Robert Irwin is America's #1 real estate expert. But don't take our word for it-the sales figures speak for themselves. To date, his real estate titles have sold more than one and a half million copies.
Both Tips and Traps When Buying a Home and Tips and Traps When Selling a Home have gone on to become the #1 guides in their respective subjects. In the seven years since those two classics were last revised the real estate market has undergone many dramatic changes. Irwin has updated these bestsellers to reflect these changes so listeners can be successful in their real estate endeavors.
Featuring fully revised facts and figures that reflect the most recent changes in the real estate market, Tips and Traps When Buying a Home, Third Edition provides first-time and experienced home buyers alike with practical, step-by-step information on a broad range of proven home buying strategies, along with indispensable advice and guidance on:
- Buying in an 'Up' market
- 'Flipping,' buying with 'options,' bidding wars, and other new facts of life
- The latest new financing options
- The new rules of closing costs
The definitive account of the life and thought of the medieval Arab genius who wrote the Muqaddima
Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) is generally regarded as the greatest intellectual ever to have appeared in the Arab world--a genius who ranks as one of the world's great minds. Yet the author of the Muqaddima, the most important study of history ever produced in the Islamic world, is not as well known as he should be, and his ideas are widely misunderstood. In this groundbreaking intellectual biography, Robert Irwin provides an engaging and authoritative account of Ibn Khaldun's extraordinary life, times, writings, and ideas.
Irwin tells how Ibn Khaldun, who lived in a world decimated by the Black Death, held a long series of posts in the tumultuous Islamic courts of North Africa and Muslim Spain, becoming a major political player as well as a teacher and writer. Closely examining the Muqaddima, a startlingly original analysis of the laws of history, and drawing on many other contemporary sources, Irwin shows how Ibn Khaldun's life and thought fit into historical and intellectual context, including medieval Islamic theology, philosophy, politics, literature, economics, law, and tribal life. Because Ibn Khaldun's ideas often seem to anticipate by centuries developments in many fields, he has often been depicted as more of a modern man than a medieval one, and Irwin's account of such misreadings provides new insights about the history of Orientalism.
In contrast, Irwin presents an Ibn Khaldun who was a creature of his time-a devout Sufi mystic who was obsessed with the occult and futurology and who lived in an often-strange world quite different from our own.
An Exhilarating, Magical Blend of History and Fantasy Set during the Original Game of Thrones-For Fans of T. H. White, George R. R. Martin, and Philippa Gregory.
Beginning with the Palm Sunday battle of Towton, the bloodiest ever fought on English soil, Wonders Will Never Cease relates the fabulous adventures of one man and his noble family amid the chaos and political intrigue that beset England during the War of the Roses, when two great houses battled for control of the throne. The young Anthony Woodville, Lord Scales and brother to the future queen, Elizabeth Woodville, seems to die during that battle and be resurrected.
While dead, he witnesses the Grail ceremony last seen during the age of King Arthur, before England was cursed by war and Hell so filled with bodies that the dead now walk the land.What he wakes to and witnesses for the rest of his life as he defends his king is a ceaseless stream of wonders: a family rumored to be descended from the fairy Melusine and imbued with her dragon's blood; a talking head that predicts the future; a miraculous cauldron; a museum of skulls; alchemists and wizards; the Swordsman's Pentacle; and plenty of battles, sieges, swordplay, jousts, treachery, murder, beheadings, and horrific torture.
And all the while, stories-some so porous that their characters enter history and threaten their maker.
The practical, real-world guide to succeeding as an agent
Scared of starting a new career in real estate? Wondering if you have what it takes?
Don't worry! Robert Irwin's Tips and Traps for Getting Started as a Real Estate Agent answers all your toughest questions. Irwin helps you start your real estate career on the right foot, and presents proven, reliable guidance on every aspect of the profession.
This handy guide shows you how to get licensed and start making money immediately. It walks you through those first tough days and weeks on the job, helps you find a great mentor, and shares all the basics of the business-from listing and selling properties to conducting open houses and escrow.
Delivers the skills and tools you need to become a top-performing agent, including how to:
Manage your time for maximum efficiency
Work less and earn more by closing bigger deals
Bring in more referrals so you can stop hunting for clients
Take home a bigger commission in every deal
The perfect introduction on how to get in on today's hottest investment opportunity Stock markets rise, and stock markets fall, but real estate is almost always a sure thing, especially in today's increasingly unpredictable investment climate. That's why more and more average Americans are becoming interested in pursuing real estate investing. How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing shows them how. Writing for investors with little or no experience in real estate, bestselling real estate author Bob Irwin walks readers through all the ins and outs of real estate investing. In a friendly, reassuring, no-hype style, he fills them in on everything they need to know to start building a winning real estate investment strategy of their ownfrom how much money they'll need to get started, to how to find and evaluate properties, to the basics of financing and taxes. He delineates the seven major techniques used by successful real estate investors and provides guidelines for choosing and adapting the right one for individual readers' goals, personalities, and budgets.
Surefire techniques for coming out on top in any real estate deal A great book for anyone who is interested in real estate investing or planning to buy a new home, Tips & Traps When Negotiating Real Estate covers everything from financing and deposits, to better prices versus better terms, to handling brokers and sellers alike. Bestselling real estate guru Bob Irwin breaks down all the common negotiating points by subject, and supplies you with checklists, forms, and boilerplates at every step along the way. You learn how to: Negotiate a lower interest rate with a lender Lower interest rates with seller financing Gain a lower commission from an agent