I don't know the disadvantages of investing in real estate but once I needed money after I graduated college, I rented a room in my home to earn money. After 3 months I had a list of disadvantages. Firstly, because I was living in a town full of students of course my roommate was in college. I didn't mention a rule of no guests in the house so every Friday she had some of her friends over. They were not very loud but they were constantly talking and laughing so that bothered me. Another point is that she was always in a rush and she was leaving a lot of mess. These are some points you must know if you want to invest in real estate and https://moneysavedmoneyearned.com/diversyfund/, mention in the contract to always be clean and don't bother the neighbors!
I think the most common mistake is not learning/researching enough before jumping into property investment. More specifically, people sometimes make the mistake of choosing the wrong area or fail to properly check the architectural integrity of the property.
I would suggest taking care of a few things instead of making any mistakes: - Search about the location (Area/City etc.) - Property's age - Nearby places and amenities - Know about Realtor/Agent and their services - All terms and conditions for paperwork and payment - Research about the market value of the property and its future value - Rent out to genuine people and check their background