The real estate market goes up and down, just like all markets, so it is difficult to know how to invest in real estate when the market is slow if you have never done so before. Luckily, the following tips will help you with real estate investing even in a slow market. These tips will be especially helpful if you are trying to invest in Utah real estate, Provo real estate, and/or Alpine real estate.A great way to invest in real estate in a slow market is to buy foreclosed homes or auctioned homes and then fix them up and resale them. If you do your homework first then you will be able to buy a home for significantly under the market value, fix it up, and then resale it for cheaper than the market value while still making a profit. That is an amazing way to work the slow market in your favor and still make a good profit.Yet another way to earn money on real estate during a slow market is to invest in one of these auctioned off homes or foreclosed homes, fix it up, and then instead of selling it rent it out. When you rent out the property you retain the equity for yourself while the renter pays your mortgage. Eventually, when the mortgage is paid off you will not only have a piece of real estate with minimum investment but you will also be earning money free and clear. Rental properties are outstanding and they are worthwhile no matter whether the market is slow or not.The best time to invest in these types of properties is actually when the market is slow. That is because there are lots of homes on the market and you will have more bargaining power because everyone wants to sell and there are not a lot of buyers. When the market is on fire there are a lot of bidding wars and prices go up. So, the best time to invest in rental property in order to make a profit is when the market is slow. Think about how cheap you can buy a property at auction during a slow market, then put some money into fixing it up, and either sell it when the market gets hot again or just rent it out. Both of these options will allow you to make money during a cold real estate market.