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The landlord's handbook : a complete guide to managing small investment properties
Goodwin, Daniel (Daniel L.)
Personal Author:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago : Dearborn Trade Pub., [2004]

Physical Description:
xii, 219 pages ; 28 cm
Managing income-producing properties : an overview -- Managing tenants -- Marketing -- Applications, leases, and rental agreements -- Moving new tenants in -- Renewing leases (or not) -- When tenants move out -- Rent collection -- Insurance -- Maintenance -- Property taxes -- Accounting.
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Landlording has become increasingly popular as low interest rates and stock market volatility inspire people to move money into real estate. While higher returns and stability are the attractions, a multitude of factors affect success - many of which may appear daunting to non-professionals. aimed at landlords, property managers, real estate agents, appraisers and mortgage lenders who want to: find the best tenants; collect rent and effectively manage accounts; make sense of insurance and taxes; address environmental issues associated with properties; buy, sell and remodel more profitably. The authors also include tips on trouble-free maintenance, as well as information on tenants' rights issues concerning leases, riders, security deposits, evictions and more.

Author Notes

Daniel Goodwin and Richard Rusdorf, CPCC, have nearly 70 years of combined real estate and property management experience. Goodwin, chairman and CEO of The Inland Real Estate Group, has managed more than $3 billion worth of residential properties nationwide. Rusdorf has handled property management, marketing, finance, development, and sales. He previously served as president of the Chicago chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management
Barbara McNichol is a professional writer/editor who specializes in real estate and business books. She and her husband have ventured into the landlord world with one (so far) condominium

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. v
About the Authorsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
1. Managing Income-Producing Properties: An Overviewp. 1
2. Managing Tenantsp. 9
3. Marketing Propertiesp. 27
4. Applications, Leases, and Rental Agreementsp. 47
5. Moving New Tenants Inp. 81
6. Renewing Leases (Or Not)p. 93
7. When Tenants Move Outp. 107
8. Rent Collectionp. 119
9. Insurancep. 131
10. Maintenancep. 159
11. Property Taxesp. 177
12. Accountingp. 185
Resourcesp. 197
Glossaryp. 211
Indexp. 215