Real estate gives unbelievable inflation protection, whereas most other passive streams do not. Inflation of the rents and the appreciation of the property create a big jump in income when loan is paid off. Flipping, on the other hand, does not create passive income: once you sell that property, you do not get more each month from it. Buying and holding properties provides a steady stream of passive income, with lower taxes and less risk. Buy & Hold properties give you a return on investment that is off the charts, allowing your wealth to grow rapidly.