There are many criteria to weigh when making an investment. You must determine how much risk you are willing to take, what your goals are and how to diversify your portfolio, among many other considerations. If diversifying means that you would like to bring real estate investments into the fold, there are a whole host of additional issues you must take into account. Of course, you must do all the basic due diligence like inspecting the property and considering your return on investment, but what about the bigger picture?

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