Over weight loss decade, the housing market been recently the greatest source of economic elation (circa 2002-2007) and sorrow (circa 2007-2012). A problem that I've come across with investments is are incredibly important . get too hung up on the nature of the investment. I often tell clients that the money doesn't care the made that it. Whether you invested in stocks or baseball cards, the only thing that means something is if you convey more relative dollars (i.e. purchasing power) inside your pocket or less. And also the people get hung high on investments like gold since seems logical: you can touch it, you can wear it, it's held demand for thousands of years, etc. I think housing will be the same thing: it's a house, people always need it, people cheers of it, they live in it, the citizenry is always getting bigger, etc.