How can I start investing in real estate?

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Where and how do I start investing in real estate? That is probably your key question now. Depending on your real estate interests, there are many ways to begin, such as buying fixer-upper houses, investing with little or no cash, nothing down, lease-options, probates and bankruptcy properties, managing rental properties, and buying properties right to earn your first profit at the time of purchase. If you feel you still need more information, there are many excellent recent investment books, such as Robert Griswold and Eric Tyson's "Real Estate Investing for Dummies," Jay P. DeCima's "Start Small, Profit Big in Real Estate and Investing in Fixer-Uppers," Steve Berge's "Complete Guide to Investing in Undervalued Properties," and Thomas Lucier's "The Pre-Foreclosure Property Investor's Kit." Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. But please don't develop "the paralysis of analysis." That disease afflicts many beginning real estate investors who over-study but delay buying their first proper...