The Everything Real Estate Investing Book is your all-in-one guide to learning how to buy and sell residential and commercial properties in a competitive market. This step-by-step guide walks you through the details of securing long- or short-term investments, guaranteeing maximum return and future positive cash flow. With expert advice, you'll learn everything from choosing properties and financing to handling legal and tax concerns. With The Everything Real Estate Investing Book, you'll learn how to: Analyze the market and develop a reasonable plan; Work with real estate agents; Evaluate the risks and benefits of your investment; Determine the value of your property; Move from the contract to the closing; Invest in REITs, timeshares, and real estate mutual funds. Expertly written by longtime broker Janet Wickell-editor of About.com's Home Buying and Selling Web site, The Everything Real Estate Investing Book is your quick-and-easy way to get started!