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What will happen in 2006

Perspective: Inman News real estate predictions

Each year, the Inman News team puts together a list of predictions for the coming year in real estate. Here are 10 things we think will happen in 2006: 1. Google's new Base service, which enables people to upload content to the Web – similar to a self-serve classifieds listings service – will be a big hit and completely rearrange the online listings and lead generation landscape for real estate, marketing and media companies. 2. A cooler housing market will shake tens of thousands of real estate agents out of the business. Many of those agents will move onto the next big thing: operating a retail business on eBay. Others will become full-time bloggers, using Google AdSense skills they picked up in the real estate business to make money from their daily musings. 3. The U.S. Justice Department's case against the National Association of Realtors will reach a stalemate, pending another industry-wide lawsuit over the copyright of property listings data. 4. A few major real es...