I just read a great article online from CNN Money about buying a house.  It was the TOP TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN BUYING A HOUSE. 

You can read the article here:  http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/money101/lesson8/

I loved the very first tip.  Don't buy a house if you can't stay put.  This is so true!  And, I tell people that all the time.  Some people just like to move around- they crave change in their home environments.  It's something that a lot of people don't consider when they are buying a home.  This can be a costly habit when you're renting... but even costlier when you are a homeowner.  So, unless you are ready to stay put for a while... enjoy the ability to move about from rental to rental. 

You will like the rest of the tips... they are each spot on and I hope you enjoy the article too.