In 2010, real estate values appear to have hit bottom and begun to stabilize in most markets, presenting fresh investment opportunities in the form of distressed properties and notes.
Though obtaining financing can still be difficult, an abundance of pent-up investment capital competes for favorable opportunities, creating some risk of irrational frenzy. Properties must now be re-valued in accordance with their over-supply, reduced rents, cost of replacement, and realistic potential uses in changing markets.
The good news — opportunity abounds for the savvy real estate investor. Carpe diem!