Right now may be the ideal time to purchase real property rather than leasing.

History shows that real estate follows a 7-10 year peak-to-trough cycle.  Although real estate values are depressed now, some indicators suggest we have bottomed out and started up toward the next peak.

With the impending GAAP accounting rule changes that will require companies to report property holdings on their balance sheets, some businesses will re-think leasing versus owning.  This should stimulate demand for purchases, thereby helping to push values higher.

Consider purchasing properties you need rather than leasing.  You might discover significant profits in the future.