Inman News prophesies for 2007

Perspective: What will happen in real estate next year

Last year, we predicted the rise in Google Base’s popularity, as well as the launch of the largest consumer-direct real estate portal in some years (Zillow). As we reflect on the year behind us, each year the Inman News team creates a list of predictions for the year ahead. Here are 10 things we think will happen in 2007:

1. Housing will lose its sex appeal. TV shows on home improvements, weird Realtors and house flipping will be canceled. Home Depot will no longer be a popular place to find dates.