So say I want to gather up some funds and attempt to invest in real estate for a bit of profit. What kind of area should I try to invest in; low-income, median-income? The initial investment for the low income option seems like it would require a lower initial investment but should I expect to put more money in the property as the years pass from less than careful tenants? If I went for the median income route, I would expect a larger upfront investment but could I expect to have the opportunity to better screen potential tenants and carefully pick and choose those whom I feel would potentially take better care of my property as tenants thus requiring relatively less maintenance compared to the lower income option? Are these questions even applicable or do I have a skewed sense of how things work? I am not ready to invest in the market yet but I do think of it as something I could consider doing in the near future. I am less interested in learning the finer points of the practice and more interested in the basics of what can and does happen.