In many areas of the country there are still fantastic opportunities to purchase deals. Dean is still correct, this is one of the best times ever to be involved in real estate. I have read several articles lately where the local media is trying to put a positive spin on the real estate market. Even on the internet it is still a major news subject on Yahoo touting "Americas fastest growing cities". That was a very good article, but the thing that you will want to focus on in any area before investing is where are the jobs. And in this particular story they do just that. Home prices in the 20 biggest markets according to a Standard and Poors case study are starting to level out but the prices accross the board are still down.
Before investing in any market you should do demographic searches, this will give you the average of what people are making in the area and if they have disposable income. Both great indicators to determine if you should be investing in this particular area. Ensure that there are jobs within driving distance, check out the crime statistics, all of this information is at your fingertips! Happy investing to all - opportunity is still there!
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