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The best free Real Estate Investing books (update)

As I promised before, this blog will talk more about Real Estate investing than any other type of investment. This post brings you free real estate books that you can download and read right away. These free real estate investing books are the best real estate books I personally know for free. If you have suggestions of more free real estate books or real estate investing books that one can download in PDF or to the Kindle app, please send me an e-mail with them. Note that the real estate books I report on this page may at some point become paid books, so always check if the final price is $0. Even if they are not, I will keep them here, because there is always the chance of them becoming free again. I will update this page as time often, with more books. Last update: April 14th, 2017

As a real estate investor, I understand that some basic questions for experienced landlords may be a true hustle for beginners in real estate investing. For example, when I bought my very first home, I didn’t know where I could dump a couch or where to get rid of an old mattress. Fortunately, I read a free book explaining where to haul stuff, from couches to mattresses. This may sound like real basic knowledge to you, but believe me, it can be a pain in the ass if it is the first time you do that.

The good news is that there is a ton of free information and real estate books online these days, so there is no need to be scammed anymore. Plus, most real estate books focus on the underlying principles of Real Estate Investing, so you can learn from them regardless where you invest. I have compiled great FREE real estate investing books. You may need a Kindle app to read them, which you can download from here. You can also download these books in PDF and read them on your reader. With the Kindle app, you can read books on your desktop or smartphone.

While my own book also revolves around Real Estate, it is not free. I decided to compile these real estate books and real estate investing books so you can start learning for free. Download the PDFs and start learning!

In the following, I compile a few FREE amazon real estate books and real estate investing books you should get your hands on…


  • free real estate book cover 1How to be a Real Estate Investor, by Phil Pustejovsky (Affiliate link). Phil was really one of inspiration sources when I started to invest in Real Estate. I probably watched every single video on his Youtube channel. You can check him out here. In this book, Phil provides a general overview of real estate investing, and excellent guidelines to start investing in Real Estate. It also covers the pros and cons of real estate investing, according to Phil’s personal experience. This book costs $9.97 on Amazon (as of March 2017), but Phil is giving it away for free through a website of his, Freedom Mentor. Just request your copy on this web page.

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  • Hip Hop 2 Homeowners, by Jay Morrison (Affiliate link). Jay is another of my references when it comes to Real Estate Investing. In this book, Jay reports a fantastic journey, from a criminal career to a Real Estate mogul. He also comments on fixing credit and legal ways to increase your credit score super fast. Throughout the book, Jay reports on his rise, fall and rebirth into the expert he became. His book sells for $12.95 on Amazon (as of March 2017) but Jay is or has offered his book for free from his website. Jay Morrison also has a (very inspiring) YouTube channel, which I also recommend for anyone interested in pursuing a career in real estate.

  • The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing, by Joshua Dorkin and Brandon Turnerfree real estate book cover 3 from BiggerPockets (Affiliate link). This book provides a few rules of thumb to follow when investing in Real Estate. Although it is a pitch for you to get on the Bigger Pockets forum – in my opinion the best forum on REI out there – it does a great job of introducing you to REI. It touches on several different topics of REI, although it is based on high level (not in-depth) topics. There are a lot of references to BiggerPockets, the authors’ site, which complement the information provided by the book. For me, it was too focused on single family homes, as I like to invest in multi-units, which is the core of my real estate investment strategy.

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  • Realty Riches for Cowards (Affiliate link). I like this book because it offers a very concise way to start investing in real estate. Ryan Scott actually comes from a very poor upbringing and supported his college costs by investing and managing real estate. Ryan has over fifty years of experience in owning and managing real estate, so this book can be great for you if you follow this very same route. He walks you through the entire process, from selecting the area to invest in and manage the property. This is all presented under a philosophy of investing and making money with real estate.

  • free real estate book cover 5Instant Experience For Real Estate Agents (Affiliate link). I chose this book because of two reasons. First, it is one of the longest books you can find for free (since it has over 70k words!). Secondly, it has more to do with Real Estate agents, which are, in my view, actually a crucial part of Real Estate investing; you gotta be good friends with agents to get good deals, that’s my experience. I learned a lot from the great lessons and the true stories of this book, which I immediately used to my favor to close deals.


