Many real estate agents and brokers around the country have profited to a huge degree from having one, two or even three or more big investors who use them exclusively.
In 2005 and 2006, the market in just about every asset class was booming. Everyone was getting rich, and very few people saw the end of it coming. But those who took the temperature of the market knew that things were too hot — much hotter than they had been in the recent past.
This question is coming up more and more often: Is the housing market going to crash again? Understandably, most homeowners, first-time homebuyers and residential investors are timid given the last episode of home price devaluation in the Great Recession of 2008 and beyond.