Yes, you just need to pursue the right tactics. Now is a good time to invest in rental properties, and, in my opinion, to begin to consider 'flipping' properties again. This was not the case until recently. Over the last few years, buy and hold was a much better strategy. However, with interest rates as low as they are, fewer and fewer buyers want a home in less than perfect condition, so buy and flip is beginning to make a come back. It is almost always a good time to invest in real estate, it all depends on the strategies, tactics and areas of real estate you invest in. Now just happens to be a particularly good time.