wow...the market keeps setting new highs. If you are looking for a home, now may be the best time to start the process. Dealing in the distressed property market can be time consuming, frustrating and more but the payoff can be buying a home at a tremendous value. If you haven't checked out the inventory lately, there are plenty to choose from. And many people are already getting aboard the value train. Sales in the first two months of this year are up over 30% from a year ago.