Being a real estate investor has come back into vogue as of late, and more and more people are trying their hand at being a landlord. Investing in real estate can be a great way to diversify your retirement or add cash flow to your bank account. Before you dive in or before you buy your next property, there are some questions that should be answered to ensure you know the pros and cons of being a landlord. It is imperative that you know the laws and the responsibilities of a landlord; there are plenty of websites, reality shows, Podcasts, and YouTube videos out there on investing in real estate that can shed some light on the day-to-day of being a landlord. This article scratches the surface on investing in rental property and hopefully provides some valuable tips for you to get started.