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Best book for real estate investors who plan to rent to students? Best book on real estate etiquette and guidelines for buyers?

Asked by CorvallisHomeowner, Corvallis, OR Mon Feb 6, 2012

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You don't need a book. You need a good local Realtor. Start with your local Windermere office. Ask for an agent specializing in working with investors.

Books might be helpful with general principles, but real estate is local. Real estate also changes rapidly of late. By the time a book was printed it'd be out of date.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 6, 2012
There are some good books out there that deal with the "philosophy" of real estate investing. "Rich Dad,Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki is one of my favorites. "Real Estate For Dummies" gives you the basics in easy to understand english.
Once you understand the basics,find a good local realtor who owns investment properties himself/herself and ask a lot of questions.The qualities you might look for are patience,because you will be asking a lot of questions, and knowledge of the local market.
You may also want to keep an eye out for local real estate seminars on real estate investing.Not the ones that want to sell you a "get rich quick" program,but local educational events that brings like minded people together. Meetup.com is a good place to find out about these meetings. I personally am a part of such a group.
Have fun!!
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