The Market is UP in some places,
and DOWN in some places:
Which is better than it was a year or two ago!
I saw a report that showed the house price were going up, in the places where unemployment was lower; well, it doesn't a genius to figure that one out!
There are many factors that go into the rise and fall of prices; the main one is Supply and Demand; or to put it in Real Estate terms; location, location, location!