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Forecasting for Real Estate Wealth. Strategies for Outperforming Any Housing Market

  • ID: 2325631
  • Book
  • July 2008
  • 264 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Is it time to start buying real estate at fire–sale prices?

A slow–down in the real estate market is bad news for everyone, right? Wrong! For you, it could be your ticket to fabulous wealth if you learn how to identify the bottom of your local market, and buy at the right time.

In Forecasting for Real Estate Wealth, real estate market trending expert Ed Ross gives you the tools and the knowledge you need to take advantage of the great deals created by falling real estate prices. You′ll learn the four questions every real estate investor needs to ask before buying, selling, or holding any property and find out how to:

  • Calculate the value of your house or any property in a given neighborhood in one year or five years

  • Accurately predict which property you should invest in for maximum return

  • Secure low–cost financing when lenders are reluctant to lend

  • Maximize your property′s appreciation

  • Calculate your true rate of return

  • Develop investment strategies that build wealth in both difficult and robust markets

  • Rack up a million dollars in profit in just three years

Buying low in real estate and making a fortune is not a matter of guesswork. Read Forecasting for Real Estate Wealth and start making your first million today!

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CHAPTER 1 What Should I Know about Market Cycles?

How Millionaires Make Their Fortunes from Forecast Appreciation.

Make Money from a Slowdown.

Why Using a Forecast Is a Good Idea.

Why Not Using a Forecast Is a Bad Idea.

Integrating a Forecast into a Real Estate Strategy.

CHAPTER 2 What Should I Do over the Next Five Years?

When to Buy, Sell, or Hold.

Seasonal Forecasting Strategy.

Selling at the Peak and Buying at the Low.

What Is the Best Strategy for Investing Today?

Which Investment Strategy Is Easiest and Most Lucrative?

Should I Wait a Year or Two before Investing in the Market?

CHAPTER 3 How Do I Look Up My Forecast for Property Appreciation in a Specific Neighborhood?

Capitalize on a Slow Real Estate Cycle.

Use Forecasts to Be Competitive in Property Investing.

Primary Forecast Variables and Resulting Values.

Calculate the Next Seven Years.

CHAPTER 4 How Can I Identify the Property That Will Make Me the Most Money?

Homeownership versus Renting.

Earn Back a Down Payment Quickly.

Select the Property with the Greatest Appreciation and Lowest Vacancy.

Amenities in Investment Properties.

Combining Successful Purchase Negotiation with Appreciation.

Why the Real Estate Cycle Influences Each Property Differently.

Matching Buying Strategy to Metro Location.


CHAPTER 5 Four Methods to Sell in a Declining Forecast Cycle.

Challenges of Selling in a Slow Cycle.

Prevent Seller s Remorse by Using a Forecast.

Four Selling Methods to Beat Any Cycle.

CHAPTER 6 Four Financing Resources When Lenders Are Reluctant to Lend.

How Do Traditional Lenders Evaluate?

Alternative Financing Methods.

Seller Financing.

Realtor Contribution.

Renter Contribution.

Investor Financing.

CHAPTER 7 Six Ways to Maximize Wealth Accumulation.

Buying Expensive or Well–Known Is Not Always Better.

Buying Local versus Buying Cross–Country.

Select the Best Property Management Firm.

Partial Property Management Outsourcing.

Select the Best Investment Area.

Understand Remote Property Valuations.

CHAPTER 8 Key Financial Wealth Evaluators.

Calculate Your True Rate of Return.

Always Measure Your Cash–on–Cash Return.

View Your Capitalization Rate with Caution.

Critical Financial Evaluators for the Next Five Years.


CHAPTER 9 The Best Investing Strategy for Wealth in a Difficult Market.

Secret Preventers of Real Estate Wealth.

Things to Know about Real Estate Investing that Others Do Not Tell You.

The Most Productive Wealth Accumulation Strategy for the Next Five Years.

CHAPTER 10 Investing Strategies for Wealth in a Robust Market.

Build Your Financial Statements in Advance of Acceleration.

Exiting Short–Term Investments before Seasonal Change.

Using a Short–Term Investment Strategy.

Using a Long–Term Passive Cash Flow Investing Strategy.

Leveraging Assets for Liquidity.

CHAPTER 11 Starting from Zero: Techniques for Buying Preforeclosure and Other Strategies.

Active versus Passive Investing.

Subject–To Active Investing.

Tactics and Procedures.


CHAPTER 12 Legal Entity Protection.

Formation of a Layered Plan.

Administration of the Land Trust and Limited Liability Company.

Additional Layers.

CHAPTER 13 Financial Calculations Paramount to Success.

Annual Property Operating Data Sheet.

Annual Property Standard Variables.

APOD Indicators.

Five–Year Proforma.

CHAPTER 14 The Ultimate Wealth System: Three Years to a Million.

Determine Financial Position.

Define Acquisition Guidelines.

Choose Buying Strategies.

Create a Plan.

Buying Area Analysis.

Profitable Buying Plan.


CHAPTER 15 Top 10 Recommended Cities in the United States with Appreciation.

Top 10 U.S. Cities.

APPENDIXA Metro Forecast 15–Year History by State.

APPENDIX B Metro Alphabetical Forecast .

APPENDIXC Free Edsforecast.com Membership.


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