Synopses & Reviews
In today's market, many property owners find themselves first-time landlords for a variety of reasons. Some homeowners turn to renting when they can't sell a house. Empty nesters may consider making money on their extra space. And buyers might look into the revenue-producing idea of purchasing a multi-family home. Whatever the reasons for becoming a landlord, it's often a challenging role.
This guide helps new and experienced landlords alike:
- Find (and keep ) responsible tenants
- Determine legal liabilities for landlords and tenants
- Market, show, and profit from rental property
- Handle repairs and general maintenance
- Handling of evictions properly
Featuring expert advice and money-saving tips, this step-by-step book helps you earn maximum profit--with minimum hassle.New in this edition:
- Finding the right mortgage
- Using home equity loans for renovations and repairs
- Updated information on evictions and legal issues
Judy Tremore (Grand Rapids, MI) is a veteran reporter, editor, and business writer. Her stories and articles have appeared in several publications, including The Grand Rapids Press, Cadence, The Grand Rapids Business Journal, Grand Rapids Magazine, and Cosmopolitan Home. She is the author of The Everything Landlording Book and co-author of The Everything Grant Writing Book.
Deborah Boersma Zondervan (Grand Rapids, MI) has been a rental property owner and manager for over 25 years. She has coordinated complete renovations and owned as many as twenty-four units at a time. She currently lives in and owns a six-unit building.