This book helps you discover hidden financial and lifestyle opportunities in any real estate market. No one knows more about real estate than "Realty Times" editor Blanche Evans. In "Bubbles, Booms, and Busts", Evans explains how ever-changing cyclical and regional real estate conditions can translate into benefits that go beyond just knowing the best time to buy and sell. Readers will learn how local bubbles and busts can help them find employment opportunities, plan retirement, pinpoint relocation sites, formulate long term investment strategies, and more. Evans offers a readable, objective evaluation of how demographics, cultural diversity, immigration, as well as hidden risk factors, can present problems as well as lucrative opportunities for savvy investors.