Book Description: Earn rental income The declining U.S. economy has forced many homeowners to make tough decisions about their property. If you're one of the millions of Americans affected by the credit crisis, struggling to make your mortgage payments, and are considering renting out your home to make ends meet, you'll need to learn the basics of being a landlord. Let First-Time Landlord show you how to start your landlording business and maintain it in your spare time. Get the concise information you need to start making money with a single-family home, written for property owners with little business savvy -- and even less time and patience. Learn how to rent out your property lawfully and safely with valuable information on: . how to determine whether or not the property will turn a profit . landlord business basics . finding the right tenants . preparing and signing the lease . handling repairs . complying with your state's rental laws . dealing with problem tenants, and . preparing for sale of the property. From timely tips to true stories from successful landlords, First-Time Landlord is an indispensible book for property owners who want to rent out a single-family home without the hassle -- quickly, efficiently and legally.