I've seen people buy houses in odd place hoping they'll make some money from them but when they get no tenants for a really long time end up selling the property to a shrewd investor, making a huge loss in the process. When choosing the "property to let" which will actually line your pockets with some cash then . . . Make sure you buy property is located in a place where there is [or in the near future], there will be a demand for rental accommodation. The property might be slightly more expensive but since getting tenants won't be a problem, you'll start enjoying the fruits of your investment in a very short time.