DH and I are presently in an apartment, which has just turned into condos. Our lease isn’t up til July, and the landlords/people in charge told us we could continue to rent afterwards as long as no one bought the apartment. However, our apartment is small and we are expecting in April, so we are definitely looking into buying a house, or at least a townhouse, by the time our lease is up, because our small one bedroom apartment would cost a whopping 150-170, which wouldn’t even have a place for our baby.
The question I have is, should we start looking now, in the fall/winter, or wait until after the baby? DH is a teacher so he’ll be off starting in June which would make it very convenient for moving, but MIL has been pushing for us to start looking because the housing market is much less expensive during this time, or so she tells us. I’m not sure that it matters, seeing as we live in a very expensive area that is considered one of the top places people desire to live in the U.S., but I don’t want to wait if it’s true that the housing market is cheaper now than in the spring/summer. Thanks so much for your advice!