The Complete Guide to Investing in Foreclosures

The Complete Guide to Investing in Foreclosures

by Steve Berges

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Overview

As demand for real estate has skyrocketed, so have prices. But finding affordable properties to buy and sell for profit has actually never been easier! Why? Because foreclosures are at an all-time high, meaning banks and other lenders have unprecedented numbers of properties they are all too eager to unload. That's your opportunity to acquire prime properties — both residential and commercial — at incredible value, and build a substantial real estate portfolio that should give you great returns for years to come. But as easy as it might seem to be to profit in the foreclosure market, the route to success is rife with hazards that can quickly turn your journey into a disaster. A few precautions and some careful preparation can prevent a lot of headaches — and bad investments — down the road. The Complete Guide to Investing in Foreclosures is written to help you identify and take advantage of opportunities while avoiding the pitfalls. Best-selling author Steve Berges gives you: * Secrets for finding great properties before they're public knowledge * Foolproof strategies for buying properties at all stages of foreclosure * Important information you need to know before investing in any foreclosure * Powerful ways to take advantage of little-known alternatives like HUD, SBA, VA, and IRS properties, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac foreclosures, pre- and post-foreclosure opportunities, and a lot more * A full selection of value assessment tools, lead-generation strategies, and practical step-by-step processes * The 7 Caveats of Investing in Foreclosures Foreclosures may be the quickest and most reliable way to profit in real estate-but you've got to know what you're doing. Whether you're new to the game or are already experienced in buying and selling foreclosed properties, The Complete Guide to Investing in Foreclosures gives you everything you need to make smart moves at every stage of the process.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814472880
Publisher: AMACOM
Publication date: 11/21/2005
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 424,160
Product dimensions: 9.18(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range: 17 Years

About the Author

Steve Berges is the Principal of Symphony Homes and the author of The Complete Guide to Flipping Properties, The Complete Guide to Investing in Rental Properties, The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings, and several other books on real estate and investing.

Table of Contents

"Part 1: Understanding the Foreclosure Process

Chapter 1 Investing in Foreclosures: The Road to Fulfillment

Chapter 2 Fundamentals of the Foreclosure Process

Chapter 3 Understanding Judicial and Nonjudicial Foreclosures

Chapter 4 Buyer Beware! Seven Caveats of Investing in Foreclosures

Part 2: How to Invest in the Four Stages of Foreclosure

Chapter 5 How to Invest in the Pre-Foreclosure Stage

Chapter 6 How to Invest in the Auction/Trustee Sale Stage

Chapter 7 How to Invest in the Redemption Period Stage

Chapter 8 How to Invest in the Post-Foreclosure Stage

Part 3: How to Invest in Government Foreclosures

Chapter 9 How to Invest in HUD Foreclosures

Chapter 10 How to Invest in Fannie Mae Foreclosures

Chapter 11 How to Invest in Freddie Mac Foreclosures

Chapter 12 How to Invest in Veterans Administration Foreclosures

Part 4: The Efficient Frontier of Foreclosure Automation

Chapter 13 Acquisition Through Lead Generation

Chapter 14 Five Conventional Techniques to Finance Your Foreclosures

Chapter 15 Four High-Leverage Techniques to Finance Your Foreclosures

Chapter 16 How to Market and Sell Your Property Like a Professional

Part 5: Case Study Analysis and Epilogue

Chapter 17 Case Study Analysis—Wood Lane 20/20/20

Chapter 18 Epilogue: The Oyster’s Pearl of Great Price

Appendixes

Glossary

Resources

Index

About the Author"

What People are Saying About This

Robert Bruss

"If you are serious about acquiring profitable foreclosure properties, this book is required reading because it offers details not found in most other foreclosure books... on my scale of one to 10, [the book] earns a solid 10."
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