Real estate investing has been around for thousands of years. Although the rules are different than the stock market, real estate investing can make you wealthy if done correctly (e.g.billionaire Sam Zell), Real estate is a good area for investment. Though some people prefer to invest in gold but real estate sector is a better option comparatively. IN any type of investment, time period is always important same is in real estate.. A good investor take investment time period and location in consideration while investing. According to our research, an investment done for minimum 5-10 years gives upto 30-60% returns. So, any investor must invest for atleast 5 years for better return.