Anyone here a real estate investor? I'm considering diversifying my portfolio with several more rental properties, and hopefully getting better returns over time due to appreciation and leverage (low interest rates). Historically, I've converted primary residences to rentals, and actively self managed the entire process including market and financial analysis, tenant procurement, property management, etc. This time, I'm looking to acquire properties for investment and for a more passive role moving forward, but need to make sure the economics are favorable especially since real estate is not as liquid and there are high transaction costs (relative to the stock market). Any advice and/or watch outs to consider?