The Latest Top Selling Real Estate Books

With a bullish run of over eight years in the stock market, you may have been taking profits and looking for other investments to diversify your portfolio, such as real estate.  Or maybe you already invest in real estate, and want to avoid pitfalls Have you ever wanted to try flipping homes and didn’t know how to begin? Here are some recent top selling books on real estate investing, broken down by category. Happy reading!


The Book on Flipping Houses: How to Buy, Rehab, and Resell Residential Properties 

FLIP: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit The Complete Guide to Flipping Properties


The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buying Foreclosures, 2nd Edition

Buy & Rent Foreclosures: 3 Million Net Worth, 22,000 Net Per Month, In 7 Years…You can too!

Foreclosure Investing For Dummies Buying Real Estate Foreclosures

Rental Properties & Property Management

The Complete Guide to Investing in Rental Properties

The Effective Landlord: How Owners and Property Managers Can Attract Better Tenants, Raise Rents, and Boost Their Bottom Line in Any Market

Real Estate Investing Jump Start

Rental Property Millionaire: Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide for Newbies

The Real Estate Rookie’s Guide to Property Investment

Magic Mirror Investing: Your Complete Guide to Property Management

Real Estate Investing: Own, Rent and Time Well Spent: How To Create Passive Income From Property Investment

Short Sale Investing

Short-Sale Pre-Foreclosure Investing: How to Buy “No-Equity” Properties Directly from the Bank — at Huge Discounts

Cashing in on Pre-foreclosures and Short Sales: A Real Estate Investor’s Guide to Making a Fortune Even in a Down Market


Finding the Uncommon Deal: A Top New York Lawyer Explains How to Buy a Home For the Lowest Possible Price

Real Estate Taxation

Practical Guide to Real Estate Taxation, 2017

Hotel Investing

Hotels and Resorts: An investor’s guide


Trading in the Zone

If you are a stock trader, either a day trader or a swing trader, and you are not as successful as you would like to be, or maybe you have been unsuccessful, you need to read the book Trading in the Zone: Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline and a Winning Attitude by Mark Douglas.

The book is not about looking at stock fundamentals, and its not about looking at technical analysis. It is about looking at yourself and why you make the decisions you do when trading, and how to overcome the trading mistakes you have made in the past.

The author discusses the techniques and strategies you can do to think in terms of probabilities, understand risks, and achieve a winners mindset.

So if you have had trouble with your trading abilities, then I highly recommend that you read Trading in the Zone.

Complexity in Taxation and Other Regulations for Cross-Border Professionals

Guest article by Andrew Fisher, Chief Investment Officer and a Senior Client Advisor of Maxim Global Wealth Advisors 
Excerpt from The Cross-Border Family Wealth Guide

Most cross-border professionals are quite surprised when they learn about the many financial requirements that go hand-in-hand with residing in the United States. Becoming a U.S. tax resident brings with it a great deal of potential complexity, both with regard to U.S. tax laws as well as other allied rules and regulations affecting things like moving funds from one country to another, opening accounts in more than one country, investing, business ownership requirements, and retirement planning. The U.S. system, then, is generally more complex both with regard to its tax code (many European countries have at taxes or tax codes that are much simpler than the U.S. code) and the many other rules, regulations, and requirements that the United States imposes. For those cross-border professionals and globally mobile families with the most interest in wealth planning—which involves not only taxation and tax minimization strategies, but also questions of investment structure, asset allocation, savings and retirement plans, currencies, and so on—it can be a truly daunting task.

Likewise, for U.S. citizens living abroad, the long reach of the U.S. tax system complicates things— a U.S. citizen living abroad is treated for tax purposes nearly identically with a permanent resident alien living abroad—but for a number of reasons, this has not troubled too many people or been seen as much of an issue. Why not? Well, first, many U.S. citizens abroad haven’t been aware of their requirement to file. Upon becoming aware of the requirements, such individuals generally must seek professional tax assistance and come to an arrangement with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for missed taxes. Second, many U.S. citizens living abroad are doing so because they are working in Western Europe, and most countries there have substantially higher tax rates than the United States has, which means that by the time a tax credit offset is given, they likely do not owe any U.S. taxes.

Consider, for example, a software coder from California who has moved to Germany indefinitely and is aware of his need to file with the IRS (since he is still a U.S. citizen). To begin with, in most cases he won’t have to file a California state tax return. This is because, like most states, California bases its taxation on a person’s intent and residency, and allows you to break residency should you move to another U.S. state or internationally. Now, without California tax in the picture, this software coder might be subject to a top U.S. tax rate of 28 percent (after applying the foreign income exclusion), but he will first be paying approximately 45 percent in tax and various withholdings on his earnings in Germany (since he physically resides there, Germany gets to go first). With the tax credit he gets for what he paid in Germany, he is likely to end up owing no additional U.S. taxes.

