Property Investing Library

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  1. Singo

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    Reading books gives lots of ideas. I love reading and collecting books. Over the last couple of years, I have bought more than 40 books on property investing. 7 Steps to Wealth is the first book I read. John L Fitzgerald gave as a free gift in one of his seminars. From 0 to 130 properties in 3.5 years is the first book I bought. Now and then newbies ask what books to read and the sticky we have is 10+ years old. So I thought a list of books I have would be useful. It becomes my 500th post here at Somersoft!

    This is my Property Investing Library

    General
    * My four year old property investor (Cam McLellan)
    * How to build a multi million dollar property portfolio (Michael Yardney)
    * Mastering the Australian housing market (John Lindeman)
    * From 0 to 130 properties in 3.5 years (Steve McKnight)
    * How to achieve property success (Margaret Lomas)
    * Smart Questions Property Investors Must Ask their Solicitor (Robert Balanda)
    * Property Investing for Dummies
    * Ignite your Property Investment Mojo (Lenore Miller)
    * A pocket guide to investing in Positive Cashflow property (Margaret Lomas)
    * The investment property plan (Stephen Zamykal)
    * 7 Steps to Wealth (John L Fitzgerald)
    * From 0 to Financial Freedom (Steve McKnight)

    Development
    * Profit from Property (Philip Thomas)
    * An intelligent guide to Australian property development (Ron Forlee)
    * Australian Property Development (Ron Forlee)

    Taxation
    * Winning Property Tax Strategies (Julia Hartman, Noel Whittaker)
    * Property and Taxation (Jimmy B. Prince)
    * Claim It (Tyron Hyde)
    * Rental Property and Taxation (Tony Compton)

    Renovation
    * The Renovator's Survival uide (Amanda Falconer)
    * Planning your perfect home renovation (Alex May)
    * The Insider's Guide to Renovating For Profit (Patrick Bright)
    * The Beginner Renovator (Edward Mundie)

    Property Management
    * Managing your Investment Property (Rachel Barnes and Geoff Doidge)
    * Simple and Successful Property Management (Leah Calnan)

    Investor Stories
    * Building Wealth Story by Story (Jan Somers)
    * More Wealth from Residential Property (Jan Somers)
    * Real Property Real People Unreal Profits (Geoff Doidge and Paul Eslick)
    * The Property Millionaires Next Door

    Happy reading :p
     
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  2. D.T.

    D.T. Property Lookerafterer

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    Good lists,
    A couple of my favorites were "How You Could Build A $10 Million Dollar Property Portfolio In 10 Years" by Peter Spann and all of Jan Somers ones.
     
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    Hi Singo,

    What a list !!!
    Hope you claimed for tax deductible for all the books that you purchased above.

    :D
     
  4. Richard Feynman

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    Curious, do you reckon all of those books are still worth reading today? e.g. From 0 to 130 properties in 3.5 years

    There are definitely some GREAT reads in there.
     
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    Jamie M Mortgage Broker - Oz Wide

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    I think some of them are still great reads for learning the fundamentals - especially Jan Somer's book.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
  6. Singo

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    Well, most are still worth reading today. But when it comes to general books, once you read around 5 of them, you would have read all relevant basic information. And then a forum like this is the place to sharpen the knowledge. Of course you know these Richard, just writing in case some newer newbie reads this thread :D

    All McKnight books are worth reading. So are Yardney books. The latest Yardney book is on its way and I will post about it once I read it.
     
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    Which yardney book would this be singo?
     
  8. Singo

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    Rules of Prosperity. Ordered at Angus Robertson.
     
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    I started by borrowing books from the library, and then friends before delving in to building up my own personal library. These are the ones that stood out for me:

    *Disclaimer* Some had a big impact cause they were the first ones I've read, tho the information is repeated in many other books and wouldn't have stood out if I'd started in a different order. Also everything I learnt from books is almost irrelevant compared to what I learnt from investment forums and mentors.

