Once again my Big 3 commitments to become Financially Free are: Make time to become financially free, Know your business and Buy assets. I believe that there will be real estate bargains galore in a couple of years. The ones who are the most prepared with money set-aside will be best positioned to take advantage of these opportunities. So, this is the ideal time to focus on knowing/learning the real estate investing business.
The Real Estate market is still in turmoil. Homebuilders are having fire sales: Hovnanian: Housing Market Has Bottomed. Continue studying and saving.