I am not a homeowner.
For various reasons, primarily mobility, I have always been a renter. But the housing and rental markets are such that it makes a lot more financial sense to buy.
Should I do it?
It might make more sense from a monthly, dollars-paid-for-housing perspective, but there are other financial and non-financial considerations. Am I expecting the unexpected? What if I need a new water heater? Air conditioner? What if I decide I don't like the neighborhood? What if I decide I love the neighborhood, but not that particular condo? What if bad neighbors move in?
I'm stuck - geographically and mentally.