Top critical review
Wow, this book is terrible.
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2017
This book might as well been a pamphlet. It focuses on larger multifamily units, but it literally doesn't even talk about the technical details until at least 3/4 the way through the book. It spends most of the book talking about how great real estate investing is, or about the deals the author has made. Just beyond useless. Even the technical stuff it does mention is very surface level, which is especially frustrating because the book talks about a very advanced topic in real estate investing (purchasing larger apartment complexes)
I'm interested in learning more about buying property for flipping and holding, but this book mentions none of that. I would have at least been somewhat interested if it talked about smaller multifamily homes like duplexes and triplexes, but the technical aspect covers only apply to larger complexes. I bought this book because of a recommendation on a Bigger Pockets podcast, but I'm severely disappointed.
Beyond that, the biggest problems with this book are that it is poorly written (plenty of typos) and, despite being the second edition published in 2013, it HASN'T BEEN UPDATED. I know this because it mentions nothing of the financial crash starting in 2008/2009, and only cites statistics from before 2008.
If you are interested in real estate investing and are operating on a smaller scale (or on a larger scale but need a book of substance) then keep moving. This book is terrible.