  • Real Estate Investing: How to Find Cash Buyers and Motivated Sellersfree book find cash buyers and motivated sellers (Affiliate link).
    Speaking of how to find motivated sellers, there you go: a book on that. It also does a good job defining ideal cash buyers, which may be good if you’re looking to flip and sell. I also liked the fact that it goes over the section 8 landlord topic and goes heavy into marketing, which I liked a lot. It is not a book for experienced in investors, in my opinion, but I must say that I learned a lot of different buying and selling scenarios that I didn’t know prior to reading this book.

  • No BS Real Estate Investing, by Preston Ely (Affiliate link). This book revolves around how to wholesale, as the author explains the methods he uses himself to wholesale. I like books that go through strategies that the author uses himself, like this one. As these are a little but unconventional approaches, in my option, it is certainly read also because of that.

  • free real estate book simple secrets happy investor50 Simple Secrets To Be A Happy Real Estate Investor, by John Fedro (Affiliate
    link). Very digestible book that is valuable for any person who wants to start investing in Real Estate. I would call this a mindset book, because it teaches more about how to fame your mind that actually the technical details of real estate investing. I think that Fedro has done a nice wrap up, in the sense that you can thumb through the book and still get the main points and ideas. Took me less than an hour to read this one.

  • The Ultimate Real Estate Investing Blueprint: How to Quit Your Job in 19 Weeks or Less, by eBookIt (Affiliate link).quit your job Short read on the “Blueprint” to REI, as defined by the author. While certainly enough for you to get started with REI, it is another book that you should read, given that it is free. There are a few terms that you should be used to, so I won’t recommend this to be your first REI book, but rather one of the latest free books you read. It does a great job explaining how one can connect and profit from connecting buyers and sellers together. You should expect to learn a few methods including investing in real estate with no money down. I won’t say it is a great book, but if you’re looking for free options you may indeed learn something from it, and therefore it is worth a try.

  • Real Estate Investing Made Easy by Brian Haskins (Affiliate link). real estate investing made easy free bookThis book is a great read for people looking to start wholesaling on the side. It does a good job providing info on wholesaling as general tips to become a better investor. I have followed Brian’s podcasts and I’ve learned a great deal from them, so I decided to read the book. I think that there are many interesting actionable tips for everyone trying to start in REI.


I am a classic, aggressive buy and hold real estate investor. To this day, I have read about a myriad of strategies of and information about real estate investing. I understand that, for the majority of people out there, it is very difficult to get started. In my opinion, if you are serious about investing in Real Estate, your best option is to read a lot. Just read as much as you can about investing in real estate. My absolute first recommendation is free real estate books and real estate investing books.

When I started with real estate investing (REI), I felt for some “guru courses” which cost me a lot of money and didn’t really helped me much. What I think its important is to understand the principles behind real estate and real estate investing, other than the specifics of a given market. I invest in Portugal, and having learned the specifics of mortgages and taxes didn’t really help me much when investing in Portugal. Real estate investing books can be great for you to read regardless where you invest, but be cautious to filter out the information depending where and how you invest.

Let me know what you think of these real estate books if you ever read them. I am also eager to know more free real estate books and real estate investing books, to add to this list (other than these, which I already know), or other types of investing. If you shoot me a message with such books (please let me know, for any books you send, whether they are available for free in PDF), I can publish new lists just like this one. In fact, I am looking for free books on stock investing right now. You may also want to check out the section of paid books, which I remodeled this month, and my own book, which I published this month.



[Guest Post] Legal Concerns for Authors

My dear dudes,

As you know, I am finishing my book and having gotten in touch with the self-publishing world, I encountered a few problems specific to this topic. It is my pleasure and a great honor to have a guest post by Sara F. Hawkins, a recognized attorney in this field, on this topic.

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Legal issues of self-publishing a book (e.g. on Amazon KDP)

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My dear readers,

That is right – I am working on a book! I want to have it ready by the end of the month and hopefully, it will the start of the list Books. At this point, I have no idea when I will actually publish it because I am stuck with some legal issues. I had my Italian lawyer going through the first draft and at the end of it, I was more confused with what he told me than before.


