Ok, so I got a job, and I managed to get through grad school without completely blowing my savings. But before I got a job, I had some fellowships that were about to run out, and I was facing the possibility of the savings running away. So, I moved in with a friend here who had a house. It's most excellent. And now I have a job, and they pay very generously, so I've got some moneys.
But he just got a new job offer. In BELGIUM! It's gonna rock. But now I'm trying to decide: should I buy the house or go back to an apartment? It's a neat house, and it's better than an apartment, but I'm never home, so who cares? All my stuff is here already, and I'd save the 9 grand or whatever that a real estate agent would charge to help look for a house.
Basically, there are good things about apartments and houses, and I could go for either. But does it make sense monetarialy? Assuming I'm going to pay this house off in less than 15 years, it's more expensive to rent an apartment than pay for the house, right?
What do ya think?