The market is better than the nation's. Lots of opportunities in Irving, especially Las Colinas to buy right now. Interest rates are at its all-time low, home prices are stable or even at all-time low in the last 2 years. If you are looking for a great deal in great neighborhoods, that will only appreciate once the economy gets stable (i.e. the prices are lower just because of the times), you should try the TPC Enclave, University Park, Hackberry. Don't buy new because whatever deal you're getting from a new home community is the same as your neighbors, which means you aren't saving much. If you really want bargains and great buys, buy in slightly older communities that are well-kept, desirable, near golf or lake, away from apartments and have well-built homes. Examples in Irving again is TPC Enclave (right now homes range from $900k to $1.9 mil, but in a normal economy, it would be $1.4 mil to $2.5 mil.) If you're an investor or even a homeowner who wants a great investment and you can afford it, buy here.