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Here are the top book recommendations that have helped us build our real estate note investing knowledge, or have positively affected our lives. With over a million books published each year in the United States, there is an amazing amount of knowledge to be gained through reading.
Real Estate Note Investing
With over 30-years of real estate investing experience, and 10-years of real estate note investing experience. Dave goes into detail about his journey as a real estate investor and his path to note investing. Finally he speaks to his philosophy and some of the things he would have done differently if he started from scratch as a new note investor.
Alex is the Founder and CEO of ProTitle USA, a leader in nationwide title search, analysis and due diligence on residential and commercial properties. I have personally spoken with Alex and he has a wealth of information to provide to note investors.
Sherman has managed funds with Unpaid Principal Balances totaling over $100-million. Geared towards investing in second mortgages, this book covers sourcing of mortgage notes, due diligence steps, deal negotiation, funding, closing, bankruptcy, foreclosures and skip tracing.
With over 25-years of real estate investing experience, Gordon shares his story about his path to success in the non-performing real estate backed note niche. Similarly to Sherman Arnowitz, Gordon Moss specifically focuses on the second mortgages, or the junior lien real estate backed note market. Uniquely, rather than going into specific detail about the due diligence process, Gordon Moss talks about more generalized points of consideration with note investing.
For over 17-years, Fuquan has successfully managed three private mortgage note funds that primarily invest in single-family performing and non-performing mortgage notes. Fuquan talks about real estate note investing and the idea of creating the proper mindset to be successful. This book does not cover specific due diligence steps, but speaks to overarching principals of note investing such as: advantages of notes, types of notes, borrower management and acquisition.
Jimmy was selected as Real Estate Exchangor of the Year for Florida, and Educator of the Year for the National Creative Real Estate Expo. Jimmy Napier has been a full-time real estate investor since 1971 when he quit his job and jumped into real estate investing. Uniquely, Jimmy Napier covers the use of the all-important financial calculator throughout this book. He also goes into detail about more advanced strategies of real estate note investing such as purchasing partials and the use of wrap-around mortgages.
Bill created America's largest debt-buying and debt-collection company. Formerly a high-school dropout, he has been listed among Forbes magazine's 400 wealthiest Americans and has twice been named National Entrepreneur of the Year by USA Today, NASDAQ, Inc. magazine, Enrst & Young, and The Kauffman Foundation. Bill provides a very unique perspective and goes into pieces of the business like the best way to conduct meetings with direct bank contacts.
General Real Estate
One of the foundational books that many real estate investors first read, which turbo charged their motivation to get out of the rat race through investment in real estate. Many investors credit this book for helping them quit their day jobs, and pursue their dreams.
A book with the same critical acclaim to Rich Dad Poor Dad. Many real estate investors credit this book with helping them set the foundational principles by which they have invested throughout their entire lives. A great read to change your perspectives on the power of having money work for you.
A book that is sure to enlighten your perspectives on how the rich get richer through leverage, and how you can capitalize on those same wealth building strategies. A fellow note investor recommended me this book, and I feel like I found a lot of valuable nuggets from the author.
Learn about the power of the bank and how to start lending your money to become the bank. This book sheds light on a different perspective of looking at money, which will be sure to help you in your real estate note investing business.
More than 75 years in print, Dale Carnegie's book has continues to hit home on foundational concepts of life that will help you achieve success in all aspect of your life. With over 15-million copies sold, this book is another foundational book to add to your library.
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