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Subject:  Re: Rental Properties Date:  4/22/2002  2:01 PM
Author:  Barak0 Number:  34295 of 104236

When the stock market is returning 8% a year, the steady income from a rental might not seem so exciting. But if the stock market continues to go sideways, the steady income will seem a lot more atractive to people.

That's one of the main reasons I'm considereding it besides the fact that I own one rental property already.

By no means would I pull money out of investments or in any way curtail future investments, but it seems that, done properly, being a landlord is just another form of diversification for your retirement portfolio.

The stock market might go down 20% (hmm, when did that last happen? :P ), but I'd still be colllecting the same amount of rent. :P

Thanks to everyone for the anecdotes and thoughts on things I need to consider.


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