Yes, it’s true; we are experiencing what may go down as the worst real estate market in the history of the United States. Historically, real estate investments were treated as one of the best and safest ways to invest your hard earned money. Despite what you may think or hear, right now, may very well be the opportunity of a lifetime when it comes to investing in real estate. It can be argued that the next 12 – 24 months will be a great time to invest in properties.
Real estate investment is a simple concept, buy property at a low price and sell it at a higher price so as to make a profit out of it. That being said, the most important part of good investment is to get hold of properties which can give you good returns. Buy low and sell high. Property is at an all time low, which means there are definitely great investments to be had.
The simple reasoning for this statement is also basic, supply and demand. Throughout history seasoned property investors have understood this and have capitalized on this basic philosophy. Over the years these developers have amassed many residential and commercial properties. Unlike the stock market, which can provide for a very good living, at certain times, real estate will always be valuable because there is a finite supply of real estate and history has proven that no matter how much the values go down it will eventually come back. In the stock market you can make a lot of money in a short period of time, however, many stocks simply die and all you have left is paper. When you invest in real estate you own a tangible asset, forever, which is your only down side. (Not so bad)
Buying low and selling high is not the only way to capitalize on a great real estate investment; you can also keep the property, and lease it for a steady residual income. People will always need a place to live and business will need a place to show their products. Again, the best time to make a real estate investment is during a recession such as the one we are in now. Prices are low, which allows for improvements to be made to an existing building or time to plan for the construction of a new building.
But how can you locate those really great real estate investments? Of course you should do some research so you can make a determination as to where the best locations which will provide a great location in the near future. However, that doesn’t help you find the actual deals, which is why using the services of a real estate broker is recommended. Most of the really great investments are given to qualified proven property brokers. These agents act as an information hub for people looking to buy property. In fact, a lot of sellers find it much more convenient to sell their properties by listing it with real estate agents.
Remember, what you are looking for is not just any investment, but a real estate investment that can give you good returns or a solid residual income. The best way to get the highest return is to buy low. Do not be frightened it is a great time to invest. Years from now you will be telling your children how you made your retirement money on real estate investments made during one of the most devastating economic times our country ever experienced.

By lucille