For an investor willing to take on some risks, REITs could offer great profits in the next few years. With foreclosures on the rise (in most U.S. cities) investors are looking at real estate as an investment alternative to the volatile stock market. By investing in REITs investors will gain profit once the U.S. economy begins to pick up. Surprisingly REITs are already showing some profit. In the second quarter on 2009, REITs did quite well overall.