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Is owning rental real estate in a down economy a good move? You bet it is! That's today's video. Let's dive in. Hey there, I'm Clayton Morris, the founder of Morris invest. I'm a long-time real estate investor. I want to address a question that often comes up from ignorant people who write about this on my Facebook page. When I talk about real estate investing, people say, "Well, yeah, but when the next economic collapse happens, you're gonna be in trouble." Actually, no, you won't. If you're smart, rental real estate is fantastic in a down economy, and it's fantastic in a good economy. But there are four key areas that you need to know about in order to maximize your rental real estate return. First of all, let's talk in broad strokes. Think about a down economy for a moment. If you're in San Francisco, New York, or Miami, where people pay $3,500 a month for an apartment, those are the people who typically lose their jobs in a down economy. They are mid-level managers or similar positions that get knocked down. These are neighborhoods and properties I never invested in. But in middle America, in the great blue-collar hard-working cities where you rent to postal employees, nurses, long-haul truckers, and service industry workers, those people tend to have jobs that are not easily lost. This was evident in the 2009 economic collapse. Those of us who owned hundreds of rental properties did not see a dip in our rental income. Cash flow is king in a down economy. People can't afford mortgages, so they need to rent. Why shouldn't you be the landlord they rent from? Now, let's dive into the four specific areas where you can protect yourself in a down economy when buying rental real estate. Number one, finance...