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Editor's note: Robert Bruss is temporarily away. The following column from Bruss' "Best of" collection first appeared Sunday, June 25, 2006. The latest book from longtime real estate author Tyler G. Hicks, "How to Acquire $1 Million in Income Real Estate in One Year Using Borrowed Money in Your Free Time," is really about how and where to obtain mortgage money to acquire investment property. Despite its long title, this is a resource guide -- rather than a real estate "how to" book -- explaining dozens of ways to finance property acquisitions and where to locate the necessary funds. Among the book's unique features is a list of more than 1,000 mortgage lenders specializing in mortgages for BWBs (beginning wealth builders), as Hicks refers to first-time investment property buyers. Among the mortgage resources are, according to the author, more than 700 sources of Internet loans (I didn't personally count them). Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. In that chapter, ...