The real estate market will continue sustained value improvement modulated by marco influences of the local economy. Options created by improved values will create slightly more mobility negated by uncertainty caused by expiring cost protections.
Further erosion of middle class wealth will compel growth in secondary real estate options as citizen belt tightening continues.
A new class of Americans neither poor but not middle class will realize they will never, ever be able to afford to retire. This will stimulate a wave of innovation and new business growth. Shop local will acquire more meaning than that Walmart slogan.
Responsible citizens can alter the outcome by electing smart people to government positions. New candidate financing laws make this the dark cloud that WILL dictate the complexion of the governing forces we deserve.
By the end of year six, scores of citizens will be flocking to TRULIA Q & A expressing distress regarding politicians being bought and sold by the 1%.
A significant group of citizens, brandishing banners proclaiming "Live FREE or DIE" will attempt to succeed from the union. They will fail and be assimilated. Resistance if futile.