Owning investment property can be time consuming. So much so that it can encroach and even eclipse other aspects of life. It can, at times, feel like a huge time-suck, compromising family time, leisure time, as well as time to extend and grow wealth. It doesn't have to be that way. There are ways to own investment properties, manage them effectively, and maintain their profitability, while preserving time to have a gratifying life.