9780470323151

The CompleteLandlord.com Ultimate Landlord Handbook

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470323151

  • ISBN10:

    0470323159

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-27
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

This book covers the entire cycle of becoming a successful landlord. Written in an accessible format by the entire team of completelandlord.com, this book provides valuable information for landlords from a staff of real estate experts. Readers will find essential information on: What a new landlord can expect How to determine which is the best property to invest in How to keep accurate records, rental agreements and leases How to deal with tenants How to screen tenants How to market your property to tenants How to manage the day-to-day responsibilities of a landlord

Author Biography

William A. Lederer is Publisher and President of CompleteLandlord.com, the leading Web site written for and by landlords. This proven, one-stop portal offers comprehensive content, commerce, an online landlord community, and on-demand solutions that include customizable forms and letters, as well as tools for tenant screening, vacancy marketing and tenant communications, electronic rent collection, and Web-based property management. An expert in virtually every aspect of landlording, Lederer and his wife have been tenants, investors, and landlords for many years in different economic cycles and regions of the United States.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Icons
Introduction
What Are You Getting Yourself Into?
Residential Real Estate as the Ultimate Storehouse of Value(s)
Why Investing in Residential Rental Property Will Get You Where You Want to Go Faster at Less Risk
The Pros and Cons of Landlording: Do You Have What It Takes?
Think Like a Real Estate Mogul: Build a Winning Strategy, Plan and Build the Team to Match
Investing In Residential Property For Income
Which Rental Properties Are Right for You?
Property and Investment Analysis
Sourcing Investment Rental Property: Searching for Bargains and Adding Value
When Should You Sell? Trick Question! Hardly Ever
Property Management And Your Landlording Responsibilities
Legal and Financial Considerations
Maximizing Cash Flow
Tax Planning for Landlords
Insuring Your Rental Property
Plan The Work, Work The Plan
Beyond Record Keeping: Choose the Right Systems, Metrics, and Policies
Handling Maintenance, Repair, and Construction
Residents
Taking Over and Finding and Showing Tenants Property
Screening and Choosing the Best Tenants
Rental Agreements, Leases, and Other Forms
Rent: Pricing, Collecting, and Tracking
Communicating with Your Tenants
How to Keep Good Tenants . . . and Cope with Bad Ones
Where To From Here? Next Steps
Should You Do It Yourself or Hire a Property Management Company?
Continuing Your Landlording Education
Appendixes
Summary of Icon Information in Appendix
Tour of the CompleteLandlord Site with Free Trial Membership Offer
Essential CompleteLandlord Worksheets, Checklists, and Other Forms
Associations and Other Resources
Managing Risk and Limiting Personal Liability as a Landlord
Questions Frequently Asked by Landlords
Questions Frequently Asked by Tenants
Glossary of Landlord Terms
Index
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