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07/15/2014 05:44 pm ET Updated Jul 15, 2014

The 10 Best Places To Become A Landlord, According To CNN Money (PHOTOS)

Between unexpected repairs, late rent checks and difficult tenants, being a landlord is not always an easy job. But these days, it is absolutely worth it, according to data released by CNN Money and and real estate analytics company RealtyTrac.

The findings, which looked at annual income on 3-bedroom rental properties across 370 major U.S. counties, among other factors, shows that landlords across the country stand to earn double-digit returns of sometimes 10 percent or more.

Fueled largely by millennial and baby boomer migration and settling, the landlords on the top-listed city, for example, are raking in a whopping 15.3 percent on their rental properties. Talk about return on an investment. Here are the cities that came out on top.

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The 10 Best Markets To Become A Landlord

Source: Home prices from RealtyTrac sales deed data and local Multiple Listing Services; fair market rents from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban development; unemployment data is from U.S. Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

To discover more details of the report, head over to CNNMoney.

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