I started my 2nd home business, Real Estate Investing Reviewer: Lucretia Johnson from New YorkI decided to kick-start my own 2nd home based business, Real Estate Investing , after reading this book. As a first time real estate investor, I found myself having steps to finding my first property and researching the property. After reading this book, I went to my 2 local county records office and retrieved my first list of real estate properties going into foreclosure. I knew more about beginning investments in property than most other people, who have been doing this for years. This books also tells you how to watch out for downfalls of investing, which is very important when you're taking these risks. I constantly read it and make notes from it, when I go on my property searches. By reading this book first, it definitely gave me some guidelines before investing in any property, so that I wouldn't have to give the shirt off my back after I signed on the dotted line.