Read this article over the weekend about how professional landlords are identifying investment opportunities across the United States. While the article is interesting, it over complicates what is necessary to identify a great investment and manage it.
Like any investment, real estate is not for all people. That being said taking the time to discuss your investment goals with a broker, like me, can be a worthwhile exercise.
Most people think investment opportunities don't exist here in Phoenix. Of course, they do, you just need to know where to look!