My Book: The Real Estate Agent’s Desk Reference (READR)

It’s finally put together!  Hundreds of my articles written as a freelance contributor to About.com, now TheBalance.com is published.  I’ve updated and edited to include more than 500 pages of content exclusively dedicated to how to start, market, grow and manage a successful real estate practice through growth to a brokerage.

There is also a section on Real Estate Investing for both investors and agents who want to work with them.  There are the most articles in this section, simply because many of the calculations and formulas used to value property are in the investing section, though they cover information all real estate professionals should know.  The major category sections of the book are:

  • Real Estate Basics – 63 articles
  • New Agent Fast-Start Tutorials – 27 articles
  • Serving Buyers and Sellers – 40 articles
  • Business Management – 44 articles
  • Marketing Your Real Estate Business – 49 articles
  • Real Estate Transaction Management – 20 articles
  • Technology for Real Estate – 19 articles
  • Real Estate Investing – 81 articles

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Bonus Resources

Purchasers of the book will be learning a lot about tools and resources for task and transaction management, marketing tools and dozens of calculations and valuation tools.  Instead of having to develop them for yourself, the book gives you an email address to send a copy of your purchase/shipping receipt so that my system can automatically send the resources email.  It will contain these resources ready for you to use:

  • Valuation and investment calculation spreadsheets.
  • Task lists to import into task/transaction management tools.
  • CRM, Customer Relationship Management, tools.
  • 107 page PDF eBook “Real Estate Investment Like the Gurus.”
  • eBook PDF “The Ultimate WordPress Real Estate Website.”
  • More resources noted throughout the book.

This is the best gift anyone can give to a new or soon to be new real estate agent, or one struggling to make it through the critical first two years in the business.

Purchase links coming soon!

Real Estate Agent’s Desk Reference Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION & HOW TO USE THIS BOOK

