I've been reading MMM for the past 4 years and have made a lot of changes because of this forum. I have been purchasing rental homes since 2007, and now have 6. I periodically run comps on all of my properties, so that I know their current values. I'm a licensed broker, so I have access to the latest MLS data. Largely due to appreciation, I finally crossed over the $1,000,000 mark!