The future of real estate is as usual a commodity traded almost like a stock. It goes up and it goes down.
However everyone has to live somewhere.
So in some cases it's much more than just a traded asset.
It is a home, that part is hard to measure, emotion and good decisions need to be kept and made when buying and selling property.
In today's market the, "I have to have it attitude is almost gone". However everyday property is changing hands in one way or another. Good deals are out there to be had.