Honestly, it all depends..........it can be a good time, or it may not be a good time for you.
Since no one knows your specific financial situation, or your personal needs (how long do you plan to be in the house, for example), I don't think anyone can or should make a blanket statement that it is, or isn't a good time for YOU to buy now.
Simply because interest rates are low doesn;t mean everyone should jump in and buy (in my opinion, anyway).
It's a personal and individual decision, and there are a lot of things that factor into it.
I suggest you speak one on one with someone (an agent & a lender) .....discuss your needs, job security, down payment and ability to qualify for a loan............and then you will know if now is the "right" time or not.
Best wishes in the new year!