Investing in real estate is one of the oldest forms of investing, having been around since the early days of human civilization. Predating modern stock markets, real estate is one of the five basic asset classes that every investor should seriously consider adding to his or her portfolio for the unique cash flow, liquidity, profitability, tax, and diversification benefits it offers. 

 In this introductory guide to real estate for new investors, I want to walk you through some of the basics and point you to more in-depth content on certain concepts so you can learn about them if you feel it is an area in which you want to become more knowledgeable.

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