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Robert Irwin Real Estate Books

The Robert Irwin Collection of Real Estate Books

Robert Irwin’s career in the real estate industry encompasses more than three decades of experience as real estate broker, landlord, and consultant to lenders, agents, and investors. He is the bestselling author of more than 50 books on real estate, including Buy Your First Home, The For Sale By Owner Kit, and McGraw-Hill’s Tips & Traps series. A long-time voice of authority, he addresses landlording, investing, and homebuying issues with crystal clarity.
Mr. Irwin is also a member of The Landlord Protection Agency.


    THE ARMCHAIR REAL ESTATE INVESTOR, By Robert Irwin The Armchair Real Estate Investor, By Robert Irwin
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    Everything you need to know to profit from real estate you can learn online including finding valuable properties, buyers, sellers, financing, closing solutions and more.

    In the armchair real estate investor, Robert Irwin serves as your guide to every stage of investing from raising capital to landlording, to buying and selling. You are shown how even first-time investors can profit from the vast expertise available online....


    The Landlord's Troubleshooter, By Robert IrwinThe Landlord's Troubleshooter: A Survival Guide for New Landlords, By Robert Irwin
    Rental properties make up nearly 40 percent of the housing market, with investors increasingly interested in hands-on landlording.

    Becoming a landlord is not for the faint of heart! As tens of thousands of new investors join the ranks of landlords each year, they need a mentor willing to show them the ropes. In this third edition, experienced investor and landlord Bob Irwin takes newbie landlords step-by-step through the process, explaining what no one ever bothers to mention about the landlording game. The Landlord's Troubleshooter is a clear, engaging guide that covers all the bases. It pays to start with the right property by analyzing the rental market. Then, active landlords learn proven techniques to:

  • Find tenants who will pay on time.
  • Avoid disputes using the sample forms and suggested language for every challenging situation.
  • Deal with repairs, tenant problems, eviction, and security deposits.
  • Understand liability, legal issues, and recent law changes.
  • Cash out at the opportune moment to optimize the investment. The Landlord's Troubleshooter offers savvy advice for the hands-on investor. This do-it-yourself landlording primer addresses what to do to avoid mistakes when renting properties, and outlines the best practices of the most successful landlords.


    The Landlord's Troubleshooter:, By Robert IrwinTips & Traps When Building Your Home, By Robert Irwin

    Best-selling author of the popular Tips & Traps series, Robert Irwin now guides prospective homeowners through every step of the building process. Irwin shares his personal experiences and solid advice with detailed insider information on the in's and out's of home construction.

    Whether you're building a vacation home or the house of your dreams, don't make another move without this valuable resource!




    How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing, By Robert IrwinHow to Get Started in Real Estate Investing, By Robert Irwin
    The perfect introduction on how to get in on today's hottest investment opportunity.

    Stock markets rise, and stock markets fall, but real estate is almost always a sure thing, especially in today's increasingly unpredictable investment climate. That's why more and more average Americans are becoming interested in pursuing real estate investing. How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing shows them how.




    The For Sale By Owner Kit, By Robert IrwinThe For Sale By Owner Kit, By Robert Irwin

    Going the "for sale by owner," or FSBO, route can save homeowners an average of $10,000 in real estate commissions.

    The numbers are staggering: in 2002, 1.68 million people attempted to sell their homes "by owner," and a whopping 2.25 million are projected to do so in 2005. This will side-step real estate agents, allowing sellers to pocket more profits. Online FSBO options also are accelerating: In 2003, an astonishing 840,000 "FSBOs" used online listing services. For years, the For Sale By Owner Kit has been a must-have resource, filled with essential checklists, sales forms, and sample ads designed to simplify the entire home selling process.




    How to Find Hidden Real Estate Bargains, By Robert IrwinHow to Find Hidden Real Estate Bargains, By Robert Irwin
    Robert Irwin has been one of the nation's top real estate authors for more than 20 years. His 1991 bestseller, How to Find Real Estate Bargains, continues to be one of the most popular guides to finding real estate bargains and buying them at rock-bottom prices. Thoroughly updated and revised, this new edition is for reader in the market for a bargain home for themselves or as an investment for resale profit.

