I love the game of Monopoly. My sons enjoy playing it too. But we all have the same complaint about the game; it takes forever to accumulate all the wealth and ultimately win the game. Being a landlord means the same thing. It will take a long time to accumulate wealth. For those of you considering becoming a landlord, there are certain business dynamics and economics you should understand.
Time is a function of economics that benefits asset holders. Time allows an asset to increase in value due to inflation. On the flip side, side also benefits makers of liabilities as the principal for a liability is paid back with cheaper dollars due to inflation.