Things can be done to substantially mitigate what you may initially perceive as the hassles of buying an apartment or duplex and renting it, such as dealing with tenants, maintenance, getting paid, etc. I bought my first unit 24 years ago and I now own four, and it's essentially hassle free, while providing superior income and appreciation. Although I'm an advocate, I will try to be neutral. It's not the kind of thing where you buy and forget, and it's not as liquid an investment as stocks or bonds, but it can be the superior investment. It helps if you know a bit on the subject, but it's easy to get the guidance you need. We'll cover more of this later.
Hassle-free Investing in Real Estate?
by Ernesto R. Martin