The Home Buyer's Advisor: A Handbook for First-Time Buyers and Second-Home Investors
The tax-smart guide for first-time buyers and second-home investors Whether you're a first-time home buyer or a seasoned investor, this practical ... Show synopsis The tax-smart guide for first-time buyers and second-home investors Whether you're a first-time home buyer or a seasoned investor, this practical guide covers everything you need to know to invest safely, confidently, and profitably in today's real estate market-while getting the most out of the latest tax laws. The Home Buyer's Advisor shows you precisely what to look for in a real estate investment, where to find the best buying opportunities, how to use proven holding strategies such as land-banking and lease options, and how to make your home a secure foundation for future real estate investments. Ideas for a secure retirement are also included. Packed with ideas, strategies, and real-world examples, Andrew McLean's Home Buyer's Advisor will show you how to: * Take advantage of a wide range of financing methods, such as originating new VA, FHA, and conventional loans; loan assumption; wrap-around loans; and other alternative financing methods * Hunt for bargain properties using the Internet * Profit from HUD and VA repossessions and bank foreclosures, and bid for property at special auctions * Use professional appraisal techniques to ensure you're getting the best value for your investment * Utilize smart investment strategies and holding techniques * Manage properties without all the hassles * Minimize, defer, and transfer more of your tax liability * And much more!