Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies®: Learn How to Break Into the Business and Invest Like the Pros

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Real estate development, done correctly, can be incredibly lucrative. The key is to get it right by choosing valuable properties, making successful offers and selling for maximum profit. In Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies (Wiley, January 2008, 358 pages), real estate investment experts Peter Conti and Peter Harris provide the ins and outs of the process in a straightforward way that both beginners and experienced investors will find useful.

Real estate development, done correctly, can be incredibly lucrative. The key is to get it right by choosing valuable properties, making successful offers and selling for maximum profit. In Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies (Wiley, January 2008, 358 pages), real estate investment experts Peter Conti and Peter Harris provide the ins and outs of the process in a straightforward way that both beginners and experienced investors will find useful. For more information on the book, go to http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesTitle/Commercial-Real-Estate-Investing-For-Dummies.productCd-0470174919.html

With this simple, easy-to-follow guide, you'll find out how to choose between the different kinds of investments; know when to buy or sell; and use larger societal trends as guidelines for investing. You'll master the "break-even analysis" and learn about the different forms of leases that commercial property tenants may hold. The result? Smart evaluations of potential deals.

Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies offers advice on networking, spotting growing areas, and negotiating the very best price for a purchase. It runs through how to test a problematic deal; put a deal into writing once it is agreed to; do the necessary legal "due diligence" paperwork and financial research; and finally, close a deal.

One doesn't need to be rich to invest in commercial real estate, but an investor must be able to consistently marshal good loans or other financing. The book covers financing techniques like the Master Lease (leasing a property from the owner before buying it), secondary financing and performance mortgages.

Like all For Dummies® titles, the book concludes with "The Part of Tens," including 10 ways to increase a property's value (improving it; building roads on it; adding utilities to it; and dividing into smaller lots) and 10 ways to network in the world of commercial real estate. A helpful "Cheat Sheet" in the front of the book summarizes the basics of a deal and provides checklists of legal research, paperwork, financial matters and physical inspections necessary before completing a sound real estate transaction.

About the Authors
Peter Conti is a real estate investor, bestselling author, and CEO of MentorFinancialGroup.com. He wrote Buying Real Estate Without Cash or Credit. Peter Harris is a real estate investor and author. He teaches commercial real estate investing to clients around the country.

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