The housing market is in recovery, a slow and painful one, but a recovery nonetheless. And no, I’m not saying this because I’ve been obsessing over house prices, builder confidence indexes, construction permits numbers and foreclosure rates (ok, I’ve done that too), but because the hedge funds, where the smart money lies, are moving back into real estate. And I’m trailing behind.
I decided to get into real estate investing about four months ago – right around Christmas when the budgets and the belts are too tight to really be thinking about investments. Well, I’ve never had a deep pocket anyway so I decided to jump in with whatever I could scoop together and hope for the best.