The Everything Landlording Book: A comprehensive guide to property management (Google eBook)

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Everything Books, Aug 18, 2009 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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In todayís market, many property owners find themselves first-time landlords for a variety of reasons. Some homeowners turn to renting when they canít sell a house. Empty nesters may consider making money on their extra space. And buyers might look into the revenue-producing idea of purchasing a multi-family home. Whatever the reasons for becoming a landlord, itís often a challenging role.

This guide helps new and experienced landlords alike:

  • Find (and keep!) responsible tenants
  • Determine legal liabilities for landlords and tenants
  • Market, show, and profit from rental property
  • Handle repairs and general maintenance
  • Handling of evictions properly
Featuring expert advice and money-saving tips, this step-by-step book helps you earn maximum profitówith minimum hassle.New in this edition:
  • Finding the right mortgage
  • Using home equity loans for renovations and repairs
  • Updated information on evictions and legal issues

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Getting Started 1
Make Money? 7
Renting Space
Maintaining Your Privacy 21
Finding the Right Location 27
What to Ask For 33
Providing a Perfect Home 159
Schedule Periodic
How Do Checklists Protect You? 172
Maintenance Repairs
Your Rights in Emergencies 209

Insurance Issues 86
Know about Liability 99
Recordkeeping 224
How to Avoid an Audit 237
Keeping Good Tenants 259

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About the author (2009)

Judy Tremore (Grand Rapids, MI) is a veteran reporter, editor, and business writer. Her stories and articles have appeared in several publications, including The Grand Rapids Press, Cadence, The Grand Rapids Business Journal, Grand Rapids Magazine, and Cosmopolitan Home. She is the author of The Everything Landlording Book and co-author of The Everything Grant Writing Book.

Deborah Boersma Zondervan (Grand Rapids, MI) has been a rental property owner and manager for over 25 years. She has coordinated complete renovations and owned as many as twenty-four units at a time. She currently lives in and owns a six-unit building.

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