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You don't specify, but I assume you're in search of reliable income in retirement without consuming your principal? Are these 'accounts' IRAs or other retirement plans or are they taxable?

Why are you focused on RE rentals? The advantage of RE is it is a great inflation hedge and a form of forced savings as principal is paid down. Mortgage payments stay relatively level while rent prices increase at a much faster rate. But the key here is time.....what once seemed like a large PITI payment 20 years later seems cheap. Its this reason that makes this not a very good way to invest dollars as one begins their retirement.

If you wish exposure to RE income, consider exchange traded REITs.

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