Rentals weren't helped by the tax plan. Really, very little effect. It's my personal income taxes .... doubling standard deductions really helped. I do almost all of the work on our properties. And, even with that, we realize around an 8% return, from what the properties could be sold. I'd love for the days of 20% (+) money market, eighteen percent CDs and Long term bond yields of 14-16 to return. I'd sell out in a heart beat and clip coupons. Unfortunately, that isn't the picture today. More money ... NO work (and there's considerable work, as of now) ... and little to no risk .... I'd be very happy with 8 .... would LOVE 12. Unfortunately ... such is not the case. And, ...Dayum .. there ain't even a belly contract anymore.