Many people love investing in real estate, especially in buy to let properties. As long as you know what you are doing we agree that it can be a good option. Stocks perform better over the long-term but real estate is less prone to volatility which is a good thing. However, when you do invest in real estate, you need to know what exact return you re making when ALL costs have been incorporated. That seems easy to do, but the large majority of investors over-estimate (estate and sometimes massively) their returns when it comes to Real Estate.