    *** highly recommend.

    Mindset/Life (This comes first IMO, get it right, the rest falls into place)
    - Screw it, Let's do it (Richard Branson)
    - The Travellers Gift (Andy Andrews)
    - Talent is Overrated (Geoffrey Colvin)
    - The Millionaire Next Door (Stanley / Danko) ***
    - Be Excellent at Anything (Tony Schwartz) ***
    - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen R Covey) ***
    - The 4 Hour Work Week (Timothy Ferris)
    - The Paradox of Choice (Barry Schwartz)
    - Anything by Tony Robbins
    - Landmark Forum/Courses (it's a course, not a book but it was really worth it) ***

    These ones are not relevant to investment but had a big impact on the way I do things and view life:

    - The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho, the rest is a good read, tho there's an undertone of anarchy in some of his stuff)
    - Creating a New Mind (Paul Lample)
    - Revelation and Social Reality (Paul Lample)
    - On Dialogue (or anything by David Bohm)
    - Pedagogy of the Oppressed (or anything by Paulo Friere)

    Property Investment
    - From 0 to 130+ Properties in 3.5 Years (McKnight)
    - 20 Must Ask Questions for Every Property Investor (and anything else by Margaret Lomas) ***
    - An Intelligent Guide to Australian Property Development (Forlee)
    - Carly Crutchfield (some study pack)
    - Commercial Real Estate Investing (Dolf De Roos)

    Investment (Other)
    - Rule #1 (Phil Town)
    - Payback Time (Phil Town)
    - The Intelligent Investor (Benjamin Graham) ***
     
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  10. Singo

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    Thanks Navid for your detailed list. I will buy some sooner or later. :p
    I should read the ones I have now and on the way before buying more :D

    Actually the list I gave is the books I have. Some are good ones and some are ok. In that list, I have read most of the General books but not cover to cover. I use the other books as reference material. But I have not included some books which I found useless even though I have them.

    The following are some useful books I have read but do not own.
    * Ordinary Millionaires (Jim Mcknight)
    * 20 Must Ask Questions for Every Property Investor (Margaret Lomas)
    * Investing in the Right Property NOW! (Margaret Lomas)
    * Real Wealth Through Real Estate (Helen Collier-Kogtevs)
    * Your Property Success with Renovation (Jane Slack-Smith)
    * From 0 to 260+ Properties in 7 Years (Steve McKnight)
    * Go for Your Life (Chris Gray)
     
  11. Richard Feynman

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    For sure. More Wealth from Residential Property is something I only read a few months ago (I started buying first, reading later--unless Somersoft counts as reading). I've gone through maybe 30-40 books in the last 6 months and I think it's easily the best book to start with for anyone. It's still highly relevant today.

    Story By Story is great too.
     
  12. Singo

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    "More wealth" is actually a general book. I listed it under "investor stories" because I feel that it is outdated as a general book but still a good read.

    Btw almost all books I listed (except Jim McKnight book) can be bought online. I use booktopia, property books and Angus Robertson to buy books. I find online stores are cheaper than bookshops.
     
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    I assume you mean rules of property.

    Came across it in a book store today so grabbed a copy for my collection. Hopefully its not to repedative. So far so good.

    Cheers
     
  14. Singo

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    Yes, Rules of Property. It is listed as rules of prosperity at angus and Robertson!

    I have skipped through the pages. There are repetitions. But still seems a good read.
     
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    You got to be kidding me right?

    Ps.Unless morals aren't the staple.
     
  16. D.T.

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    Good guy at the time and great book regardless.

    He isn't the worst guy mentioned in this thread...
     
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    I would not have been into property without Peter Spann.
     
  18. Neptune

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    What a fantastic list Singo...I must check some of these out.
    BTW I've been picking up some of these books in recent times on the kindle for about $10 which is a fraction of what is costs to buy the paperback version and you also get to download it immediately.
     
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    I do like getting books from Kindle.

    Unfortunately Jan Somers' books aren't available through Kindle afaik. As the people who pay for this forum I find that a great pity.
     
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    Yeah not all books are available on kindle which is a pity. I still buy the odd paperback but kindle has become the default now for me when I look for a book. I can still bookmark/highlight sections I want to read again and I find the search function very useful too.