I've spent the last 5 weeks looking at homes along the Florida Coast from Tampa to Pensacola. I have walked-through probably 300+ homes in that time, and talked to probably 200 different real estate brokers. I've spent time looking at the rental market in each of the larger areas along the coast. I've spent almost every waking hour on the phone talking to owners that I've found through the classified ads. Anyone who claims that the explosion of the real estate bubble is not going to destroy the US Economy is either totally ignorant or simply in complete denial.