Is it too late to start investing in real estate? NO. Never! In fact, now may be the best time in a long time!
The truth is, real estate investing works in every market. But you need to learn your market and adapt the techniques that it requires. All real estate markets are subject to fluctuations; but these fluctuations typically do not greatly influence the ability for the informed investor to make a profit.
In fact, some strategies, such as flipping real estate, can be the least risky way for a beginning investor to make a profit in an uncertain market simply because of the relatively short amount of time the flipper will own the property.
Unlike the stock and commodities markets, real estate markets don’t rise and fall rapidly. For long-term investing, additional market factors are important to your buying decision. Investors who plan for short-term real estate market appreciation, are speculating which is outside of the basic model of low-risk investing.