Hi Jim! Congratulations on wanting to begin/expand your real estate portfolio! As you know, any investment you make will have risks, including real estate. As a previous blogger noted, you will want to know a great deal about your current finances and your degree of risk toleration. Over time, real estate is a solid investment, but as the past several years have shown, the market ebbs and flows (and sometimes dips quite a bit!). I am an agent with Team Horne at Lioce Properties, Inc. out of Mendon, and a current Sutton resident. We are unique in that when you work with us, you get the experience & service from a team of real estate professionals. We have several investor clients that we have & are currently working with. You can find out more about us at www.hornerealty.com or by visiting our FB page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Horne-Lioce-Properties-Inc/126872820825921 . Kevin (our team leader) & I would be happy to hear how we could help meet your needs!