Comment on Real Estate Investment Opportunity by John.
The lack of liquidity of direct real estate investments (besides my personal residence) is a concern to me, and it keeps me from buying investment property. I owned a piece of commercial property years ago. Although it was successful financially, it was a very stressful 18 months of ownership. Since then, my investment in real estate has been limited to REIT’s.
For me, property management seems like a part-time (or maybe full-time!) job. But some people love it (or at least tolerate it). To each their own! That’s what makes PERSONAL finance personal.
Good luck with your investment analysis.