IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME EVER and you are set to invest in real estate and create a rental property, you will want to read all the information on how to achieve your goal in this book Rental Property Investing: The Essentials for Beginners and How to Take the First Steps!You want to invest in a rental property and are a little apprehensive and confused as to what to do first, who to ask, where to go, but you want to do it to generate positive cash flow and residual income. You may want to have your first real estate investment be the beginning of your real estate business dreams. This book is jam-packed with valuable information on the kinds of properties that can be turned into rental properties, investment strategies, financing options, how to deal with contractors and much more. How should you handle major repairs? How much rent should you charge? Read this book to get the answers before you make a decision.A summary of the real estate industry in the past and present will tell you how the real estate industry has evolved in the past 13 years, how it hit a low and came back to the industry it is today, how the rental investment segment of the industry has increased and how many investors own rental properties and are achieving their continued profitability.The rental investment market grows more competitive each day, creating an extremely competitive environment. Yet, as many investors build a business investing in real estate, there are still many who fail. Why? Read this book, it will explain why.Real estate, in general, has become one of the major ways to invest and have lucrative profits generated. Some areas have become more lucrative than others, and there are some real estate markets that have now become cost prohibitive for investors. There are many answers to questions that a first-time investor has and are found in this book. Where should I invest? How much of an investment should I make? How beneficial is it to invest in a condominium or townhouse to create a rental property? How much rent should I charge?The information is here in this book waiting for you to use it to achieve your goals and create a successful rental. Some of the highlights are:The first things you should do before you even begin to look for a propertyHow to generate profits by careful planning The pros and cons of investing in rental propertiesHow to recognize and avoid real estate scamsThe various strategies used for investing in rental propertiesHow to locate the right propertyDifferent types of rental propertiesWhat kind of property to invest in even with limited capitalFinancing options to fund your rental property purchaseRental property rehabs and how to work with contractorsProperty Investment on a long-term basisBuilding and investment businessAnd much more!