Real Estate Basics…………………………………………… 1

Abstract of Title in Real Estate……………………………………….… …2

Condominium Ownership Differences…………………………………………….. 3

Defeasible Fee Estate in Real Estate…………………………………………….. 4

Definition of Equity of Redemption………………………………………………….. 5

Easements, Liens and Encumbrances in Real Estate……………………….. 6

Encumbrances in Real Estate Defined……………………………………………. 7

Estate for Years Type of Leasehold Estate in Real Estate………………….. 8

Fee Simple Ownership in Real Estate…………………………………………… 10

Improved Land Defined & Explained…………………………………………….. 11

Periodic Tenancy or Estate for Period to Period in Real Estate………….. 13

Real Estate Lease Options Explained…………………………………………… 14

Squatters’ Rights and Adverse Possession…………………………………….. 14

The Control of Land Use with Zoning Codes and Permits…………………. 16

Top 3 Major Types of Real Estate Property…………………………………….. 17

Top Ways that Real Estate Easements are Created………………………… 18

Types of Leasehold Estates in Real Estate…………………………………….. 19

Types of Real Estate Encumbrances…………………………………………….. 20

Unimproved Land in Real Estate………………………………………………….. 21

Use Metes and Bounds App to Draw Plats from Legal Descriptions…… 23

Ways to Terminate Real Estate Easements……………………………………. 24

What Are the Types of Deeds to Convey Title in Real Estate?…………… 25

What Does a Bargain and Sale Deed Convey?………………………………. 26

What Does a General Warranty Deed Convey?……………………………… 28

What Does a Special Warranty Deed Convey?………………………………. 29

What is The Bundle of Legal Rights of a Real Estate Owner?…………… 31

Zoning Codes and What They Control…………………………………………… 32

Forms of Client Representation – Real Estate Agency and Sub- Agency 35

Fiduciary Duties in Real Estate……………………………………………………. 37

Real Estate Agency Law – Fiduciary Duties are Like an OLD CAR…….. 38

Real Estate Agency Law – Remedies for Breach of Fiduciary Duties….. 40

Real Estate Agency Law: How Agency is Created…………………………… 41

Material Fact in a Real Estate Transaction…………………………………….. 43

Per Se Antitrust Actions in the Real Estate Brokerage Business……….. 44

Procuring Cause of a Sale in Real Estate………………………………………. 45

Real Estate Contract Law – Addendum or Amendment…………………….. 46

Real Estate Mediation and Arbitration for Disputes………………………….. 48

Requirements of a Valid Lease for Real Estate………………………………. 49

Sub-agency in Real Estate………………………………………………………….. 50

Top 5 Real Estate Liability and Lawsuit Exposure Client Types………….. 52

Vicarious Liability………………………………………………………………………. 53

How to Calculate the Land to Building Ratio…………………………………… 54

Is It Mortgage Assumption or Subject to Mortgage?…………………………. 56

Loan to Value (LTV) Ratio from the Real Estate Lender’s Perspective… 57

Loan to Value (LTV) Ratio in Real Estate……………………………………….. 58

Real Estate Supply and Demand………………………………………………….. 59

Sales Comparison Approach in Real Estate Appraisal…………………….. 60

The Income Method of Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation……………… 62

About The BPO or Broker Price Opinion………………………………………… 64

BPO or Broker Price Opinion Definition and Process……………………….. 65

The Two Major Types of BPO or Broker Price Opinions……………………. 66

What is Involved in a Drive By BPO or Broker Price Opinion?…………… 67

What Is Involved in an Internal BPO or Broker Price Opinion?………….. 69

What is Done in a Drive By BPO or Broker Price Opinion?……………….. 71

Median Price in Real Estate………………………………………………………… 74

The Income Method of Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation……………… 76

What Types of Loans are Regulated by RESPA?…………………………….. 77

Commercial Real Estate Lease Types…………………………………………… 79

Commercial Real Estate Property Types……………………………………….. 80

Commercial Real Estate Specialty Property Types………………………….. 81

How to Calculate Commercial Rent………………………………………………. 82

The Modified Net Lease in Commercial Real Estate………………………… 84

New Agent Fast-Start Tutorials………………. 86

Top 6 Reasons to Be a Real Estate Agent……………………………………… 87

Are You Right for a Real Estate Agent Career?………………………………. 88

Becoming a Real Estate Agent Tips……………………………………………… 89

Before You Choose a Real Estate Broker………………………………………. 90

Before You Choose a Real Estate Career – Know Why People Fail……. 91

Can You Succeed Starting as a Part-Time Real Estate Agent?…………. 93

Finding Your Real Estate Agent Niche…………………………………………… 94

How to Build a Marketing Budget as a New Real Estate Agent………….. 95

How To Get Started as a New Real Estate Agent……………………………. 97

How to Jumpstart Your Real Estate Sphere of Influence (SOI)………….. 99

Is A Commercial Real Estate Career For You?……………………………… 100

Real Estate Agent Tips……………………………………………………………… 102

Real Estate Assistant to Begin an Agent Career……………………………. 103

Secrets of Being a Successful New Real Estate Agent…………………… 105

The Dirt Cheap Real Estate Business Success Kit – Part 1 CRM……… 106

The Dirt Cheap Real Estate Business Success Kit – Part 2 CRM……… 107

The Dirt Cheap Real Estate Business Success Kit – Part 3 Transaction Management…………………………………………………………………………… 109

Think Small for Success As A Real Estate Agent…………………………… 110

Top 5 Study Tips for The Real Estate License Exam……………………… 111

Top Ten Tips for Being Successful as a Real Estate Agent……………… 112

Top Tips to Pass the Real Estate Agent License Exam…………………… 114

What Every New Real Estate Agent Needs to Know……………………… 115

What is a Real Estate Broker…………………………………………………….. 116

What New Agent Expenses Should I Expect in Real Estate?………….. 118

What Real Estate Agents Do……………………………………………………… 119

You Don’t Have to Be a Salesperson to be a Successful Real Estate Agent…………………………………………………………………………………….. 120

Serving Buyers and Sellers…………………….. 122

Planning Property Showings for Real Estate Buyers……………………… 123

Qualifying Buyers from a Buyer Side Perspective………………………….. 125

Qualifying Buyers from a Seller Side Perspective…………………………. 127

Showing Homes to Real Estate Buyers Step by Step……………………… 128

Top 3 Reasons for Working Under a Buyer Representation Agreement or Buyer Agency Agreement………………………………………………………….. 130

