1500th Post Question

I’m going to use my 1,500th post to ask:

What Real Estate Book are you currentl reading? Plug the author, too (unless it’s Robb!)…

…and, oh yeah, on a scale of 1 to 10, please rate it!


How to gamble using OPM - Keith

How to Find Hidden Real Estate Bargins

Robert Irwin

Building Wealth One House at a Time
by John W. Schaub

mngirl :wink:

Adventure Capitalist,
Jim Rogers

Oh yeah…

The Complete Landlording Handbook by the Editors of Socrates.com

7.5 out of 10 so far…


Yeah thanks Keith…

I am writing a new one called oops I deleted all of keiths posts he is back to zero!!!

And I would give it a 10 out of 10


You aint got the balls, I’ll give ya a buck if you do. :wink:

Just kidding Keith!!! ;D

Congrats, Keith, on the 1500. Here’s to the next 1500!

I just started reading Empire of Debt by Bill Bonner and Addison Wiggin.

I read their other book, Financial Reckoning Day and found it most interesting and entertaining. After reading their ezine, I even bought some gold a couple of years ago which has done pretty well since. Has anyone noticed that it crossed $500.00 per ounce?

I’m not a doom and gloomer; I just want to understand some of the megatrends operating in the global markets and the macroeconomic effects which we might feel from them. And I want to be positioned accordingly.



I’m currently reading: Flipping Properties: Generate Instant Cash Profits in Real Estate by William Bronchick. I’ve had the book in my bookcase for maybe two years. I read it at that point while doing the 2 hour train ride to and from work. The book and real estate investing just didn’t make sense to me. Now things do make sense. I don’t think its the best book in the world (I get far more info from these forums) but I have picked up a thing or two from it and hopefully I’ll be able to put my new found knowledge to use in the coming days/weeks/months/years.


Isn’t it amazing how things start to come together after reading and really studying for awhile, and then when you take action and apply it, it just SMACKS you in the face and it all makes perfect sense.

I have confidence in you pauly, you will do great with your new found knowledge!!


John, but my question is… why didn’t this stuff make sense to me 10 years ago? Heck, I bought Carleton Sheet’s course a very long time ago and didn’t take action. As the saying goes, I wasn’t ready for the information at the time. Today, I’m being smacked upside the head day after day reading these forums and realizing all the different options available as a REI.

You weren’t ready 10 years ago!!! The seed was planted 10 years ago and now you’re starting to see a harvest.

Yea there are a ton of different options, actually REI is very simple, go negotiate, sign contract’s, go to closing and sign some more, sale the house, sign contract again, go to closing again and get PAID!!! SIMPLE!!!1


Congratulations on your 1500th post. keep the great information coming!!!

The Millionaire Mind - T. Harv Eker

I’d give it a 9.5

Make Money with Fixer-Uppers and Renovations

by Gary W. Eldred

So far not that impressed. Maybe it’ll get better. He claims you dont need to buy at a discount, just buy at retail and make the right improvements. I’m not convinced yet. I’ll read on.

The book that I would recommend is ‘Cash Flow Quadrant’ by Kyosaki.

It’s not real estate specific but it opens your eyes to refining your process instead of your product.

Questions abound about Carpet or Hardwoods, Tile or Vinyl, Laminate or Solid Surface, etc. Those are all product questions. The real money making answers are process questions.

It’s a general book, and after you finish it you’ll want to move on to more detailed books, but it’s simplicity does not take away from it’s importance.

I’d say 9.0 / 10.00

I’m now reading: Investing in real estage

by: Andrew McClean and Gary W Eldred

I’m reading “What every real estate investor needs to know about cash flow… and 36 other key financial measures” by Frank Gallinelli.

Slow read because of so many formulas used and the detail, but good info. The idea is to take all of the “guess” and “gut” out of investing decisions. Feels like overkill but can one know TOO much about a deal?

I’d give it an 8 out of 10…