I've mentioned that eventually the popular press will catch ip to reality: NOW is the time to buy and HOLD real estate.
Check out this Wall Street Journal article. The note that there IS competition for properties- a lot from first time buyers who want to buy and hold.
Can you find them and mange the properties for them? They need professional management or they'll be selling at distressed prices in about two years!
Are YOU buying and holding? Where? How? Why?