After looking up taxing information for the houses we went out to see last week, it was surprising to see how mnay of them were actually worth. Some were higher than I expected. Also, almost every single one was sold to someone in the past 3 years. A lot of the houses in this area that are in decent shape are also very cheap which means this is the time to buy. What I don't know is how long these prices will stay this low but hopefully long enough for me to get a house.