wow, this is a very good thread. Thanks for sharing your experience and lessons learned.
I know you have mentioned buying condos. Just out of curiosity, how are you selecting the areas? If you don't mind sharing, what areas fall within your rules, and how did you go screening them?
I've had experience dealing with rentals while leaving hundreds or thousands of miles away from the properties. I know from this experience that your property manager becomes your life line in regards to your investments. How are you selecting your PMs? How are you managing them? Are you going with a single company/guy, or one different for each couple of properties?
Thanks in advance for the info you provide.