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Book Review: 'The Accidental Landlord ...'

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Book review Title: "The Accidental Landlord: How to Rent Your Home When It Doesn't Make Sense to Sell It" Author: Danielle Babb Publisher: Alpha Books, 2008; 288 pages; $18.95 list ($12.89 on The premise of this book is simple: Those who can't sell, rent. Almost as obvious (and accurate) is the subtext that "accidental landlords" need a primer on investment property ownership, from cash-flow analysis to property management, and all points in between. In its effort to be a simple, accessible and educational initiation to the basic concepts involved in owning a rental property, this book is successful. But for a novice landlord looking for guidance and tools, I would describe this book as a nice first step on a longer crash course in being a landlord, as you'll definitely need to reference more comprehensive, locality-specific and detailed guides. The author, Danielle Babb, describes herself as a real estate licensee, investor and landlord...