Book Description

As demand for real estate has skyrocketed, so have prices. But finding affordable properties to buy and sell for profit has actually never been easier! Why? Because foreclosures are at an all-time high, meaning banks and other lenders have unprecedented numbers of properties they are all too eager to unload. That’s your opportunity to acquire prime properties -- both residential and commercial -- at incredible value, and build a substantial real estate portfolio that should give you great returns for years to come. But as easy as it might seem to be to profit in the foreclosure market, the route to success is rife with hazards that can quickly turn your journey into a disaster. A few precautions and some careful preparation can prevent a lot of headaches -- and bad investments -- down the road. The Complete Guide to Investing in Foreclosures is written to help you identify and take advantage of opportunities while avoiding the pitfalls. Best-selling author Steve Berges gives you: * Secrets for finding great properties before they’re public knowledge * Foolproof strategies for buying properties at all stages of foreclosure * Important information you need to know before investing in any foreclosure * Powerful ways to take advantage of little-known alternatives like HUD, SBA, VA, and IRS properties, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac foreclosures, pre- and post-foreclosure opportunities, and a lot more * A full selection of value assessment tools, lead-generation strategies, and practical step-by-step processes * The 7 Caveats of Investing in Foreclosures Foreclosures may be the quickest and most reliable way to profit in real estate–but you’ve got to know what you’re doing. Whether you’re new to the game or are already experienced in buying and selling foreclosed properties, The Complete Guide to Investing in Foreclosures gives you everything you need to make smart moves at every stage of the process.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half title
  3. Title
  4. Contents
  5. Part I: Understanding the Foreclosure Process
    1. Chapter 1 Investing in Foreclosures: The Road to Fulfillment
    2. Chapter 2 Fundamentals of the Foreclosure Process
    3. Chapter 3 Understanding Judicial and Nonjudicial Foreclosures
    4. Chapter 4 Buyer Beware! Seven Caveats of Investing in Foreclosures
  6. Part II: How to Invest in the Four Stages of Foreclosure
    1. Chapter 5 How to Invest in the Pre-Foreclosure Stage
    2. Chapter 6 How to Invest in the Auction/Trustee Sale Stage
    3. Chapter 7 How to Invest in the Redemption Period Stage
    4. Chapter 8 How to Invest in the Post-Foreclosure Stage
  7. Part III: How to Invest in Government Foreclosures
    1. Chapter 9 How to Invest in HUD Foreclosures
    2. Chapter 10 How to Invest in Fannie Mae Foreclosures
    3. Chapter 11 How to Invest in Freddie Mac Foreclosures
    4. Chapter 12 How to Invest in Veterans Administration Foreclosures
  8. Part IV: The Efficient Frontier of Foreclosure Automation
    1. Chapter 13 Acquisition Through Lead Generation
    2. Chapter 14 Five Conventional Techniques to Finance Your Foreclosures
    3. Chapter 15 Four High-Leverage Techniques to Finance Your Foreclosures
    4. Chapter 16 How to Market and Sell Your Property Like a Professional
  9. Part V: Case Study Analysis and Epilogue
    1. Chapter 17 Case Study Analysis—Wood Lane 20/20/20
    2. Chapter 18 Epilogue: The Oyster’s Pearl of Great Price
  10. Appendixes
  11. Glossary
  12. Resources
  13. Index
  14. About the Author
  15. Copyright