Crystal balls are great. Averaging everyone’s crystal ball together makes them even better. That’s kind of the way I look at polls about the future. Kind of a meta crystal ball. And to make things even more meta, Reuters has gone and looked at more than one poll! So, never mind a pinch, take this prediction with a giant box of salt: housing prices are likely to go up 5% in 2016. Actually, with so many analysts pointing that way, I’m tempted to lean contrarian, but I actually do think this will be a pretty good year for housing (based on my own crystal ball).