There's money to be made in real estate. It was such a simple formula for many years, but when the bottom fell out in 2008, millions of Americans faced brutal financial punishment. Some planners - and even more clients - wrote off the asset class permanently. Yet many investors with the means to buy low have been reaping gains. And there are new opportunities in real estate now for planners and investors with a discriminating eye.

As Financial Planning senior editor Ann Marsh finds in this issue's cover story, "Going Up,", real estate has produced stellar returns lately and many see strong potential for some investment options for the years to come.

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