The New No-Nonsense Landlord: Building Wealth with Rental Properties

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Techniques for parlaying sweat equity, common sense, and minimal cash into real estate success and financial security

"The knowledge shared in this book is priceless because it works. Highly recommended."--Robert Bruss, nationally syndicated real-estate columnist

The New No-Nonsense Landlord eschews the glitz of "how to become a millionaire" real estate books to provide nuts and bolts, how-to information on the hands-on realities of being a ...

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Overview

Techniques for parlaying sweat equity, common sense, and minimal cash into real estate success and financial security

"The knowledge shared in this book is priceless because it works. Highly recommended."--Robert Bruss, nationally syndicated real-estate columnist

The New No-Nonsense Landlord eschews the glitz of "how to become a millionaire" real estate books to provide nuts and bolts, how-to information on the hands-on realities of being a successful landlord. It provides landlords as well as those who want to become landlords with practical advice on how to deal with tenants, how to make low-cost repairs, how to take maximum advantage of tax laws, and more.

Author and longtime real estate investor Richard Jorgensen knows firsthand what it takes to become wealthy owning rental properties, and shares his secrets on every page. New information in this revised and expanded edition includes:

  • New chapters on insurance, single family homes, and 2-6 unit properties
  • Updated tax strategies for maximizing profits
  • Updated case studies throughout the book

Richard H. Jorgensen has bought and managed rental properties for more than thirty years. His articles have appeared innumerous real estate and business publications.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070330405
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/1/1994
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 1,011,544
  • Product dimensions: 7.39 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard H. Jorgensen has bought and managed rental properties for more than thirty years. His articles have appeared innumerous real estate and business publications.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Getting Started and Getting Motivated 1
Ch. 1 Profitable Real Estate Investing for the Average Person 3
Ch. 2 Success Stories of Ordinary, Everyday People 10
Ch. 3 18 Key Steps to Better Investing 34
Ch. 4 Successful Business People, Not Successful Properties 52
Ch. 5 How to Avoid the Pitfalls in Real Estate Investing 56
Ch. 6 The Myths About Real Estate Investing 65
Pt. 2 Buying Rental Property 71
Ch. 7 Don't Be Afraid to Start Buying Income Property (Even If You Think Prices Are Too High) 73
Ch. 8 The First Property 88
Ch. 9 Why You Should Consider Rural Properties 94
Ch. 10 How to Get Real Estate Financing 111
Ch. 11 The Legal Aspects of Owning Real Estate 131
Ch. 12 Taxes and Real Estate 136
Ch. 13 Government Regulations and Your Investment Property 144
Ch. 14 The Contract-for-Deed and Other Contracts 147
Pt. 3 Dealing with Tenants 163
Ch. 15 Tenants: The Lifeblood of the Real Estate Business 165
Ch. 16 Establishing a Sound Credit Policy 186
Ch. 17 No-Nonsense Leases 193
Ch. 18 Dealing with Tenant Complaints 205
Ch. 19 Raising the Rent 210
Ch. 20 No-Nonsense Evictions 215
Pt. 4 Moneymaking Strategies 223
Ch. 21 The Fixer-Upper: The Smart Way to Real Estate Profits 225
Ch. 22 Inexpensive Renovation Projects to Consider 255
Ch. 23 Self-Management and Sweat Equity 262
Ch. 24 Enhancing Profits Through Financial Management 271
Ch. 25 Managing Real Estate through a Crisis 284
Ch. 26 Long-Term Profit Strategies 296
Index 307
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2000

    Good for general tips, not specific

    This was the first book on real estate investing that we bought, and it did serve its purpose in that capacity. The book did offer some general tips and steps, but was anything but specific. It did not offer information on laws, taxes, or managment. The first few chapters seemed to be mostly cheerleading for rental properties.

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