Unfortunately, there is no magic, fortune-telling crystal ball.  Nobody knows exactly if, when and by how much the real estate market will adjust by.  While the Time’s Talton is no economist or real estate expert, he makes good points in this post – and in his prior op-ed, for why our local real estate market may lean more towards being representative of the new normal.  As he alludes to in his piece, Seattle is no longer a sleepy little village