What is it like to be a landlord in the real world? This page will look at the nerdy quantitative considerations and also the qualitative ones. There may be some surprises you learn along the way so don’t miss a single link. Rental real estate can be a path to passive income, asset appreciation, retirement funds, savings for college, or just extra income for saving/investing. Beware though because rental real estate can also be a total nightmare and horrible financial decision if not done correctly. So let’s dive in and explore the world of owning rental real estate.