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Avoid investment properties which are too expensive or very cheap. Buying a property too cheap can set you up; you may have to put a lot of money on upgrades. Look for properties that is modest and cared for.
Avoid spending a lot of time on a specific deal. Anything that takes tons of time is no longer an actual "deal." It could be a sign that you are not have time for other deals.
Your loved ones may want you from investing in real estate.You will have to tune their own fears and educate yourself so you can make smart choices with your money. The exception are people with more money and better ideas on how to use it.