A big question among investors in Central Oregon: is it time to dip your toe in the water yet? Erich Shultz, Co Founder of a locally based commercial real estate company, Compass Commercial, says there's one great indicator that it's time. A group of investors who were somehow able to avoid loss during the market crash seemed to have a crystal ball. “They've been sitting there since 2005 and we're seeing those folks come back into the market and to me that's sort of a signal. These people are patient; they're smart, they kept their money through the recession, they are investing while others are fearful. And while others were investing they were fearful." Schultz says this group of investors are on the leading edge of economic recovery here in Central Oregon.