Top 7 Things to Tell Your Real Estate Buyer Clients Early On………….. 131

Whose Fault is Buyer’s Remorse?………………………………………………. 133

Who is Backing Your Millennial Buyers?………………………………………. 134

Breaking the Millennial Out of Home Buying Gridlock…………………….. 135

Buyer Agents Should Be Flattered by Commission Cut Requests…….. 137

Daily Responsibilities of a Buyer Agent………………………………………… 138

Get Your Buyer Into a Home with No Money Down the USDA Way….. 139

Open Houses – One-sided Benefits for Agents……………………………… 140

Real Estate Listing Agreements Types: Who Gets Paid and Who Doesn’t……………………………………………………………………………………………… 142

Real Estate Listing Syndication – How to Get It Done…………………….. 143

Real Estate Listing Syndication………………………………………………….. 144

Real Estate Listings Due Diligence Avoids Problems Later……………… 145

Real Estate Signs – Sell the Property Not Yourself…………………………. 146

Staging for Home Listings…………………………………………………………. 148

The Listing Interview Done Right With The Consulting Approach…….. 149

The Real Estate Short Sale Process Step-by-Step………………………… 151

The Special Considerations of Marketing Waterfront Real Estate Properties……………………………………………………………………………….. 152

Top 4 Hot Sheet Items to Check for Your Listing Clients…………………. 153

What Sellers Want from Their Real Estate Agent………………………….. 155

7 Tips to Close a Listing Presentation Successfully……………………….. 156

A Day in the Life of a Real Estate Listing Agent…………………………….. 158

A Foreclosure Negotiation With The Bank – A Real Life Example……… 160

How to Market Listings – Top 5 Tips…………………………………………….. 161

How to Maximize Real Estate Listing Syndication…………………………. 162

How to Plan and Hold a Real Estate Open House…………………………. 163

Comparative Market Analysis in Real Estate………………………………… 164

Daily Responsibilities of Real Estate Agents…………………………………. 166

Elements of an Effective Comparative Market Analysis or CMA………. 167

Multiple Listing Services in Real Estate……………………………………….. 168

Real Estate Rebates – Growing in Popularity………………………………… 170

The Flyer that Converts Expired Listings – A Different Approach………. 171

Using Absorption Rate to Differentiate Your Real Estate Services……. 172

Real Estate Referral Basics………………………………………………………………… 174

A Fast and Easy Real Estate CMA Spreadsheet…………………………… 176

Are You Taking Your Clients’ Security Seriously?…………………………… 178

Business Management……………………………… 180

Methods of Compensating Real Estate Agents……………………………… 181

Other Ways of Pricing – Alternative Real Estate Business Models……. 182

Planning Real Estate Income with the Funnel Approach…………………. 184

Real Estate Agent Commissions Structure and Compensation………… 185

Real Estate Agents as Independent Contractors…………………………… 187

Real Estate Consulting – Putting the Decisions to the Customer………. 188

Referral Fees in Real Estate Brokerage………………………………………. 190

The Real Estate Referral Agent………………………………………………….. 191

Accredited Consultant in Real Estate for Real Estate Consulting…….. 192

Commission Split Defined…………………………………………………………. 194

Cost of a Real Estate Virtual Assistant versus an Employee…………… 195

Fee for Service………………………………………………………………………… 196

How To Budget for Expenses and Marketing Activity in Real Estate…. 197

Identifying Real Estate Agent Expenses………………………………………. 199

Low Cost Bookkeeping for Real Estate Agents……………………………… 200

Methods of Compensating Real Estate Agents – Commissions and Splits……………………………………………………………………………………………… 201

Real estate CRM with minimal in mind………………………………………… 203

Real Estate Document Sharing with Google Drive…………………………. 207

Real Estate Email Best Practices……………………………………………….. 208

Selling An Operating Business and Real Estate – Who’s The Broker?. 210

Taking a Real Estate Career from Agent to a Large Brokerage Operation……………………………………………………………………………………………… 211

The CreateAPlan Brokerage Business Planning System………………… 215

The Virtual Real Estate Office Setup for Your Brokerage………………… 216

Top 5 Time Wasters in Real Estate Time Management…………………… 217

Top 6 New Real Estate Agent Business Plan Activities…………………… 219

Top 8 Additional Duties of A Licensed Real Estate Assistant……………. 220

Using Gmail’s Contact Application for Prospect/Contact Management. 222

What Is Your Real Estate Practice-to-Marketing Education Ratio?…… 224

World-Class Business Management & Marketing for 81 Cents/Day….. 225

Zoho CRM for Real Estate Contact and Prospect Management………. 233

Agent Recruitment and Retention with a Great Website…………………. 234

As a New Independent Broker Do You Need an Office Location?…….. 235

Choosing the Best All-in-One Printer Scanner Copier for the Real Estate Office…………………………………………………………………………………….. 237

