The real estate market can be so volatile. This is a scary thing for real estate buyers and sellers. The interesting thing is that with so much going online for example, Zillow and it maybe simple to see what current market values are with all of the listings now available to the public whereas before Sandicor was keeping this information private. Although you can look at what prices recently sold for, does that make you an expert at truly knowing what the price of a home should be? There are so many other factors to take into consideration, which is why the market is volatile in the first place. Will this piece of real estate need much renovating? Do you have the right connections to make sure your renovations don’t cost retail prices? Are you savvy enough in real estate to know where to stop with your renovations? Or are you the type of person who gets attached and keeps wanting it to be nicer and better? Can you be under stress and sit on the property for a very long time? sometimes years if the market just suddenly turns on you. These are things to consider when thinking about real estate as an investment and not just somewhere to live in.