Should you invest in foreclosure properties? The high rate of foreclosed properties in recent years has enticed many beginning real estate investors into the market. The combination of low prices and low interest rates have lulled a lot of newcomers to real estate investing into believing they’ve found the Holy Grail of investment strategies: buy real estate at discounted prices, make improvements and sell the properties at market value. Unfortunately, for far too many real estate investors, it doesn’t quite go that way.