Making a sound investment choice in a real estate purchase whether it is a condo, single family home, duplex or multifamily can help you diversify your portfolio regardless of your financial goals or the World economy.
One of the benefits Revenue producing properties is using the rental income to pay down mortgage financing. Over time property value appreciate resulting in increased equity and cash flow. This could be a growing source of secured retirement income.
Growth in value of income properties is sheltered from tax until you sell the property and there is no limit to the value growth you can shelter when you invest in real estate.
Speaking to your accountant may be a first step.