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Fire Sale

How to Buy US Foreclosures

Fire Sale by Philip McKernan
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Part 1: What Distressed Property Is And How To Buy It.

Fundamental #1: Learn to Properly Identify a "Distressed Property."

Fundamental #2: Understand the Fundamentals of the US Foreclosure Process.

Fundamental #3: Commit to the No. 1 Rule.

Fundamental #4: Look for Local Market Data.

Fundamental #5: Avoid the Snake-Oil Salesman.

Fundamental #6: Recognize That a Bad Area in the US Is Very Different From a Bad Area Elsewhere.

Fundamental #7: Look for the Stability of a Good Neighborhood.

Fundamental #8: Choose Your Exit Strategy Before You Make the Deal.

Fundamental #9: Know Your Financing Options.

Fundamental #10: Become Knowledgeable About the Real Estate Cycle.

Fundamental #11: Find the People Who Can Help You Find Foreclosures.

Fundamental #12: Benefit From the 5 Profit Centers of Real Estate.

Fundamental #13: Be Wary of What a Full-Service Real Estate Investment Group Offers.

The Real World: Performing Due Diligence.

Checklist for Entering US Real Estate Markets.

Part 2: Renovations And Management.

Fundamental #14: Work Smartly With Contractors and Subcontractors.

Fundamental #15: Weigh Reno Needs Versus Nice-to-Haves.

Fundamental #16: Dial Up the Intellect (Dial Down the Emotions).

Fundamental #17: Do the Big 4 Renos on a Rental Property—Now.

Fundamental #18: Get Everything in Writing.

Fundamental #19: Make Curb Appeal Count.

Fundamental #20: Run If You Spot Any of the Top 3 Reno Red Flags.

Fundamental #21: Hire the Right Property Manager.

Fundamental #22: Make Money by Delegating to Your Property Manager.

Fundamental #23: Communicate With Your Property Manager.

Fundamental #24: Be Smart About Rent Collection.

The Real World: Mitigating Your Risks and Going Behind the "Foreclosed" Sign.

Part 3: Tax Planning.

Fundamental #25: Understand How US Tax Laws Can Work to Your Benefit.

Fundamental #26: Choose the Right Entity to Structure Your US Business.

Fundamental #27: Use Your C Corp to Win the War on Double Tax.

Fundamental #28: Increase the Depreciation Deduction and Benefit From Depreciation Recapture.

Fundamental #29: Use the Like-Kind Exchange to Boost Your Tax Strategy.

Fundamental #30: Boost Your Cash Flow by Using Your Tax Losses.

Fundamental #31: Obtain Tax Benefits From Your Worst-Performing Property.

The Real World: Limiting Your US Taxation If You’re a Canadian Snowbird.

Part 4: Legal Planning.

Fundamental #32: Cover Your Ass(ets).

Fundamental #33: Develop an Asset Protection Plan and Be Prepared to Avoid Lawsuits.

Fundamental #34: Counter Threats to Your Wealth With Foresight.

Fundamental #35: Draw Up a Blueprint for Your Estate Plan.

Fundamental #36: Expect That Every State Will Want a Piece of Your Pie.

Fundamental #37: Steer Clear of Asset Protection Fakes, Scams and Planning Errors.

Fundamental #38: Be Extremely Wary of the "Best" Plans.

The Real World: Putting Someone Else’s Legal Experience to Work.

Part 5: General Information About Investing In The United States.

Fundamental #39: Understand Cross-Border Issues.

Fundamental #40: Insure Your Investment.

Fundamental #41: Carry Insurance Beyond the Property Line.

Fundamental #42: Familiarize Yourself With US Mortgage Financing.

Fundamental #43: Buy US Real Estate Property With Other People’s Money.

Fundamental #44: Arrange Pest Inspections for Your Real Estate Purchases.

Fundamental #45: Decide Whether You’re Buying a Lifestyle or an Investment.

The Real World: Looking for Investments in a Foreign Location.

Part 6: How To Make Investing Work For You: What You Really Need To Know.

Fundamental #46: Apply the Right Mind-Set to Foreign Investments.

Fundamental #47: Be Clear About Why You Want to Buy US Real Estate.

Fundamental #48: Learn to Believe Big.

Fundamental #49: Choose Your Mentors Wisely.

The Real World: Going From Fast Track to Right Track.

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Wiley; October 2010
320 pages; ISBN 9780470948576
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