Where can I receive a good education on Investing in apartment buildings?

I am a bit leary about the seminars/courses out there. Is there a reputable source for a private investor looking to learn more about investing in apartments Thanks in advance for any help.
In Buying Property - Asked by terrance w. - Apr 22, 2009
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Steve M.
Broker/Agent
San Antonio, TX

Terrance,
I understand your skepticism, as a lot of the courses offered out there are expensive or of questionable value, or both. I think the best value out there is to take the CCIM coursework. The courses are not cheap, but they are usually very well taught by accomplished instructors, and the personal interaction with other attendees can be very helpful. The education will be fairly general and will not be a substitute for actually getting out there and investing, but it will go a long way toward preparing you. I'm not a big fan of the cost of maintaining the designation after earning it, but the coursework leading up to the designation is worth the investment in time and money, especially if you are serious about learning how to analyze apartment (or other types of income property) investment opportunities. Good luck to you,
Steve Monroe
First Vice President
CB Richard Ellis - Multihousing Group
San Antonio, Texas

Apr 22, 2009
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Tai L.
Broker/Agent
San Diego, CA

Join a local apartment association

May 22, 2009
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