In every country, it is the rich or powerful who control the real estate. Conditions fluctuate but more money has been made in local real estate investing than in all other investments combined.
Deal in a small specific investment area of 25,000 people. Become an expert on values in that area. Make lots of offers. Become friends with local public officials and contractors.
Buy six properties. Retire your mortgages. Love your tenants. It will take a little work, sacrifice and time but your income property will personally become financially independent and your income property investments will create a family dynasty of wealth that can last forever.