You make a good point about the low interest rates. They are having a positive effect on real estate. What kind of investments are you considering?
Real estate investments can vary widely. My basic thoughts are to build a balanced stock and bond portfolio before adding real estate into the mix. A real estate investment trust (REIT) can then be a good addition.
But perhaps you are considering investing in actual properties. Let me first say that real estate is not my area of expertise. You can make good money in properties or lose your shirt and be in big debt.
I still think a home can be a good investment if you plan to live there for at least five years and can pay it off before retirement.
Rental properties I am much more cautious of suggesting. To do it well requires gaining a lot of knowledge in dealing with landlording issues or property management firms.
That being said, a low interest rate environment provides one good aspect in your favor.