I find it a bit sad when people purchase a home purely from the point of view of making money. The place you live in is more than an investment it is also your home. To me it is far more important to live in an area you like in a house that works for you than living in a place simply because it might make you some money. You are investing far more than just money when you purchase a home. As long as you only spend what you can afford the rest is about being happy with where you are. There are more important things in life than money.