William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.  (WHISPERING PINES REALTY)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't listen to rumblings unless my physician advises.

May 20, 2018 08:21 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends on your goals and plans and the types of real estate you are investing in.

For some it is never a good time, for others it is always a good time to invest.

May 20, 2018 08:18 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   It's always a good time if the price and terms are good, and if you can be in it for the long run.

May 20, 2018 09:56 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Historically Real Estate has always been a better investment than the stock market, like all investments you need to make sure you have a good adviser to make good decisions.

May 21, 2018 03:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

At the right price it can always be a good investment. 

May 20, 2018 09:07 PM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I think it is always a good time as long as the price is right. Plus interest rates are still low!

May 20, 2018 08:24 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Every point in the market cycle has its special investment niche

May 20, 2018 08:19 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

William,

Rumblings make good press as does fear mongering.  Each situation, each market is different.  A

May 20, 2018 08:24 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The only rumbling i listen to is a volcano. Cash investors are lining to buy my new bank listings. It is still common to get 10 offers in a day.

May 21, 2018 05:17 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Where are you hearing this information from?

May 21, 2018 04:03 AM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I think it's always a good time. lol It all depends on the buyers circumstances.

May 20, 2018 08:36 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

In SOCAL you'll pay retail + in most cases.

May 21, 2018 06:53 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I say if the numbers work it is a good time.  Right now you have to beat the bushes and find the deals.

May 21, 2018 05:05 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Feela - I do not say that.

Instead I give then cookies candies etc.

May 20, 2018 11:23 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

There are always investment opportunities.

May 21, 2018 01:38 PM
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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

Rumblings might be from stomachs (folks are hungry for a market that will benefit them...) - Tim

May 21, 2018 01:17 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

That all depends on the needs of the investor.  Can you get rock bottom prices on real estate now the way you did during the recession? No. But there are investments which can be found in the market.

May 21, 2018 10:48 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

It depends on the home. If one is still making money why not jump in.

May 21, 2018 10:44 AM
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

It's always a good time for "someone" to invest or sell real estate...

May 21, 2018 10:31 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

well, prices are still rising....great time to sell...not so great to buy investment property....

May 21, 2018 09:29 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I am selling a ton of investment real estate. I can only spoeak for me. Still buying also.

May 21, 2018 09:25 AM
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

I think it depends on the type of property and the time frame of ownership

May 21, 2018 09:05 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

My advice is buy a home for a place to live. Prices are forecast to continiue upwards for the next couple of years here is Silicon Valley...so the investment part comes along with the ownership package.

Invest, of course, covers a lot of various activities.

May 21, 2018 09:04 AM
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Harjeet Bhatti
FITH THIRD BANK - Chicago, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 25 States

No, this is not true in all the markets. 

May 21, 2018 08:59 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

By invest, do you mean buy a principal residence?  I don't consider that investing. 

If truly buying an investment property, I think Bob Crane nailed it.  It depends.  No two people have the same goals or circumstances.

May 21, 2018 08:32 AM
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Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
E*Rae Realty - Austin, TX
Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction

That's such a generalized statement.  What type of real estate, what area, what price point?  There's always good times to invest it just depends on making the right investment at the right time.

May 21, 2018 07:05 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

those who listen to rumblings are not suited to be investors.

May 21, 2018 06:56 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

You are going to pay top dollar but you will be in the game. The next question will be: Can you stay-in-it?

May 21, 2018 06:52 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Oh hell no. The same people that 'predicted' the 2008 bust I suppose?

May 21, 2018 05:49 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It depends on so many things. 

May 21, 2018 05:23 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

What is your acceptable rate of return? If the numbers work, it is time. If not, do not!

May 21, 2018 05:14 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think anytime is a good time provided you find the right property and at the right price.

May 21, 2018 05:11 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It's probably because Prices are a tad high ?

May 21, 2018 05:04 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Depends on what you mean by invest. Investors who purchase for rental purposes are pulling back somewhat as the numbers don't pencil out. For buyers who plan to live in their homes it won't get better with home prices and interest rates increasing.

May 21, 2018 04:55 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Those of us who have experienced several cycles in the real estate business and the economy have come to know the real estate marketplace is always a good investment, however the strategies used MUST change accordingly.

For example of one has only one tool in the tool shed and that is an FHA mortgage, it is true challenges regarding minimal occupancy times will have real economic impact.

Like the double digit interest rates of the 80 and the Bank of America caused crash, people still prefer sleeping under a roof.

May 21, 2018 04:25 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We're having a strong seller's market in NJ - not a great time if you're looking for a bargain.

May 21, 2018 03:39 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Every day, every year is a great one to invest in real estate! 

May 21, 2018 10:59 PM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

I say: it is a great time to buy and to sell! 

May 21, 2018 10:06 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is not about time, but about an individual deal terms. It is always good time for a good deal.

May 21, 2018 09:03 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

It's never a good time to have children either but people still keep doing it. 

May 21, 2018 04:31 PM
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Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
Construction Loans in MI, OH, VA, GA and FL.

Buy low, sell high. Doesn't seem like we are anywhere close to the low end of the market.

May 21, 2018 02:53 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I think there are some good investments out there but the buyer needs to be savvy.

May 21, 2018 02:49 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I only listen to the rumblings of my tummy... and maybe I should start ignoring them.

 

If you can get a good deal, it's always a good time to buy.  If you have to pay retail... blech!

May 21, 2018 12:12 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Michael Jacobs nailed this one!

May 21, 2018 05:11 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Depends 

May 21, 2018 03:53 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We are still seeing good home value increases.

May 24, 2018 04:02 PM
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Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

Any time you find a deal is a good time to invest! :-)

May 22, 2018 09:01 PM
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sandy straley
Rindlesbach Homes - Salt Lake City, UT
Selling Homes for over 40 Years

It is alway a great time to invest in real estate. . . .  as long as you make your investment work for you. . .  Most people get in over their head with the payments -- I also try for as little downpayment as possible and make sure my total monthly payment is not more the two hundred dollars over what I can rent the property for monthly. . . .  also know what repairs need to be made so you do not get into the "money trap"

May 22, 2018 02:08 PM