Investing involves risk including loss of principal. Investors featured in these videos are not clients of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. or its affiliates and were not compensated by Charles Schwab for their time. Investors’ experiences vary and are not representative experiences or results that may be expected. Each investor needs to review an investment strategy for his or her own particular situation before making any investment decision. Risks associated with direct ownership of real estate include but are not limited to changes in the following: real estate value, property taxes, interest rates, cash flow of underlying real estate assets, and supply and demand.