Time to Buy Real Estate? @SmartMoney

...residential real estate isn't roaring back, and economists say there could still be more price declines. Commercial REITs have had a strong two-year run and aren't dirt cheap. Analysts say a global economic slowdown could halt both recoveries quickly. In short, REITs are hardly foolproof. During the downturn, many such trusts even cut or eliminated dividends.

via Time to Buy Into Real Estate? - SmartMoney.com.

Nevertheless, wouldn't it still bode well for landlords who don't overly saturate a given geographical area?