The Mess That Greenspan Made has a blog entry with good visuals giving you a sense of how price appreciation, median prices and housing sales have changed over the past 4-5 years. I recommend it highly.
Edward Harrison is a senior Editor at Bloomberg. He is also the founder of Credit Writedowns newsletter, a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.