We bought a property right about four years ago that butts up to mother in law's farm. It's a really nice house, and we even considered moving into it at one time. I'm sure it was a good investment, as there are now two different accesses to the 30 acres that she owns. One of these days the farm will probably be sold (as much as I hate it), but the cost of farming is really low compared to the land value, so.... We have had several renters, and they ALL make me want to scream. We have two women that are moving in in a couple of weeks. I gave them a HUGE break on the deposit so they could paint, etc. instead of me doing it (their choice). I swear she called me yesterday and told me there were two light bulbs out. I said GO BUY SOME MORE! Thank goodness I spelled all of this "common sense" stuff out in the lease. I even had to point it out. The last guy that was renting left in the middle of the night, owed us a bunch of money, and left all of his crappy furniture there. We had to dump most of it. The reason he owes us money is because husband told me he was going to be in charge because I was too mean. (Asking for rent when it was due.) Shame on me! Listen when someone tells you not to be a landlord, LOL! When will we learn?