I have a larger house and i want to downsize and thinking of selling and buying a smaller house in a few years. Any of the older investers know what sparked the last few housing devaluations? I think early 90's and 80's a-- interest rates above 8-9% b-- high unemployment ( job security) c--- speculators leaving market d-- too high inventory ( too many listings) e-- baby boomers already have property not buying new stuff. f-- high bank repoes increasing. There must be early signs . I know the 90's correction was because of too many speculators and i think the 80's was high interest rates.. Everyone says real estate will never end. There must be a correction coming . It all comes down to supply and demand like every other market. What do you pros think?