Unfortunetly, there are no crystal balls that can give us that answer. What happened in the past housing market had many factors that had little to do with actual value for the money. Choosing where to live should be based on your particular lifestyle needs, location of your job vs home (commute time), access to amenities for hobbies (parks, health club,biking trails,etc.), schools, churches,shopping, transportation,etc. from what type of home you prefer, the age and even the style all these and many other factors can contrbute to what you personnally will place value on.
Buying a home where you house your family, invite your friends and live your life is totally different from investing in a stock or buying gold, every person has a different opinion on what is a good value based on their own personal needs. What are your priorities long range, what are your "must haves" vs what would be negotiable are many of the questions that need to be addressed when you start your search.
A professional real estate broker can help you narrow down your choices based on your current needs, lifestyle choices and mortgage requirements. Feel free to contact me to start the process.