I’ve seen a bunch of analysts predicting that house prices could rise significantly next year. I think this would be a sign of the end of times.
Everyone is discussing what shape our recovery will be. I would suggest that if we do have a V-shaped recovery, we’re screwed. The status quo pre-recession was totally unstable. If we recover to that point, we’ll be headed straight down again.
If you see house prices rise 10+% in a year, sell everything and stockpile ammunition and canned goods.