Idiot's Guides: Making Money with Rental Properties, 1st Edition

  • Kimberly Smith
  • Lisa Iannucci
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  • ISBN-10: 1615644490
  • ISBN-13: 9781615644490
  • DDC: 333.5068
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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On the surface, being a landlord seems pretty simple-you buy property, find renters, and the money rolls in. However, as all too many people have found out, it takes an incredible amount of know-how and hard work in order to be successful at it. Idiot's Guides: Making Money with Rental Properties is written by experts who have made the mistakes, learned the lessons, and have become highly successful at spotting properties with high rental potential, buying them at the right price and time, and finding tenants who pay on time and stay for the long haul. Readers will learn not only how to spot the right neighborhood and property, but how to buy it, when not to buy it, how to find the right tenants, how to manage the money flow, and more. In addition, readers will learn what to do when things go wrong, what legal protections they (as well as the tenants) have, and how to do it all without going broke and losing their minds in the process.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Publisher's Note.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Real Estate Basics.
3: Getting into Real Estate.
4: Ownership Structures and Financing.
5: What to Look for in a Rental Property.
6: The Keys to Real Estate Success.
7: You and Your Property.
8: Landlording Basics.
9: Preparing Your Property for Tenants.
10: Property Management and Maintenance.
11: Landlord Rights and Responsibilities.
12: You and Your Tenants.
13: Finding the Right Renters.
14: More Renter Considerations.
15: The Business Side of Rentals.
16: Money Management.
17: More Money Management.
18: Renter Arguments, Evictions, and Vacancies.
19: The Importance of Insurance.
20: Building Your Business.
21: Rules, Laws, and Fair Housing.
22: Hiring a Property Manager.
23: Glossary.
24: Resources.
25: Sample Documents.
26: About the Authors.