We’re getting a lot of housing market data this week. Yesterday, we learned that housing construction surged in November. Today, we learned that the number of existing homes sold in November rose, too.

But the big question about the housing market is whether those strong numbers will hold up through the coming year. So we decided to step into the Marketplace time machine and report back from this time next year to see how the housing market is shaping up.

Alright, so: It’s December 2024. Taylor Swift is still the most popular musical artist in the country. People are still hyperventilating about AI. And the housing construction pipeline is doing OK.

“Single family construction is certainly improving,” said Charlie Dougherty, an economist at Wells Fargo.

Now, that probably sounds a little underwhelming. That’s because homebuilders are still dealing with many of the same issues they were facing in 2023.