Some friends of ours are going to be moving soon to begin their medical residency. They're considering buying a home for the three years because the monthly mortgage payment would be less than what they can find to rent.
I am doing everything I can to not run to their house and shout, "DON'T DO IT!"
So I did it here, and I feel a little better.
(Of course, buying a home is usually a good investment. But not short-term, not right now. And not when you don't have much of a down payment. And not when your husband is working 80+ hour weeks and you have to buy an older home and neither of you know anything about maintenance.)