    Irwin fills readers in on everything they need to know to quickly decide if a property's potential payoff outweighs its risks.




    Home Buyer's Checklist: Everything You Need to Know--but Forget to Ask--Before You Buy a Home, By Robert IrwinHome Buyer's Checklist: Everything You Need to Know--but Forget to Ask--Before You Buy a Home, By Robert Irwin
    Let Robert Irwin, America's number-one real estate writer let you take charge of your home search with Home Buyer's Checklist, a step-by-step, room-by-room, top-to-bottom guide that shows you exactly how to "precheck" a house before you make an offer.





    Tips and Traps When Negotiating Real Estate (Tips and Traps), By Robert IrwinTips and Traps When Negotiating Real Estate (Tips and Traps), By Robert Irwin
    Midwest Book Review
    Negotiate successfully and come out on top in almost any real estate transaction by reading a title which discusses everything from deposits and better prices versus better terms to handling brokers and sellers alike. The book breaks down all the common negotiating points by subject, providing a fine coverage.





    Home Renovation Checklist: Everything You Need to Know to Save Money, Time, and Your Sanity, By Robert IrwinHome Renovation Checklist: Everything You Need to Know to Save Money, Time, and Your Sanity, By Robert Irwin
    Review
    Bruss, Robert J. Inman News Features : From review by Robert Irwin


    If you are even remotely thinking about renovating your house or condo, first come to your senses and read "Home Renovation Checklist" by Robert Irwin. The result will be you will either plunge enthusiastically ahead, or you will realize how much work is involved, even if you plan to hire a professional contractor.

    Author Robert Irwin, who has written dozens of superb real estate books, obviously has extensive experience with home renovations. In his latest book, written in a unique question and answer format, Irwin raises just about every possible issue which might be involved in small and big home remodeling projects.





    Buy, Rent and Sell: How to Profit by Investing in Residential Real Estate, By Robert IrwinBuy, Rent and Sell: How to Profit by Investing in Residential Real Estate, By Robert Irwin
    The time has never been better for investing in real estate, and this book arms the millions of investors who are returning to real estate as an established instrument of wealth creation with surefire strategies for making a killing in the real estate market.






    Robert Irwin's Power Tips for Selling a House for More, By Robert IrwinRobert Irwin's Power Tips for Selling a House for More, By Robert Irwin
    Best-selling author Robert Irwin, pinpoints tactics and strategies homeowners should use for getting optimum results when selling their homes. From handling multiple offers to persuading agents to work hard for half the commission, Bob Irwin provides a complete trouble-shooting guide to disclosures, with crucial advice on listing house sales on the Internet.





    Home Seller's Checklist: Everything You Need to Know to Get the Highest Price for Your House, By Robert IrwinHome Seller's Checklist: Everything You Need to Know to Get the Highest Price for Your House, By Robert Irwin
    America's top real estate expert helps home sellers save time, money, and headaches "Broker-investor Irwin is a prolific writer on real estate, and among the best." --USA Today

    Missing any step in the complex home selling process can cost a seller dearly in time, taxes, and profits. Now Home Seller's Checklist makes it easier than ever for home sellers to cover all their bases--in the right order and at the right time.


    Home Closing Checklist, By Robert IrwinHome Closing Checklist, By Robert Irwin
    A concise, quick-reference guide to save money and headaches when closing on a home.

    Fraught with arcane rituals, hidden traps and pitfalls, and confusing legal mumbo jumbo, the closing can be the most harrowing part of the home buying equation.






    Improve the Value of Your Home up to $100,000: 50 Sure-Fire Techniques and Strategies, By Robert IrwinImprove the Value of Your Home up to $100,000: 50 Sure-Fire Techniques and Strategies, By Robert Irwin
    You can profit up to $500,000 tax-free when you sell your home! And some of the most effective ways to raise the value of your home are also the least expensive! Did you know that you can increase your property value simply by parking your car in the garage? It’s true! And that’s just one of the many proven value-building secrets you’ll find in this indispensable homeowner’s handbook.




