Five ways to make real estate pay off now

If you've got cash money, now could be the time to, very selectively, put some of it into real estate.

I do a lot of editorial grunt work for the National Association of Realtors. One of the benefits is being privy to practically everything that anybody and everybody writes about the business.

Sure, real estate professionals aren't unbiased resources, and sometimes they're wrong. But they are right often enough that at least listening when they talk about real estate investment opportunities can pay off.