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  • Build a Rental Property Empire, 5th Edition

  • The No-Nonsense Book on Finding Deals, Financing the Right Way, and Managing Wisely.
  • By: Mark Ferguson
  • Narrated by: Bryan Jester
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Money & Finance, Real Estate

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Publisher's Summary

Learn the best way to invest in rental properties in this well-researched audiobook by real estate investor Mark Ferguson (who owns more than 100,000 sq. ft. of rentals). This book gives you the exact details on how to finance, find, analyze, manage, and even sell rental properties. Where other books lack the details on how to actually make money in real estate, this book is all about the details. It is presented by someone who has been investing in real estate for over 15 years and is still investing today.

If you are having trouble figuring out how to find the right properties, how to finance them, where to buy properties, or how to buy with little cash, this books tells you how to overcome those obstacles. If you can't find your answer in the book, Mark even gives his email address so you can ask him directly.

Mark is a successful rental property owner, fix and flipper, and real estate broker. Mark has sold over 1,000 houses as a broker, flipped over 155 houses, and owns his own office, Blue Steel Real Estate. Mark bought his first rental property on his own in December 2010 and now has 19 rentals (commercial and residential). He has fixed and flipped houses since 2001, and has been a real estate agent since 200. Over the years, he has learned the best way to find rentals, get great deals, manage properties, finance properties, find great markets, and build wealth with rentals. In this book, Mark gives you all the information you need to be a successful rental property investor.

Mark also started InvestFourMore, a real estate blog with over 35,000 subscribers and millions of visitors. He is known for his straight-to-the-point communication style that is easy to understand and full of insight. This book is not full of theories and made-up stories. It contains real-world case studies and information on investing from an investor actively investing in today’s market.

Here are just a few of the topics covered:

  • Why rental properties will help you retire faster than other investments
  • The risks of investing in rentals
  • How to determine what a good rental property is
  • How to determine what type of rental to buy
  • How to get a great deal on properties
  • How to finance rentals, even if you have more than four or more than 10
  • How to invest in rentals with less cash
  • How to repair and maintain properties
  • How to manage rentals or find a property manager
  • What are the best exit strategies
  • How to buy rental properties when your market is too expensive
  • Bonus chapter on commercial real estate investing

This book has been revised a number of times to reflect current market conditions and changes in Mark's strategy. 

©2016 Mark Ferguson (P)2019 Mark Ferguson

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  • Sam
  • 20-10-2019

Basic information.

information in this book is basic, if you have any experience in real estate you can skip this book. author used an "empire" word as a selling point. nothing in this book allows you to build an empire, just basic info in my opinion.

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  • Patrick
  • 27-11-2019

Straight forward approach

This book was great. As a real estate investor myself, I didn’t really expect a ton of new info. This book is great for new investors and seasoned investors alike. Mark does a great job of explaining all of the details/potential issues with each subject. He is non-biased about all aspects of real estate investing and offers the pros and cons of each so that the reader can decide which is best for them.

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  • Ghonea
  • 30-10-2019

Spot on

I am in multi-family real estate and I am constantly trying to grow my knowledge of this industry. This book was spot on and perfectly informative. Every time I would wish to hear expansion on a subject, the next chapter would do exactly that. This book was a very easy read/listen and a great overview of real estate investing. I would love the next book to be commercial real estate specific.

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  • DeEpAk
  • 22-06-2021

Mark's RE journey that's good to know

This book is basically a brain dump on several topics related to real estate investment (and more) by Mark. It could easily be split into 2-3 books with more details on certain topics. Nevertheless, it was a good listen and I was able to pick up some tips from Mark's impressive RE journey.

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  • Jason getz
  • 17-06-2021

Great Listen

I have the book and have just finished the audiobook. Since starting and completing the book I have made offers on both commercial and residential real estate with the sole goal of ROI. Thanks fir the great info in the books and all your amazing content online! Keep up the great work. When I visit Colorado one day I owe you a lunch!

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  • Linnea Renee
  • 25-05-2021

Very simple and great book!

Mark explains the real estate market terms in such a simple and easy to understand way and has some extremely useful advice and tactics that can be easily implemented in many aspects of the real estate game.

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  • Jose
  • 15-02-2021

Great book

I am a new real estate investor and this book helped me a lot. Very detailed and well explained. I highly recommend.

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  • Roberto Rojas
  • 17-11-2020

One of my favorite real estate books.

Really enjoyed this book, it has a ton of great information. . . . .

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  • gilberto
  • 11-07-2020

Good concise information

I am new to investing so I would not know if the advise holds true in the real world. This book however has provided good guidance on how to start.

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  • Don McCullers
  • 27-04-2020

Great Listen

Great information to get you started on the journey of owning rental property and a small chapter on commercial property.

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