Don’t fight inflation. It will beat you with a stick. Ride inflation, so you can beat its ass instead.
I’m afraid there are a lot of anti-real estate people out there who are missing a crucial economic paradox that will leave them in worse financial shape when they no longer have the ability or desire to work.
It’s one thing to be against real estate because you can’t afford it or don’t know where you want to live for the next 10 years. It’s OK to be against real estate if you’ve wisely invested in stocks, bonds, and other assets classes that have a history of going up over time. It’s not OK to be against real estate if you don’t fully grasp the fundamentals or have never owned and therefore don’t see both sides of the story.