I have had lots of questions regarding real estate investment and here is my opinion.
Real estate may be a good fit for many investors but it may not be a great fit for some. Stocks may make a lot of sense to most people, but definitely not all. A good investment portfolio (stocks, bonds real estate, business, commodities) needs to fit with your lifestyle, lifecycle, your personality, and your philosophies. Aim to have a portfolio of financial and non-financial assets to diversify your risk. Speak with your financial advisor or coach to understand your options.