So, anyway, me and ruler-of-B have discussed things like a house since last summer when we'd just started dating. We've driven around the town, looking at cool houses, but in the past month, we've started to make some concerted efforts to actually see this through. As of right now, I'm getting my W-2's, pay stubs and bank statements together to go meet with the mortagage company. The house itself is a 3-bedroom Cape Cod style 2-story with a detatched garage, and a sweet interior that's not a dump. The best thing is, the seller is helping with the downpayment and covering closing costs. The trade off was paying about $3,000 more than the listing price, so it evens out. However, for the condition of the home, $56,700 is still a steal. (Note: I live in an extremely affordable area of the US, so other places will likely cost more for something like this) From what both the real estate agent said and the guy at the mortgage company said, this is probably worth $10,000 more than will be paid for it. As far as payment's go, finding a 2-bedroom apartment for that price is going to have few good options. I'll pay in the $450-460 range for the payment, which includes the mortgage, taxes and insurance. Most 2-bedroom apartments are hard to find below $500 or so...well at least the good ones. I know it'll be a little tight going in, but in the long run, I'm going to have to move anyway, and right now is the least complicated part of it all. I've attached a shot of the front of the house, but I plan on taking more once we get things set up.