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.