I have two rental properties that provide about a 7% net dividend cash flow on my equity after expenses. It seems all well and good, but I am debating whether or not tying up my money in future real estate projects is worth it. Instead of tying up my money in real estate and waiting 30 years to pay the thing off, it seems like I should invest in a business that produces significantly more cash flow. Where the investment could pay for itself in a couple years. I am specifically thinking about a franchise sandwich shop in a high foot traffic urban environment. It seems like that is a faster way to grow wealth than real estate. What do you guys think?