When you look at the list of the richest people in the world you will find that many of them invest in real estate. There will always be people in need of trendy condos or family homes, and those that are smart can make a lot of money off of renting, flipping, and building. If you're looking to get into the real estate business than there are several books or websites that can get you started.
First, you should decide what type of real estate investing you're interested in. Some people want to look into the potential buying a commercial property to rent it out while others want to begin by finding a home flipping project. Some people might consider investing in a home for sale to rent out only to discover how much work needs to go into being a landlord. A book like Real Estate Investing for Dummies, will help you find out which area might be right for your abilities and budget. As will a book like The Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing. These are both available in ebook or book form.
Once you know which area of investing is right for you, you can start diving into all of the possibilities when it comes to books. Jack Cummings Commercial Real Estate Investing for instance, will present you with a twelve-step program to get you started if you're more interested in storefronts than condos. Commercial Real Estate Investing in Canada by the Boiron brothers gets a little more specific. The House Flipping Answer Book by Denise Evans is great for those that just want to learn about specific things and not read a whole overview.
When looking at the various books that are available on the market you should think about how you want the information presented to you. If you're someone who likes lists than you might want to check out Successful Real Estate Investing by Robert Shemin with its 75 most common mistakes that beginner investors make. This could keep you from losing money, time and effort on your first investment of condos or office building.
When browsing through the available books online you should keep in mind when they were published or if they were updated recently. They will tell you that some rules and regulations when it comes to buying and selling property will change over the years and you should make sure that you are getting advice from someone with the latest information. You also might want to check where the author is from, as real estate conditions are different throughout the world and you don't want to get caught taking wrong advice for your area.