Definition of Independent Contractor for Real Estate……………………… 238

Evernote for CRM……………………………………………………………………. 239

Functions of an Intranet in the Real Estate Office………………………….. 241

Permitted Duties – Un-licensed Real Estate Assistant…………………….. 242

Real Estate Brokerage Office Management…………………………………. 244

Real Estate CRM Inside Gmail – An Almost Perfect Solution…………… 246

Facility & Physical Maintenance and Repairs to Rental Property……… 250

Real Estate Property Management Areas of Responsibility…………….. 251

Risk Management in Real Estate Property Management………………… 253

Tenant and Occupancy Management Function of Property Management……………………………………………………………………………………………… 254

The Financial & Marketing Functions of Real Estate Property Management…………………………………………………………………………… 255

Marketing Your Real Estate Business………… 257

Differentiation: Becoming a Real Estate Stats Professional…………….. 258

Farming an Area or Market Segment in Real Estate………………………. 259

How to Customize Your Real Estate Sale Sign……………………………… 260

How to Make Your Real Estate Newsletter Clickable……………………… 262

Postcard Real Estate Marketing…………………………………………………. 263

Real Estate Branding for the Agent……………………………………………… 264

Real Estate Credibility & Leads From Authoring an eBook……………… 266

Real Estate Farming in the Digital Age………………………………………… 267

The For Sale by Owner Real Estate Niche…………………………………… 269

The Free Totally Effective Lead Generation Process……………………… 271

Top Real Estate Marketing Niche Opportunities…………………………….. 272

UVP – What’s Your Real Estate UVP Unique Value Proposition……….. 274

What’s In a Real Estate Ad Title? – Your Future Income!…………………. 275

4 New Cultivation Tools to Farm for Real Estate Clients…………………. 276

A Low Cost But High Return Real Estate Marketing Plan for New Agents……………………………………………………………………………………………… 277

Defining Your Ideal Real Estate Customer or Client……………………….. 278

Differentiation as a Real Estate Business Building Strategy……………. 279

PPC – Target Marketing with Facebook Ads for Real Estate……………. 281

PPC, Pay-Per-Click Done Right for Real Estate……………………………. 285

Real Estate Blogging is Not an Option…………………………………………. 285

Real Estate PPC, Pay Per Click, Marketing That Really Works……….. 287

Real Estate Website Lead Capture…………………………………………….. 288

Real Estate Website Lead Generation Success……………………………. 290

Search Engine Basics………………………………………………………………. 292

Setting Up Google AdWords for Real Estate………………………………… 293

Social Redefines Sphere of Influence in Real Estate……………………… 294

Specialty Niche Lead Generation Websites for Real Estate……………. 296

Steps to Implement Effective and Profitable Drip Email for Real Estate……………………………………………………………………………………………… 298

The fastest way to throw away business is to pre-qualify Internet leads………………………………………………………………………………………………. 300

The What and Where of Good Real Estate Web Site Content…………. 301

Top 4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Real Estate Domain Name……………………………………………………………………………………………… 303

Top 7 Tips for Successful Real Estate Blogging…………………………….. 304

Tracking PPC Lead Conversions for Real Estate………………………….. 305

Unique Real Estate Web Site Content is Critical……………………………. 306

Useful Real Estate Websites That Generate Leads……………………….. 308

Why Should Real Estate Agents do PPC?……………………………………. 310

Writing the Best Web Real Estate Content – The Title……………………. 311

A Real Estate Web Site Powered by WordPress Blog Software………. 312

An Alternative to Follow-up Email Marketing for Real Estate…………… 313

Are You Stuck in a Rut Generating Real Estate Website Leads?……… 314

Choosing Good Key Phrases for Real Estate PPC………………………… 316

Don’t Hire Freelancers When People Will Provide You With Free Real Estate Blog Content…………………………………………………………………. 317

