Great advice everyone. Im also into real estate. We own an apartment in a city in which the prices are constantly rising. It is rented out now and we plan to invest into 2 or 3 more apartments in the future and the rent should be enough for our pretty modest lifestyle.
If you know an area well that has growth potential, spend some time there and search for good land. There are some nice deals to be had if you are patient enough.
Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")