This question is purely to understand the mindset of investors, and i do believe applicable to many on this forum . let me say i do not believe there is anything wrong with this at all..indeed many have made good money from it. So..why is it that people, who seemingly can afford a substantial amount, opt to invest/buy in low socio areas? when they can likely afford in more gentrified areas? is it purely for the opportunity to make money? consistent with strategy ? or something else? I can totally understand if thats all you can afford..and thats obvious...however im fairly sure from reading these posts that many on here can afford more gentrified areas.