    Tips and Traps When Buying a Home, By Robert IrwinTips and Traps When Buying a Home, By Robert Irwin
    Robert Irwin is America's #1 real estate expert. But don't take our word for it--the sales figures speak for themselves. To date, his real estate titles have sold more than one and a half million copies.

    Of all of his books, those in the bestselling "Tips and Traps" series continue to be the most popular(more than 500,000 sold), and two of those--Tips and Traps When Buying a Home and Tips and Traps When Selling a Home--have gone on to become the #1 guides in their respective subjects.

    In the seven years since those two classics were last revised the real estate market has undergone many dramatic changes. Irwin has updated these bestsellers to reflect these changes so readers can be successful in their real estate endeavors.



    How to Invest in Real Estate With Little or No Money Down, By Robert IrwinHow to Invest in Real Estate With Little or No Money Down, By Robert Irwin

    This latest book from real estate guru Robert Irwin is a complete, step-by-step guide for newcomers to no-money-down real estate investment. It's also a source of fresh insights and guidance for experienced investors looking for solutions to problems that can arise with the no-money-down approach. Written for today's robust market, How to Invest in Real Estate with Little or No Money Down tells readers how to:

  • Get the seller to finance the purchase
  • Research and analyze fixer-uppers and finance the purchase and the renovations
  • Find and buy rental properties as solid long-term investments
  • Locate good investments in high-priced markets and get sellers to accept lowball offers
  • Cope with no-down investing negatives, including negative cash flow, high maintenance and repairs, and time demands


    Tips & Traps When Buying A Condo, Co-op, or Townhouse, By Robert IrwinTips & Traps When Buying A Condo, Co-op, or Townhouse, By Robert Irwin

    One third of all homes sold today are condos, co-ops, or townhouses. America's #1 real estate expert shows what to watch for when buying one of them. Home ownership is still the American dream, but not everyone follows tradition by buying a detached one-family house. Condos, co-ops, and townhouses are increasingly popular alternatives nationwide. These "shared ownership" options have unique pluses and minuses, as Bob Irwin reveals in Tips & Traps When Buying a Condo, Co-op, or Townhouse.





    Tips & Traps for Getting Started as a Real Estate Agent (Tips & Traps, By Robert IrwinTips & Traps for Getting Started as a Real Estate Agent (Tips & Traps), By Robert Irwin

    This handy guide shows you how to get licensed and start making money immediately. It walks you through those first tough days and weeks on the job, helps you find a great mentor, and shares all the basics of the business-from listing and selling properties to conducting open houses and escrow. Delivers the skills and tools you need to become a top-performing agent.






    Real Estate Investor's Checklist, By Robert IrwinReal Estate Investor's Checklist, By Robert Irwin

    Whether you're just starting out or have years of investing experience, Real Estate Investor's Checklist is the perfect tool for making sure you don't miss out on great opportunities or skip vital steps in the investing process.

    This one-of-a-kind guide delivers real, nuts-and-bolts knowledge on every aspect of finding, purchasing, renovating, managing, and selling property. You'll find proven tactics and step-by-step guidance on investing in single-family homes, apartment buildings, office space, commercial properties, and even undeveloped land.



    How to Buy a Home When You Can't Afford It, By Robert IrwinHow to Buy a Home When You Can't Afford It, By Robert Irwin

    Think you can't afford to buy a home? Think again!

    If you are thinking about buying your first home in today's real estate market, it's easy to feel discouraged. It may seem as if you needed to save up for your down payment since kindergarten and never pay a bill late in your life. Nothing could be further from the truth! Best-selling real estate author Robert Irwin can show you how to make your dream of home ownership a reality regardless of your financial situation. Loaded with information and advice about everything from low down payment and no down payment mortgages to finding the right agent, Robert Irwin leads you down the path to home ownership one step at a time.



