This weekend I was in a town hit hard by the global crisis, nearly all the buildings in the town's main street were either for lease or for sale. One building for lease/rent/buy/trade had a 3 bedroom apartment up top and I think about 1200 square foot store in the bottom. The guy wanted $5,000 down and $550 per month for the lease. I forget what he had listed for the sale price. There is a small college of about 1,100 students nearby which offers about 30 majors including I was thinking that it would be a good investment to lease it,and use it to have a office for a company in an industry that can get international customers,and hire students from the university as interns so you can get them at a cheap rate. And use the apartment section to either live in or stay when you are in the town instead of going to a hotel. I haven't done enough research on internet prices and electricity prices,but i did find the closest International Airport is 104 miles away. Do you guys think this is a good investment strategy for areas that have been hit hard by the global financial crisis?