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The CompleteLandlord.com Ultimate Landlord Handbook

The CompleteLandlord.com Ultimate Landlord Handbook

William A. Lederer

ISBN: 978-0-470-44035-3

Mar 2009

256 pages

$14.99

Description

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
Acknowledgments.

List of Icons.

Introduction.

SECTION ONE: WHAT ARE YOU GETTING YOURSELF INTO?

Chapter 1 Residential Real Estate as the Ultimate Storehouse of Value(s).

Chapter 2 Why Investing in Residential Rental Property Will Get You Where You Want to Go Faster at Less Risk.

Chapter 3 The Pros and Cons of Landlording: Do You Have What It Takes?

Chapter 4 Think Like a Real Estate Mogul: Build a Winning Strategy, Plan and Build the Team to Match.

SECTION TWO: INVESTING IN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY FOR INCOME.

Chapter 5 Which Rental Properties Are Right for You?

Chapter 6 Property and Investment Analysis.

Chapter 7 Sourcing Investment Rental Property: Searching for Bargains and Adding Value.

Chapter 8 When Should You Sell? Trick Question! Hardly Ever.

SECTION THREE: PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND YOUR LANDLORDING RESPONSIBILITIES.

Chapter 9 Legal and Financial Considerations.

Chapter 10 Maximizing Cash Flow.

Chapter 11 Tax Planning for Landlords.

Chapter 12 Insuring Your Rental Property.

SECTION FOUR: PLAN THE WORK, WORK THE PLAN.

Chapter 13 Beyond Record Keeping: Choose the Right Systems, Metrics, and Policies.

Chapter 14 Handling Maintenance, Repair, and Construction.

SECTION FIVE: RESIDENTS.

Chapter 15 Taking Over and Finding and Showing Tenants Property.

Chapter 16 Screening and Choosing the Best Tenants.

Chapter 17 Rental Agreements, Leases, and Other Forms.

Chapter 18 Rent: Pricing, Collecting, and Tracking.

Chapter 19 Communicating with Your Tenants.

Chapter 20 How to Keep Good Tenants . . . and Cope with Bad Ones.

SECTION SIX: WHERE TO FROM HERE? NEXT STEPS.

Chapter 21 Should You Do It Yourself or Hire a Property Management Company?

Chapter 22 Continuing Your Landlording Education.

APPENDIXES.

Appendix A Summary of Icon Information in Appendix.

Appendix B Tour of the CompleteLandlord Site with Free Trial Membership Offer.

Appendix C Essential CompleteLandlord Worksheets, Checklists, and Other Forms.

Appendix D Associations and Other Resources.

Appendix E Managing Risk and Limiting Personal Liability as a Landlord.

Appendix F Questions Frequently Asked by Landlords.

Appendix G Questions Frequently Asked by Tenants.

Appendix H Glossary of Landlord Terms.

Index.

CLL Catalog.