The one sector which has perinnial shortage is housing. India has 1.3billion population and hardly 25- 30% own their own accomodation, irrespective of it`s quality. Only 10 - 15% may be having decent shelter of their own. Every one wish to have one`s own nest to live in piecefully, and attempt to have one if he is capable. The issue is huge demand, and low affordability. If the government and private sector can work out means for doing the same, it will add loads of ammunination to the nation`s GDP and create unbelievable demand for goods and services of this country. Providing a house to every one, is one of the most effective ways of eliminating the poverty both in terms of creation of employment and safety net for the citizens of this country. With this backdrop, certainly the reality investments will generate decent profits provided you start investing fast rather than waiting for some more time. At the same time, you can also borrow as the rates have peaked and the only one way it will move is downwards. The fall in reality prices is a myth as far as India is concerned, and at worst they may hold for medium term. In the last 40 - 50 years, no other investment has given the returns equivalent to reality, and lost by far higher margins. Keeping the upward movement of earnings, hopes of the non-owner, reality is bound to give returns which can beat any other investment hands down.