Re: real estate
You seem to have taken from the library all of the books Jeremy mentioned to avoid.
I would love to be a weekend millionaire but it doesn't happen. Take those back to the library and find some real, real estate manuals before you are dumped on by the market.
Maybe Kevin Trudeau has some books like Cancer Secrets they dont want you to know about, or natural cures. He seems to make money on selling books that only steer you to his web sites where you have to pay a fee to get his info. Lots of sarcasm here but beware of any Get Rich, or Quick Ways to Double Bass Pedal Speed in Just one Weekend, scheme.
My Father WAS a Rocket Scientist!