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The Happy Couple's Guide to Investing in Real Estate

A Comprehensive Manual for Working Together as a Couple to Build a Brighter Future

Chakib Jaber, Jinan Jaber, Andrew Mellen (Foreword by)


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This book tells the story of a hard working, middle class couple, who tried investing in different areas and then decided to focus their strategy on rental real estate investment in rural areas to build wealth and generate a source of continuous passive income because of volatility in the stock market, 401K and other investments. The authors tell their own successful experience of how they started with the purchase and rental of their first property and how they grew to fourteen units in five years. The book provides a practical guide that can be easily implemented by working individuals, especially couples who are both working, but aren't sure on how to build for their future and become financially independent. Couples can work from home in the evenings as well as weekends to accomplish this goal. The authors share with you how they leveraged each other's strengths and divided up roles and responsibilities to make it work.

They share their fun road-trip experiences to different rural areas, provide check-lists, resources and calculators to help you research, assess, and make an informed decision of where to invest your hard-earned money. They also offer valuable tips on how to build and maintain your relationship with real-estate agents, property management companies, and contractors, and provide resources on how you can manage your cost and cash flow when you remodel or update a rental property. The authors also share some of their mistakes as first time real estate investors to help you avoid potentially costly investments.

You don't need a significant investment upfront, and you certainly don't want to quit your day-job as soon as you start investing. The investment strategy discussed in this book is focused on long-term investment in the future, that is aimed to generate passive income. If you're looking for a book on how to get rich quick, this book is probably not for you.

Roundtree Press, 9781937359294, 220pp.

Publication Date: February 20, 2013

About the Author

Jinan and Chakib Jaber met in 1997; they got engaged shortly thereafter on Valentine's day in 1998 and then got married in Long Island, NY on September 2nd of that same year. They've been happily together since, and they now live in Falls Church, VA with their daughter. Both Jinan and Chakib hold Masters in Business Administration degrees from George Mason University. Chakib works in the IT industry, leading software development efforts, while Jinan works in sales and business development in the cyber security industry.