This is the time to buy, don't be shy. All the negative press about the rotten economy and housing slump tends to paralyze people. There are screaming deals all over the country. Do you have a little nest egg of money pegged away that wasn't hit by the stock market crash. Now is the time to aggressively purchase Real Estate across the country. The "short sales are driving down prices and the interest rates are incredibly low. Are you a risk taker, now is the time to buy a second home in Florida or Arizona or collect rentals, GO FOR IT! Your time to prosper has come!