I have been told you grow into your house. Meaning if you buy a house that is a little more expensive than you wanted, you will grow into the payment as you get raises, pay off bills, etc.
My dilemna is that most of the houses I really like right now are about 15-20K more than I wanted to spend. This will curb my lifestyle of buying whatever I want, whenever I want it but I can live with that.
There is a condex (like a duplex, no fee) that is nice enough on sale also. I do not love it but if I buy this, I would be able to pay off any remaining credit balances and rebuild my savings as I would have a decent chunk left over each month.
I had originally hoped to buy the house I would remain in until I either go into a home or a box but should I buy this other home for a few years? Or should I wait a few more months and buy a house I truly LOVE?