Remember when real estate investing was the "in" thing?
Back then, there were two kinds of people: those who invested in real estate and those who wish they were investing in real estate. Back in the day, there were as many articles about real estate investing as there were about Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and Lindsey Lohan combined. Real estate was the water cooler conversation, especially since Seinfeld has been long off the air.
If you could not buy real estate, you could still dream, and make no mistake about it, it was the American dream. Many people still think it is. And mortgages? If you could fog up a mirror while breathing, you qualified.
Yes, not too long ago, real estate was the hot topic, the in thing, an ideal retirement…