My Rental Properties

rental property #1I believe rental properties are one of the best ways to invest your money and retire early. If you invest in rental properties that have cash flow and are bought below market value it is hard to go wrong. I am making over $70,000 a year from my 11 rental properties (as of February 2015) and I plan to buy 100 rental properties by January 2023.


I have many articles devoted to rental properties on Invest Four More. To see videos, numbers, and details on how I bought each of my rentals, check out my rental properties category on the blog and it will take you to all my articles and videos and on my rental properties. For information on buying rental properties below market value check out this category of the blog. For information on financing rental properties check out this category. My complete guide to purchasing long-term rental properties includes a great overview of why rental properties are so great and includes links to many more articles on the blog.

If you want to see the numbers on each of my rentals, they can be found here:

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  12. Rental Property #12
  13. Rental Property #13
  14. Rental Property #14
  15. Rental Property #15
  16. Rental Property #16

Great articles on rental properties to start with

How much money can you make with rental properties


How many rental properties do you need to retire?


Why you should invest for cash flow and not appreciation


How to finance more than four rental properties


Why you should invest in rental properties when you are young


Are single family or multifamily rentals better?


Can you make more money with cheap rental properties?


How to find a great property manager

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