Property Investment Education Resources

There is a wide choice of resources available for those wanting some kind of education on property investment. The need for education is felt by those who wish to master the art of making informed decisions while buying property and with the desire to stay active in the real estate market either by flipping properties or buying them cheap whenever an opportunity presents itself. However, the property market has its fair share of complexities and it is important to be educated about it. It is better to be safe than sorry by making mistakes, since property involves a big sum of money, often years of savings and the legal obligations undertaken when signing for a mortgage.

The education scenario has undergone a sea change in the last few years with the internet making all the required information available anywhere anytime. Traditional modes of teaching and learning continue as well. Some of the best property education resources include the following:

  • Full time degree and diploma courses- Many universities offer degrees and diploma programs in real estate, which are taught by professionals and experts. These are of course suitable for professionals wising to join the work force involved in selling properties etc. Universities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and US offer such courses, both full time in the university, through distance learning and some even online.
  • Books on real estate investing- Thousands of books are available that educate people about real estate investing. Many of them offer practical knowledge based on experiences and other vital details. For example, ‘How to Get Started in Real Estate Investment’ by John T.Reed, is a simple, informative and easy to follow book. Books are the least demanding and can be carried everywhere, to read whenever there is time to spare, and read over and over again.
  • Tutorials- Numerous websites offer tutorials to educate people and these could be paid ones or free of charge.
  • Newsgroups and investor forums- Many property websites and companies start discussion forums and form newsgroups to share the latest news, initiate discussions on relevant issues and involve more people. These are educative since people use them to share their experiences and the latest information is available.
  • Newsletters- As website and e-commerce businesses compile mailing lists, they send out newsletter rich with information to evince interest in their online business. These newsletters are mostly free of cost and a great way to learn something new each time.
  • Lectures, videos and presentations- From time to time property and real estate companies organize lectures and presentations that explain trends and even basic concepts of real estate investment. Many post them online and some are available for downloading, so that they can be read during free time. These are an excellent source for education as well.

Knowledge holds the key to successful property investing, which can easily be gained from some or all of the above mentioned resources, and then tried out practically with caution, at least in the initial stages.

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