Posted by Ronald * Starr on March 12, 2002 at 22:56:11:
No, there are not just a few books to read. There are many books, and you will learn from almost all of them.
I have read well over 100 books on real estate investing. A few are terrible, many are mediocre. There are some good ones, and a very few excellent books.
I have put together a four-page annotated list of real estate investment books that I recommend. These are the good and excellent books. I have this available only as a printed document.
If you send me $2, I will send you a copy of it. You can pay with cash, check, money order, or usable U.S. postage stamps. Providing a SASE ensures the very fastest response.
My address: P. O. Box 27218, Oakland, CA 94602
To save money, I recommend reading books from the public library, used-book stores, thrift stores, and the online sources such as e-bay and half-com. However, not all of the materials sold online are as good as the advertising says. If you can find used the books that I recommend in my reading list, you will have gotten good material at a low price.
If you are considering investing in mobile homes, you need to read Lonny Scrugg’s Deals on Wheels and perhaps his other book. After you have done so, you will be able to make a more informed decision of what is right for you. Expect to take about 6-18 months to learn about real estate investing, the local market, and understanding what approach really fits YOU. My approach may be wrong for you. I know a fellow who makes a million dollars a year with foreclosures and I don’t want to do it the same way he does.
Good Investing and Good Investigating*Ron Starr