Well, I thiink I will rent another year, and this is why........Spring 2011 Guide of 30 Key Charts to See Before You Buy or Sell Your HomeI can afford to buy, I have cash to buy, I have income, I have good credit......but all alarms still say RENT! My specific area is still about $75-100K over priced above the long term trend......and based on incomes, my area is still overpriced. The DC metro has held prices under the guise of gov't jobs, but when gov't is forced to face the music the employment numbers may contract and then the downward pressure may happen. Even if my rent went up 1% a year, which thus far it has gone up 0%, it would take another 20 yrs to be worse bet than buying. As much as I want my own home, my own garden, to paint, and other intangibles that I have loved as a previous homeowner, I can't seem to let the emotion to have those things over ride my desire to have money in my pocket! So.......maybe I should tell the hub that we can plan that massive trip to Disney since I won't need the $$ this year for a home. March 31 2011 - US66YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.