I’ve been scanning the site for a while and figured I would finally start my first thread. Anyways, I just wanted to see what books many of you would recommend to learn more about real estate investment or finance? My personal plan for real estate investment will be starting with multi-family properties (at least that’s been my goal since I have began researching) I’ve read: “Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, and Quads,” and “Multi-Family Millions,” I have “Investing in Real Estate” which I haven’t read yet, but plan on. Other than that, I read a lot of other general personal finance books such as, “The Total Money Makeover,” and, “The Millionaire Next Door.”
Anyways, just seeing what other books along those lines many of you would recommend. I’m 22 right now and have a good job as a Quality Assurance Inspector for a company that builds offshore drilling platforms. I make good money and enjoy my job, but the hours are not something I want to do my whole life (56-68/week) I am happy doing this while I pay off some debts (car, student loans, etc.)
I live in Corpus Christi, Tx right now, and it’s alright, but it’s not where I want to settle down and spend my life, so I think I will wait till I move somewhere that I really see myself being for a long time before I start investing in rental properties. I don’t have any family here and I’m single with no kids, so I can really go wherever I please. As much as I would like to start buying properties here, I’d hate to buy some that I plan on just buying and holding as more of a long term investment instead of looking for quick cash, and then moving away from them in a year or two. I always would love to make more money right now, but I really have no problem doing what I’m doing for work and just continually buying multi-family with something like 15 year mortgages and having them pay for a good part of themselves, and just cashing in on them many years down the road.