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Real Estate Flipper Books
(or, Are we really at a bottom in Real Estate, Part 2?)

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On December 4, 2006 @ 9:05 am In Books,Psychology,Real Estate | Comments Disabled

Last month, we asked if we were Near a Bottom in Housing? [1]  The question keeps coming up, thanks in part to former Fed Chair Greenspan calling a bottom in housing [2] some two months ago. (Nice to see Al hasn’t lost h [3]is touch [3])

Is this really a bottom? Well, judging by all the Real Estate Flipper books that came out in 2006 — or are about to come out in 2007 — its a bit difficult to say the speculative excesses have been wrung out yet.

In fact, based on what we could find on Amazon, more Flipper books have been published over the one year period ending March 2007 than we could find over the previous 20 years –
combined.

Consider this a holiday shopping list for the people you don’t particularly care for . . .

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Coming soon from Amazon:

Kirsten Kemp: Flipping Confidential: The Secrets of Renovating Property for Profit In Any Market [4]

Flipping Confidential: The Secrets of Renovating Property for Profit In Any Market [4]
(due Mar 23, 2007)

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Michael Corbett: Find It, Fix It, Flip It!: Make Millions in Real Estate--One House at a Time [5]

Find It, Fix It, Flip It!: Make Millions in Real Estate–One House at a Time [5]
(due Jan 31, 2006)

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Peter A. Richmond: The Unofficial Guide to Flipping Properties (Unofficial Guides) [6]

The Unofficial Guide to Flipping Properties [6]
(due Jan 23, 2007)

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Michael C. Thomsett: Getting Started in Property Flipping (Getting Started In.....) [7]

Getting Started in Property Flipping [7]

(due Jan 9, 2007)

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Villani: Flip [8]

Flip: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit [8]
(published  Dec 1, 2006)

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Ralph R. Roberts: Flipping Houses For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance)) [9]

Flipping Houses For Dummies [9]
published November 20, 2006

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Vicki Christian (Buying for Profit [10]

Buying for Profit [10]

(published November 7, 2006)

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Sebastian Howell: Fast Real Estate Profits in Any Market: The Art of Flipping Properties--Insider Secrets from the Experts Who Do It Every Day [11]

Fast Real Estate Profits in Any Market: The Art of Flipping Properties–Insider Secrets from the Experts Who Do It Every Day [11]

(published July 1, 2006)

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William Bronchick: Flipping Properties: Generate Instant Cash Profits in Real Estate [12]

Flipping Properties: Generate Instant Cash Profits in Real Estate [12]

(published April 1, 2006)

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We did find some older Fipper books — but you will note they are few and far between. Here’s what’s out there:

Mark B. Weiss: Real Estate Flipping: Grow Rich Buying and Selling Property [13]

Mark B. Weiss: Real Estate Flipping: Grow Rich Buying and Selling Property [13]

(published May 2004)

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Mike Dulworth: Renovate to Riches: Buy, Improve, and Flip Houses to Create Wealth [14]

Mike Dulworth: Renovate to Riches: Buy, Improve, and Flip Houses to Create Wealth [14]

(published December 19, 2003)

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Steve Berges: The Complete Guide to Flipping Properties [15]

The Complete Guide to Flipping Properties [15]

(published November 14, 2003)

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Rod L. Griffin: How to Buy and Flip Real Estate for a Profit! [16]

How to Buy and Flip Real Estate for a Profit! [16]

(published March 15, 2002)

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V. Mittelberg: House Flipping for Fun & Profit: Make Money the Easy Way [17]

House Flipping for Fun & Profit: Make Money the Easy Way [17]

(published May 1997)

 

Is it just me, or do all these have a Dow 36,000 [18] feel to them? (Available on Amazon for one cent [19]).

Hat tip for the concept: Mike Panzner [20]


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[1] Near a Bottom in Housing?: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2006/11/near_a_bottom_i.html

[2] calling a bottom in housing: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2006/12/is_the_housing_.html

[3] lost h: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2004/10/new_column_up_a_1.html

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[18] Dow 36,000: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0812931459/thebigpictu09-20

[19] for one cent: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0812931459/ref=dp_olp_2/102-4707218-9012114

[20] Mike Panzner: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/032124785X/ref=ase_thebigpictu09-20/102-4529470-0078540

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