The decision to be a Landlord is really quite subjective. If you have never been one before, it may do you good to speak to some who have. And speak to some who have in MA and particularly in the area you're choosing to invest.
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Now, if you are asking whether now is a good time to be investing in real estate? Then I would say yes. Those who actually have the financial stability and funds to be picking up real estate stand to be able to scoop up some really great bargains.... more
I wouldn't even venture to answer about being a landlord, but what I can tell you is that it's an awesome time to invest in real estate!! Rates are going lower & prices are still affordable. All the signs say that the bottom is coming, you will want to get in before you miss it. Please feel free to visit my web site & contact me with any questions you might have.... more