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RISMEDIA, March 9, 2007-March is "Dummies Month," and to celebrate this festive occasion, John Wiley & Sons, publishers of the bestselling "For Dummies" series has chosen to showcase Flipping Houses For Dummies by Ralph R. Roberts and Joe Kraynak. Starting March 12, Roberts and Kraynak will be guest blogging for the entire week, sharing additional tips, tricks, and insights on how to minimize risks and maximize profits in the popular world of fix-it-and-flip-it real estate investing.

Flipping Houses For Dummies leads real estate investors and investor wannabes step-by-step through the process of trash-into-cash real estate investing. Without over-hyping the profits to be made or under-estimating the time and effort required to flip properties for profit, Flipping Houses For Dummies reveals the secrets of house flipping from Ralph Robert's over 30 years in the real estate business. Here, readers discover how to

Secure financing to fuel a flip;
Calculate your costs before you buy;
Discover dontwanners-trash-into-cash opportunities;
Make your profit when you buy;
Give a house a quick, affordable makeover to sell it quick;
Properly stage a home to sell it in half the time for 7 to 10 percent more than you would otherwise get for it;
Steer clear of legal gray areas that often trap unsuspecting investors.

Flipping Houses For Dummies also reveals savvy strategies for negotiating deals, marketing your home, avoiding common pitfalls, and staying afloat in a slow market. Also included is coverage on trimming expenses, sizing up an investment property, comparing the cost of loans, keeping more of your profit by taking advantage of tax breaks, and working with contractors, brokers, and real estate agents.

From March 1-31, 2007, join in the celebration of Dummies Month. In addition to meeting Roberts and Kraynak in person (well, sort of in person), you save 40% on select bestselling For Dummies titles, plus receive an additional $5 mail-in manufacturer's rebate on all Dummies books. Start learning the fun and easy For Dummies way on the topics you want most including Macs, Real Estate, Microsoft Windows, Education, Hobbies, Digital Gadgets, and much more.

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