I’m burned out on personal finance books, so I’m excited that I finally got my copy of Modern Real Estate Practice. I bought it for $5 including shipping from Half.com, but it is the older 1999 edition. (Is it me, or is Media Mail getting slower by the week?) This book “has trained more real estate professionals than any other book”. Every real estate agent has heard of this book, and every person I’ve spoke to recommends it as a reference. I suppose I’m giving up some updated information going with an older version, but I’m sure most things haven’t changed.
My goals with this are to prepare for getting a house in the next couple of years, and also to use it to analyze potential investment rental houses now. The books includes sections on real estate law, how agents work, and many of the little things involved in buying property. I’ll post more once I actually start reading it.