What you call hucksterism is really just plain old salemanship. It is always a great time to buy or sell whether it is real estate, cars, furniture, etc. What kind of salesperson that has a mortgage, car payments, kids in school and everything else would tell you that now is not a good time to buy or sell?
It is up to the individual consumer if it is a good time for THEM and to filter what they are hearing, as they have for thousands of years.
I am in way affiliated with the real estate industry, but it does not seem fair that you would disparage a whole industry when the majority of the people I know in the industry are good people.
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