely tips to true stories from successful landlords, First-Time Landlord is an indispensable book for property owners who want to rent out a single-family home without the hassle -- quickly, efficiently and legally. Click here to view more details about this book.

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#5 Real Estate Investments and How to Make Them (Fourth Edition): The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need to the Best Wealth-Building Opportunities by Milt Tanzer

This revised and updated edition of the classic guide demonstrates how anyone can enter the world of real estate-even with little or no money to start. From finding and analyzing investment property through financing, buying, managing, and selling- when the time is right-real estate expert Milt Tanzer provides essential information, including:

- Where to find the best sources of investment capital
- How to locate the best property
- How even 100%-leveraged property can offer a good return
- How to negotiate the purchase and close the deal
- How to set up a simple and efficient recordkeeping system
- How to make the highest possible after-tax profit while owning property-and when selling it
- How to build investments into a substantial estate
- How to safely invest on a budget

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#6 Smart Essentials For Real Estate Investing: How To Build Wealth In Rental Property Today by Dan Gooder Richard

The housing crash turned millions of foreclosed homeowners into renters. Millions more are underwater, delinquent or in default. Waves of downsizing baby boomers (10,000 a day turn 65) are opting to rent. Boomerangers…3 million young adults who lived with their parents during the Great Recession…are now moving out to rent on their own. Every year hundreds of thousands of new immigrants are renting until they can buy into the American dream of homeownership. Simply put, millions of new renters will drive rental housing demand for years to come.

Why is this important?

Today the convergence of below-market inventory, low interest rates and higher rents has created a once-in-a-generation “Perfect Storm” of opportunity in the single-family rental market. Get rich quick schemes are still too good to be true -- and are mostly bunk. Today get rich slowly strategies are paying off handsomely for smart real estate investors.

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#7 Financial Independence Through Buying And Investing In Single Family Homes by David J Grzesiek

Interested in becoming financially independent
through investments? Why not try a safe investment: buying and renting out
single family homes. Learn how to "play the game" and begin lowering
your taxes while raising your income.
Author David J. Grzesiek offers expert advice on:

How to borrow the money you'll need at a lower rate
How to negotiate and get your price and terms
How to find, finance, and fix up bargain properties
How to find good tenants and get rid of bad ones
How to become financially independent with as few as four single family homes

According to Grzesiek, the "game" is open to everyone. All you
have to do is learn the rules. Easy-to-follow chapters on understanding money
and wealth give the beginning investor the background he needs to make wise
decisions. Other suggestions include where to look for property and how to turn
the worst house in a neighborhood into a ticket to financial freedom.
David J. Grzesiek became financially independent through buying and
investing in single family homes. He leads workshops on the subject.

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#8 The Landlord’s Success Book: For the Small Real Estate Investor of Single Family Rentals by Paul R. Vojchehoske Jr

This book is an easy-to understand approach to investing in rental property. Includes chapters on Coaching you through your first rental, Environmental laws and disclosures, Rent and deposit issues, keeping the books, taxes and insurance issues, fair housing and much more. Click here to view more details about this book.

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#9 Road To Riches Through Real Estate in 7 Easy Steps by Michael Perebzak

Author Michael Perebzak brings over 15 years of experience in the field of real estate. In clear and easy to understand language, the author points out specific ways to invest in real estate. Road to Riches Through Real Estate in 7 Easy Steps covers a diverse field of topics including:building financial wealth learning investment skills assessing real estate values generating profits through buying and selling real estate Road to Riches Through Real Estate in 7 Easy Steps is an invaluable resource for those looking to invest in real estate. The author highlights several investment techniques that are very effective in creating quick and easy profits. These techniques will allow any investor to achieve financial success when buying or selling real estate. It is a must read for those individuals who want to build enormous financial wealth and retire rich. Click here to view more details about this book.

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#10 Retire On the House: Using Real Estate To Secure Your Retirement by Gillette Edmunds

Use your home to finance your retirement. Forgot to save for retirement, but bought a house. Saved a lot and also bought a house. Whatever your situation, "Retire on the House" can show you how to best use your home equity for a long and prosperous retirement.Focusing on both retirement and real estate, "Retire on the House" is designed for retiree homeowners who want to use their home equity to finance their retirement. Filled with valuable insights and practical advice, this unique guide illustrates a number of ways this can be done, including: selling your current home at the top of the market, moving to a less expensive residence, and retiring on your profits; obtaining rental income from your current home by renting to boarders; remodeling your home into units for much higher rental income; three options for obtaining cash from your home without selling, remodeling, or renting it; reducing or eliminating retirement expenses such as taxes; and balancing your real estate portfolio by diversifying with other asset classes.Many of today's homes have tremendous value, and with "Retire on the House" as your guide, you'll discover how to use this value to achieve the retirement you deserve. Click here to view more details about this book.

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