The Best Books On Property Development

The Best Books On Property Development
The best books on property development will help show anyone interested in the subject how, when, and where to put your money into property.

Property development books by leading professionals can be crucial reading before wading into property development – especially if you are a novice property investor.

The best property development books tend to be by those who have seen and done it all before.

Not only do they know where the potential traps are, but you will also be benefiting from their experience and their success can help inspire your own property development journey.

The books do not just give advice on strategy but also details on tax laws and how you can, for example, spot a property bargain to deliver profits.

Great property development books to read

Here, the Property Road team has been reading lots of books on property development to put together this list of seven of the most useful publications to read and learn from.

#1 Property Development: Discover the secrets to becoming a property developer, from scratch, using none of your own money

Property Development

Written by Lloyd Girardi, readers get to learn how he and a business partner bought their first development at auction and follow their journey as they made mistakes but achieved financial success.

The book gives great insight into the UK property development sector and how it can deliver potential wealth for those who are able and willing to apply themselves to a development project.

But do not think that this book is a ‘get rich quick scheme’, the author highlights that developers can use little or no money to deliver extraordinary results. You will learn:

  • How to start a property development firm;
  • Possible structures for your business;
  • How to find potential development opportunities;
  • Opportunities to raise money for a development;
  • How to refinance a development.
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Property Development - 2nd edition - Discover the secrets to becoming a Property Developer, from scratch, using none of your own money
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Property Development - 2nd edition - Discover the secrets to becoming a Property Developer, from scratch, using none of your own money
  • In this book you will discover; - How to start a property development business - How to structure your business - How to find development opportunities - How to raise money to fund the development - How to find the power team needed to complete the development - How to refinance your development and many more secrets to get into property developments.
  • Lloyd Girardi (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

#2 Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Written by Robert T. Kiyosaki, this book has become an international bestseller and was first published more than 20 years ago.

The author tells of his growing up with two dads – there is realtor dad, and also his best friend’s dad who happens to be rich. He explains how both men shaped his thoughts about investing and money and he reveals that you don’t need to start out rich to earn a high income.

The writer makes clear the difference between having to work for money and having your money work for you.

The latest edition has been updated, and while it’s not a go-to guide for property development success, it is a useful way to shape your thinking and understand of how to make a property development business succeed. You will learn:

  • Understand why your house is an asset;
  • Understand the difference between an asset and a liability;
  • Appreciate that you do not need to have a high income before becoming rich;
  • Why you cannot rely on the school system to teach children about money;
  • Helps explain what you should teach your children about money to enjoy future financial success.
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
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Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • Kiyosaki, Robert T. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 336 Pages - 04/27/2017 (Publication Date) - Plata Publishing (Publisher)

#3 The Complete Guide to Property Investment: How to survive & thrive in the new world of buy-to-let

The Complete Guide to Property Investment

Written by Rob Dix, this book has been brought up to date for 2020 and has become a bestseller.

The writer has also written ‘Beyond the bricks’, and ‘Property investment for beginners’.

This book tells why the world of buy to let in the UK is changing – and why it is changing for the better.

The book also explains why those investors who are underprepared will be squeezed from the buy to let (BTL) sector to leave behind strategic and well-educated investors who could enjoy their best ever decade.

The aim of the Complete Guide to Property Investment is to provide the potential property developer with information, insight, and an action plan that they will need to succeed in the new property landscape. You will learn:

  • How to formulate strategies for achieving goals;
  • Understanding how to finance your investments;
  • The research process to find properties to invest in;
  • How you should manage your investments;
  • Explanation of the property cycle and how to take advantage of this;
  • How you can build a profitable property portfolio including scaling up, exit strategies, and surviving recessions.
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The Complete Guide to Property Investment: How to survive & thrive in the new world of buy-to-let: How to Survive and Thrive in the New World of Buy-to-Let
  • Dix, Rob (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 324 Pages - 01/19/2016 (Publication Date) - Team Incredible Publishing (Publisher)

#4 Essential Property Investment Calculations: The numbers led approach to property investment and property management

Essential Property Investment Calculations

Written Robert Heaton, this book is a bestseller on Amazon.

