For those who aren't satisfied being part of the "set it and forget it" retirement investment crowd – or have been put off by low and slow returns since the 2008 financial crisis – some alternative 401(k) strategies are starting to look good.

But is the idea of divesting one's 401(k) or IRA funds to purchase property a good idea?

Bloomberg reports that the investment strategy – long a notion among private equity firms – might pay off for some careful and perhaps overly impatient individual investors, though they need to be careful.

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