Who actually has, or has had, rental properties? How's it working out for you, what would you do differently (or do more of), and how do you find your good tenants? I'm thinking about investing in a modest single-family house. Or two. Or three. I'd love to find a duplex with at least one tenant already, but that's a tall order. From what research I've done so far, it looks like we could see modest positive cash flow, a few hundred bucks per month from a fairly inexpensive rental. We're talking older homes between, say, $70-100K, that would probably rent for $750-900 per month. I know we could probably make more on newer houses in the $150-200K range, but I'm just not comfortable with the down payment on something like that as our first foray into investment properties.