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Real Estate Investing is one of the main ways to build wealth. It doesn’t matter if you’re a young investor starting with a small apartment for rent or a big investor, building entire neighborhoods, real estate is always part of the wealth equation. So it’s no wonder that some of the entrepreneurs and professionals we interview on the site recommend books on this subject.
Since we didn’t interview, unfortunately, too many real estate investors, we don’t have as many books in the database as we wished (yet). But don’t worry, we’ll sort this issue in the months to come.
Until then, enjoy the this list of the best real estate investing books already recommended and let us know, in the comments, what other investors/entrepreneurs we should interview to make a bigger collection.
It's easy to get fired up by the financial freedom that real estate investing can provide, but it’s harder to take the leap. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor offers some good insights on deconstructing the myths that hold people back from investing.
For example, many assume they can’t start investing in real estate. In reality, industry disruptions like crowdsourcing open the door to commercial real estate success. A site like RealtyMogul crowdsources deals on properties from hotels to storage units for an investment of just a few thousand dollars. You could also consider buying a triplex to live in and rent out the other two units to pay your mortgage. Then use the profits to fund your business in real estate.
The funny thing is that the books that had the biggest impact (like my Verne’s favourite) are not necessarily the best books, objectively speaking. They were good enough to present a new worldview that I was not aware of. Timing probably was more important than their intrinsic literary qualities. They “managed” to fall into my lap at the right time. Such a book was Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad Poor Dad”, a mediocre book by my standards of today, but deeply inspirational by the ones from yesterday.
Robert Kiyosaki's “Rich Dad Poor Dad” stopped me from making a mistake and buying a car - because it wasn’t an asset. It also convinced me to invest in shares, while the books “Rule no.1” and “The Snowball” taught me how to choose them.