With skyrocketing home values showing no signs of letting up, some are already predicting a real estate crash this year, albeit many are hedging their bets in presenting headlines in the form of a question.
“Will the Housing Market Finally Crash in 2022?” asked GO Banking Rates in late December. “Will the Real Estate Market Crash in 2022?” asked Motley Fool last week in a nearly identical headline. The New Times of San Luis Obispo, California, offered the more genteel “When is the real estate market going to crash?” in its Jan. 6 headline.
Others are more gung-ho, dismissing the question mark unceremoniously like an interloper encroaching on a homeowner’s property without permission. “Housing Market Crash, Prices to Tank Sooner Than Expected,” a Dec. 29, 2021, Insider headline screamed unabashedly.