The real estate markets are certainly tough for the majority of the US. But here’s one story of a person succeeding in today’s real estate markets. The real estate developer cited as the example in the story has traditionally moved every few years and banks the profits he makes on his moving up as he does it. And with some smart choices, even with today’s somewhat rocky real estate minefield, he still is succeeding. He purchased in a desirable area across from a park, that has seen a lot of improvements, and he also invest money into upgrades on his home that he should be able to get a return on such as fixing up the big 2 in most real estate investors criteria: kitchens and bathrooms. This has allowed him to be able to continue to move up and achieve success despite the softening real estaet market around him.