A friend of mine is a big investor. He said to me “settlement is just the beginning of the work. With all the consumer protection these days, I can’t believe the government allows the infomercials about buying real estate with no money down.” How true. Real estate is not a fixed investment. The losses can be endless. The headaches unending. Before you invest, make sure you know what you’re getting into. If it sounds to good to be true . . . you could be upside down.