Real Estate is an area that continues to fluctuate throughout history.  Real Estate is an investment that will always remain to be viable, even when the market is up or down.  The market is currently on a down turn right now but is gradually moving upwards.  For those of us who have been in the real estate game a long time can remember when the market was pretty good to both buyers and sellers, so it was kinda like a win-win situation for everyone.  Right now it appears to be a buyers market, however lenders are being really strenuous with their terms of lending, and underwriters are tightening their rules a bit as well. This has caused buyers to be a bit apprehensive to purchase, however I say don’t be afraid, the best way to start real estate investing in today’s market is to do your homework.  Find a really good real estate agent and lender who are both willing to work with you and stick it out with you for the long haul. This is very critical to the success of you purchasing your first piece of property.  Sometimes it can be a bit challenging, exciting and overwhelming but in the end you will be glad you took the plunge.  One thing I know for sure is that real estate is never going anywhere, and even though the market seems a bit weary right now, there will always be someone looking for a place to live, and someone always looking to invest.  Warren Buffett purchased the home he still currently lives in today back in 1958 for $31,500, the property was last assessed in 2007 and appraised at $700,000.   Now you see how real estate will always be apart of our world, so I say go for it, what are you waiting for?  Go ahead and enjoy owning a piece of America which is truly the American dream.  Good Luck!<a target=”_blank” href=”http://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=852017&amp;u=1297344&amp;m=64535&amp;urllink=&amp;afftrack=”><img src=”https://static.shareasale.com/image/64535/250×250.gif” border=”0″ /></a>


  1. Hey,

    Excellent article I can tell you have a lot of passion for this, your personality shines right through your content and I also love the way you wright.

    My question is how do we go about carrying out extensive research to make sure a property will be profitable ?

    Thanks again for sharing this with us … much appreciated ,, I will share this one with my cousin as she was looking for similar information.


    1. Hi Jack,

      Thanks for your input, to answer your question depending on what your looking for in a property. You may want to look into the area where the property is located, check out the comparable properties in that area to see what the competition looks like. Also public records research can tell you a lot about what’s going on with a property. Hope this helps thanks again

  2. Hi there.
    Thanks for your information about real estate investing. In these somewhat difficult economic times it challenging to find investments that aren’t either highly volatile or have pathetic interest returns. I agree with you that real estate is often a pretty secure investments both in terms of capital growth and potential rental income as well. As you say, it is a really long term investment but it can pay off if you stick with it and invest sensibly – always make sure you get some professional financial advice! As always with investing, it’s important to diversify so don’t put all of your funds just into a single property. We saw not long ago that it’s possible that the housing market to crash and properties to lose a huge amount of value in a short time!

  3. That was very informative information about the market history and how value is gained overtime. How do you know if you have a good agent ? With it being a buyers market can I expect to pay less and get more square footage ? Your right about the American dream everyone wants to own their own land to build a house on.

    1. Yes it is currently a buyers market, and pretty much anything is possible. My experience with knowing whether you have a good agent or not, is really based on how well your agent knows the market trends, the area in which you are looking to purchase, as well as whether or not your agent is communicating with you often. Generally agents who communicate often with their clients learn what a client is looking for and can pretty much know what homes would suit a clients taste, personality and budget. As far as paying less to get more, that all depends on the area.
      Hope this helps happy home hunting.

  4. Greetings. Talk about fluctuation, I must say, there’s a high volatility in the market. Price and significant value and demand as deciding factors?

    It’s an investment where there are factors which have to be considered.

    In my opinion, there’s a uncontrollable risk such as the role of underwriters and government restrictions.

    I like the fact that you’re giving the positives, that there’s an opportunity in the market regardless what the state the market is at.

  5. Nice article. I totally agree with you. Real Estate will always be a strong investment. How the investment performs will depend on the homework you do, and the timing of when you buy. In saying this, in the long term, Real Estate will always increase in value. Again, homework and research will reveal the locations that increase in value at higher rates than others, no matter if the property sector is in a downturn, or growth period. Good luck!

  6. Real Estate investing has its own share of advantages and disadvantages.

    It is an active investment from what I understand, and although the returns can be really high if you are a good investor, but it does take a part of your time to manage all of that property, to the point where it may be a full-time job all on its own (assuming you got enough estate)

    To each his own, though I myself wouldn’t get more than a house or two, purely to diversify my investments.

    Cheers, Vlad!

  7. I hear a lot of good deals in real estate do not even show up on the MLS. How do you go about investing and finding good deals.

    How can you get started in real estate investing if you have no money?

    This always feels like a hurdle for me and it is why I chose internet marketing instead.


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