Bloomberg News reports that the housing market in the United States has gone to plain fear from what used to be a fear of missing. It is observed that there has been a considerable decline in prices. There are fewer bidding wars, and sellers are mellowing down as far as expectations and anticipations are concerned. These instances must all add up to serve as an opportunity for the prospective buyers who have been waiting all this while to gain the upper hand after several years of market doldrums. Instead, these homebuyers have been subjected to problems with affordability for almost forty years. The sudden end to the housing boom during the pandemic, which is triggered by the aggressive rate hikes of the Federal Reserve, has led to a sense of paralysis in the housing sector, which is an implication that there might be a further acceleration in prices. The mortgage costs of borrowing are quite high at present since the highest level in 2008. Fewer house hunters fear that they might overpay or price out as America is embracing an impending recession. It will not be wrong to say that even the big buyers on Wall Street are awaiting the lower values in the future. According to Bloomberg News, Mark Zandi, associated with Moody's Analytics as the chief economist, believes that every other individual is waiting for the prices to drop. And till the time the price does not drop, it is doubtful whether anyone will proceed to buy the property. The Federal Reserve is signaling even more rate hikes just before Wednesday's third straight 75 basis point surge. Chair Jerome Powell is also warning of a housing correction, and Goldman Sach Group Inc is expecting that home costs might flatten in the next year. However, Zandi has a much more bearish approach. He has been predicting that on a national level, prices will plunge between 5% and 10% without a recession from peak levels by as much as 15% if there is a mild recession. He revealed that in some of the overheated regions, the values might crash by 25%. Locked Out In those areas where affordability has gone out of sync, the market has been found to cool faster. California, where the households accounting for just 16% were found to be able to afford within the second quarter, as per the state Realtors association, has witnessed some of the largest price declines. Los Angeles and San Francisco led a 3.4% decline in August, which was compared to the previous month, as stated by Zillow's data. A decline of 2.5% across the nation was manifested in Salt Lake City, Sacramento, and Seattle. A price drop of 0.3% since July was registered, which was the most in almost 11 years. Further Reading \t 10 Crucial Elements of a Successful Marketing Campaign \t How to Use T-Shirt Advertising to Promote Your Business? \t Will Electronic Arts Succeed in Resisting the Decline in Video Gaming?