We have certainly seen our fair share of the housing rollercoaster here in Raleigh, NC. In researching other cities for housing price history - we came across this little gem.
It is an actual simulation of a rollercoaster that follows the housing market in Vancouver, Canada. While not the US or Raleigh market - it is worth two minutes of your day to watch:
Vancouver RE market rollercoaster from Vancouver Condo Info on Vimeo.