    Tips and Traps When  Selling a Home, By Robert IrwinTips and Traps When Selling a Home, By Robert Irwin

    Robert Irwin, a name synonymous with reliability to homeowners, has done it again with his completely updated version of a classic. Tips and Traps When Selling a Home provides the latest information of market conditions, toxic materials in the home and what to do about them, tax advantages when selling, surprising alternatives to the traditional broker, and how to ultimately get your price. For anyone in the process of selling their home, this book is the blueprint for a successful transaction!




    Tips & Traps for Making Money in Real Estate, By Robert IrwinTips & Traps for Making Money in Real Estate, By Robert Irwin

    Using the same, easy-to-follow "Tips and Traps" format that has proven so popular to more than 65,000 readers nationwide, Irwin shares a proven, common sense approach for capitalizing on real estate investment opportunities in single family homes, condos, co-ops, and even apartments. He defines the current rules for investing success, highlights the reasons for failure, and breaks new ground by explaining how new considerations, such as crime, gated communities, changing tenant-landlord relationships, and zoning restrictions impact investment decisions. Here are all the practical tips and techniques needed to: Navigate safely through the cash flow and tax maze; Zero in on profitable properties close to home; Convert a "live-in" home to an income-producing property; Boost rental income with cost-effective improvement techniques; Branch out into multiple dwelling ownership; Decide when and how to opt out of a property to realize maximum gain.

    Robert Irwin has built homes from the ground up as well as completed dozens of major renovation and remodeling projects. He is best known as a real estate broker and the author of the best-selling Tips & Traps real estate series. He serves as a consultant to lenders, investors, and brokers. With over 50 books, including Buying a Home on the Internet and The Pocket Guide for Home Buyers, Irwin is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable writers in the real estate field today.


    Find It, Buy It, Fix It: The Insider's Guide to Fixer-Uppers (Find It, Buy It, Fix It), By Robert IrwinFind It, Buy It, Fix It: The Insider's Guide to Fixer-Uppers (Find It, Buy It, Fix It), By Robert Irwin

    This is a one stop guide for anyone considering buying or investing in houses, apartments, and commercial properties that work. You'll find loads of money saving and money making advice on how to find the best fixer uppers, inspect the properties to avoid ""money pits,"" identify ugly duckling properties that need only quick cosmetic fixes, and structure deals to achieve win-win outcomes.



    Home Inspection Troubleshooter, By Robert IrwinHome Inspection Troubleshooter, By Robert Irwin

    If you're about to buy or sell a home, having it inspected first can save you time and money. The Home Inspection Troubleshooter can help you quickly determine if your house is in shape, and if not, what to do about it. Written in factual, entertaining style, this book is the key to understanding the home inspection process. It is a must read for sellers, buyers, and landlords who need to detect problems before they become expensive.





    Robert Irwin's Power Tips for Buying a House for Less, By Robert IrwinRobert Irwin's Power Tips for Buying a House for Less, By Robert Irwin

    Get more house for less money with one of America's top real estate experts!








    Buy Your First Home!, By Robert IrwinBuy Your First Home!, By Robert Irwin

    Should I buy a house, condominium, or co-op? How do I find the best mortgage and financing options? How can I read between the lines of the seller’s disclosures? How do I find a fixer-upper? With more than 50,000 copies in print, Robert Irwin’s classic guide, Buy Your First Home!, continues to answer these and hundreds of other questions for first-time homebuyers. In this crisp, updated third edition, Irwin presents all-new information about the homebuying process, financing options, budgeting, and taxes-plus reorganized chapters that give first-timers the facts they need to make key decisions. Speaking with a voice of experience and authority, Irwin shares more stories of some of his own mistakes and successes, while offering take-to-the-bank insights, easy-to-use checklists, and comprehensive how-to advice for first-time buyers.


