Let's talk about the elephant in the room: Fear.
In my world, real estate, fear takes many forms and is ever present. Fear can protect you -- and it can stand in the way of you achieving your dreams. Sometimes, what you fear points the way to your path to a true pot of gold. (First, a caveat: my opinions are based completely upon my knowledge of Northeast Los Angeles real estate and its close neighbors in my little corner of the world. I doubt if places like Indianapolis or Fresno are similar.)