Claims regularly made by those investing in low socioeconomic areas is that property investing is 'just a numbers game', but in my view that ignores the reality of dealing with people, including the difficult ones, whether through a property manager or if you are self managing. So my question is for those who've owned property in areas with various demographics (low, middle & high socioeconomic areas)... on average do you have more tenant problems with properties in low socioeconomic areas? If so has this swayed future investment decisions (i.e. selling such properties or avoiding areas in the future ) or does the yield make up for it? BTW this is not a swipe at those living in such areas, I have family & friends that live in such suburbs and am sure there are lots of good people who do, but there's typically a higher rate of unemployment which might result in more tenants getting behind in rent (higher turnover) and in general I think a lot of people in low socioeconomic areas are less likely to keep a property in good order and treat it with respect. Vote in the poll and share your experiences if you like (including whether having a property manager provided an impenetrable buffer to the people renting your home).