Posted by Monique on June 21, 2000 at 08:41:48:
A good TEXTBOOK on Real Estate finance is “Real Estate Finance & Investment Manual” by Jack Cummings. Some of the topics include: Conventional Mortgages, Gov’t Insured Loans, Land Development and Construction Loans, Blanket Mortgages, Wraparound Mortgages, Tax Free Exchanges, Options, and Discounted Mortgages.
Personally, I learn better from a FIELD HANDBOOK than from a textbook. If you want information that you can use right away to put deals together, you might want to invest in a course that covers creative real estate financing tactics such as Subject To financing, Seller Financing, Lease/Options, and Options. There are lots of great courses that cover this kind of material at this site. Courses by William Bronchick and Ron LeGrand cover the foundation very well (with contracts and all). After you’ve got the foundation down, Joe Kaiser is excellent as well.