The audacity of (unreal) hope

Real estate signs popping up in a wealthy San Mateo neighborhood, evidence of the crisis flooding into the most affluent of Silicon Valley neighborhoods.

The audacity of hope? The victory of hope over expectation? Or just plain old desperation. This is the same area where in 2007 realtors were offering buyers a free lunch, and a chilling reminder of my 2005 thoughts on a real estate unreality index. Lets hope the agents run out of listings before they run out of street corners for their signs.