Thirdstone Properties Book List
Updated: Jul 5
Our recommended reading for rental property investing
As avid rental property investors, we frequently get asked, "What books do you recommend?" That's why we've curated the Thirdstone Properties Rental Property Investing Book List – a compilation of titles that have profoundly influenced our investment strategies and shaped our success in the industry. We firmly believe that gaining insights from diverse perspectives is the key to unlocking great ideas. We invite you to explore the books on our annual list and discover the thought-provoking wisdom that can propel your rental property investing journey to new heights.
The Book on Rental Property Investing
By Brandon Turner | 2010 | BiggerPockets Publishing
Real estate investing can provide a safe and fast path to financial freedom, and this business best-seller will show you exactly how to get there. With nearly 400 pages of in-depth advice, The Book on Rental Property Investing imparts practical and exciting strategies that real estate investors across the world are using to build significant cash flow with rental properties.
The Richest Man in Babylon
By George S. Clason | 1989 | Penguin Random House
Countless readers have been helped by the famous “Babylonian parables,” hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth. In language as simple as that found in the Bible, these fascinating and informative stories set you on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys. Acclaimed as a modern-day classic, this celebrated bestseller offers an understanding of—and a solution to—your personal financial problems that will guide you through a lifetime.
Iacocca: An Autobiography
By Lee Iacocca, William Novak | 1986 | Random House Publishing
Lee Iacocca, in his classic hard-hitting style, he tells us how he changed the automobile industry in the 1960s by creating the phenomenal Mustang. He goes behind the scenes for a look at Henry Ford’s reign of intimidation and manipulation. He recounts the miraculous rebirth of Chrysler from near bankruptcy to repayment of its $1.2 billion government loan so early that Washington didn’t know how to cash the check.
Principles: Life and Work
By Ray Dalio | 2017 | Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.
Long-Distance Real Estate Investing: How to Buy, Rehab, and Manage Out-of-State Rental Properties
By David Greene | 2017 | BiggerPockets Publishing
No longer are you forced to invest only in your backyard! In this book, real estate investor and police officer David Greene shows you exactly how he's built a multi-million dollar portfolio through buying, managing, and flipping out-of-state properties, often without ever even seeing the properties in person. David shares every tip, trick, and system he has put in place for over twenty rental properties, so you can avoid making mistakes and shorten your learning curve.
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
By Peter Thiel, Blake Masters | 2014 | Crown Publishing Group
The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things.
Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.
The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor
By Howard Marks | 2011 | Columbia University Press
Howard Marks, the chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. After four decades spent ascending to the top of the investment management profession, he is today sought out by the world's leading value investors, and his client memos brim with insightful commentary and a time-tested, fundamental philosophy. Now for the first time, all readers can benefit from Marks's wisdom, concentrated into a single volume that speaks to both the amateur and seasoned investor.
The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down: Real Life Strategies for Investing in Real Estate Using Other People's Money
By Brandon Turner | 2014 | BiggerPockets Publishing
No matter how much money you have in your checking account, there is always real estate you can’t afford. Don't let the contents of your wallet define your future! This book provides numerous strategies for leveraging other people’s money for amazing returns on your initial investment.
As a general practice, Thirdstone Properties offers real estate and property management services primarily to investors in the real estate sector. For personalized investment options, individual investors are advised to consult their own financial professionals. The opinions expressed in this material are solely those of the author and may be subject to change without prior notice. This material is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice or a recommendation for any specific security, strategy, or investment product. While the information herein is believed to be reliable, it is not guaranteed.