The author explains that property investment is – unlike most other forms of investment – is a numbers game.

However, there are big differences in the investment techniques used by professional estate investors, and those individual investors who are looking to invest in the residential BTL sector.

The writer makes clear that the aim of the book is to bridge the knowledge gap and give the reader the techniques and the knowledge to understand how to assess a potential property deal and how to manage a portfolio for success. You will learn:

  • How to take your property investment strategy to the next level;
  • Where to assess property deals;
  • How to finance and close a property deal;
  • Understand property valuation techniques and strategies;
  • How to manage a property portfolio;
  • How to keep track and then improve the performance of your portfolio.
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Essential Property Investment Calculations: The numbers led approach to property investment and property management
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Essential Property Investment Calculations: The numbers led approach to property investment and property management
  • Heaton, Robert (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 181 Pages - 05/21/2020 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)

#5 Extraordinary Profits from Ordinary Properties: How to Create the Life of Your Dreams with Just Five Properties

Extraordinary Profits from Ordinary Properties

Written by Wendy Whittaker-Large, this book spells out how investing can create long-term wealth and financial freedom.

The aim is to begin with owning assets and these assets deliver a cash flow to generate money every month.

However, the difference here is that the writer explains that the key to making the most amount of money from any property is to magnify the house’s value to its maximum.

The book then spells out how the strategies work – and how they can be achieved.

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect for a property developer is the promise that with just five properties, or fewer, an investor can deliver a life-changing income so they can give up their job to do what they choose to do. You will learn:

  • A five-step system to set up a successful property development business;
  • Establishing solid foundations for that business;
  • Understanding tax legislation and rules;
  • How to understand the history and future of the housing market trends;
  • Delivering a range of tools that make a property investment journey easier.

#6 How To Build A Portfolio Without The Banks: Escape the 9-5, Earn While You Learn and Build Property Wealth the Smart Way

How To Build A Portfolio Without The Banks

Written by David France, the book explains how he managed to leave his job and build a property portfolio from nothing.

Not only does he focus on his own successful investment strategies, he also looks at client stories and other real life case studies.

He says that the traditional way of property investment is not only outdated but potentially dangerous to investors.

The author points out that growing numbers of landlords are selling their properties, but this is a good time for the smart, creative property investor. You will learn:

  • The methods to use for building a large property portfolio;
  • How to achieve financial freedom;
  • Various tips and lessons learned by the writer over the years;
  • Delivering a life-changing income.

There’s also a free deal calculator and a four-day training programme included.

How to Build a Property Portfolio Without the Banks: Escape the 9-5, Earn While You Learn and Build Property Wealth the Smart Way
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How to Build a Property Portfolio Without the Banks: Escape the 9-5, Earn While You Learn and Build Property Wealth the Smart Way
  • France, David George (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 62 Pages - 03/08/2020 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)

#7 Multiple Streams of Property Income: Creating Cash Flow To Last a Lifetime (Includes The 6 Stage Property Investor Roadmap)

Multiple Streams of Property Income

Written by Rob Moore, the book promises a way to earn multiple streams of property income in a short but realistic timescale.

He points out that the simple systems explained in this book essentially create a ‘set and forget’ system for each income stream.

The writer also points out that if you are a property developer wanting to learn of a ‘get rich quick scheme’, then this is not the book for you.

The writer has also written three other bestselling property investment books and explains how he has sold more than 350 properties, and also co-founded the multi-million-pound turnover Progressive Group.

He also highlights the potential scams facing investors, and the writer details the mistakes he has made so the reader can avoid making the same ones. You will learn:

  • How to leverage multiple streams of property income;
  • Delivering income that is residual and leveraged;
  • How to multiply quickly using a cross-stream testing technique;
  • How to avoid potential income drains;
  • Steps to remove and overwhelm to create a clear strategic vision.
Multiple Streams of Property Income: Building A Passive Income With Multiple Property Strategies. Includes The 6 Stage Property Investment Roadmap (Progressive Property Real Estate Books: Rob Moore)
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