Embracing the DIY Internet Buyer………………………………………………. 318

Facebook Real Estate Listings: Are You Doing Social Media Right?…. 319

Forms and Drip Email for Effective Real Estate Website Lead Follow-Up……………………………………………………………………………………………… 320

How do Real Estate Websites Generate Business?………………………. 325

How Google PPC Ad Changes Affect Real Estate…………………………. 326

Marketing with an Effective Real Estate Drip Follow-up Email Campaign……………………………………………………………………………………………… 327

Real Estate Transaction Management……………… 330

Amendment of a Real Estate Contract………………………………………… 331

An Addendum to a Real Estate Contract……………………………………… 332

Contingency in Real Estate……………………………………………………….. 333

Delivery Receipt of Email Containing Documents – Proving It………….. 335

Elements of a Good Lease Document…………………………………………. 336

Elements of a Legally Valid Real Estate Contract………………………….. 337

Getting a Flood Cert or Flood Certification on a Property………………… 339

HUD-1 Settlement – Adjustment Line Item in 1000 Series……………….. 340

Improvement Location Certificate in Real Estate…………………………… 342

Real Estate Closings – Be Clear Whether It’s a Survey or an ILC/ILR.. 343

Real Estate Earnest Money Basics…………………………………………….. 345

Real Estate Transaction Management with Evernote…………………….. 346

The CLUE Report in Real Estate – C.L.U.E Report………………………… 347

The HUD-1 Settlement Statement Sample…………………………………… 349

The Short Sale Purchase Agreement………………………………………….. 350

Title Insurance Tips and Pitfalls…………………………………………………. 351

Top 5 Land Brokerage Transaction Types…………………………………….. 353

What Loan Types are Not Covered by RESPA?…………………………….. 354

Technology for Real Estate………………………. 357

50 Ways to Use Evernote in Your Real Estate Business…………………. 358

Android Office Real Estate Apps………………………………………………… 360

Android vs Chromebook – The Android Real Estate Mobile Office……. 362

Evernote to Organize Your Real Estate Business………………………….. 364

First Impressions of the iPad for Real Estate Professionals…………….. 365

Geotag your photos with Google Earth to create online maps…………. 367

HDR Photography for Real Estate – Your Phone, an App, and Google Backup…………………………………………………………………………………… 369

Organizing Evernote – Notebooks and Tags………………………………….. 370

Real Estate Email – Will Gmail Work for Your Real Estate Email?……. 371

Real Estate Technology: Franchises vs. Independent Brokerages…… 373

Royalty Free Music for Your Real Estate Videos……………………………. 375

RSS: Really Simple Syndication…………………………………………………. 376

Survey Results – Impact of Technology on the Home Financing Process……………………………………………………………………………………………… 377

The Mobile Real Estate Office Updated……………………………………….. 378

Top 10 Technology Tools to Manage Your Real Estate Business………. 380

Using a Music Background for Real Estate Videos………………………… 382

Using Royalty Free Photos and Video on a Real Estate Website…….. 383

Using Technology for Real Estate Brokerage Growth and Agent Retention……………………………………………………………………………………………… 384

VoiceMail to Email and a Special Message for Special People………… 385

Real Estate Investing………………………………………………….. 388

A Run Through How a Rental Property Can Provide Financial Returns 389

Apartment & Multifamily Investing and Financing………………………….. 390

ARV – After Repair Value in Real Estate Investing…………………………. 391

Assumed Mortgage Interest Proration for the Real Estate Investor….. 392

Calculate Rental Vacancy and Credit Loss in Real Estate Investing…. 394

Calculate Return on Equity for Real Estate Investments in First Year.. 395

Calculate the Loan to Value (LTV) Ratio of a Real Estate Property…… 397

Capitalization Rate in Real Estate………………………………………………. 399

Cashflow of a Rental Property – An Example………………………………… 400

Choosing An Accountant for Your Real Estate Investment Team………. 401

Depreciation of a Rental Property………………………………………………. 403

Economy of Scale in Multi-Family Real Estate Investment……………… 404

Gross Operating Income (GOI) in Real Estate………………………………. 405

Hard Money, Private Money and Transactional Funding…………………. 406

How Much Will A Lender Loan? The DSCR, or Debt Service Coverage Ratio……………………………………………………………………………………… 407

How To Calculate After Tax Cash Flow (CFAT) for Real Estate Investors……………………………………………………………………………………………… 409

