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I'm 65, building up a small biz I foolishly bought for cheap ($15k cash, $25k note) last April. Plan on retiring again in 24 - 36 months after building $100,000 in equity in the new biz.

I have 4 income properties worth about $800K. Net annual income from properties is about $44K. Have an additional portfolio of about $390,000 in mutual funds, stocks, bonds and liquid cash. I have a consulting contract for $75K a year that runs another 30 months.

My question is this: Since the real estate is returning a net of about 5 1/2% I'm wondering if I should consider selling some of my income property and investing the proceeds in something else. And, if I did, what would be the best investment for a near retirement (2nd time) married man.
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