One way in which you can tell that a given nation’s economy is booming is by observing its real estate industry. This is because it is a widely appreciated fact that wherever there is an economic boom, we tend to see massive investments being made in the real estate industry. But a question comes up, as to why economic booms often lead to such massive investments in real estate.
Now the key reason as to why economic booms often lead to massive investments in real estate is because people are usually aware of the fleeting nature of economic booms. Thus, people who are able to benefit from the economic booms tend to be keen on investing the extra money they get in places where it would generate decent returns, even when the boom ends. And to many people, that turns out to be in the real estate industry: hence the massive investments there.
While at it, it is important to note that people whose economies are undergoing booms tend to have a difficult time figuring out how to balance between the needs for immediate consumption and investments for future well-being. This is why you may find folks from such economies still shopping for, say, the best on ear headphones for the money (while you’d have expected money not to be an issue to them). Thus, a person in that situation won’t (as expected) be simply shopping for, say, the top-rated wireless headphone. On the contrary, he or she will be likely to look at — and be guided by — the prices, rather than the technical ratings. The ultimately goal is for him or her to save as much money as possible during the boom, and then invest it in something whose value is enduring — like real estate.