Recession-Proof Real Estate Investing

Prepare for a market shift by learning to modify your investing tactics—not only to survive an economic downturn, but to also thrive!

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The 2008 Great Recession was a time of economic turmoil and disruption, and many real estate investors lost everything they’d worked so hard to achieve. However, not every investor suffered that fate: Even during the worst parts of the downturn, some real estate professionals were able to grow and scale their businesses. Not only did they come out the other side unscathed, but they also created a better financial situation than ever before.

In Recession-Proof Real Estate Investing, accomplished investor J Scott dives into the theory of economic cycles and the real-world strategies for harnessing them to your advantage. With clear instructions for every type of investor, this easy-to-follow guide will show you how to make money during all of the market’s twists and turns—whether during an economic recession or at any other point in the economic cycle. You’ll never look at your real estate business the same way again!

  • How our economy works, and how to make it work for you
  • The four major phases of the economic cycle: Expansion, Peak, Recession, and Recovery
  • How to know when economic shifts are likely to occur and strategies to withstand those impending changes
  • The positive and negative impacts of each phase on different real estate investing strategies
  • How to continue profiting during every point in the economic cycle
  • Multiple ways to modify your investing tactics—not only to survive economic downturn, but to also thrive!
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Based on 9 reviews
Jennifer T. (Fayetteville, GA)
Every investor should read this book

Informative and I appreciated how the chapters were broken down by phases of the market and tips for not just recognizing them but how to invest in each phase to protect what you have built

Todd C. (Phoenix, AZ)
So Much Great Info

I just got these books and have started reading, they are jam packed with good info. I would definitely be purchasing books through Bigger Pockets; I have bought several and you cannot go wrong.

GEORGE M. (Delray Beach, FL)
A must in today's economic environment

I bought the audio version since I drive a lot. I now bought the physical book. It is a must in the library I have for my real estate studies. Love it!

Nels H. (Minneapolis, MN)
Recession Proof Real Estate Investing

Exceptional read. Flew through it in a couple of days as I couldn't put it down. Inserts the REI topic expertly into a greater discussion on economic cycles in an easily digestible fashion.

Gregory A.T. (The Bronx, NY)

Recession-Proof Real Estate Investing

About the Author

J Scott spent much of his early career in Silicon Valley, where he held management positions at several Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft and eBay. In 2008, J and his wife Carol decided to quit their corporate jobs, move back East, start a family, and focus on real estate investing. In the past ten years, they have bought, built, rehabbed, sold, lent-on and held over $60M in property all around the country. J is also the co-host of The BiggerPockets Business Podcast and the author of four books on real estate investing, which have sold more than 300,000 copies combined and have helped investors from around the world get started with real estate.