what RESEARCH do I need to do before buying RENTAL properties ?Here is the scenerio: I sold my house in Glendale Heights last year for $225...peaked at $300I sold it b.c. it was paid off and I cleared 201k from it. Sometimes I think about it and wish maybe I would have got a heloc on it and had the same amount of money to invest ....what do you think ???Anyways now I have this 201k that I want to invest in real estate but this is all we have.. after this money our family has NOTHING!!! (we currently do not have a home to live in right now...living with the inlaws :( But the reason we sold that house is because we thought the price would fall further which it has from June of 2009...& because we WANT TO INVEST THIS MONEY INTO RENTAL PROPERTIES...WAS THIS A SMART DECISION ?WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE ME ON INVESTING THIS MONEY IN REAL ESTATE >?P.S.- I THINK THE MARKET WILL FALL MUCH FURTHER WITHIN THE NEXT TWO YEARS...September 18 2010 - Chicago00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.