There are so many aspects of real estate that seem simply too good to be true. For example, the people whose friends pushed them to purchase a house with an adjustable rate mortgage in a bull market sometime near 2008. The housing market crashes and the buyer is shocked, as they were busy employing a witty real estate strategy and taking advantage of the growing housing market. The whole plan was to sell for 70 percent more a couple of years later, not foreclose and get the property swiped from underneath them. But the real estate market fluctuates all the time, and standards and circumstances change.