You should never own a real estate investment in your own name.
If you are looking into real estate investing, one of the first things you should consider is creating a limited liability company to own your properties. A limited liability company does exactly what the name says, it will protect your personal assets from lawsuits and other legal problems.
Setting up an LLC can be done within a day and with the help of an attorney is a super simple process. You can also create one without an attorney but if you are going to put something as valuable as a house on the books, I would definitely recommend having an attorney help you with the process.