No doubt you are planning on investing in foreclosure properties because you will want to take advantage of the downward slope in the US real estate market at this time. You will be able to purchase properties at well below market value and that is a consider feather in your financial cap so to speak. Your work does not end after obtaining the loan for financing and paying the closing fees on the foreclosure properties.
Though you may be able to rent out the foreclosure properties as is, especially if you were shrewd enough to purchase only the most quality foreclosure properties in good areas. You will no doubt have to do some fixing up. You want your foreclosure properties to continuously appreciate so that you can get maximum dollar value in the future should you decide to resell.