Oh, the famous debate. Should you pay cash for your investment properties, specifically rental properties, or should you leverage them? If you are new and don’t know what leveraging means, it means using a loan or some other form of money (basically anyone’s money other than your own) to buy property. Buying a house using a mortgage is a perfect example of leveraging.
If you haven’t caught wind of this debate yet, just search for about five seconds on the BiggerPockets Forums and you should find enough entries about this to hold you over for hours! If you have seen these posts or been involved in the debate, you already know exactly what I’m talking about.