Invest in real estate without being a landlord

July 1, 2002

Q Is now a good time to be investing in real estate?A With the U.S. stock market's historic rise, as well as its volatility,many investors are seeking other potentially profitable investment vehicles.One area attracting considerable attention is investment real estate. Whilereal estate combines the advantages of potential appreciation with rentalincome, the problem with buying investment property is that you become thelandlord. You are responsible if the plumbing breaks down or the heat doesnot work.