I don't normally go for this kind of American-style writing, as i do generally find it occupies the pages of the more trashy pop psychology books. However, this is actually what sets it apart from the other books on the buy-to-let market, and is surprisingly its strength. What it taught me is to look at buy-to-let as just another investment, with hurdle rates, sources of finance, and a myriad of highly practical means to extract maximum income as well as capital growth, i suppose simply hammering out the message that you shouldn't appraise buy-to-lets from the point of view of 'would you live in it', but more from 'will you make money'. Being quite anti this kind of approach [ok call me naive], it did take some time for me to even want to appreciate what he is saying!! I do recommend it for its fairly ruthless approach to reaping maximum returns from even this 'booming' buy-to-let market, and it is certainly written in a very straightforward 'expert down the pub' fashion. What particularly sticks in my mind is the lesson of not buying when the yields are too low - an obvious statement - but one that pushes you away from the fantasy land of capital growth as compensation for poor yields.