    Tips and Traps When Mortgage Hunting , By Robert IrwinTips and Traps When Mortgage Hunting 2/e, By Robert Irwin

    America's #1 real estate expert helps home buyers make the most of thehome mortgage revolution. Robert Irwin's popular Tips & Traps series has already helped more than one million home buyers and sellers make their real estate transactions less painful and more profitable. Now fully updated, the author spells out all the recent changes in the home financing industry, from new mortgage types to new eligibility standards, to the new computerized approval process to the pros and cons of using a mortgage broker. As always, readers will find the kindof all-inclusive, straight-from-the-hip advice they have come toexpect from Robert Irwin, in a clear, easy-to-follow style everyonecan understand.


    Tips and Traps When Negotiating Real Estate, By Robert IrwinTips & Traps When Negotiating Real Estate, 2nd Edition, By Robert Irwin

    Midwest Book Review

    Negotiate successfully and come out on top in almost any real estate transaction by reading a title which discusses everything from deposits and better prices versus better terms to handling brokers and sellers alike. The book breaks down all the common negotiating points by subject, providing a fine coverage.



    Tips and Traps for New Home Owners, By Robert IrwinTips and Traps for New Home Owners, By Robert Irwin

    A comprehensive guide to protecting--and increasing-- home investment value The latest in the hugely popular Tips and Traps series, Tips and Traps for New Home Owners contains all the information you need to move in, financially operate, and successfully maintain your first home.

    From financial record keeping and obtaining insurance to surviving the move-in and ensuring home value, real estate expert Robert Irwin provides practical, real-world advice.




    Buy or Sell Real Estate After the 1997 Tax Act: A Guide for Homeowners and Investors, By Robert IrwinBuy or Sell Real Estate After the 1997 Tax Act: A Guide for Homeowners and Investors, By Robert Irwin

    Here is an authoritative, accessible, and thoroughly indispensable guide for anyone looking to understand—and capitalize on—the new tax law changes in real estate.







    The McGraw-Hill Real Estate Handbook, By Robert IrwinThe McGraw-Hill Real Estate Handbook, By Robert Irwin

    In this completely updated real estate classic, Irwin, together with a team of experts, delivers again. The McGraw-Hill Real Estate Handbook supplies instant, timely, encylopedic information on every aspect of the contemporary real estate environment, with strong new coverage of current finance, investing, and taxation issues and practices. And it's also packed with precise, exhaustive coverage and commentary on the best new financing methods. . .the do's and don'ts of property management. . .computerized investment analysis. . .and much more. What's more, all-new chapters on brokerage and agency make it required reading for hundreds of thousands of results-hungry brokers and sellers nationwide.




    Seller Beware: Insider Secrets You Need to Know About Selling Your House-From Listing Through Closing the Deal, By Robert IrwinSeller Beware: Insider Secrets You Need to Know About Selling Your House-From Listing Through Closing the Deal, By Robert Irwin

    Packed with need-to-know onformation on selling in today's litigous enviroment, Seller Beware will help you sell by the new rules without gambling your investment. Whether it's a leaky water heater or that barking dog next door, you'll learn what to discuss (and what not to discuss) withyour agent and with buyers. And, you'll get loads of helpful money saving tips...





    Buy, Rent, and Hold: How to Make Money in a Cold Real Estate Market, By Robert IrwinBuy, Rent, and Hold: How to Make Money in a Cold Real Estate Market, By Robert Irwin








    The 90 Second Lawyer Guide to Buying Real Estate, By Robert IrwinThe 90 Second Lawyer Guide to Buying Real Estate, By Robert Irwin

    Real estate broker Robert Irwin and attorney David L. Ganz provide straightforward answers to commonly asked legal questions about real estate. The 90 Second LawyerTM Guide to Buying Real Estate covers a myriad of details for the legal, financial, and lucrative aspects of buying property. From purchasing and selling to securing a new mortgage and gaining possession, you'll find expert help and invaluable tips to aid you in making informed decisions. With clear explanations of relevant laws, possible penalties, and proper procedures, this invaluable "self-help" guide has the information you need to understand your rights, avoid loopholes, and complete successful transactions. It also includes helpful, easy-to-use legal documents.





