If you’re considering investing in real estate in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of places to get information – this Silicon Valley REI blog included. Some of the best sources of information you’ll find are available at the library, too. This guide outlines the best real estate investing books to read this year to get started or continue your career.

The 10 Best Real Estate Investing Books to Read

Check out the ten best real estate investing books to read this year.

The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down: Real Life Strategies for Investing in Real Estate Using Other People’s Money by Brandon Turner

This book provides you with a number of strategies you can use to leverage other people’s money to earn amazing returns on your own investment. Written by a co-host of the Bigger Pockets Podcast, you can use this book as a road map to your success.

The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs by J. Scott

This book helps you learn how to accurately estimate all the costs you’re going to face during renovations, which is particularly helpful when you are investing in real estate.

Keepers of the Castle: Real Estate Executives on Leadership and Management by William J. Ferguson

Keepers of the Castle gives an analytical look at how real estate investments have changed recently, and it identifies several characteristics that leaders need to guide a real estate investing business forward.

Mastering the Market Cycle: Getting the Odds on Your Side by Howard Marks

This best-selling book gives you the recipe for success as you identify real estate market cycles. It helps you determine when to pull out and when to stay in.

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller 

This book, by the founder of Keller Williams, is packed with practical advice for any real estate investor. It compiles wisdom from more than 100 millionaires from all over the world to give you actionable tips you can use to grow your business.

Real Estate Investing For Dummies by Eric Tyson

You don’t have to be a dummy to get great advice from this book. It walks you through real estate investing so you can build a business from the ground up. It’s a step by step guide that enables you to learn while making money.

One Rental at a Time: The Journey to Financial Independence Through Real Estate by Michael Zuber

Written to help you explore gaining financial freedom through real estate investments, this book has the potential to transform your life. It explains how buying and holding rental properties can create a sustainable second income for you, as well as how you can grow that income and eventually quit your day job.

How a Second Home Can Be Your Best Investment: New, Tax-Free Methods for Using a Vacation Home for Recreation, Retirement… AND Investment by Tom Kelly and John Tuccillo

If you need a guide to explain how you can invest in a vacation or retirement home, this is the book for you. It includes dozens of strategies that will help you find the perfect property – one that will eventually pay for itself.

The E Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber

This book explores all the steps in a business’ lifespan so you know what to expect from your own business. It warns you of common pitfalls and tells you exactly what you need to do to make your business successful.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Learn the secrets of millionaires such as Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford in this book. In addition to telling you what you can do, this book shows you exactly how to do it.

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