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Is Real Estate a Part of Your Investment Plan?


Is Real Estate a Part of your Investment Plan?

According to the Wall Street Journal, many financial-planning professionals say that income-producing real estate is an essential part of a well-performing portfolio. 

But real estate is not the best investment for every retiree.  Single-family rentals, for example, require active management.  Who wants to be awakened in the middle of the night by a tenant with a leaky toilet?  This annoyance can be avoided by hiring a property manager, which many investors consider well worth it.

Here are some ways you can invest in Real Estate:

  • Add an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)
  • Purchase a duplex; live in one unit and rent out the other
  • When you purchase a new home, do not sell the home you are leaving.  Instead, rent it out.
  • Purchase a vacation home with a plan to rent it out when your family is not using it.
  • Purchase an additional house to rent in a less-expensive market.

I have helped individuals in all of these situations, so if you want to discuss one or more of these options I’d be happy to help.  Contact me at

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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