Scarcity of Professional Help and Information

In addition to the lack of uniformity and the significant complexity, there is a third unique challenge: the lack of—the scarcity of—readily available help and easily accessible information. While those who are ultra-affluent can afford to put together a specialized team consisting of accountants, attorneys, and other professionals, most successful educated families and themselves facing a lack of good information and guidance. With so many unknowns and so many unclear (and shifting!) rules and regulations, it can be difficult for such families to gain a clear sense of their financial situation, to clarify their goals for the future, and to make sure that what they’re currently doing is aligned with and optimized for achieving those long-term goals.

Unfortunately, not only are there very few resources like the book you are now holding, but there are also very few places that a cross-border professional can turn to for help with even relatively simple problems. Not only do well-known financial and brokerage firms fail to make comprehensive service offerings available for cross-border families, in most cases they actively prohibit their advisors from giving cross-border tax, financial, and retirement planning advice.

There are, simply, very few if any good sources of information available. If you are British and walk into a U.S. brokerage firm and explain that you have been with Intel for 15 years and now are retiring back to the United Kingdom and that you merely need someone to help you make sense of it all, especially what to do with your 401(k) that is worth a few hundred thousand dollars—you will in all likelihood be told that you can’t be helped. This is mainly because the complexity of what is involved is beyond the ordinary capabilities of the financial advisors involved, and the companies they work for do not want to risk giving bad advice and being liable for that advice.

Similarly, for the most part, foreign investment firms and banks will not give advice to, assist, or otherwise get involved with a U.S. citizen living abroad who has questions or problems. The world may be becoming increasingly mobile, but knowledge about what to do with cross-border financial planning has not yet become so. There’s simply too much red tape, too much complexity, and too much potential liability, not to mention the additional potential difficulties that can arise from language, translation, and assorted cultural issues.

Excerpted with permission of the publisher, Wiley, from The Cross-Border Family Wealth Guide: Advice on Taxes, Investing, Real Estate, and Retirement for Global Families in the U.S. and Abroad by Andrew Fisher. 


The Latest Business & Investment Books

What a better way of starting the new year than improving your knowledge in the areas of business and investments. And what better way of improving your knowledge is by reading the top money and entrepreneurship books.

Here are some of the recent releases. All have overall averages of at least four stars.

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers

Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

The Art of Witty Banter: Be Clever, Be Quick, Be Interesting – Create Captivatin

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade

Gameplan: The Complete Strategy Guide to go from Starter Kit to Silver

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

Investing & Business Books on Sale Today

What are you going to do with all that money you received as gifts? Why not spend it on some books you’ve always meant to read. And what better time is there to buy books. There is an After Christmas sale for many top investing and business books at Amazon today.

These are regular hardback and paperback books. So no Kindle required. Here is a selection that you might find of interest. Buy now because these sales won’t last.
The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel $22.99,marked down to $12.89

The Compound Effect $15.99, marked down to $10.87

Stock Market Investing for Beginners: Essentials to Start Investing Successfully $8.99, marked down to $5.91

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns $24.95, marked down to $18.45

Investing For Dummies $22.99, marked down to $12.25

The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing $26.95, marked down to $14.84

A Random Walk down Wall Street: The Time-tested Strategy for Successful Investing $19.95, marked down to $13.56

The 100 Best Stocks to Buy in 2017 $16.99, marked down to $13.35

The Latest FREE Investing & Stock Market Books

What better deal is there than free? Surprisingly, there are several books relating to investments and the stock market that were released recently that are free if you own a Kindle. And you don’t even need Kindle Unlimited. (The printed versions have costs.) Plus they have overall ratings of four to five stars.

Please note that these free offers are only available for a limited amount of time, so I suggest that if you see any that you like, your should order them right away before the price goes up.

Here are a few that you might find of interest:
Retire: Retirement Planning for Smart People
DAY TRADING: A Crash Course To Get Quickly Started And Make Immediate Cash In Only One Day Of Trading

Stock Trading: Cut Through the BS!

Investing 101: A Beginner’s Financial Guide for a Rich Life

FinTech: The Impact and Influence of Financial Technology on Banking and the Finance Industry

Day trading: Essential Guide to a Safe and Rewarding Profit

Funding Freedom: From Corporate Life to a Life of Travel

A Great STOCKing Stuffer

If you are looking for a great STOCKing stuffer, look no further than the book, Stock Market Trivia. The book contains interesting, amusing, and fascinating trivia about Wall Street and the stock market. Did a stock really trade for over a million dollars a share? What stock had the symbol GRRR and why? Can the company’s stock symbol affect the stock’s price? What company paid $8.5 million for a domain name? What stock owned George Washington’s graffiti on a rock? Answers to these investment and stock market questions, and many, many others, are covered in this great resource for unusual facts about the Wall Street industry.

What do the billionaires say about it?

