Kansas City of all places, is an interesting market where we are seeing increasing home values and seemingly improving market conditions. Its still a buyers market, however much of the inventory out there is horridly overpriced, needs renovation or repair or (especially) updating, and little marketing past open houses on the part of agents. It's still one of the few places though that will give you tons of land for the price, low cost of living (and lower than average gas costs!) et al.
Condos are hot here, although I question the prices as compared to the incomes...most condos downtown are over $400k...while you can still get a $70k home on the outskirts (within 25 miles of downtown).
Still a big bargain! Know anyone moving here, let me know; I'd love to help!