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Investor reveals costly real estate mistakes

Starting investment career early may snowball wealth

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In this unusual real estate book, "Successful Real Estate Investing," experienced real estate investor Robert Shemin shares 75 costly realty mistakes to avoid. He warns of errors he has made with his investments during the last 10 years involving more than 400 properties. This fast-paced book explains how Shemin started his realty investment career after talking with an old couple, then in their seventies, who looked broke but owned 120 free-and-clear houses netting more than $60,000 per month. After that encounter, the author gave up his "day job" at age 28 to devote full time to real estate investing. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. In a humorous aside, Shemin tells about just before he got married, he asked the old couple, who had been married for more than 50 years, for their advice for a happy marriage. The husband said when he married, he and his wife agreed he would make all the big decisions and she would make the small decisions. "So far, there haven't been any big deci...