What I have learned from my studies is that the best time to buy any investment is when it is at a cyclical low, the prospects for appreciation high, and when there is an opportunity to buy at below current market value. Over the last two years, I have been advising everyone I know to buy real estate due to the fact that we have been at or near a cyclical low, there are many opportunities to buy below current market value, and the interest rates have been at historic lows. I can't stress this loudly or often enough; There will be tremendous wealth created in this market by those who are BOLD enough to invest heavily in real estate right now! Investors and first time home buyers are driving our market right now! They get it! There have been many articles suggesting the idea that now is the time to buy a first home, vacation home, retirement home, or a move up home. If you won't listen to me, or any of the other voices encouraging everyone to buy now, will you listen to Warren Buffett?