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Flipping Houses For Dummies

Published 03-29-2022

<b>Go head-over-heels for house flipping!</b> <p>Flipping houses profitably may not be easy, but it's far from impossible. With the right guide, you can avoid the risks and reap the rewards like a seasoned expert. <i>Flipping Houses For Dummies</i> is that guide. <p>The perfect blueprint to property resale, this book walks you through the absolute necessities of house flipping. You'll learn how to confirm that you have enough time, energy, cash, and resources to be successful. You'll also get an inside look at the house flipping process that'll show you how to minimize risk and maximize profit in a highly competitive market. <p><i>Flipping Houses For Dummies</i> offers: <ul> <li>Proven negotiating techniques to close real estate deals faster</li> <li>House flipping laws and regulations for every state in the union</li> <li>Strategies to successfully complete a big renovation, on-time and on-budget</li> <li>House flipping tips for both investors and contractors</li> <li>Comprehensive content on hiring and working with reputable contractors</li> </ul> <p>So, if you're ready to start revitalizing your community by turning neglected properties into prize homes, <i>Flipping Houses For Dummies</i> is the first and last resource you'll need to navigate your way around the exciting and challenging world of real estate investment.

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Property Management Kit For Dummies

Published 12-14-2021

<p><b>Before you put that FOR RENT sign in the yard, read this&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Hello there, future landlord. You&rsquo;ve found what you&rsquo;re looking for&mdash;a complete package of information and resources to teach you what you need to know and make your life (and your tenants&rsquo; lives) easier. With&nbsp;<i>Property Management Kit For Dummies</i>, you can learn how to manage single-family homes, large apartment buildings, treehouses, dollhouses&hellip; okay, there&rsquo;s not much info here on managing dollhouses, but everything else is definitely covered. Find good tenants, move them in, and keep them happy and paying rent on time. When it comes time for a change, learn how to move tenants out and turn over the property, easy as pie.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>This book makes it simple to understand tax and insurance requirements, building maintenance concerns, and financial record keeping. Plus, the&nbsp;updated edition reflects the current rental property boom, new technologies,&nbsp;changes to the law,&nbsp;and the inside scoop on the latest Fair Housing issues to keep you out of court. Emotional support animals? Rent control? Bed bugs? Eviction? It&rsquo;s all in here.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Find out whether property management is right for you, learn what you need to get started,&nbsp;and be successful as your residential rental property portfolio grows&nbsp;</li> <li>Get your ducks in a row&mdash;develop solid&nbsp;marketing and advertising strategies and resources,&nbsp;build&nbsp;up-to-date&nbsp;rental contracts, figure out the legal side of things, and minimize your&nbsp;income and property&nbsp;tax bills&nbsp;</li> <li>Make sure you&rsquo;re renting to responsible people, and deal with the occasional problem tenant without major drama&nbsp;</li> <li>Maximize your cash flow&nbsp;by keeping your rents at market&nbsp;prices,&nbsp;efficiently handling maintenance,&nbsp;and&nbsp;ensuring your property has great curb appeal&nbsp;with&nbsp;the features and benefits sought by today&rsquo;s&nbsp;tenants&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Become a top-notch property manager&nbsp;with this one-and-done reference, plus online bonus materials.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies

Published 04-03-2017

<b>Make your fortune in the real estate business</b> <p>With home prices jumping nationwide, the real estate market is clearly starting to show stabilization. In the latest edition of <i>Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies</i>, expert author Dirk Zeller shows you how to become a top-performing agent. Whether it's lead generation via blogging or social media channels, you'll discover key ways to communicate and prospect in a new online world. <p>Inside, you'll find the latest coverage on being successful selling high-value homes, how to sell short sales to buyers without scaring them off, dealing with residential and commercial real estate, how to use third parties to drive leads and create exposure like Trulia, Realtor.com, and Zillow, and much more. <ul> <li>Features tips and tricks for working with buyers</li> <li>Includes must-haves for successful real estate agents</li> <li>Offers tried-and-true tactics and fresh ideas for finding more projects</li> <li>Gives you the skills to close more deals</li> </ul> <p>Whether you're looking to rev up your real estate business, deciding whether to specialize in commercial or residential real estate, or just interested in fine-tuning your skills, <i>Success as a Real Estate Agent For Dummies</i> has you covered.

