I just scoped out home loans, because I've been trolling real estate on craigslist.
Thinking "Hey, renting's for suckers!"
Lendingtree's calculators say that the most we can afford within range of what we're paying for rent right now, would be a fabulous $175k. on a 30 year loan. Sure that could buy us a livable space elsewhere, but not Boston.
Ooo! Look! a basement 1bdr shithole for a mere $190k!
This town is insane for housing prices.
(disabling comments 'cause I'm just ranting and don't really want to discuss this.)