I have started to venture into the Real Estate business. Which is the better option? Flip property to build capital or purchase properties to ensure financial future. My plan is most likely as follows: Purchase 5 - 10 properties to flip for a profit to build capital. Once capital is in place then plan for retirement... Purchase 5 - 10 rental properties to pay off within the 1st 10 years to ensure complete monthly rental profit to supplement retirement. This is of course the simple and assume everything works perfectly version... any thoughts?