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The Beginner's Guide to Property Investment: The Ultimate Handbook for First-time Buyers and Would-be Property Investors by Tony Booth (Author) - deals thoroughly with the whole process of buying your first home, right up to the time you move in. It also examines and explores the many alternative areas of property investment available to you once you've got your foot on the first step of the property ladder. These include buy-to-let, let-to-buy, renovation, buying property abroad, self-build and self-employed business enterprise. For author Tony Booth this title represents the culmination of knowledge and experience gained over many years as a professional investor, estate agent, letting agent and author of other property related books.    More Information / Buy Now

Renting Out Your Property for Dummies by Melanie Bien and Robert S. Griswold. A very comprehensive guide to renting out property based on years of experience. It's well worth spending a few hours reading and planning before you attempt to rent out your own property. "The Main thing I like about this book is that it's incredibly realistic, not hyped in anyway, and makes you feel that renting just after you've bought your property is going to be a little bit of a struggle, NOT easy. I already feel I've problems to solve and what to expect." (Amazon 5 All Star Reviews) Technically edited by Tom Entwistle, Editor of LandlordZONE®     More Information / Buy Now

Successful Property Letting: How to Make Money in Buy-to-let by David Lawrenson . David is an experienced landlord with many years experience.  "Anyone can tell you about how to do this or how to do that, but there is no substitute for experience for anything in life. That is a FACT!  This book is written from many years of first hand experience with such simplicity, detail and in depth advice on everything, it truly is worth its weight in gold and is indispensable." (Amazon all 5 star reviews), September 2005 Excellent guidance...a valuable contribution to the savvy landlord's bookshelf. National Landlord's Association, October 2005 A practical and extremely detailed guide for landlords...crammed full of tips.  More Information / Buy Now

Buying Bargains at Property Auction by Howard Gooddie - Every week, hundreds of properties - both residential and commercial - are sold at auction in Britain. No longer the closed domain of property speculators and dealers, auction rooms are now filled by a growing proportion of private individuals looking for genuine bargains in the face of otherwise inflated prices in the property market. Property auctions are in author Howard Gooddie's blood. He comes from a family of auctioneers and was head of one of the country's leading auction houses.  This guide features: How to find your bargain; Contracts; Finance; Bidding and winning your bargain; After the auction; Insider's guide to an auction house; Selling your property at auction Check-lists; and Directory of auction houses.
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Mortgages for Dummies
by Tyson (Author)

Very good explanation of the various mortgages and how to choose the best one to fit your needs. How to negotiate the best deal, "creative financing" techniques etc.

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How to Buy and Let a Holiday Cottage
by Allison Lee (Author)
If you're interested in buying a holiday home for your own use and as an investment, this book will provide you with a step-by-step guide. It will show you how to: source the right property for income and capital growth; prepare your property for letting; take your property to market; get the best from agents if you decide to use one; take bookings and deal with cancellations; manage the maintenance and cleaning; receive guests and secure repeat business; and manage the finances and make a profit. 
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Property and Money
by Michael Brett (Author)

Property and Money is a straightforward basic level guide to the investment and financial aspects of commercial property. Putting property into its financial context, it seeks to bridge the world of the property investor and property developer, the surveyor and the investment and financial markets.

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Residential Property Appraisal by Phil Parnham (Author), Chris Rispin
Residential Property Appraisal is a classic practitioner's handbook for surveyors and others involved in the appraisal of residential property for lending purposes. It focuses on the distinct professional competencies required by Mortgage Valuations and Home Buyers Surveys and Valuations, identifying and advising the reader on the extent and limitations of their activities. This is a well-illustrated book, supported by real-life case studies. It draws on the latest research developments.

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Successful Real Estate Investing in a Boom or Bust Market: Understand the Economics of Real Estate, Identify Which Market You're In, Foolproof Your Profits and Minimize Risk Successful Real Estate Investing in a Boom or Bust Market: Understand the Economics of Real Estate, Identify Which Market You're In, Foolproof Your Profits and Minimize Risk. by Larry Loftis (Author)  - Good real estate investors make money in every type of market, normal, boom, or bust - their techniques and strategies are just different for each market. This book explains the economics of real estate - demand, sales prices, and sales volume are all affected by (and to some extent controlled by) interest rates, inflation, real estate cycles, and state and local economies.
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Property Valuation: The Five Methods
by Douglas Scarrett (Author) "Ever since man began to fore sake his nomadic existence in favour of permanent settlements, possession and ownership have been the concern of society ..."  Examines the different forms in which valuations may be called for and discusses the appropriateness of the methods to different situations. The strengths and weaknesses of the different methods are highlighted. The intention throughout is to encourage a better understanding of valuation by bridging the gap between theory and practice. A technical book, not for the faint hearted. 
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How to Avoid Inheritance Tax by Carl Bayley
Making sure you adequately plan for inheritance tax could save you literally hundreds of thousands of pounds. How to Avoid Inheritance Tax is a unique and up-to-date guide which will tell you all you need to know about sheltering your family’s money from the taxman. Taking into account both simple and complex tax planning strategies, the guide is essential reading for parents, grandparents and adult children. Author Carl Bayley's speciality is his ability to simplify the complex world of taxation. Carl is a regular contributor the BBC's "It's Your Money" programme and national newspapers. He is a former member of the governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.    More Information / Buy Now

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