When I first got started buying real estate I had it in my mind that I needed to find some fixer uppers, that way I could get them cheap. And because I was looking for fixer uppers that is what I found. Eventually I got tired of fixer uppers and decided one day that I was going to buy a house at a discount that needed little to no rehab. Guess what, that is what I found. I recommend, in this market, to look for good deals that need little to no rehab. Carpet and paint at most. You will be able to do more deals this way and have more time to look for new additional deals. Remember, if you put together 20-30 of these types of deals in the next couple of years and your average cashflow is between $100-$200 each per month, when this market turns you probably won't need your job anymore. You will have excellent cashflow and a very nice net worth.
You've got to find your obstacles and call them out! Unsheath the sword, and do battle with whatever it is that holds you back!