Looking at the stats from Home Price Trend, the market started rising in Jan. 2012 and has started to topped and flatten out. It should start to decline again early 2013. We'll see a long drive towards new lows.
Very normal, once Obama got his second term lined up, he has no reason to keep unemployment down. If you research carefully, there's quite a few politicians that want to see more americans go into debt. Check their investments and you will see they own portions of debt collection firms.