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Discussion in 'Information Resources & Tools' started by K_Point, 1st Jul, 2015.

  1. K_Point

    K_Point Member

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    Continuing on my path for information I've been looking at the books list on the forum. Great list, problem is it could take me months to work out which are the really good ones. I would be interested what people felt were the 1 or 2 (or 3:D) property investment books that helped them the most.

    Thanks for any suggestions in advance.
     
  2. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    My opinion is you need to read more than 1 or 2 in order to gain your own perspective and for the basics to stick in your head. The more you read, the more a few things will happen:

    1. You'll see common factors of what makes an IP higher risk and what to stay away from.
    2. You'll start to see the basics over and over again which will stick in your head for later reference (further follow up) --(this alone can save you huge $$$)
    3. You'll start to gain your own perspective on it on. It'll all start to fall into place slowly.

    Personally, i would read most of Yardney, Lomas, Somers, Kogtevs. They will give you a great foundation to start with, coupled with the forum and you'll be miles ahead.
     
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  3. bob shovel

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    there is another thread with a bucket load of books continued from SS
     
  4. sandyfeet

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    Read a few books (mentioned by leo) to get a general hold on things, then SS and here will be the best resource you will find. Rixter from here had the tag, 80% mindset 20% plan, or something to that effect, it took me a while to get this but it is so true. With that in mind, also look to start reading some personal development stuff as well (if you haven't already)
     
  5. K_Point

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    Thanks Bob, I was just curious as to which ones people liked the best.

    Thanks sandyfeet, Ive got plenty of reading ahead of me and both SS and PC forums have been great so far.
     
  6. Logan

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    I borrowed nearly every property investment book in my local library, I have been readying for about 8 months and still have a few to go and a few to go back to. Even if I disagreed with what they were saying I still wanted to understand how they came to their conclusions - from the sensationalists to the doomsdayers. Every book pushed my mind to consider things differently.

    I generally have 4 books going at once as some can get a little dry, one on strategy, one on tax, one on personal development and one on parenting (I can always improve)
     
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  7. bob shovel

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    Keep the other one going so is all in one place. I asked for peoples top 3
    The list there covers everything, great library
     
  8. K_Point

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    Thanks Bob, i'll switch over to there.
     
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