    Buy Right, Sell High, By Robert IrwinBuy Right, Sell High, By Robert Irwin

    "Buy with your head, Not with your heart"

    Discover how to be a "ruhless" buyer and ask key questions with eye to future profitability...





    Buy Your First Home!/Finding the Right House, Surviving the Mortgage Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls, By Robert IrwinBuy Your First Home!/Finding the Right House, Surviving the Mortgage Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls, By Robert Irwin

    Should I buy a house, condominium, or co-op? How do I find the best mortgage and financing options? How can I read between the lines of the seller’s disclosures? How do I find a fixer-upper? With more than 50,000 copies in print, Robert Irwin’s classic guide, Buy Your First Home!, continues to answer these and hundreds of other questions for first-time homebuyers. In this crisp, updated third edition, Irwin presents all-new information about the homebuying process, financing options, budgeting, and taxes-plus reorganized chapters that give first-timers the facts they need to make key decisions. Speaking with a voice of experience and authority, Irwin shares more stories of some of his own mistakes and successes, while offering take-to-the-bank insights, easy-to-use checklists, and comprehensive how-to advice for first-time buyers.


    Tips & Traps When Renovating Your Home, By Robert IrwinTips & Traps When Renovating Your Home, By Robert Irwin

    Want to know the secrets of successful and money-savvy home renovation? Best-selling real estate author Robert Irwin tells all. Millions of readers have relied on his Tips & Traps guides for solid advice on all aspects of real estate. Now this best-selling author guides you through the perilous world of home renovations. He'll show you how to create more space, modernize, upgrade, or prepare a home for sale, and save significant money in the process. In this readable, authoritative guide, the latest addition to his 1-million-copy selling TIPS & TRAPS series, Robert Irwin gives you a complete game plan for making renovations go your way, glitch-free. In easy to understand language, Irwin offers tips on: When it's better to renovate--or more! Finding reliable contractors; Adding inexpensive touches that add to the value of your home; Living in your house while the work gets done; And much, much more


    How to Get an Instant Mortgage, By Robert IrwinHow to Get an Instant Mortgage, By Robert Irwin

    Features a personal net worth worksheet that enables you to provide all the information bankers need to feed into their computers, this indispensable new guide makes it possible to shave days—even weeks—off the approval process. How to Get an Instant Mortgage is your source for: guidelines on what types of financing are currently available, pointers on how to choose the mortgage that's best for you, tips on what to look for in a lender, advice on obtaining a mortgage with poor credit, and much more.



    Robert Irwin's Pocket Guide for Home Buyers: 101 Questions and Answers for Every Home Buyer, By Robert IrwinRobert Irwin's Pocket Guide for Home Buyers: 101 Questions and Answers for Every Home Buyer, By Robert Irwin

    This detailed pocket guide is everything you need to know to make home-buying a whole lot easier. Real estate expert and bestselling author Robert Irwin helps put the minds of overwhelmed, jittery homebuyers at ease, taking them through the ins and outs of picking a great agent, examining a house, judging a neighborhood, signing the sales agreement, cutting closing costs, moving in, and more! Picking up where most brokers leave off, this must-have companion helps anyone get a great deal. . .and live "happily ever after."




    Sell Your Home and Save Thousands on the Commission, By Robert IrwinSell Your Home and Save Thousands on the Commission, By Robert Irwin

    Pay a lower commission–and keep more of your money!

    Most homeowners assume that everyone pays the same six percent on Realtor commissions. But, in fact, some people pay much less and some people pay much more. And with today’s overheated housing market, it seems like most homes practically sell themselves. Is it really worth paying a Realtor tens of thousands of dollars to find a buyer for a home that’s in high demand?

    There are actually many ways to lower the commission...



    How to Find and Manage Profitable Properties, By Robert IrwinHow to Find and Manage Profitable Properties, By Robert Irwin

    If you want own real estate, you have to know how to find the deals. In order to keep those properties, it is essential that you manage them successfully.

    Robert Irwin has written more than 50 books on real estate, including Improve the Value of Your Home Up to $100,000. His Tips and Traps series has sold more than one million copies.








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