Must Read Books for Single Family Investing

Top Books on Single-Family Housing Investing

These are a list of foundational books that should be in everyone's library who is serious about investing in single-family properties. We are always looking for new recommendations, so leave in the comments. Note: a suggestion is no guarantee a book will be added to the list. We are not getting any commission/fees for listing these books.

Build a Rental Property Empire: The no-nonsense book on finding deals, financing the right way, and managing wisely by Mark Ferguson
Everything you need to know about residential rental properties: BRRRR, House Hacking, Financing, Finding Deals, Management, Repairing, Tax Strategies, and Selling all in one.

The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner
Covers how to create wealth with intelligent buy and hold real estate investing. It teaches you how to find, finance, and manage rental properties, as well as how to deal with tenants, taxes, and legal issues.

Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat by David M Greene
Explains the BRRRR method, which stands for buy, rehab, rent, refinance, and repeat. It shows you how to build a portfolio of cash-flowing properties using little or no money down, and how to scale your business efficiently.

Long-Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene
Reveals how to invest in real estate markets that are outside of your local area. It guides you through the process of finding, analyzing, rehabbing, and managing out-of-state rental properties, as well as how to build a team of professionals to help you.

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller
Shares the wisdom and experience of over 100 millionaire real estate investors who have achieved financial freedom through real estate. It outlines the models, myths, and habits of successful investors, and how to apply them to your own goals.

How to Invest in Real Estate: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started by Brandon Turner and Joshua Dorkin
A comprehensive introduction to the basics of real estate investing, covering topics such as finding deals, financing, rehabbing, managing, and scaling your business.

The ABCs of Real Estate Investing: The Secrets of Finding Hidden Profits Most Investors Miss by Ken McElroy
Reveals the proven strategies and techniques of successful real estate investors, focusing on how to identify, analyze, and acquire profitable properties.

Set for Life: An All-Out Approach to Early Financial Freedom by Scott Trench
Shows you how to achieve financial independence through real estate investing, saving, and entrepreneurship. It teaches you how to live frugally, increase your income, and invest wisely.

The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs: The Investor’s Guide to Defining Your Renovation Plan, Building Your Budget, and Knowing Exactly How Much It All Costs by J Scott
Practical guide to estimating the costs of rehabbing any type of property, from single-family homes to apartment buildings. It covers how to create a scope of work, how to work with contractors, and how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes.

Small and Mighty Real Estate Investor: How to Reach Financial Freedom with Fewer Rental Properties by Chad Carson
Challenges the conventional wisdom that you need a large portfolio of rental properties to achieve financial freedom. It shows you how to use creative strategies, such as house hacking, live-in flips, and 1031 exchanges, to build wealth with fewer properties and less hassle.