Review #2 – The ten roads to riches, by Ken Fisher

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Book: The Ten Roads to Riches (Affiliate link)
Rank: 10/10
Summary : here

Review (7/10)

I found the book The Ten Roads to Riches (Affiliate link) very digestive – written in very simple terms with a few jokes here and there – and with very attractive features; For one, the preface opens the mind of the reader for the rest of book and explains questions that arise immediately when we read the title (why ten roads – not more – and what are they?). Second, it is modular – each chapter pertains to a given road and you can skip it if you’re not interested in that particular road. Third, I like how Ken Fisher structures and categorizes concepts and ideas, as I often do that myself. An example of this is that Fisher picks up examples and frames them into specific chapters (aka roads). All the sub sections make sense to me. Things are structured well. Plus, many things are backed up with references, clearly my style too.


Summary #2 – The Ten Roads to Riches, by Ken Fisher

This is my summary of the book The Ten Roads to Riches (Affiliate link). Keep in mind that this is my summary, i.e. it may not be an accurate summary of the book.


The book starts off with a very concise Preface, which hashes out the contents of the book. Ken Fisher argues that getting rich is not wrong, and there are ten and only roads one can follow to become rich. Fisher says defends the existence of 10 roads based on his experience, given his 36-years old career, studying wealthy people; essentially, every wealthy individual fits into one of these roads (or a combination of them). Fisher also distinguishes his book from the books that explain the road “live frugal and save”, which is in fact covered in his book (Chapter 10). The Preface also enumerates all the roads upfront, advises for some parts looking offensive and puts the concept of richness under perspective.


Review #1 – Rich Dad Poor Dad

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Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad
Rank: 10/10
Summary : here

In the book Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki introduces several simple, yet profound concepts pertaining to personal finances and how to manage them. The book is very digestible and covers a lot of aspects of personal finances for its relatively short size. It took me about 5 days to read the book, part-time. The book is great at showing the difference between the rich and the poor, even though it doesn’t describe a profile for the poor and the rich. Using its own experience, Robert Kiyosaki explains the advice he got from his dad and his friend’s dad (called rich dad in the book), and how it went on to influence his life.
The chapters are very well balanced and present a crucial idea, each of which was introduced by the rich dad.

These ideas are: 1) be financially educated, presenting mistakes that people commonly fall into, when they are not financially educated, 2) the importance of having a business apart from a regular job, and how that is crucial in the process of building wealth, 3) examples how deep value deals can be arranged and how the rich reach them, 4) how money can work for people rather than people working for money and 5) what obstacles there are to build wealth. Overall, I relate to Robert Kiyosaki’s story and second most of his claims.
I personally recommend this book to everyone who wants to learn fundamental aspects of personal finances and managing finances in general, as well as people who want to know what to do to start building wealth.

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Summary #1 – Rich Dad Poor Dad

This is my summary of the book Rich Dad Poor Dad. Keep in mind that this is my Rich Dad Poor Dad summary, i.e. it may not be an accurate summary of the book.

I should say straight ahead that the Rich Dad Poor Dad book is one of the best books I have ever read, and I actively recommend it to everyone looking for the best financial advice. If you send me a message, I can send you this summary of Rich Dad Poor Dad in pdf, for free. Important: one reader just asked me for Rich Dad Poor Dad pdf – to make it clear, what I could send you is the pdf of this rich dad poor dad summary, not the book!

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Robert Kiyosaki introduces the context, says that his poor dad went to Stanford and earned a PhD, and his rich dad never finished the eighth grade. Having two dads advising him so differently regarding money turned out to be very valuable for Robert Kiyosaki and made him think more in the long run. Then, he goes on to explain more differences between his both dads and their attitude regarding money. Kiyosaki chose to listen to and learn from his rich dad, who taught him 6 lessons over five years, described in the next chapters.

Chapter 1: The rich don’t work for money

At a very young age, Robert Kiyosaki had his first business partner, his schoolmate Mike. They worked for Mike’s dad, who taught them lessons on how to make money. The first rule they learn was that the rich don’t work hard for money, their money works hard for them. The first thing Mike’s dad did was to pay Robert and Mike 10 cents/hr so that they could see what is like to get a salary they find short – and imagine how would that be if multiplied over the time-span of 50 years. Then, rich dad had them working for free, which taught them two lessons: 1) most people are guided by fear (of not being able to pay for their bills) or desire (e.g. greed) and 2) we need to think of alternatives to make money, which Robert and Mike did – at a very a young age they set up a small library room, where they provided leftover magazines to other kids for a small fee.