How To Calculate and Use the Gross Rent Multiplier (GRM)…………… 411

How to Calculate Capitalization Rate for Real Estate…………………….. 412

How To Calculate Compound Interest…………………………………………. 414

How To Calculate Gross Operating Income (G0I)………………………….. 416

How To Calculate Gross Potential (GPI) Real Estate Income………….. 417

How To Calculate Investor Cash Flow Before Taxes (CFBT)…………… 419

How to Calculate Mortgage Interest for the Real Estate Investor……… 420

How To Calculate Net Operating Income NOI for an Investment Property……………………………………………………………………………………………… 422

How To Calculate Return on Equity in Subsequent Years……………….. 424

How To Calculate Simple Interest for the Real Estate Investor………… 425

How To Calculate the Break-Even Ratio for Real Estate Investment… 428

How To Determine an Income Property’s Value Using Capitalization Rate……………………………………………………………………………………………… 429

How To Do a Real Estate Investment Profit Calculation………………….. 431

Net Rental Yield Calculation for Real Estate Investors…………………… 432

Property Tax Equalization for the Real Estate Investor…………………… 434

Prorating an Assumed Insurance Policy for the Real Estate Investor.. 436

Prorating Rent for the Real Estate Investor………………………………….. 437

Rental Property Operating Expenses and Cash Flow…………………….. 440

Return on Equity in Real Estate Investing…………………………………….. 441

Straight-line Depreciation of Real Property………………………………….. 442

The Mortgage Interest Deduction for a Rental Property………………….. 443

Types of Real Estate Investor Mortgage Loans…………………………….. 445

Vacancy and Credit Loss in Real Estate Investing…………………………. 446

Valuation of Income Properties Using Capitalization Rates……………… 447

Building Your Real Estate Success Investment Team…………………….. 448

Carving Out an Investor Niche Through Differentiation…………………… 450

Duplex Properties for Investors………………………………………………….. 451

Get an Education Before Investing in Real Estate…………………………. 452

Home Repair Estimating for the Real Estate Investor…………………….. 454

How Real Estate Investments Return Profits………………………………… 455

How To Help Your Client to Use Capitalization Rates……………………… 456

Lease Purchase and the Real Estate Agent…………………………………. 457

Lease Purchase for Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate………………….. 458

Private REITs Compared to the Public Real Estate Investment Trust… 460

Profile of an Effective Real Estate Investor Buyer Database…………… 461

Real Estate Investing Buyer List – How to Build Yours……………………. 462

Real Estate Investing on Wheels – RV and Mobile Home Parks………. 463

Real Estate Investing Without Cash……………………………………………. 465

Real Estate Investments as Compared to Corporate and Government Bonds…………………………………………………………………………………….. 468

Real Estate Leverage……………………………………………………………….. 469

The Top 4 Don’ts in Using Real Estate Leverage………………………….. 470

Real Estate Ownership Through Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)……………………………………………………………………………………………… 471

Real Estate Wholesaling – A Viable Real Estate Investment Strategy.. 472

Reasons to Consider a Blanket Real Estate Mortgage…………………… 474

REITs and Bonds Compared as Investments………………………………… 475

Report: Top 7 Crowdfunding Sites for Investors…………………………….. 476

Supply and Demand for Real Estate Investors……………………………… 478

Supply and Demand Is the Rule for Investment…………………………….. 479

The 1031 Exchange for Real Estate Investors……………………………… 480

The Basics of Real Estate Wholesaling……………………………………….. 481

The Equity or Mortgage REITs Decision – The Differences Explained.. 482

The Gross Lease in Commercial Real Estate……………………………….. 483

The Sandwich Lease Real Estate Investment Strategy………………….. 485

The Triple Net Lease in Commercial Real Estate………………………….. 486

Title Problems and Clouded Title for Real Estate Investors…………….. 487

Top 6 Risk Reduction Strategies for Real Estate Leverage Investing.. 489

Using Real Estate Assignment Contracts for Investing…………………… 490

Using Sandwich Lease-to-Own Approach to Owning Rental Property. 491

What is a 1031 Exchange?………………………………………………………… 492

Leverage and the Real Estate Investor……………………………………….. 493

Why Should I Invest in Real Estate?……………………………………………. 494

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