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Landlord's Legal Kit For Dummies

Published 07-01-2014

<b>The landlord's essential guide to residential rental law</b> <p><i>Landlord's Legal Kit For Dummies</i> is a comprehensive guide to the laws and legalities of renting property. This one-stop legal reference provides both guidance and the correct forms that help landlords avoid tenant issues, which could lead to legal ramifications. From screening potential tenants to handling your own insurance and taxes, you'll find expert insight in this easy-to-read style that simplifies complex legal matters into understandable terms. The book includes access to all the needed legal forms in both English and Spanish, and contains current information about applicable codes, ordinances, and policies across the country.</p> <p>Landlords have a responsibility to provide a safe, fully operational home for their tenants, and oversights can result in major court settlements. As a landlord, you need to know what the law requires of you. You also need to understand your rights, and the actions available to you when the tenant is in the wrong. This resource brings you up to speed, with the most current information about residential rental property law. The book covers privacy rights, domicile laws, paperwork, and more.</p> <ul> <li>Features up-to-date lease forms and contracts available for download online</li> <li>Provides information about applicant screening questionnaires and anti-discrimination policies</li> <li>Includes state and local building codes, health ordinances, and landlord-tenant laws</li> <li>Instructs you how to handle breach of lease situations and evictions</li> </ul> <p>There's even guidance on hiring a lawyer to protect your assets, property, and rights. Ignorance of the law is no excuse in court, and it frequently leads to misunderstandings that can hurt your wallet and your reputation. Before you lease another property, get all your ducks in a row with the essential instruction and tools in <i>Landlord's Legal Kit For Dummies.</i></p>

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Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals For Dummies

Published 04-29-2013

<b>Negotiate commercial leases and renewals like a pro</b> <p>Renting space for businesses and navigating a commercial lease can be a daunting task for those without expertise, as errors or oversights can cost thousands of dollars. Thankfully, <i>Negotiating Commercial Leases &amp; Renewals For Dummies</i> takes the mystery out of the commercial leasing process and offers expert tips and advice to help small business owners successfully negotiate their leases???without losing their cool, or their cash.</p> <p>From one of the industry's most respected and experienced consultants, <i>Negotiating Commercial Leases &amp; Renewals For Dummies</i> provides tenants with tips and advice on finding the best location and amenities for a business; understanding space needs and maximizing lease space; ensuring fair operating costs and keeping rent fees at a manageable level; minimizing the deposit requirement; mastering and executing negotiation strategies and tactics; and much more.</p> <ul> <li>Discover the rights and responsibilities associated with commercial leases</li> <li>Find out how much negotiability and flexibility you can expect in commercial leases and renewals</li> <li>Get to know which laws protect you and your business</li> </ul> <p><i>Negotiating Commercial Leases For Dummies</i> is essential reading for the more than 10 million business owners, entrepreneurs, retailers, restaurants, doctors, and franchise tenants who lease commercial, office, and retail space across North America.</p>

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Home Staging For Dummies

Published 05-05-2008

Want to have homebuyers knocking down your door? <i>Home Staging For Dummies</i> delivers all the secrets to making your home stand out, sell faster, and bring in more money! It shows you how to make improvements room by room and generate a higher profit in the most cost- and time-effective way. <p>Featuring eight full-color pages of instructive before-and-after photos, this completely practical guide demonstrates how and why to eliminate clutter, make repairs, arrange furnishings, and pave the way for buyers to make an emotional connection to your house. You&#8217;ll get a handle on what buyers want and how to show it to them, find plenty of do-it-yourself tasks that add real value to your home, and get tips on producing photos of your home that will have buyers craving to see more! Discover how to:</p> <ul> <li>See your home as prospective buyers will see it</li> <li>Know what needs doing and what doesn&#8217;t</li> <li>Master the three-step home staging process</li> <li>Add real value to your home without breaking the bank</li> <li>Decide whether to DIY or call in the pros</li> <li>Create curb appeal</li> <li>Make a great first impression with a beautiful entryway</li> <li>Spruce up your kitchen, bathroom, living, and dining rooms</li> <li>Turn your bedrooms into a buyer&#8217;s dream</li> <li>Whip your mechanicals into top shape</li> <li>Avoid staging nightmares</li> </ul> <p>Get top dollar for your home &#8212; all you need is a little help from <i>Home Staging For Dummies!</i></p>

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