Mansur, I like your balanced and sensible answers too! I think the fear that some potential buyers like me have is that if we buy now and the market continues correcting itself, we might end up regretting our decision. On the other hand, it's good to know that AA County is more stable, for if I find a really good deal, there is very little chance that my property would depreciate below what I bought it for. If I were in California or even Northern Virginia, I'd wait for the price will probably continue falling there. In AA County, it seems to me, it's all about finding the right house at the right price (for the buyer, of course).