You have 4 options. A) buy a vacant foreclosed home with tons of potential after tons of work $120,000. B) buy a home in mint condition, no pool, but nice landscaping and awesome upgrades throughout $188,000. C) buy home in mint condition (dream house) with pool $230,000 or D) continue to rent because you're not sure how long you'll be in this state before dh gets transferred again. Side note: we've been here for 3 years renting because we weren't sure of our time here but have grown to like it. Just worried after we buy again he'll get transferred.