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John T. Reed began investing in real estate in 1969 and is the author of 20 books on real estate investment, a monthly newsletter now in its 24th year, and has appeared on numerous television shows, including
60 Minutes, Larry King Live, and Good Morning America. And here is a TV interview Reed did at the Money Show in San Francisco in August 2012.
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Checklists for Buying Rental Houses and
Apartment Buildings
by John T. Reed
$39.95 — If you are considering investing in a rental house or apartment building, this book could save you a great deal of time, money, effort, and emotional strain. Use this book to prepare for your inspections and negotiations. Carry it with you when ....(read more)

Best Practices for the Intelligent Real Estate Investor by John T. Reed
$29.95 — How to profit from skill and boom markets and protect yourself in down markets. This is the book I wish I had when I started investing in real estate in the '60s. It is a book on basics and fundamentals, but a sophisticated analysis of those fundamentals. ....(read more)

How to Get Started in Real Estate Investment by John T. Reed
$29.95 — Before you make a purchase, How to Get Started in Real Estate will show you how to set financial goals, select the strategy that best matches you, get educated correctly, and then help you buy your first, or your next, property. Find out if you need a mentor and if so, how to find one who does not charge ...(read more)

How to Buy Real Estate for at Least 20% Below Market Value (two volumes) by John T. Reed
$29.95 each— These books, in contrast to most others, contains strategies that work almost all the time in almost all markets and regions. And if the whole market goes up while you are making bargain....(read more)

Distressed Real Estate Times by John T. Reed
$29.95 — When down markets end, almost all investors regret not buying during the hard times. Too many investors want to wait until they are sure values won’t fall any more. But by that time, they have climbed back up to an extent. Then everybody wants back in. Buying when others are selling is called contrarianism....(read more)

Aggressive Tax Avoidance for
Real Estate Investors
by John T. Reed
$39.95 — The taxes you pay are too high. John Reed will show you how to make sure you aren't paying one more cent in taxes than the law requires. Legal tax avoidance, depreciation deductions, expenses...(read more)


Hi John, Every real estate concept of yours i put into practice and became a multimillionaire. Thank you for raising my sophistocation about real estate investing. Your books helped me be decisive and aggressive regarding Real Estate. I have several of them. I am reading Succeeding even though I have already succeeded.....

Barb Robbins

Dear Mr. Reed, I have been reading your books on real estate investment for several years and have found your advice to be honest, sensible, and innovative. Your knowledge has made me money and made me more aware of risks and how to reduce those risks. My goal is to read all of your books on real estate investment and I am slowly working my way towards that goal. Your book Succeeding has been a light; I had an absent father--your book gave me some of that fatherly advice that I missed out on. It has helped me prioritize what is important in life, set goals that will make me happy and healthy, and a roadmap to achieve those goals. It is in my desk at work and I often refer to it.
Jonathan Davis, JD

How to Manage Residential Property for Maximum Cash Flow and Resale Value by John T. Reed
$39.95 — Book for owners, property managers, and resident managers. It tells how to maximize your income and resale value, minimize your expenses, and reduce the hassles of residential management. It is practical, street-smart, aggressive, and thorough. Many readers buy one, read it, then order a half dozen more for their managers and tell them, “This is our procedure manual from now on...(read more)

How to Buy Real Estate for Little or No Money Down by John T. Reed
$29.95 — Government and private programs designed to enable home buyers and investors to buy for 5% or less down. How to use your own strong credit or that of willing others to buy for 5% or less down. Myths about nothing-down purchase. Wrong ways to try to purchase real estate with little or no money down. Most nothing-down techniques are unethical, illegal...(read more)

How to Increase the Value of Real Estate by John T. Reed
$39.95 — Don't hope your property value goes up. Make it go up. This book tells you how to make the value of selected real estate go up whether or not real estate values in your local market are going up.There are many more ways than renovation to make real estate values go up. Use this book as a check list to squeeze profit out of property you already own or to help you identify acquisitions...(read more)

Free Special Report: The Biggest Mistakes Real Estate Investors Make

Deals That Make Sense by John T. Reed
$29.95 — Bargain purchase a divorce. Apartment building foreclosure. Acquiring a foreclosed owner’s right of redemption to buy the property back—cheap. Inner-city fixers. Profiting by buying temporarily stigmatized properties. How to use property-wanted ads to buy bargains. Probate overbid profit deal. An examination of the entire career of one investor. Profiting by buying a leper property with a bad foundation...(read more)

Fixers by John T. Reed
$29.95 — Articles from Real Estate Investor’s Monthly on the subject of fixers, rehab, renovation, whatever you want to call it. Also inlcudes an improved version of the chapter on renovation that was in the first edition of How To Increase the Value of Real Estate...(read more)

Fundamentals of Real Estate Finance by John T. Reed
$29.95 — How to measure the time value of money, developing your leverage strategy, Reed's Rules of real estate finance, the tax ramification of financing real estate, and how lenders decide whether to say yes...(read more)

How to Do a Delayed Exchange by John T. Reed
$29.95 — Delayed exchanges are not as complicated as most investors seem to think. This book explains exactly what the exchange law, court decisions, and regs say and how they relate to your delayed exchange. You'll learn what must be in an exchange agreement, whether you need an intermediary at all, how to choose an intermediary and an attorney, how to identify the property(ies) you want to acquire...(read more)

How to Structure Your Mortgage by John T. Reed
$29.95 — How to optimize the terms of the loan, payment pattern, and the collateral and guarantees in your next leveraged real estate deal...(read more)

Real Estate Investment Strategy, Volume 1 of 3 by John T. Reed
$39.95 — One of my readers told me he re-reads Real Estate Investment Strategy every year. Topics include finding deals that make sense, case studies, the contrarian strategy, the vulture strategy, learn about appreciation and inflation, different kinds of real estate to invest in, regions, risk...(read more)

Real Estate Investment Strategy, Volume 2 by John T. Reed
$29.95 — One of my readers told me he re-reads Real Estate Investment Strategy every year. Topics include finding deals that make sense, case studies, the contrarian strategy, the vulture strategy, learn about appreciation and inflation, different kinds of real estate to invest in, regions, risk...(read more)

Real Estate Investment Strategy, Volume 3 by John T. Reed
$29.95 — One of my readers told me he re-reads Real Estate Investment Strategy every year. Topics include finding deals that make sense, case studies, the contrarian strategy, the vulture strategy, learn about appreciation and inflation, different kinds of real estate to invest in, regions, risk...(read more)

Real Estate Finance Techniques by John T. Reed
$29.95 — Combining an adjustable rate mortgage with a hedge to, in effect, lock the rate at a low level, safe use of unhedged adjustable rate mortgages, how to lock a mortgage commitment interest rate even when the lenders declines to do so...(read more)

Single-Family Lease Options by John T. Reed
$29.95 — With the right terms, a lease-option can be a great way for a marginal would-be home buyer to buy a home. But with the wrong terms, which is by far more common, a lease-option will set you back years and make it harder to buy a home. The same is true of investors who want to use lease-options to control properties and their appreciation without having to make normal down payments and take on the normal risks of ownership...(read more)