Report House Prices have boomed because economic stimulus preceded the coming unemployment spike in House prices and the economy Posted August 31, 2020 8 minutes ago, Orb said: My sister asked me in 2010 (when house prices were beginning to rise) why I wasn't buying a house. I told her they weren't worth current values, and said "what goes up must come down". She called me an idiot and said they wouldn't come down. Ten years later it seems she was right. I was convinced they'd come down. But we seem to be living in a warped epoch where nothing makes much rational sense, and everything seems to lack substance. Agreed.