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The 8 Best Real Estate Investing Books of 2020

Reading books is always one of the best ways to educate yourself on a topic and investing in real estate is no exception. There are plenty of books on investing in real estate available, and you may be overwhelmed when trying to decide which one is the best for you. These are the top eight best books for investing in real estate in 2020.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki explains how to build and grow your wealth through investing in tangible assets like real estate and small businesses. It is considered to be one of the best books of all time on investing and personal finance. Kiyosaki covers how to develop a wealth mindset and using real estate to help generate passive income; it teaches how to work smarter, not harder to build a portfolio that pays off.

Flip Your Future

Flip Your Future by Ryan Pineda is written by an active real estate investor who flips houses. Pineda shares how he made $10,000 turn into a million-dollar business. The book provides a step-by-step guide to the process of flipping houses, including where to find good properties, how to analyze and fund them, and how to renovate them. This is considered a must-have read if you want to flip or rehab houses.

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller is a great book for an investor who wants to learn how to buy and manage real estate investments. The author gives detailed practical advice on how to achieve success and has stories from actual real estate investors. Keller struggled to find people to work with in the beginning, and he gives detailed advice on how you can develop your real estate team.

Long-Distance Real Estate Investing

Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene is filled with strategies to help you invest in profitable markets while managing the risk and ensuring effective oversight. He shares his experiences in buying, managing, and flipping houses; he frequently does not even see the properties in person. Greene's book has pointers for how to build your management team, identify the best markets and properties, and how to control the costs of renovations and rehabs.

Crushing it in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate

Crushing it in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate by Brian H Murray is a guide to real estate investing by someone who started with nothing and managed to build a multi-million-dollar real estate company. Murray's book has an effective approach to finding and financing commercial properties, and it can teach you how to grow your portfolio on your own. There are plenty of stories of Murray's own experiences on his path to success.

The Book on Rental Property Investing

The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner is authored by the vice president of growth at, a well-known real estate investing site. Turner's guide gives you everything you need to know about how to succeed with rental investments as a way to generate cash flow. It explains some of the biggest mistakes that investors in rental properties make and how you can avoid them. There are tons of strategies and tips to help you create and maintain wealth through rental properties.

Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies

Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies by Peter Conti and Peter Harris gives an overview of the commercial real estate sector as a whole, giving an outline of the types of commercial real estate along with the terms that relate to analyzing and managing the properties. Conti and Harris include explanations on how each sector in the industry works, offering a guide to understanding commercial real estate for beginners who want to learn more about investing in commercial real estate.

Build a Rental Property Empire

Build a Rental Property Empire: The No-Nonsense Book on Finding Deals and Getting Financing by Mark Ferguson is considered to be one of the best books for people who want to focus their investments on rental properties. Ferguson shares his experiences in investing in rental properties, and he gives tips on how to find good deals on real estate as well as getting financing.

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