I want a book that is written by someone smart enough to acknowledge there are times when renting is wiser than buying. Someone who will admit there are times when properties go down in value especially when indexed against the CPI or current interest rates. And admit sometimes people lose money on property especially after all expenses like rates, taxes, agent fees, time, repairs, improvements, etc are taken into account. And often a single person is best sharing accomodation and investing inthe sharemarket as over the long term returns are higher and expenses are lower.
Someone smart enough to value a house taking into account factors like current interest rates, current rents, and tax implications as well as area, location, etc.
Not just a book written by some Simpleton who bought a few old properties, spent hours doing them up then made a bit of money from a surprise property boom. I admire guys like Warren Buffet who are worth US$50 Biillion - I have no interest in learning from an Aussie battler who has a few properties in the outback and writes a book "How I bought 50 properties in 50 weeks" who really if they liquidated everything now could not even buy a good house in Perth.