“It is refreshingly different and very fun. It is very much out of the ordinary and unusual.” ~ Ken Fisher, CEO of Fisher Investments, Forbes columnist, billionaire, and author

“great fun.” ~ Steve Forbes, billionaire, publisher Forbes Magazine

“Anything that helps educate the public on the financial services industry is laudable. I’ll share it with my office staff.” ~ T. Boone Pickens, billionaire, chairman of the hedge fund BP Capital Management

The book is available through through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and various fine bookstores.

Top Stock Market Investing Books

We are heading into the holidays and many investors are looking for gifts for their friends, relatives, and themselves. What better gift is there than a top selling investment related book? Many of you will be taking some time off or will be traveling and a good book is a great way to occupy your time. Here are some recent top selling books related to investing and the stock market.

Stocks on the Move: Beating the Market with Hedge Fund Momentum Strategies

Your Complete Guide to Factor-Based Investing: The Way Smart Money Invests Today

Option Strategy Risk / Return Ratios: A Revolutionary New Approach to Optimizing, Adjusting, and Trading Any Option Income Strategy

A Beginner’s Guide to Day Trading Online (2nd edition)

Security Analysis: Sixth Edition, Foreword by Warren Buffett

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings

DIY Financial Advisor: A Simple Solution to Build and Protect Your Wealth

Foundations of Trading: Developing Profitable Trading Systems using Scientific Techniques

The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Deep Value: Why Activist Investors and Other Contrarians Battle for Control of Losing Corporations

Book of Value: The Fine Art of Investing Wisely

Top Real Estate Investing Books

If you are planning to diversify out of the stock market and invest some of your money in real estate, you should probably want to check out some of these books. If you already invest in real estate, and want to improve your returns, additional advice from top real estate books always helps. Or maybe you just want to try flipping homes and didn’t know where to start. Here are some of the top selling books on real estate investing.

The Book on Flipping Houses: How to Buy, Rehab, and Resell Residential Properties 

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buying Foreclosures, 2nd Edition

FLIP: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit

Buy & Rent Foreclosures: 3 Million Net Worth, 22,000 Net Per Month, In 7 Years…You can too!

Foreclosure Investing For Dummies

Buying Real Estate Foreclosures 3/E

The Complete Guide to Investing in Rental Properties

Short-Sale Pre-Foreclosure Investing: How to Buy “No-Equity” Properties Directly from the Bank — at Huge Discounts

Cashing in on Pre-foreclosures and Short Sales: A Real Estate Investor’s Guide to Making a Fortune Even in a Down Market

Finding the Uncommon Deal: A Top New York Lawyer Explains How to Buy a Home For the Lowest Possible Price

Happy Reading and Happy Investing!!!

Investment Books that Would Make Great Gifts

Holiday shopping has already started, and if you are like me, you like to get your shopping done ahead of time. I have already done most of mine. One of the best gifts you can make is a book, since it lasts forever and gives your recipient something to do when they are taking vacation days.

Here is a selection of books that may be of interest. Please note, the first two books on the list I would consider to be R rated. They wouldn’t make a good gift for someone who is offended by sex or drugs.

Investment Scams

The Wolf of Wall Street

Catching the Wolf of Wall Street: More Incredible True Stories of Fortunes, Schemes, Parties, and Prison

The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust

The End of Normal: A Wife’s Anguish, A Widow’s New Life

No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller (one of my favorites, about Bernie Madoff)

Betrayal: The Life and Lies of Bernie Madoff

Books about Warren Buffett

Trade Like Warren Buffett 

How to Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett: Profiting from the Bargain Hunting Strategies of the World’s Greatest Value Investor

The Buffettology Workbook: Value Investing The Warren Buffett Way

J. K. Lasser’s Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett

The Warren Buffett Portfolio: Mastering the Power of the Focus Investment Strategy

Books by Ken Fisher

Markets Never Forget (But People Do): How Your Memory Is Costing You Money-and Why This Time Isn’t Different

The Only Three Questions That Still Count: Investing By Knowing What Others Don’t

The Ten Roads to Riches: The Way the Wealthy Got There (And How You Can Too!) (one of my favorites)

Books by James Altucher

Choose Yourself!

I Was Blind But Now I See: Time to Be Happy

Trade Like a Hedge Fund: 20 Successful Uncorrelated Strategies & Techniques to Winning Profits 

Books by Tim Ferriss

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) (one of my favorites)

The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life

The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman

Jim Cramer’s Books

Jim Cramer’s Getting Back to Even

Jim Cramer’s Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World

Jim Cramer’s Stay Mad for Life: Get Rich, Stay Rich (Make Your Kids Even Richer)

Jim Cramer’s Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich

Confessions of a Street Addict (one of my favorites)

You Got Screwed! Why Wall Street Tanked and How You Can Prosper

Other Great Investment Books:

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition)

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Stock Trader’s Almanac 2017 (this series is one of my favorites, every trader and investor should have this)

One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Stock Market Trivia: Includes a Special Section on the Weird Words of Wall Street