Well that's what economist Gary Shilling is predicting.
A true doom and gloomer, he's also forecasting a return to recession in 2012.
That said, Shilling's bearish pronouncements have been right at key moments, including 2008.
The key is the massive inventory of unsold and foreclosed homes on the market - 2 million more than what the market has historically been able to absorb.
Shilling is predicting a total fall in home prices of 46 percent from their 2006 peak - and he contends that may be "optimistic."
"Declines tend to overshoot on the downside just as bubbles do on the upside," Shilling writes in the Christian Science Monitor.
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