The Accidental Landlord [NOOK Book]


Don't sell for less!

The fastest-growing opportunity this side of the real estate bubble. For everyone who needs to move but doesn't want to sell their house for less than they paid, this book ...

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Don't sell for less!

The fastest-growing opportunity this side of the real estate bubble. For everyone who needs to move but doesn't want to sell their house for less than they paid, this book outlines a profitable new option that many desperate sellers fail to consider: rent it and become a landlord, at least until a market re-boom. This book alleviates every fear, and outlines every step of the way to a real estate success. Includes:

?rental agreements

?preparing the rental property

?assessing personal responsibilities

?working with a management company or by one's Self

?evaluating potential renters

?collecting rent

?insurance coverage, and more.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The book covers many topics, starting with a sound approach for determining whether owning a business is the right move for you at this stage of your life. From there, the book transitions to practical matters. Other books cover similar ground, but this book does a great job of covering all of the most important topics in a single book. We do many business book reviews each year, and this is one of our favorites. It's a must-read for new entrepreneurs.”
—Gaebler, Resources for Entrepreneurs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440652219
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/7/2008
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Danielle Babb, Ph.D., MBA, has appeared as featured guest on MSNBC, Fox News, and Fox Business as a real estate and technology expert. Beginning in 2008, Babb appears as a regular guest on the Today Show, advising everyday people on real estate matters.

See Dr. Dani every Saturday on “The Fox Docs”—Fox Business from 1-2 p.m. EST

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Table of Contents

1 The Costs Associated with Renting Your Home 1
2 Pros and Cons of Becoming a Landlord 11
3 Are You Cut Out to Be a Landlord? 19
4 You've Decided to Rent, Now What? 27
5 Lease Agreements 101 45
6 Getting Your Property Rented 61
7 Getting Your Home Ready to Rent 71
8 Advertising and Marketing Your Home 77
9 Money Matters 87
10 Evaluating Tenants 99
11 Managing Your Property Yourself 127
12 Tenant Troubleshooter 137
13 Time to Sell or Time to Dwell 151
14 Refinancing Your Rental Property 159 Appendixes A Glossary 179 B Fast Forms 203 C Resources 255 Index 257
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2009

    Don't waste your time or money on this book.

    This book is painful to read. It reads as if it is written by a poorly educated junior high school student. Much of the information this book conveys relates to basic financial principles, and is mostly a matter of common sense. Here's the one-sentence advice that renders this book completely worthless for most people: Find a reputable property manager, and contract with that manager to handle your rental property. Yes, it's that simple. If you can't afford to hire a property manager, you probably shouldn't be a homeowner anymore. Don't waste your valuable money on this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2008

    John Nuzzolese, President of The Landlord Protection Agency

    Have you ever heard of anyone becoming a landlord by 'accident'? The Accidental Landlord is an excellent guide on how to make managing a rental property as easy as possible, whether you are an 'accidental landlord' or an experienced real estate professional. In it, Danielle Babb presents to you in simple terms some of the finest proven techniques and forms used by professional landlords across the United States and Canada. In addition, The Accidental Landlord is full of time saving and money making ideas. The book is loaded with many FREE 'Essential Landlord Forms' from The Landlord Protection Agency. She also provides you with helpful internet sources to make your experience as a landlord easy and even fun. I am honored to have The Landlord Protection Agency featured in Danielle Babb's latest book.

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