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90 Days to Your First Real Estate Investment Purchase

Reviewer’s Choice

90 Days to Your First Real Estate Investment Purchase provides a daily action guide to real estate investments for all readers, whether they contemplate entering the market on a shoestring or are already well versed in real estate theory, but haven’t yet made a move.

It opens with an introduction to the topic of real estate profiting with an eye to achieving a 90-day goal, discussing techniques, how to handle competition, and how to understand and employ property analysis.

Once analytics are understood, the approach moves to online identification of deals that fit into the profit-generating formula.

This leads to the goal of analyzing one new potentially good deal a day, once a real estate team has been put into place and pre-approval bank letters are obtained.

Not all such investments are good matches, however. Much attention is given to understanding this process and what constitutes the “right” investment for a particular goal or approach. For example, duplex investing may seem like a prime opportunity for many, but the downsides include locating the right tenant (especially if you are occupying one half of said duplex) and understanding the screening process.

From understanding specific negotiation pressure points on both the prospective buyer and seller’s sides to using a pre-approval letter to maximum advantage, 90 Days to Your First Real Estate Investment Purchase not only streamlines the usual process of making a real estate purchase but identifies common obstacles that turn a good deal into a bad decision.

Armed with such knowledge, investors have everything they need to forge ahead with a winning game plan, even if they harbor little prior experience in real estate investing.

Adding the ’90 days’ fast track assures quick results, once the cautions, pros, cons, and strategies packed into this informational primer are absorbed.

90 Days to Your First Real Estate Investment Purchase is a clear, highly recommended pick for anyone looking to gain introductory knowledge about real estate investment opportunities in the fastest possible manner.

-D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

Happiness Power

Happiness Power: How to Unleash Your Powers and Live a More Joyful Life is about self-actualization and empowerment, offering a basic treatise that considers the roots of happiness and how to find them in everyday life and personal effort.

It opens with an interpretation of and insights defining happiness. This may seem overly simplistic, but identification actually lies at the heart of being able to locate happiness in life and is the best starting point for success.

Self-empowerment is one of the keys to manifesting happiness and well-being in daily living. Robert Gill shows readers how to achieve this in various ways, from physical exercise to developing self-awareness and mindfulness.

Important links between happiness and self-esteem are provided, building and getting involved in community projects are promoted, and practical considerations of giving without getting taken are also analyzed to emphasize the various paths that can achieve and support a happier life.

Gill addresses common obstacles to all these efforts, such as probing underlying roots of dissatisfaction and depression to locate their sources and deal with them appropriately: “When you learn to understand the cause of your emotions, you can begin to repair them. That source is usually something that you can easily interact with once you identify it. By interacting, you can change your thought processes to a more positive outlook. That opens up the mind to receive happiness power.”

Why develop routines that address the needs of others in addition to oneself? Because “It creates clarity in your life and leaves you feeling gratified. It helps to create a value-based life and allows you to live a life of integrity. It makes life fun. The goals established by our sense of purpose often change the lives of others, such as establishing charities, disease research, or supporting the Peace Corps.”

The result is a goal-oriented set of projects that all reach and support the objective of leading a happier, more effective life, designed to reach readers interested in applied solutions to ennui, depression, and negativity.

Happiness Power differs from similar-sounding books in that its goal is to identify, then find, and unleash happiness into the wider world at large. It’s highly recommended as a panacea for depression, especially in a world riddled with COVID, worry, and angst.

Can happiness be achieved even under such circumstances? It can, with the help of Happiness Power.

-D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review