Originally Posted by Aspire
I have been close to my retirement point for some time, but I don't seem to be getting any closer, because I keep running into major expenses on my investment properties, which are managed remotely by agents. If everything went reasonably smoothly from now on, I could retire today, but I don't have the confidence that that will happen. I had psychologically paced myself to be finishing around now, and instead I don't know when it will happen. It is making me feel depressed. Has anyone had similar experiences?
Selling my properties would remove the uncertainty, but probably isn't a wise move right now all the same.
we owned quite a bit of real estate but made the decision 12 years to unwind it . no way did i want to be a landlord in retirement , especially dealing with the expenses that come up. i have a hard enough time with just the ones that come up from daily living that we didn't have on the drawing board.