Growing up in a rural part of Mississippi, I remember helping my father and mother plant crops on our 2 1/2 acre property. My parents also owned a single-family house used as an income property. I will always remember my father telling me to invest in real estate. "Real Estate is a sound investment that will always provide some form of substantial return" he would say. I joined the military, and when I moved out of my house, instead of selling the property in a short sale, I buckled down and decided to just rent the property out. This was a great decision for me because it generates an additional income for my family. May my parents rest in peace. I will never forget the advice that I received from them!