Drilling in to the numbers, statistics and trends to understand the New Normal in real estate - what are the real days on market? How many houses are selling in 2011 compared with the boom? What is the price drop between the boom and now? Focus is on houses and condos in the St Louis Metro area; farms, ranches, equestrian, hunting, wildlife, game properties throughout Missouri. Uses Robert Shiller (Case Shiller) + facts. Research shadow markets - off-the-books inventory - a miserable benchmark is better than a deluded hope.